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Lloyd Schwartz

Boston Symphony Hall

Lloyd Schwartz is a Pulitzer Prize–winning classical music critic and published poet. He is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, classical music editor of The Boston Phoenix, and a regular commentator for NPR’s Fresh Air. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Best American Poetry. His most recent book of poems is Cairo Traffic (University of Chicago Press).


Deborah Weisgall

Calderwood Hall

Deborah Weisgall has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, and The New Yorker; she has also published two novels and a memoir about her father, the composer Hugo Weisgall. Her most recent article for ArchitectureBoston was “Arts & Minds: Profiles in the Creative Economy” in the Fall 2009 issue.

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Mollica Manandhar AIA

Hospital, Heal Thyself

Mollica Manandhar AIA is an associate at Payette, where she has worked on multiple healthcare, research, and academic buildings.

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Paula Buick

Hospital, Heal Thyself

Paula Buick is director of the Post Traumatic Stress Innovations project at MIT and former director of healthcare planning at Payette.

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Timothy Foulkes

Bring On Da Noise!

Timothy Foulkes is a principal consultant with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates. He consults with architects, engineers, and property managers on issues of noise and vibration control, including in theaters, auditoriums, office buildings, and courtrooms.

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David Butler

Bring On Da Noise!

David Butler is a staff artist at The Boston Globe.


Lewis Spratlan


Lewis Spratlan won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in music for his opera Life is a Dream. He has won awards and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has conducted at Tanglewood, the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, and Amherst College, where he was on the faculty until his retirement in 2006.


Frederick Peters


Frederick Peters, a lapsed composer, is the board chair of New Music USA, the organization formed in late 2011 from the merger of Meet The Composer and the American Music Center.