Polly Flansburgh Hon. AIA (2009)
Polly Flansburgh FAIA founded Boston by Foot in 1976. In addition to that, she is an honorary member of the Boston Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Victorian Society of America/New England Chapter and an honorary Doctorate of Community Engagement from the Boston Architectural College.Full Biography
Polly Flansburgh FAIA
President Emerita, Boston By Foot
Women in Design Award of Excellence, 2009 winner
Boston By Foot would not exist without the vision and enthusiasm of Polly Flansburgh. Always an architectural enthusiast, she was inspired by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Bicentennial spirit sweeping the nation in 1976. With the encouragement of her husband and architect Earl Flansburgh, she founded the organization as a way to broaden public awareness of Boston’s distinct history and diverse architectural treasures.