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1st Vice President/President-elect (elect one)

Natasha Espada AIA

Natasha Espada AIA, LEED AP
Principal, STUDIO ENÉE architects

BSA/AIA member since 1998; Vice President for Membership, BSA/AIA Board of Directors, 2015-Present; BSA Equity, Diversity, Inclusion + Harassment (EDI+H) Task Force Co-Chair, 2018; BSA Future of Practice Task Force, 2016-Present, BSA AB Task Force, 2017-present; BSA/WID Mid-career Mentorship 2017; BSA Women Principals Group, 2009-present; BSA Nominating Committee, 2012-2014; BSA Honors & Awards Committee/Chair, 2008-2010; AIA Women Leadership Summit Boston Committee Member, 2017-present; AIA Colorado Design Awards Juror, 2016; Panelist, AIA Leadership Institute, Life as a Leader in Architecture, 2015; BSA Foundation-What the Sketch, 2015; Contributing writer for the AIA Architect’s Professional Primer (APP), 2014; Curator, BSA/WID Urban Intervention Exhibit, 2013; Co-author of Chapter for AIA Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition, 2013; Panelist, WID Emerging Leaders Conference, 2013; BSA Small Firms/Small Projects Architecture Awards Juror, 2012; BSA Executive Director Search Committee, 2010-2011; Speaker, AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, Kansas City, 2011; BSA Interior Design Awards Juror, 2006; BSA Unbuilt Architecture Awards Juror, 2006; Member, Town of Needham Permanent Public Building Committee, 2012-present; ABX presenter 2006- present; Guest Critic at Harvard GSD, Northeastern, BAC, Roger Williams, and Endicott College; Adjunct Professor Northeastern University 2015-present

Candidate statement
As a BSA/AIA board member and VP for Membership for the past 3 years, I have worked with the BSA/AIA to create a plan for the future of ArchitectureBoston magazine (AB), mentored mid-career women through the WID Mid-Career Mentorship Program, and explored different models of practice with the Future of Practice Task Force. Currently, I am a co-chair of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Harassment Task Force and, as a Latina, I believe strongly in continuing this important work. As BSA/AIA President, I would have three primary goals:

  • To promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our profession.
  • To continue to explore innovative models for the Future of Practice for large, medium, and small firms.
  • To promote the City of Boston as a destination for Design and Innovation.

Amy Korté AIA
Principal, Arrowstreet

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2010; BSA/AIA Vice President of Communications, 2017-2019; BSA Women Principals Group, 2015-present; BSA WID Mentorship Program 2017-present; BSA/AIA + AIA New York Housing Awards Juror, 2014; BSA Business of Architecture Symposium, 2014; BSA/AIA, “The City and the Sea: Boston’s Evolving Dance with Water”, 2014; Crew Member 2017-present; NAIOP Women’s Leadership Network; ULI Boston/New England Advisory Board; National Science Foundation Grant Recipient, Urbanism Next Planning Grant for Autonomous Vehicles, 2018; Women’s Real Estate Leadership Summit, “Urban Innovation: Turning Challenging into Opportunities in Development & Construction,” 2018; Northeastern University Sustainable Building Organization, “Climate Resilient Design for an Uncertain Future,” 2018; Urbanism Next Conference, “The Future of Mobility: Impacts on Development,” 2017; AR in Action Summit, “Augmented Reality and the Future of Architecture,” 2017; ULI Boston Co-Chair, The Urban Implications of Living with Water Charrette & Publication, 2014.

Candidate statement
As the BSA/AIA Presidency transitions from a role that has an individually defined platform to one that builds upon the strategic goals of the BSA/AIA and the work of past Presidents, it is critical that we take a holistic view of the profession as it evolves. From climate change to technological innovations such as data-driven design and mass customization – these shifts fundamentally impact how we practice architecture and construct buildings. To address how these shifts impact our cities and buildings, architects need to form more transdisciplinary practices, collaborating with experts in other fields to expand our knowledge base. As BSA/AIA President I will forge new relationships with outside industries, institutions and organizations while identifying strategies for the BSA/AIA to communicate how we, as architects, are designing for an uncertain future.

 

VP for Advocacy (elect one)

Andrea Love AIA

Andrea Love AIA
Principal/Director of Building Science, Payette

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2011; AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group member 2014-2016; AIA 2030 Working Group member 2013-present; Chair of AIA 2030 Working Group 2015-2016; AIA Seattle Design Awards Jury 2018; AIA Central States Design Awards Jury 2018; AIAS Crit Scholar Mentor 2018; USGBC Massachusetts Chapter Board of Director 2012-2018; Chair of USGBC Massachusetts Chapter 2017; City of Cambridge Net Zero Task Force member 2014-2015; USGBC LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee 2017; Education Seat of USGBC Chapter Steering Committee 2012-2015; USGBC Education Steering Committee 2014-2015; USGBC Nominating Working Group 2013-2014; Lecturer at MIT 2012-2016; Lecturer at Harvard GSD 2017-2018; 2012 Recipient of AIA Upjohn Research Grant; 2017 Recipient of AIA Young Architect Award

Candidate Statement
I am interested in the role of VP for Advocacy because I feel design can play a critical role in helping the communities we work in and the BSA/AIA should continue to be our advocate on the importance of design. BSA/AIA can have an influential role both in the profession and in our communities advocating and working towards a more sustainable, healthy and resilient built environment. I think that BSA/AIA should have a strong voice in advocating within our profession for one that is more equitable, diverse and inclusive so that we can better reflect the occupants we design for.

Jennifer McGrory AIA

Jennifer McGrory AIA​
Senior Associate, Perkins+Will

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2013; LEED AP, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador; Adjunct Faculty, Boston Architectural College, 2005-2013; Adjunct Faculty, UMass Dartmouth Sustainability on Campus 2012; Speaker, South African Institute of Architects on Wellness in Design 2018; Moderator, BSA Women In Design Divergent Paths Discussion 2017; Presenter, History of Education Society 2016 Conference on Architectural Education; Grant Recipient, UMass Creative Economies Grant for Black Spaces Matter: Exploring the Aesthetics and Architectonics of an Abolitionist Neighborhood (three year research project and design exhibit in conjunction with New Bedford Historical Society and UMass Dartmouth).

Candidate statement
The BSA/AIA is the platform for the architectural community of Boston to engage within our cities, our state and beyond. In advocacy, we have the opportunity to champion architectural issues that speak to everyone: accessibility, homelessness, resiliency, housing, codes and governmental affairs. We, as architects, have the responsibility to act as stewards for human rights, civil rights, civic life, and sustainability. As the VP of Advocacy, my goal is to seek out, support and facilitate initiatives within the BSA/AIA that speak to these concerns while allowing the diversity of our members to collaborate and tackle these critical issues.

 

VP for Membership (elect one)

Sam Batchelor AIA

Sam Batchelor AIA
Partner, designLAB architects

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA Member since 2008; Editorial Board, Architecture Boston 2018-Present; BSA Nominating Committee 2016-1018; BSA Membership Committee 2013-2015; Board Member, Community Design Resource Center 2012-2018; Board President, Community Design Resource Center 2015-2016; Furniture Studio Instructor, Boston Architectural College 2005-2009; Founder and Director of MassArt Community/Build Studio 2009-Present; Partner at designLAB architects 2006-Present

Candidate Statement
As a practitioner, educator, and activist, I see the BSA/AIA as a valuable partner and resource for architects to affect positive change in the world. Promoting and supporting a diverse profession, addressing systemic challenges to our environment, and supporting firms' abilities to conduct research and investigations in advanced areas of practice are some the primary ways in which I see the BSA/AIA being able to help move our profession forward. In addition to my 10-year involvement with the BSA/AIA through committees, I have also led community design charrettes, organized pro-bono design efforts across multiple firms, and developed recognition programs to connect young architects to experienced practitioners. I am committed to supporting the BSA/AIA and pushing it to be the best source for support for all members and member firms, and a leader for the profession both locally and nationally.

Ted Touloukian AIA
President, Touloukian Touloukian Inc. Architecture and Urban Design

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA Member 2007- Present; BSA Foundation Board of Trustees 2016-2018, BSA Foundation Secretary 2018, BSA Foundation Executive Board 2018, BSA Foundation Governance Committee 2018, BSA Foundation Finance Committee 2016-2018, BSA Foundation Exhibition Advisory Committee 2017-2018, BSA Foundation Institutional Advancement (IAC) Committee 2016-2018, BSA Foundation Fundraising Committee 2014-2016; BSA Nominating Committee 2013-2015, BSA “What the Sketch” 2015, BSA Membership Enrichment Committee 2011-2013, BSA Emerging Voices New Directions Fall Retreat 2010; Chairman of the Jury for the BSA Harleston Parker Award 2013, Juror for the BSA Harleston Parker Award 2012, Juror for the BSA Student Design Showcase 2011; City of Boston Moakley Park Vision Plan Advisory Group 2018; Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's Designer Selection Panel 2011-2018; Massachusetts Port Authority's Designer Selection Panel 2010-2014; BSA Nominee for the AIA Young Architects Award, AIA Emerging Professional Exhibit 2014, Exhibit and Award at the Design Biennial Boston 2013 & 2010; Adjunct Professor Teaching Firm In Residency at Roger Williams University 2017, Guest Architecture Critic at WIT, Northeastern, Roger Williams University, BAC and Harvard; Guest Lecturer at WIT, Roger Williams University, Judson College; Architect Magazine's Top 50 Firms in the Nation 2017 & 2016; World Architecture News (WAN) for Practice of the Year - Short List 2017; American Architecture Prize (AAP) for Professional Firm of the Year Award- Honorable Mention 2017; (10) AIA/BSA Design Awards, (4) AIA New England Design Awards, (1) AIA Detroit Design Award, (1) AIA New Hampshire Design Award, (1) AIA Faith and Form Award

Candidate statement
Our profession is the collective body of our membership. I am committed to growing our diversity, skills, and experience; and an advocate for a reciprocal model of mentorship within the emerging, mid career, and senior practitioners of our membership. My recent work with the BSA Foundation Board has been vested in cultivating design education programs for our youth and communities, as well as promoting sustainable and resilient policies within our environment. I seek to strengthen our learning, accelerate our professional development, and offer equitable opportunities to our BSA/AIA membership by forwarding a mission that is inclusive, transparent, and focused on the future value of our practice.

 

Director-at-Large (elect one)

Jason Lee

Jason Lee
Founder and Principal of FMRĀ

Professional Affiliations
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, BNA Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (Fellow) Adjunct Professor at the Berlage Institute, The Netherlands Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, Adjunct Professor at IIT, Chicago DesignX mentor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT Member of Livable Streets subcommittee on race, equity, and inclusion Advisor to Malden city councillor Ryan O’Malley Changemaker with HUBweek

Candidate Statement 
FMRĀ uses the tools of architecture, urban design, and design thinking to implement strategies in the civic realm that foster equity and inclusion. Working with predominantly non-profit and municipal clients such as Boston Public Schools, MassHousing, the City of Malden, and Livable Streets Alliance our goal is tangibly improve the quality of civic space for those that need it most. I would like to bring the skills, network and perspective that underpins our work to enable the BSA/AIA and its membership to more deeply engage with our underserved and underrepresented communities.

Ellen Watts FAIA

Ellen Watts FAIA
Principal, Co-Founder at Architerra Inc.

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 1983; AIA College of Fellows member as of 2018; Massachusetts Zero Energy Building Advisory Council member since 2009; Boston-Copenhagen Learning Exchange co-leader, 2016; Tau Sigma Delta silver medal winner, 2016; AIAS Forum keynote presenter, 2016; International Boston Living with Water competition winner, 2015; Maine AIA COTE Awards juror 2015; AIA COTE Top Ten award co-designer, 2014; Boston-Hamburg Learning Exchange delegate, 2013; Massachusetts Governor’s Zero Net Energy Building Task Force co-chair, 2008-2009; AIA COTE Top Ten award co-designer, 2008; CREW Boston president, 2003-2004.

Candidate Statement
As an entrepreneur, innovator and designer, I am constantly looking forward with the goal of focusing on what really matters. Since starting Architerra in 2004, I have dedicated my efforts to one overarching goal – climate action through design excellence – a critical mission shared by the BSA/AIA. As Director-at-Large, I would aim to provide leadership for expanded knowledge-sharing, stronger advocacy, and wider adoption of best practices in pursuit of carbon neutrality and climate adaptation, drawing on my cross-training in government, architecture and real estate development and my secret weapon – cheerful optimism – indispensable in tackling tough challenges.

 

Fellows Representative (elect one)

Larry Chan FAIA

Larry Chan FAIA
Former President & Co-Founder, Chan Krieger & Associates/Chan Krieger Sieniewicz

Professional Affiliations
Member, BSA Fellows Committee, 2007-present; BSA/AIA President 2010; BSA/AIA member since 1991; AIA member since 1981; Member, Dean’s Council, Wentworth College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management 2018-present; Lecturer, MIT Department of Architecture 2014; Member, BSLA Design Awards 2013; Visiting Professor, Wentworth Department of Architecture 2013; Member, Wentworth Design Professional Advisory Committee 2010-2013; Chair, BSA Nominating Committee 2011; Jury Chair, AIA New Jersey/AIA New York/AIA Pennsylvania Tri-State Design Awards 2011; Juror, AIA Pennsylvania Design Awards 2009; Juror, AIA Chicago Firm of the Year Award 2009; Juror, AIA Nebraska Design Awards 2009; Commissioner of Professional Practice, BSA Board of Directors, 2006-2008; Juror, AIA South Carolina Design Awards 2008; Juror, Design Competition to Save Paul Rudolph’s Riverview High School 2007; Chair, BSA Harleston Parker Medal Committee 2004/Juror, 2003; Juror, BSA Rotch Traveling Scholarship Competition 2003; Adjunct Professor, UMass Amherst 2002; Juror, AIA/AISC Innovative Design & Excellence in Architecture with Steel Awards 2001; Member, Brookline Comprehensive Plan Committee 2000-04; Juror, AIA Wisconsin Design Awards 1999; Member, BSA Urban Design Awards Committee 1994-96; Juror, BSA Unbuilt Architecture Awards 1995; Juror, BSA Student & Intern Exhibition for Young Architects 1994; Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas 1992-93; Member, Growth Management Advisory Board, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Montgomery County MD 1990-92; Curriculum Director & Co-Core Instructor, HGSD Career Discovery Program 1977

Candidate Statement
I bring a balanced perspective on architecture as an architect, urban designer, occasional teacher, and past volunteer in public service. As 2010 President, I led the BSA/AIA through some of the most turbulent/exciting challenges in its history, including: transitioning through three executive directors, a major edit of the BSA/AIA Bylaws, and establishing the current home for the BSA/AIA. I look forward to contributing the diversity of my experience to helping the BSA/AIA face current and future challenges regarding the profession, the environment, national policies, and harassment in social and workplace settings.

Nancy Ludwig FAIA

Nancy Ludwig FAIA
President and Senior Principal, ICON Architecture

Professional Affiliations
​BSA/AIA member since 1988; BSA Honors & Awards Committee 2006-2008; BSA/AIA Board of Directors, Commissioner of Education & Research 2007-2008; AIA New England Board, College of Fellows Representative 2017-2019; Community Design Resource Center, Board President 2007-2008; Boston Architectural College, Thesis Committee 1991-1994, Trustee 2018-2020; Urban Land Institute, Boston Advisory Board, Housing and Economic Development Committee 2008-2018; Homestart Board of Directors 2010-2019; Charlestown Preservation Society Board Member & Treasurer 1998-2000.

Candidate Statement
Having benefited from the BSA/AIA’s extensive outreach and programming throughout my career, I look forward to working with the BSA/AIA Board to sustain and enhance our profession in greater Boston.

Chuck Redmon FAIA
Principal, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.

Professional Affiliations
Coming soon.

Candidate Statement
Coming soon.

 

Ethics Committee (elect one)

Ben Peterson
Director of Practice Instruction and Student Support, The Boston Architectural College.

Professional Affiliations
Coming soon.

Candidate Statement
Coming soon.

 

Honors & Awards Committee (elect two)

Marie Law Adams AIA
Founding principal, Landing Studio

Professional Affiliations
Coming soon.

Candidate Statement
Coming soon.

Tacquel Davey AIA

Racquel Davey AIA
Project Manager, Workplace Strategist, Avison Young

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2014; AIAS at SAIC Chapter Secretary 2009-2011; Boston Common Committee Co-Chair 2011-2013; National Organization of Minority Architects Boston Chapter President 2014-2016; AIA Leadership Institute National Symposium Panelist -- “Gender + Race in the Workplace” 2015; Harleston Parker Award Jury Member 2016; Springfield Girls’ Empowerment Summit Executive Board Member 2015-Present; Emerging Workplace Leaders Member 2018; NAIOP Developing Leader 2018

Candidate Statement
It is imperative to recognize those who have demonstrated exceptionalism in their passion and/or craft as it can become a catalysis for others to strive to be exceptional, which ultimately perpetuates the good in society. It is equally imperative to have a diverse perceptive on what is considered “exceptional.” With this said, please consider my nomination for the Honors & Awards Committee.

Mimi Love
Principal, Utile Architecture & Planning

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA Member, AB Magazine Editorial Board 2011-2013, BSA Women In Design Jury 2010, Architecture Magazine R&D Awards Jury, 2014, Boston Preservation Alliance Board Member 2014-2016, Beaver Country Day School Capital Project Committee Member 2011- 2018, BCDS CPC Chair 2018-present and BCDS Board Member 2018-present.

Candidate Statement
Design excellence, hard work, and passion must be promoted in our profession, both to celebrate triumphs of design and to serve as lessons for work to come. I would seek to recognize projects of various scales and types that highlight a broad spectrum of excellent design work and talent, and that equitably represent the region’s exceptional and diverse designers. I would be honored if you would support me in this endeavor.

Mark Oldham AIA
Associate Principal, Payette

Professional Affiliations
Coming soon.

Candidate Statement
Coming soon.

 

BSA Nominating Committee (elect two)

Justin Brown AIA
Director of Design, MASS Design Group

Professional Affiliations
​Coming soon.

Candidate Statement
Coming soon.

Jess Garnitz

Jess Garnitz AIA
Designer/Manager, Stantec Architecture

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA Member since 2011; Emerging Professionals Network Co-Chair 2012-2015; Competition Director reGEN Boston; Energizing Urban Housing; Women in Design Mid-Career Mentoring Committee Co-Chair 2016-Present; BSA Foundation Institutional Advancement Committee 2016-Present​

Candidate Statement
As a candidate for the Nominating Committee, I would encourage young designers to participate; to be active members of the design and greater AEC community. It is important to have diverse voices and perspectives be represented and allowed the opportunity to influence the direction of our profession. The BSA/AIA has provided me with enriching opportunities and I look forward to encouraging others to take on leadership position.

Emily Paparella AIA

Emily Paparella AIA
Vice President, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2014; Founding Co-Chair, Women in Design Mid-Career Mentorship Program; CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Boston member since 2015, Founding Co-Chair, Development Project Management Group

Candidate Statement
As a member of the Nominating Committee, I will work to engage with members and the design community to identify nominees who further the mission and goals of the BSA/AIA. As a current member of the BSA WiD committee, I have worked closely with Jess Garnitz for over a year. Jess is dedicated and organized; and we make a strong collaborative team.

 

Membership Committee (elect three)

Kate Bubriski

Kate Bubriski AIA
Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Arrowstreet

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2010; AIA Design & Health Leadership Group 2018-2020; AIA MA Government Affairs Committee 2014-present; BSA COTE 2012-present; AIA Committee on Architecture For Education K-12 Subcommittee 2016-2017; BSA Committee For The Advancement of Sustainability 2012-2015; Recipient, AIA CAE Knowledge Net Scholarship 2016; USGBCMA Advocacy Chair 2014-2018; Sustainable Design Leaders Northeast Region Leader 2016-2018; Greenbuild Host Committee 2016-2017; Recipient, Architecture At Zero Merit Award 2018; Recipient, USGBCMA Charging Changer Award 2015

Candidate Statement
The built environment has the responsibility to create healthy, sustainable communities. I have spent the last fifteen years of my career working locally and nationally with diverse groups of industry members to advance this responsibility. By engaging with the community, representing the diverse membership, creating a bridge with academia, and providing valuable resources, I believe the BSA/AIA can continue to lead the discourse and action around the building industry. I look forward to bringing my years of service at the BSA/AIA and related industry organizations to this opportunity to be an ambassador of the membership and greater community.

Jennifer Hardy AIA
Associate, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2015; Chair, WiD Emerging Leaders, 2017-Present; MArch, Pratt Institute 2008

Candidate Statement
I believe in the power of design & construction to change the way we live, grow, play, and think. It is not a singular voice which wields this strength, but rather a collective of a diverse set of voices, which may not always agree or think alike, but empower each other by listening and challenging the profession together. I am committed to engaging these voices and creating opportunity.

Danielle McDonough AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Cambridge Seven Associates

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 2014; AIAS National Vice President 2010; ASCA Student Director 2010-2011; AIA National Associates Committee 2010-2011; UIA Tokyo North American Student Representative 2011; AIA Michigan Student Director 2011-2012; NCARB IDP Committee 2011-2012; NAAB Accreditation Team Member 2008-2012; University of Michigan Architectural Representative Committee 2012; University of Michigan Educational Program Committee 2012; SmithGroup Scholar 2012; University of Michigan Graduate Student Instructor 2012-2013; Jason Pettigrew Scholarship Recipient 2015; BAC Studio Instructor, 2016-Present.

Candidate Statement
Throughout my career, I have found mentorship to be a tremendous asset but one that is difficult to cultivate at times. As a young architect and educator, I am dedicated to advancing opportunities for mentorship in all experience levels of our profession. I am also passionate about the ability for design to transform communities and the importance of those communities understanding what we provide as Architects and Designers. I will continue to promote engagement with local communities through BSA/AIA events, exhibitions and publications.

(Withdrawn from election)
​Nick Safley 
Coming soon.

Professional Affiliations
Coming soon.

Candidate Statement
Coming soon.

 

AIA MA Board (elect one)

Russel Feldman

Russel Feldman AIA
President, TBA Architects, Inc.

Professional Affiliations
Education B.A. (history) and B.Arch. Syracuse University; M.P.P. Harvard Kennedy School of Government; member of Government Affairs Committee since 1999, committee chair 2004-2008 and 2017; BSA/AIA delegate to AIA State Government Network; BSA/AIA designee to the Massachusetts Special Commission on Construction Reform; member of Massachusetts AIA board of directors 2002-2017; member, Boston Architectural College Board of Trustees 2002-2014, chair 2009-2014; member, BAC Faculty for longer than I’d like to admit; trustee and member of Executive Board, Historic Newton, former president; former member and chair, state Designer Selection Board.

Candidate Statement
AIA MA represents an important voice in legislative and public policy matters at both the state and federal levels. Much of my work on the AIA board and on the Government Affairs Committee has been to position us as a valued resource to policy makers. We have made ourselves a participant with a long list of acronymical stakeholders such as ACEC, AGC, ASM; DCAMM and the OIG; MMA, NAIOP and the Smart Growth Alliance. As someone who’s been in the company of these influencers for more than a few years, and with what’s crept up to be a long history with AIA MA, I can offer some perspective and tactical support to our initiatives, and assist in keeping the BSA/AIA board and membership well informed.

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