We set the stage for learning.

At H2M, we believe that where people learn is nearly as important as what people learn; that the environment has a tremendous impact on people’s sense of curiosity, comfort, and motivation.  We design bright, engaging spaces that foster collaboration, encourage discovery, and inspire learners of all ages.  From elementary school classrooms to public libraries, H2M sets the stage for learning.  With decades of experience working with school districts, universities, and libraries, we have developed the expertise necessary to address the concerns and issues facing administrators in relation to their buildings, properties, and growing communities.

Sayville Library

Saverio J. Belfiore, AIA, CDT

Senior Vice President
Market Director, Education

Saverio has over 30 years of experience in the field of Architecture covering a broad range of public works projects. For the past 20 years he has specialized in projects within the public & private educational field. He currently serves as H2M’s Market Director for Education and is responsible for ensuring the market’s continued growth across all office locations. The Education Market specializes in providing a wide range of services for K-12 , Library, and Higher Education facilities.

Saverio leads the development and growth of H2M’s education practice. He is a leader in the design of learning environments and student spaces and assists in developing project scope, conceptual planning and acts as a market expert for all educational projects. Saverio actively manages a wide variety of projects and is the client contact for a majority of H2M’s school district projects. He is responsible for ensuring project compliance with the State Education Department, preparing preliminary cost opinions, assisting districts in establishing comprehensive capital plans, facility needs assessments, project expenditure plans, and pre-bond referendum services. He prides himself on understanding the needs of the education community.

Recognized for his strong communication skills and client oriented management approach, he looks to build relationships where he can be utilized as a resource. He remains mindful of client budgets and embraces and fosters a team approach, not only internally but also with clients and contractors.

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Michael Lantier

Michael W. Lantier P.E., LEED AP

Vice President
Deputy Market Director of Education

Michael’s 16-year career at H2M started within the Electrical Engineering Department and has progressed to a leading role providing support to numerous school districts throughout the tri-state area. His responsibilities include client management and full service project management including pre-bond support services, financial review, feasibility reports, design services, and construction administration services. Within the last 2 years, Michael has supported school districts in successfully passing over $160 Million in bonds for projects related to safety and security as well has various capital improvements.

Michael is the primary client contact and manages numerous K-12 school district clients. Although he holds a degree in electrical engineering, his years of experience have provided knowledge on many aspects of school construction. He fully understands the NY SED submission and review process and has developed a professional relationship with the SED staff, which allows for streamlined and accurate permit submissions. Michael has extensive experience in evaluating existing facilities, developing capital plans, administering energy performance contracts, and participating in pre-bond efforts. His experience within H2M has provided him with long standing relationships across all service markets, resulting in efficient project management and expedited decision making, which ultimately saves his clients time and money while resulting in successful construction completion.  As a volunteer, he holds positions on numerous boards including Habitat for Humanity and industry advisor boards for local colleges and universities.

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  • Accessibility Assessments and Design
  • Additions
  • Building Condition Surveys (BCS)
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Documents
  • Cost Estimating
  • Energy Performance Contracts
  • Historic Restoration
  • Integrated Sustainable Design
  • Interior Design
  • Long Range Plans
  • New Buildings
  • Pre-Bond Planning
  • Schematic Design
  • Renovations
  • Water Testing


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