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Board of Directors

1st Vice President/President-Elect

Alexandra (Anda) French AIA
Partner, French 2D, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
If elected as the BSA 2022 president, I will prioritize our 2020 and 2021 Presidents’ work advocating for racial justice in our profession to create continuous support through our three terms. Leading up to my term, I will continue this work by advocating for a 2022 budget and resource map that will focus on radical intervention in the professional culture surrounding the BSA and our regional design community. Such intervention cannot be done in a vacuum. I will advocate to engage artists, activists, and educators to reimagine the practices, protocols, and agency of our work in the public realm and building industry.

Anda French is a co-founder with Jenny French of French 2D, a practice deeply engaged with local issues of collectivity, housing, public space, history, and identity. Anda and Jenny’s interest in hybrid models that exist between practice and academia has been the catalyst for their practice-based research and advocacy. French 2D was named as an Architectural Record Design Vanguard winner (2019) and received a 2020 P/A Award from Architect Magazine for Bay State Commons Cohousing. The firm has been featured in numerous publications, including Domus, Metropolis, Madame Architect, and The Architect’s Newspaper. Anda is serving her last year as a BSA Director-at-Large (2018-2020), and during her term has been a Co-Chair of the BSA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force (2018-present) and a Co-Chair of the BSA Now Practice Now Series (2018). Anda is currently Visiting Faculty at the Princeton School of Architecture.


Daniel (Dan) Perruzzi, Jr. AIA
Principal, Margulies Perruzzi Architects, Boston, MA

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.

Professional Affiliations
BSA/AIA member since 1984; BSA/AIA Treasurer 2017 to present; BSA Harleston Parker Award Juror 2015 and 2016; Architecture Boston Board Member 2016 to 2018; 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.

Vice President of Practice

Yanel de Angel Salas FAIA
Principal, Perkins and Will, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
The BSA community has always been there for me and I am excited for the opportunity to strengthen the career path for others. I am committed to the role of the BSA in developing a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive practice for all to thrive; in nourishing emerging and mid-career professionals to succeed by providing tools, education and mentorship; in empowering and supporting the various knowledge communities and initiatives to amplify our collective voice and social responsibility; in understanding and advocating to elevate our practice; and in unifying BSA members to achieve more together.

Professional Affiliations
SERVICE TO THE INSTITUTE: I advocate for advancing women and minority leadership in the profession and among its allied organizations: AIA member since 2003; National Architectural Accrediting Board 2005-2008 representing the AIA; BSA co-organizer BSA member since 2010; Juror Member, AIA Puerto Rico Annual Design Excellence Award, 2015; BSA Women in Design Principals Group since 2016; co-chair Women in Design Award of Excellence since 2016; co-founder Mid-Career Women in Design Mentorship Program in 2017; Named Fellow if the AIA, 2020; IMPACT: Inspired & Inspiring Exhibition; and AIAS Secretary, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico 1993-1995.

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY: My commitment to social service reaches beyond architecture to provide individuals and communities much needed expertise and to connect people to one another: Member, Advisory Board, PROTECHOS 2019-present; resilientSEE-PR Representative, NGO Cluster Collaboration 2019-present; Co-founder and leader resilientSEE-PR 2018-present; City of Boston Council Ordinance Net-Zero-Carbon Working Group 2018; Girl Scouts of MA troop leaders since 2016; NAMI Latino Metro Boston live radio show co-host; CREW member since 2013-present and CREW Mentorship Committee 2013-2016; over 20 School of Architecture studio reviews; Lecturer in Architecture, Northeastern University, 2008-2009; Instructor, Environmental Design Department, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2004-2005; and Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University Florence, Italy, 2000-2001.

SERVICE WITHIN PERKINS ANDWILL: I’m dedicated to the advancement of our equitable, resilient and engaged studio culture: Executive Committee (firm-wide) 2020-present; Diversity Council (firm-wide) 2017-present; Founding Member, Project Delivery Board (firm-wide) 2013-2017; Leader, Project Management Community (firm-wide) 2013-2016; Sustainable Design Committee, Boston Studio Co-Leader, 2012-present; and Excellence in Execution and Sustainable Architecture Committees, Firm-wide, 2009-2012.

Director at Large

Zhanina Boyadzhieva AIA
Architect & Business Development Representative, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
If honored to serve, I look forward to collaborating and rethinking the BSA as a national leader around the issues of equity, diversity, and socially and environmentally responsible design. My passion is using design thinking as a transformational tool through research, advocacy, and built work. I am committed to serving as a bridge between emerging professionals, firm leaders, design collaborators and the public.

Originally from Bulgaria, Zhanina received her Master in Architecture from Harvard GSD (2014) and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College (2010). She joined Leers Weinzapfel Associates in 2014 where she has collaborated on variety of academic and infrastructure projects. She has taught at Boston Architectural College and been a guest critic at Harvard GSD, Northeastern, Wentworth, Mount Holyoke College and Kuwait University. She recently joined the Advisory Board of CultureNOW Museum Without Walls. In 2019, Zhanina co-chaired Architects Newspaper Facades+ Boston conference.

Zhanina is a passionate equity activist. In 2017, she co-founded Girl UNinterrupted Project with Juliet Chun AIA, aiming to bridge the gap between emerging professionals and leaders in architecture. The research project has been nationally recognized, published, exhibited, and presented at multiple venues. Zhanina and Juliet were awarded the 2019 Beverly Willis Tribune Award.

Following the Girl UNinterrupted research, Zhanina became actively involved with BSA AIA and WID group since 2017. In 2018, she was invited to join the BSA EDI+H Task Force with which she has been collaborating on strategies and initiatives for equity and diversity in the architecture profession. In 2020, Zhanina joined the BSA Task Force Group and helped produce the “BSA Firms Best Practices Guide COVID-19.” Simultaneously, she collaborated on initiating, developing, and implementing the BSA Virtual Coffee with an Architect program, a mentorship program for students, as well the BSA Forum, an online platform for discussion of design and practice.

Zhanina is an avid world traveler, a hobby which she believes helps her appreciate diversity, question social habits, and offer alternative perspectives.

Public Director

Dr. Taylor Cain
Director of Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
As a proud partner and collaborator with the BSA for the past year, I am thrilled about this opportunity to foster new types of connections and conversations that highlight the intersections between design, equity, and civic engagement. I fell 'in curiosity' with Boston during my first few years of graduate school and continue to explore and experience this city with intense wonder and a questioning mindset. I am deeply intrigued by how people move through and experience different places, and bring a sociological imagination to addressing the challenges of ensuring that Boston is a city that grows inclusively.

Associate AIA Director

Seth Riseman Assoc. AIA
Associate Principal, Handel Architects LLP, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
It is incumbent upon us to introspectively examine ourselves, our organizations, our professions and our communities to meaningfully advance dialogue and action on diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am committed to pushing the BSA forward on these issues and marshaling the good will and resources of our membership to foster meaningful strides in education/pipeline development, community engagement, organizational change, and training initiatives.

Professional Affiliations
BSA Urban Design Committee Co-Chair 2017-2019; former instructor at Northeastern University & Boston Architectural College; Urban Land Institute member; NAIOP member; PLAN:Downtown Advisory Group member.

Elective Committees and Delegations

Ethics Committee

Ashley Rao AIA
Senior Associate, Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
This is a critical time for the ethical practice of architecture. Beyond the ordinary questions of professionalism, integrity, and competence, our profession faces the exceptional challenges of confronting issues of equity and inclusion, as well as addressing global climate change.

The BSA has the opportunity to lead both local and national conversations on these issues, and I am committed to fostering vibrant community discussion, building consensus, and guiding our profession toward a just, equitable, and ethical practice.

Ashley is a Senior Associate with Leers Weinzapfel Associates, formerly an Associate with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects of New Haven, CT. She is a graduate of Harvard University, with a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University. Ashley served as an Assistant Instructor at Yale for the graduate course Introduction to Planning and Development [2005-2008] and has participated in design juries for student work at Wesleyan University and the University of Hartford.

Ashley has been a member of the BSA since 2017. She is an actively engaged in the Women in Design Emerging Leaders forum [2018-current]; has participated in the Women in Design Mid-Career Mentorship program [2017-2018]; and presented with the BSA COTE Round Table. Ashley is a member of the regional NE Sustainable Design Leaders and leads Leers Weinzapfel’s in-house sustainability working group, the Green Monsters.

Ashley is a proud Boston resident and deeply invested in her local community. She led the renovation & reopening of the Curley K-8 Library [Curley K-8 Library & Technology Committee Co-Chair, 2015-2019]; served as a member of the Curley K-8 School Site Council [2015-2018]; and co-chairs the Friends of the Kelly Rink [2020].

Honors and Awards Committee

David Eisen FAIA
Principal, Abacus Architects + Planners, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
Service on the Honors and Awards Committee offers the opportunity to recognize firms and individuals who have often been marginalized in the profession and the world at large, including small firms, and those involved in social change that expands the limits of practice. Honors and awards set standards that inspire our colleagues and highlight the impact our profession can have. I would seek to recognize an expanded range of good works and insure prominent acknowledgement within and outside the BSA/AIA. This can facilitate a productive dialog between design professionals and the public, leveraging our creativity in the pursuit of a better world.

For over two decades David has led a 10 person firm that focuses on public and affordable housing, community centers and master planning, primarily in urban areas facing economic and social challenges. He is both a passionate believer in the importance of civic engagement and an unapologetic advocate for compelling architecture, using design as a tool to inspire and unite. His firm has won a long series of national and regional awards from the AIA, New England AIA, and the BSA.

David uses writing to support architectural goals. He was the architecture critic for the Boston Herald and Boston Phoenix for 14 years, the creator of a book and design kit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art that sold 400,000 copies in 6 languages, the author of the Harleston-Parker Medal project narratives for the AIA Guide to Boston, and has written for a series of other publications. He serves on the Back Bay Architectural Commission and the Mass School Building Authority Designer Selection Panel, taught design for a decade at Roger Williams University and is a frequent guest critic.

David received his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and his M. Arch at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows for design in 2016.

His service to the BSA includes: Committee on Public Appointments; VP of Communications, 2014 – 2017; Gallery Strategic Planning Committee, 2017; Social Impact Committee, 2015 – 2018; Design Excellence Committee, 2017 – 2019; Five BSA Award Juries; Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Student Affordable Housing Design Competition Juror: 2014-2020.

Samuel Lasky FAIA
Principal, William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston,

Candidate Statement
I am honored by this opportunity to contribute to the BSA and the work of the Honors and Awards Committee. Who and what we choose to recognize makes clear what we value as a profession. The Honors and Awards Committee must search broadly and inclusively as it considers people and projects to nominate. I look forward to joining in that important work on behalf of the BSA.

Professional Affiliations
BSA Member since 2003; AIA College of Fellows 2019-Present; Juror, Canadian Wood Council Wood Design and Building Awards 2019; Presenter, Build Boston/ABX – 2006, 2007, 2015, 2018; Speaker, SCUP North Central Regional Conference, 2018; Speaker, Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, 2018; Guest Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education Programs, 2008,2009,2013,2016; Visiting Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1999,2000,2004,2009; Member, BSA Committee Planning Tours for 2008; AIA Convention in Boston; Recipient, AIA Young Architects Award, 2008; Projects include the Harleston Parker Award winning Northeastern University Building H as well as projects that have won 9 National AIA awards.

Nominating Committee

Gabriela Baierle AIA
Associate, Arrowstreet, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
Having led meaningful work within professional practice through mentorship, knowledge sharing, and research, my experiences would add value to the discourse taking place in the BSA Nominating Committee. I am proud to be part of the small pool of foreign national, multicultural women practicing in Boston today, and would cherish the opportunity to push for more diversity in the BSA leadership. I believe in the relevance of architects, and in the importance of fair representation. I also believe in taking action.

Professional Affiliations
Adjunct Faculty, Boston Architectural College (2019-present); Member, NCARB Education Committee (2020-2021); Advisory Board Member, North Dakota State University Dept. of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (2017-2020); Contributing Author, AIA YAF Connection & College of Fellows Newsletter (2016-2020); Architect Licensing Advisor, AIA Massachusetts (2016-2019); Y Achievers Mentor, YMCA of Greater Boston (2017); Intern Think Tank member, NCARB (2015).

Co-Chair, Emerging Professionals Network (2017-2020); Steering Committee Member, Now Practice Now Series (2018); Organizing Group Member, Michael Ford + BosNOMA (2017).

Juliet Chun AIA
Associate, Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
As an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, I hope to bring that passion to the Nominating Committee. The committee has the challenging task of recommending individuals for elective positions, directly affecting change within the BSA network. I would love the opportunity to work with the rest of the committee in finding candidates that represent not only the BSA, but also the character and spirit of our community. Thank you for your consideration.

Since becoming a BSA member in 2018, Juliet Chun has used that time affecting positive change in the profession. As an Associate at Leers Weinzapfel Associates and Co-Founder of Girl UNinterrupted, Juliet has used those opportunities to promote equity in the field: finding gaps in the profession for emerging professionals through a series of surveys, continually interviewing women leaders in the field, and presenting that research nationally at conferences and locally at design offices and architecture schools. She is a member of the BSA Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Task Force and Women in Design. In 2019, Girl UNinterrupted was awarded the Beverly Willis Tribune Award and in 2020, Juliet received the AIA Young Architects Award.

Membership Committee

Christopher (Chris) Moyer AIA
Design Coordinator, Stantec Architecture, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
I believe it is important to hear from multiple viewpoints and sections within the greater BSA community to provide best for our members. Having been a leader within the EPNet and co-founding the new LGBTQ Network, I have a unique background to bring to the committee. The Emerging Professionals group is the future and we need to make sure those voices are heard; we also need to ensure minority communities are heard as well. I believe this will strengthen the BSA and the Architectural profession, progressing us toward an equitable future.

Professional Affiliations
BSA member since 2017; Co-Chair BSA LGBTQ Network 2020-current; Co-Chair BSA Emerging Professionals Network 2017-2020; BSA Messaging Task Force 2019; AIA Palm Beach Design Awards Juror 2019; BSA Foundation Rising Philanthropist 2019.

Melissa Murphy AIA
Architect, Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
I believe that Architects have a responsibility to enact positive social change by improving the lives of people through the built environment. I am committed to helping the BSA engage a diverse body of emerging professionals, promote equity within the architecture profession, and advocate for a built environment that supports all people.

Professional Affiliations
BSA member since 2016; AIA member since 2016; guest critic, Northeastern University 2019

Caroline Shannon AIA
Associate, Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
As we face unprecedented challenges in our world and in our profession, the Membership Committee is poised to serve a critical role in developing new methods of engagement and programming - within our BSA community and beyond. I will apply my experiences at the BSA and within other professional organizations to develop creative and necessary opportunities for growth for all members - current and future. I will bring a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, expertise in public health, and belief in design as a public good to our work on the Committee. I look forward to collaborating with all of you in building a BSA that serves all of us and expands our capacities and capabilities in designing a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable world.

Caroline Shannon is an Associate at Howeler + Yoon Architecture (HYA) in Boston. Her practice as an architect and researcher is focused on health, equity, and social justice in the design of the built environment, exemplified by her work on the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia (with Hӧweler + Yoon Architecture, current) and the University of Global Health Equity in Butaro, Rwanda (with Shepley Bulfinch, 2016-2018). Prior to joining HYA, Caroline worked at Shepley Bulfinch, +D Studio (Rio de Janeiro), nbbj, and MASS Design Group. She graduated from Amherst College cum laude with an Interdisciplinary major in Art and Aesthetics and the Harvard Graduate School of Design's MArch I program with distinction and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Julia Amory Appleton Traveling Fellowship. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Professional Affiliations

BSA member since 2016; BSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member; BSA Women in Design Mid-Career Peer-to-Peer Co-Leader; BSA Women in Design Mid-Career Mentee, 2018-2019; BSA Foundation Volunteer; AIA Member since 2016; AIA R/UDAT Rio de Janiero Participant, 2019; NCARB Re-Think Tank Committee Member, 2020; Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Emerging Leader, 2020; Cambridge Historical Commission Member, Current

AIA Massachusetts Board

Carolyn Day AIA
Senior Associate, Perkins Eastman, Boston, MA

Candidate Statement
I am committed to advocating at both the legislative and policy level in Massachusetts on behalf of the architectural community. As a strong advocate for the environment and economic justice I will continue to help the AIA Massachusetts work towards a built environment that increases housing access, diversifies communities, saves energy and carbon, and increases our resilience. I will continue to fight for architecture business interests including working with state agencies to ensure projects can continue through the current crisis and beyond.

Professional Affiliations
BSA member since 2008; Board of Directors, AIA Massachusetts since 2018; Chair, AIA MA Government Affairs committee since 2019; USGBC Massachusetts member since 2008; Board of Directors, USGBC MA 2013-2017; Treasurer, USGBC MA Board of Directors 2014-2015; Secretary, USGBC MA Board of Directors 2015-2016; Studio critic and masters thesis advisor, Boston Architectural College since 2008; Practice assessor, Boston Architectural College 2020; ACE Mentor 2010-2012; Property development community advisory panel, WORK Inc 2010-2011; Building Committee, Saint Joseph’s Parish, Quincy 2008-2010

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