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BSA Election results

The 2018 BSA Leadership election results

1st Vice President/President-elect

Jean Carroon FAIA
Principal, Goody Clancy

BSA member since 1990; editorial board, ArchitectureBoston 2016–2019; VP for Practice, BSA 2015–2017; tours committee, Greenbuild 2016; jury chair, SCUP Excellence Awards 2015; jury, Virginia Society AIA Design Awards 2014; education session reviewer, Greenbuild 2014; jury, NYC Heritage Districts Council Design Awards 2014; advisory group and chair (2012) AIA Historic Resources Committee 2009–2012; AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team 2011; National AIA Awards Task Group 2010; Greening the AIA Honor Awards Task Group 2007; instructor, National Preservation Institute 2003–2009; BSA Nominating Committee 20032005; Mayor Menino’s Green Building Task Force 2003–2005.

Candidate statement
We must choose to commit to changing the future, using the power of our membership in the BSA to address climate change, resiliency and social equity. The BSA can command a vital role by strengthening connections to affiliated organizations and engaging our young professionals as present and future leaders to leverage the power of design. These are my priorities which build upon the vitality of the 50+ grassroots committees of the BSA and partnerships with the BSA Foundation and the AIA—Massachusetts.



Daniel Perruzzi AIA
Principal, Margulies Perruzzi Architects

BSA member since 1984… BSA Harleston Parker Award Juror 2015 and 2016…Architecture Boston Board Member 2016 to present…BSA New Executive Director Search Committee, 2009, 2013…BSA representative to AIA Massachusetts 1992 to 1995…Member, Mid-Size Firms Committee, 2002 to 2005…Chair, BSA YouthVisions Committee, 1996…BSA Board Member (Director of Building Technology) 2005 to 2007… KidsBuild at the Museum of Science, 1992, 1996, 2000…Member Weymouth Greenbush Commuter Rail Line Mitigation Committee 2000 to 2007…Boston Architectural Center , Instructor 1981 to 1984, Thesis Advisor 1981 to 1986, Lyceum Fellowship Juror 1987

Candidate Statement
I am committed to making the BSA and the architectural profession more inclusive and to finding ways to use BSA Space to support that goal. As Treasurer, I hope to find the ways and means to further that goal.


VP for Practice

Gregory O. Minott AIA
Managing Principal, DREAM Collaborative

BSA member since 2008; Member, American Institute of Architects since 2008; Member, US Green Building Council since 2013; Member, NCARB since 2001; Member, Massachusetts Designer Selection Board since 2015; Design Chair, Dudley Square Main Streets since 2012; Served, BSA Membership Committee 2008; Jury, Northeastern University Comprehensive Studio Member, 2016 AIA Colorado Design Awards Jury; Recipient, 2017 Housing Innovation Developer Competition Award; Recipient, 2010 AIA Young Architects Award; Recipient, 2008 Best Building Design Award, Dudley Square Redevelopment Design Competition

Candidate Statement
​As VP for Practice my goals are twofold: 1) I am committed and enthusiastic about addressing the evolving context of the business of architectural practice and advocating for new forms of practice. 2) I believe the future of practice must be as diverse as the populations we serve. As such, I am personally committed to increasing the number of minorities in the profession of architecture, and in executive roles in particular. We can build a stronger pipeline of practicing minority architects by engaging young professionals as well as mentoring students and interns.



Anda French AIA
Partner, French 2D

BSA Member since 2017; BSA Future of Practice Task Force, 2017; Panelist, BSA Housing Committee Panel “Solutions for Attainable City Living: Thinking Small,” 2017; Project Inclusion, BSA One Room Mansion Exhibition, 2016; Various Panels on Microhousing in Boston for: Mass Housing, Fenway Alliance, Coldwell Banker; Teaching: Syracuse University 20082014; Barnard + Columbia Architecture, 2008; NJIT 20072008; Co-Creator, women in design Symposium “Transections: an interdisciplinary exploration of design between science and the humanities,” 2014; Co-Creator, “Place/Setting” at HUBweek, an installation bringing together grass roots and legacy institutions for a series of meals around approaches to inequality through five themes: cooperative economies, media and gentrification, urban agriculture, housing, and civic engagement design, October 2017. 

Candidate Statement 
Like many of my peers, I strive to balance experimentation and implementation in my own firm, often working across, around, and beyond traditional architectural practice. My goal is to amplify the BSA’s impressive resources for emerging professionals and small firms, with an aim at outreach towards developing areas of practice, and a focus on inclusivity and alternative firm models. I’ll address gaps in: recognizing small practice not as just a scaled down version of large; supporting emerging professionals as firm leaders; and balancing entrepreneurial practice with our profession’s responsibility to address inequality and resilience locally. My hope is that by working within these gaps at this critical societal moment, we can ensure the impact, agency and relevance of architectural practice in the future.


Associate AIA Director

Mary Anne Ocampo Associate AIA
Principal, Sasaki Associates; Lecturer in Urban Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BSA member since 2011; Board Member, Hideo Sasaki Foundation (2015current); Affiliated Faculty, Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT (2013current); Member, Society for College and University Planning (2013current); Recipient, 2016 American Institute of Architects Associates Award; Recipient, 2016 The Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award APA—American Planning Association Ananas Development Master Plan; Recipient, 2015 SCUP Excellence in Planning For A District Or Campus Component Merit Award, The University of Texas at Austin Medical District Master Plan; Recipient, 2015 Boston Society of Architecture (BSA) Campus and Urban Planning Honor Award, Universiti Teknologi Petronas Research Cluster; Recipient, 2015 Boston Society of Landscape Architecture (BSLA) Honor Award, Landscape Analysis and Planning, Universiti Teknologi Petronas Research Cluster; Recipient, 2014 SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus, The University of Texas at Austin Campus Master Plan

Candidate Statement
The BSA has served as a platform for showcasing innovative design thinking that addresses societal challenges, engages communities in design dialogues, and empowers architects and design professionals to be proactive leaders. I am dedicated to expanding the agency and value of designers today, by creating initiatives that continue to promote diversity and inclusivity through this platform. These initiatives would include exploring collaborations with Boston’s rich network of design schools and creating a series of exhibitions and workshops that educate and engage the public on local urban issues and design.


Public Director

George J. Proakis AICP
Director of Planning, City of Somerville, MA

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Executive Committee (Alternate for Mayor Curtatone) 2015present; Form Based Codes Institute, Resource Council Member 2010present; Melrose Historical Commission, Member 2007present; Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter, Board Member 2002present; Fenway Planning Task Force, Member 20012004; Emerald Necklace Citizens Advisory Committee, Member 19992004; Member of the American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners.

Candidate Statement
​I have spent the past 15 years of my career working in public sector planning offices, (20022010 in Lowell and 2010present in Somerville). During this time, I have been encouraging design quality in projects of all sizes, and improving processes and zoning ordinances to facilitate better development. I am interested in continuing to raise the importance of design with the development community, the public sector and the general public. The BSA plays an important role in the design and development community and I look forward to working on the continued growth of the BSA.


BSA Ethics Committee

Lynne Deninger AIA
Principal/Office Practice Leader, CannonDesign

BSA member since 1987; Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1992present;

NCARB, 2013–present; Member BSA Women in Design, 1990present; Member Women’s Principals Group 2010present; Board Member, ACE Mentor Program 20092012; Board Member, ACUHO, 20102013; Board Member, CannonDesign, 2014present; Chair: Compensation Committee; Member: Audit Committee; Member: Ethics Committee

Candidate Statement
In the ever changing dynamics of our design profession, a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance has never been more important. If elected to the BSA Ethics Committee I will strive to bring to bear over 30 years of experience in the profession in combination with national experience with ethics and compliance to be a strong resource for the Society and its members individually and collectively. I’m hopeful my voice can join an already diverse community of voices that support the BSA. I’d be honored to serve.


BSA Honors and Awards Committee

Katherine Faulkner AIA
President, NADAAA

BSA Member since 2002, BSA Women in Design Award of Excellence 2017, BSA Emerging Professionals Lunches Host 2015, 2017, BSA Women in Design (WID) Mentoring Subcommittee 2013, ABX ‘Office Culture and Award Winning Design’ Panel 2013, ABX WID Keynote Breakfast Speaker 2012, Juries: AIA DC Unbuilt Awards Jury Member 2017, AIA Colorado Design Awards Jury Chairperson 2016, Boards/Volunteer: Board Member, Boston Classical Orchestra 2015–2016, Citizen Schools Apprenticeship Program 2009–2011, Boston Public School Site Council 2007–2009, Board of Directors, Connecticut Green Building Council, Founding Member 2001–2004, Lectures: RISD Shoemaker Lecture, Providence, RI 2017, Perspective USA, International Architecture Forum Lecture, New York, NY 2017, Amman Design Week Lecture, Amman, Jordan 2016, AIA Colorado Practice and Design Conference, Copper Mountain, CO 2016, Facades + Conference Co-Chair, Boston, MA 2016, Wentworth Department of Architecture, Boston, MA 2016, Mass College of Art, Boston, MA 2015, Affiliations: New England Women in Real Estate (now CREW), Urban Land Institute

Candidate Statement
Experience with an academic practice has taught me to appreciate both the value of research and the mandate to push forward the boundaries of professional practice. At NADAAA, fabrication is often the means to test a concept and facilitate development; rigorous project delivery is required to achieve construction. As a firm leader and a practitioner, I am committed to extraordinary architecture through an investment in the community process, regulatory understanding, and ultimately respect for environmental stewardship, so that both the resources expended and required consumption are minimized.

As a candidate for the Awards and Honors Committee, I am aware of the imperative of peer recognition for new and evolving voices in our profession. All projects begin with the potential to be great. When they emerge from construction having succeeded because of (and in spite of) the pressures of process, it is important to celebrate.


Eric Höweler AIA
Principal, Höweler + Yoon Architecture

BSA Member since 2006, Architecture Boston Editorial Board 20072010, Harleston Parker Award jury 2008 and jury chair 2009, Associate Professor in Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Candidate Statement
Höweler + Yoon designed and built the BSA Space in 2010 and we've enjoyed seeing the impact on the design culture at the BSA. Design competitions and design awards are a great way to highlight the importance of design and elevate architectural discourse in Boston, both in the schools and in the profession. I look forward to continuing to celebrate Boston's design culture.


BSA Nominating Committee

Jonathan C. Garland Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, NOMA
Associate Principal & Director of Design, DREAM Collaborative

BSA member since 2016, National Organization of Minority Architects [NOMA], Boston Chapter Co-Chair, 2015; LEED AP BD+C; “Gender and Race in the Workplace,” AIA Leadership Conference, Panelist—2015; Degree Project Studio Commends Award, Recipient—2009; Best of Architecture Degree Project Studio Award, Recipient—2009; The Kevin F. O’Marah Award, Recipient—2009; The Kronish Practice Award, Recipient—2009, Dean Arcangelo Cascieri Scholarship Award, Recipient—2007; Architecture and Design Visiting Critic: Boston Architectural College, Northeastern University School of Architecture, Suffolk University School of Interior Design.

Candidate Statement
The BSA has continued to evolve as a vital resource for the Boston design community both within the professional and academic realms of practice and design discourse. Architecture and Design provides the opportunity to have a voice, “a say” in the redevelopment our of built environment—the BSA further amplifies that voice and fosters dialog concerning the critical issues of our time with the ability to reach the far corners of our world. My interest is framed within the belief that; expanding diversity, inclusivity and equity in architecture empowers our collective voice and inspires us to do our best work.


Kelly A. Haigh AIA
​Partner, designLAB architects

BSA member since 2012; National AIA Interior Architecture Knowledge Committee since 2013; National AIA Interior Architecture Knowledge Committee Co-Chair 201416; LBC Collaborative member 201415; Women-In-Design/ABx Co-Chair 201416; Women-In-Design Leadership Co-Chair 2017present

Candidate Statement
I have found the BSA to be an incredible resource – enabling professional development, providing a platform for advocacy, and bringing energetic, talented professionals together to develop meaningful programming. In order for the BSA continue to meet its constituency’s evolving needs, it is important that its representative voices reflect the diversity and interests of its broader network. In that spirit, I would be excited to join the Nominating Committee, to share in the task of forming the most inclusive team of professionals to address the issues that are meaningful, relevant, and representative of the evolving culture of our community.


BSA Membership Committee

Bethany Lundell Garver AIA
Director of Applied Learning in Practice, Boston Architectural College

BSA member since 2006; BSA Government Affairs Committee 2016present; Northeast Director, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Board of Directors 20172020; core faculty, Boston Architectural College 2014present; faculty advisor, BAC AIAS chapter, 2017present; representative, NCARB Licensing Advisors Summit 20162017; certificate holder, NCARB 2013present; lecturer, Tufts University Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning 2017; presenter, ABX 2016; member, Social Economic Environmental Design Network 2013present; Board of Ambassadors, Silver Lining Mentoring 2016present; Urban Design Honor Award recipient, Harvard University GSD 2014; Class Marshal, Harvard University GSD 2014; officer and chair, Root Division arts education Board of Directors 20102012; president, Auburn University School of Architecture Advisory Council 20082012; president, Auburn University Tau Sigma Delta 20022003; Interior Architecture Thesis Prize recipient, Auburn University 2003; Rural Studio, Auburn University 2000.

Candidate Statement
Amid rapidly changing contexts of architectural practice, designers operate in the flow of unknowingness. Here lies the essence of what makes architecture extraordinary. We are curious; relentlessly seeking solutions to thorny questions. I am committed to helping the BSA harness this power of lifelong learning and engagement to advance design stewardship and positive public perception of architecture’s value. I hope to bridge divides between academia and practice by strengthening the BSA’s engagement with architecture schools. The BSA will serve as a model of collaboration across disciplines that combine architectural theory and practice throughout the city and field of spatial design. 


Heather Murtagh Miller AIA
Associate, Perkins+Will

BSA member since 2014; Women in Design, Co-Chair of Mentoring Committee, 2016present; Suffolk Thesis Advisor, 2017; Syracuse University Generation Orange Leadership Council, Chair of Events Committee, 2016present.

Candidate Statement
As an architect, I see the built environment as an opportunity for our members to effect positive change in our communities. Similarly, I believe the BSA is an organization that can promote the ideas of its members, advance our profession, and better our communities. Through volunteering with the BSA I have been inspired by the diverse group of members and their unique passions. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to advocate for and build on the interests of all BSA members.


Diana Fernandez ASLA, PLA
Associate, Sasaki

BSA member since 2017; Emerging Professional Committee Chair, National ASLA 20142016; ASLA Diversity Summit, 20142017; Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee 2016present; Leadership Development Committee, National ASLA 2015present; Finance and Investments Committee, National ASLA 2016present; Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects 2015present; BSLA Member 2015present; Temple University Professional Advisory Board, 2016present

Candidate Statement
When I first arrived in Boston, The Boston Society of Architects was my first welcome. At the BSA Space, I was embraced and given the opportunity to tap into a wealth of design resources that continue to enrich my career and professional life. I aim to serve Boston's design community and believe my impact will be greatest if I can work in service of the BSA's mission. The BSA has continually opened its doors to anyone interested in design in Boston and as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in our industry, I see the BSA playing a critical role in the advancement of our profession and our success in creating more opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds. I look forward to the opportunity of deepening my engagement with the BSA by helping to strengthen its robust membership and broaden the reach of design.


AIA MA Board

Carolyn Day AIA
Associate, Sustainability Coordinator, Ellenzweig

BSA Member since 2008; BSA COTE since 2012; AIA Massachusetts Government Affairs Committee since 2016; USGBC Massachusetts (USGBC MA) member since 2008; Board of Directors, USGBC MA, 20132017 (treasurer 20142015, secretary 20152016); Advocacy Committee, USGBC MA since 2016; Membership Committee, USGBC MA, 20092015; guest critic and instructor, Boston Architectural College, since 2008, thesis advisor, Boston Architectural College, 20162017; mentor, Architecture Construction and Engineering (ACE) of MA, 20102012; community advisory panel, WORK Inc, 20102011; building committee, St. Joseph’s Parish, Quincy, 20082010;

Candidate Statement
As architects, we are in the position to have our professional voice heard on to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Through the AIA Board, I will use our collective voice to be a tireless advocate for policy, legislation, and regulation to:

  • promote and assist in a low-carbon future
  • reduce or eliminate our exposure to hazardous materials in the built environment
  • protect access to affordable housing and public resources
  • increase opportunities for small business and job growth.