2020 BSA president Natasha Espada AIA featured in Banker & Tradesman
"As the first Latina to serve as president of the 4,500-member Boston Society of Architects, Natasha Espada wants the industry to move beyond its comfort zone. Many members of the public don’t understand the role of architects and the value of their work, Espada said, so she’s pushing for the organization to expand its outreach to underserved communities. A former associate principal at Leers Weinzapfel Assoc., Espada founded her own firm, Needham-based STUDIO ENÉE, in 2013."
Seven years ago today, on April 15, 2013, the unthinkable happened. After bombs rocked the Boston Marathon, architects and allies joined a statewide coalition to adapt survivors' dwellings into accessible spaces. In the 2015, Well issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, Michael McHugh AIA wrote about design volunteers uniting to provide essential services for survivors—retrofits that made it possible for them to stay in their homes.