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Board of Trustees

Boston Architectural College Board of Trustees

Chair Marc W. Pelletier

Baldwin Group
Marc Pelletier is a business development and marketing professional in the built environment marketplace. He has committed himself to advancing the BAC's mission and providing leadership and support to the college wherever needed. Service on several committees reflects his commitment to the success of the college, particularly in governance and fundraising. He has a major role in the Institutional Advancement Committee (since 2006) and served as co-chair...more

Vice-Chair Dana C. Rowan

Paradigm-Exeter Group
Dana C. Rowan is completing his sixth year as Board Trustee and previously served three years as an Overseer.
Mr. Rowan is Managing Partner of Paradigm-Exeter Group, a Boston-based real estate investment, development and advisory firm. The company is focused primarily on acquisition and development projects in the Northeast and a few, select larger-scale projects in other parts of the US...more


Secretary Neal B. Glick Esq.

DarrowEverett LLP
Neal Glick is a partner at DarrowEverett LLP, a Boston law firm. Neal holds degrees in both law and in Architecture and Urban Planning. His legal practice is focused on land use, environmental law and real estate development and finance. Neal has represented clients in connection with large infrastructure projects such as the Central Artery and Logan Airport expansion, the construction of major office buildings and residential projects...more

Treasurer Chad J. DaGraca CPA

DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
Chad DaGraca is a Partner at the CPA firm DiCicco, Gulman & Company, LLP, in the Commercial Business Group. Chad's practice is focused on providing closely-held businesses and their owners with solutions to their financial, tax and business advisory needs. Chad specializes in auditing and taxation, internal controls and systems analysis, financial and tax planning, ownership transition and due diligence services...more

Christine Araujo

Christine Araujo currently is Deputy Director for Education and Training at Action for Boston Community Development, Boston's largest anti-poverty organization. She was at the Commonwealth's Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Transitional Assistance. She also previously served as Executive Director of Boston Connects, Inc., the organization responsible for Boston's federal Empowerment Zone...more

Stephen M. Bell AIA

Pembroke Real Estate
Stephen began his architectural career in Connecticut and later founded an architectural practice in Lowell, Massachusetts. While running his firm Stephen also led the Continuing Education Program at the Boston Architectural Center (now College), and in the early ‘80's was a driving force behind implementation of the BAC's Interior Design certificate program...more

Robert A. Brown AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

Perkins+Will
Robert A. Brown recently joined Perkins+Will as Principal and Market leader in the Corporate + Commercial + Civic practice. Perkins+Will is a multi-disciplinary design firm with 1,600 staff in over 20 offices across the United States and around the world, and was ranked as the Top Design Firm by Architecture Magazine in 2011...more

Richard Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald has been a supporter and advocate of the BAC for 25 years. Richard helped forge a strong alliance and working partnership between the BAC and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) while serving as Executive Director of the BSA from 1984 to 2008. Under his leadership during that period, the BAC and BSA collaborated on numerous events benefiting design education and the professional design community and Richard helped make available to many BAC students AIA-sponsored scholarship opportunities...more

Arthur J. Hurley III

Arthur J. Hurley Company, Inc.
Arthur J. Hurley, III, is President of Arthur J. Hurley Company, Inc., located in the Roxbury section of Boston. Established in 1929 by Mr. Hurley's grandfather Arthur J. Hurley, Sr., the company is a family owned and operated distributor of electrical wire and cable. The company serves a broad base of customers in the New England area that build and maintain electrical systems for use in the construction, transit, power generation, and the utility distribution industries...more

Dr. Theodore C. Landsmark M.Env.D., J.D., D.F.A. (Hon.), Ph.D.

Boston Architectural College
Dr. Landsmark is President and CEO of the Boston Architectural College. Ted holds degrees in law and environmental design from Yale University, a Doctorate in American Studies from Boston University and has worked as Special Assistant to the Mayor of Boston. He currently serves as Past-president-Elect of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), a Trustee of the American Architectural Foundation, a Fellow of the Design Future's Council and has facilitated sessions of the Mayor's Institute on City Design in New York, Los Angeles, and Charleston...more

Richard L. Martini '84, AIA

The Fallon Company

Steven F. McDonald

Erland Construction, Inc.
Steven F. McDonald is president of Erland Construction, an open shop construction management company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with a Regional Office in East Windsor, Connecticut. Following several years working in the construction industry as a field engineer and project superintendent, Steve joined Erland in 1986 to become grounded in the planning and management aspects of construction. He was named the company's president in 1997...more


Michael G. Morris Esq.

Outside In Advisors, LLC
Attorney Michael G. Morris is a communications and legal professional with experience working at the highest levels of business, government, law, politics and public policy. In 2013, Michael cofounded two affiliated businesses: Outside In Advisors, LLC, a law firm, and Outside In Strategies, LLC and business consultancy. The law firm, focusing on areas of corporate, business and transactional law, is complimented with consulting services including strategic public relations, marketing, business development and government affairs...more

William L. Parker Esq.

Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP
William L. Parker is Co-Chair of the firm's Commercial Law Department and a Partner in the firm's Boston office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Parker was in private practice in Boston...more

Jay Philomena IIDA

Jay Philomena & Associates
Jay Philomena currently heads his own practice. In the past, he has served as Principal, Director of Interior Design and led the practices for several national & international design firms including GHK, KlingStubbins, and Burt Hill, where he was responsible for leading design, the staff and spearheading business development efforts. He has developed corporate environments in conjunction with real estate departments, leasing agents, and major developers...more

Cynthia W. Smith

Halvorson Design Partnership
Cynthia Webster Smith joined Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. in 1988, rising to her current position as Vice President of the firm. Halvorson Design Partnership is a nationally-recognized landscape architecture and planning firm, based in Boston, with a broad spectrum of areas in each of which Cynthia has practiced. These include academic, commercial, residential, park and open space, historic preservation, health care, sacred site, waterfront and museum projects...more

Barbara Smith-Bacon

Berkeley Investments, Inc.
As a vice president for Berkeley Investments, Barbara Smith-Bacon is responsible for a broad array of matters, including complex development and retrofit initiatives, major leases and asset management. Barbara has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry, in development, project management and law. She is a graduate of The Colorado College and was a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow. She graduated with her J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law where she was an Editor of the Indiana Law Journal...more

Richard J. Snyder Esq.

Duane Morris LLP
Richard Snyder is Of Counsel to the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP and a member of the firm's corporate, real estate, banking, and international practice groups. He is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Vermont, U.S. Supreme Court and others. Richard is a member of the American, Massachusetts, Boston and Vermont Bar associations. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation...more

Carole C. Wedge '90, '08 (Hon.), FAIA, LEED AP

Shepley Bulfinch Richardson Abbott
Carole Wedge is President of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, a national architecture and planning practice for leading institutional clients with offices in Boston, Phoenix and San Francisco. As president, Carole has led a transformation of Shepley, with the creation of an open culture and work environment in new office space in Boston; the rebranding of the firm and its institutional identity; and the addition of offices in Phoenix (2009) and San Francisco (2012)...more