Skip to Content

In this issue

Michael Pyatok FAIA (“Unpacking the problem,” page 32), a graduate of Pratt Institute and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, has been an architect for almost 50 years. Since 1984, his office has designed more than 35,000 units of affordable housing in the US and abroad. In 2013, the AIA awarded him its Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture in recognition of the design quality he has brought to affordable housing. He has taught housing design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard; University of California, Berkeley; Washington University; Pennsylvania State University; the University of Washington; and the University of Oregon.


Ellen Perko AIA (“Now trending,” page 36) is an associate principal specializing in residential architecture at CBT Architects in Boston.


Mark Hutker FAIA (“Now trending,” page 36) is founder of Hutker Architects, with offices on Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and in Boston.


Josh Safdie AIA (“Now trending,” page 36) is a principal at Kessler McGuinness & Associates in Newton, Massachusetts.


John McAslan HON. FAIA ("Conversation," page 40) is executive chairman of John McAslan + Partners in London. He trained in the US with Cambridge Seven Associates before establishing his own firm and has won in excess of 100 national and international awards. In 2012, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen.


Tamara Roy AIA ("Conversation," page 40) is a principal at Stantec Architecture and 2016 president of the Boston Society of Architects/aia. Her design portfolio includes luxury, mixed-market, and affordable housing throughout Boston. Dubbed “the mother of the micro-unit,” she became one of the earliest promoters of compact living when she advocated for changing the policy of minimum unit sizes in Boston’s Innovation District.


Jamila Bradley (“Welcome, home,” page 64) is a youth advocacy coordinator for Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation’s first student-run overnight homeless shelter for young adults. She has worked with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. She is the legislative aide to Vice Mayor Marc McGovern in Cambridge, Massachusetts.