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Community news: Get to know the 2017 BSA/AIA College of Fellows honorees

Of the 14 new architects from AIA New England that have been inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 2017, seven of the honorees are members of the BSA/AIA. Learn more about the new additions to the AIA College of Fellows below.

Michael Epp FAIA
Michael’s career has addressed projects focused on transportation, historic renovation, and urban development. He's been instrumental in developing Boston’s South Station Transportation Center, Charles/MGH Redline Station, and the proposed Green Line Extension Stations. While with Elkus/Manfredi, Michael oversaw the planning of developments from New York City to Los Angeles. Since 1980, Michael has been an active member of the Jamaica Plain community serving on the boards and committees of Main Streets, The Footlight Club, The Sumner Hill Association, The Loring Greenough House, and community reviews.

Jocelyn L. Frederick FAIA
With over 35 years of experience, Jocelyn’s focus is upon academic medical centers with a strong emphasis on masterplanning, programming, and the integration of functional and operational design. Jocelyn has worked with many of the top academic medical centers globally, including 75 percent of the US News and World Report Honor Roll Institutions. She actively participates in Boston Society of Architects, BSA Women’s Principal Group, The Schwartz Center Women Celebration of Women in Healthcare, and the Membership Committee of The Boston Club.

Mark R. Johnson FAIA
Mark is the director of development for DivcoWest Real Estate Investments, a real estate investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Boston. There he oversees planning, design, permitting and construction for a 4.5 million square foot transit oriented mixed-use development on 46 acres in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston. Mark was the first vice president for capital planning and project management at Harvard University. He produced Harvard’s first university-wide capital plan, and oversaw a building program of more than $3 billion, including the university’s largest and most complicated projects.

Thomas D. Kearns FAIA
Tom is president of DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners. He is a leading principal in the firm’s planning and design practice, with designs noted for fostering community, strengthening identity, and advancing the mission of his clients. In 2015, Tom became the first expert-in-residence appointment to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). In addition, he is academic program coordinator for the GSD Executive Education program "Leadership and Design Thinking," and the team project coordinator for the Advanced Management Development program, focused on urban design and climate resiliency.

Philip L. Laird FAIA
As president of ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, Philip has helped establish ARC’s reputation for consistently advocating for and delivering a high standard of design. Throughout his career, he has focused on academic, sports, and recreation facilities for independent schools, colleges, and universities across the country. He has successfully led the design of numerous award-winning projects that have provided innovative, sustainable, and flexible environments that meet each client’s unique needs. Philip has been a member of the AIA Committee on Design Advisory Group for the past five years, and served as chair of the COD in 2016.

Tim Love FAIA
Tim is the founding principal of Utile, a 50-person Boston-based architecture and planning firm. He is also a tenured associate professor the Northeastern University School of Architecture where he teaches urban design theory and graduate-level research studios. Love and his collaborators are known for their award-winning public realm initiatives, including the Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines and the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Currently, Love is working on the citywide plan for Cambridge and a comprehensive master plan for Boston City Hall and Plaza.

Bhagchand D. Nayak FAIA
B. D. Nayak (BD) worked with Paul Rudolph and within his own firm for more than 32 years on a wide variety of projects ranging from small renovations, to large master planning and design on housing, hotels, offices, colleges, religious and embassy buildings, and international competition projects. BD reached many through his voluntary and humanitarian works, designing for underprivileged and elderly for whom he has provided pro bono architectural services and for Habitat for Humanity and other architectural advocacies. BD has been mentoring students, helping communities and revitalizing towns to boost economy and create jobs.