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The BSA welcomes Renée Loth as the new editor of ArchitectureBoston

Renée Loth, a columnist for the Boston Globe and the newspaper’s former editorial page editor, will join the BSA staff in January as the new editor of ArchitectureBoston. The magazine’s founding editor, Elizabeth Padjen FAIA, is stepping down after leading the publication’s growth over the last 14 years.

Renée_LothMs. Loth was for nine years the highest ranking woman at the Globe. Under her direction, the newspaper took leadership on several crucial policy issues and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. She also served as the Globe’s political editor, presidential campaign reporter, State House bureau reporter and week-in-review writer.

Ms. Loth is a frequent contributor to local and national news panels and a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and vice-chair of the board of PEN-New England, which promotes literacy and free expression worldwide. This fall, she will be a Goldsmith fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Loth received her journalism degree from Boston University. She lives with her husband, jazz pianist Bert Seager, in Brighton.