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Steven G. Cecil AIA ASLA (“The water’s edge”) is the founding principal of The Cecil Group in Boston. He applies 
to the firm his 30 years of professional experience in urban design, planning, landscape architecture, and architecture projects. His practice brings creative solutions to planning and design challenges that are attentive to their cultural, environmental, and community context. Rhode Island.


Diane Georgopulos FAIA (“Yours, mine, ours") is the manager of the Design and Construction department at MassHousing, the Commonwealth’s leading affordable housing lender. She was a recipient of the aia’s Thomas Jefferson Award, a previous president of the Boston Society of Architects, and the 2008 recipient of the annual Women in Design Award of Excellence by the bsa’s Women In Design committee.  


Jerold S. Kayden (“Boston pops"), 
an urban planner and lawyer, is the Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He wrote Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience (Wiley, 2000) in collaboration with the New York City planning department and the Municipal Art Society, and founded Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space, a nonprofit organization.


Laura Wernick FAIA (“Quiet, please”) is a senior principal at hmfh Architects, Inc. A previous president of the bsa, she is active in the national dialogue on architecture and education, and has organized and spoken at educational conferences, both regionally and nationally, on the topic. Her projects have received acclaim for their use of design in support of innovative learning models.