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Administrative Faculty

Education Deans & Heads

Maria Bellalta

Head, School of Landscape Architecture
Maria Bellalta joined the Boston Architectural College as the Head of the Landscape Architecture program in the summer of 2011.  She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelors of Arts from the University...more

Len Charney

Head, Practice
Len Charney is the Head of the Practice Department at the Boston Architectural College.  Len holds a Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979), a Masters in Teaching from Antioch College (1974) and a Bachelors of Science from Cornell...more

Richard Griswold

Associate Provost and Dean of Students
Richard Griswold, Associate Provost and Dean of Students at the Boston Architectural College, holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. His BA is from Bennington College...more

Crandon Gustafson

Head, School of Interior Architecture
Crandon Gustafson is Head of the School of Interior Architecture at Boston Architectural College and a Member of the Faculty. His mission in education and design is the shaping of user's experiences through the application of data and creative methods...more

Don Hunsicker

Head, School of Design Studies

Karen Nelson

Head, School of Architecture
Karen Nelson is Head of the School of Architecture and a faculty member.  In 1994, Karen began teaching design studios at the BAC followed by theory seminars and faculty development courses...more

Diana Ramirize-Jasso

Dean of Graduate Studies, Director of Liberal Studies
Diana Ramirez-Jasso is the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Boston Architectural College, where she is also responsible for the curriculum in Liberal Studies and Design History, Theory, and Criticism...more

Education Directors & Managers

Aidan Ackerman

Interim Director, Design Computing, Faculty of Landscape Architecture
Aidan's professional and academic work has focused on the intersection of computer technology and the design process. He graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture...more

Michael Daniels

Director, Foundation Student Support

Kerri Frick

Assistant Director of Foundation Studios

Victoria Hallinan

Associate Director of Liberal Studies
Victoria received her doctorate in World History from Northeastern University in 2013. She holds a Master's degree in Comparative History from Brandeis University and served as a post-doctoral scholar at Boston University's Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning.

Heather Heimarck

Director of the Landscape Institute
With a background in fine arts, sculpture and community service, Heather brings a social and environmental ethic to the art of landscape design. She opened her own business, HighMark Land Design, following nine years of practice working with respected landscape architects...more

Dak Kopec

Director, Design for Human Health
Dak holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Psychology with a concentration in perception and design and two master's degrees, one in Architecture and another in Community Psychology. He has served twice as a Visiting Lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha...more

Susan Lewis

Library Director
Susan Lewis is the Library Director at the Boston Architectural College where she is responsible for the Shaw and Stone Library, which includes the Visual Resources Library; the historic Memorial Library; and the Archives...more

Manuela Mariani

Assistant Director of Foundation Studios
Manuela Mariani is Assistant Director of Foundation Studios at the BAC. She is responsible for supervising foundation design studios in the BAC's day program. She embraces teaching as a fulfilling means of giving back to the community by sharing her experiences and insights both as...more 

Luis Montalvo

Director of Media Arts

Robert W. Ogle

Director of Historic Preservation Studies
Robert W. Ogle is the Director of Historic Preservation Studies and Administrative Faculty in the School of Design Studies, Boston Architectural College. The college confers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Historic Preservation and serves the professional practice and....more

Shaun O'Rourke

Director of Sustainable Design Studies
Shaun O'Rourke is the Director of Sustainable Design at the Boston Architectural College. His responsibilities include directing and developing curriculum for the bachelors and masters programs in Sustainable Design at the College...more

Thomas Parks

Director of Distance Masters' Architecture
Tom Parks, AIA, grew up in northern New York State, received a bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the University of Rochester and the Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico. He continued his design education after graduate school working for Antoine Predock in...more

Lee Peters

Director of Foundation Studios
Lee Peters is a Massachusetts registered architect with 13 years of experience managing projects in wood-frame construction: single and multi-family housing, elder care facilities, agriculture buildings and artist studio...more

Ben Peterson

Director of Practice Instruction and Student Support
Ben Peterson is the Director of Practice Instruction and Student Support at the Boston Architectural College, where he is responsible for the development and delivery of a curriculum in Practice...more

Sheri Rosenzweig

Reference/Visual Resources Librarian
Sheri Rosenzweig is the Reference and Visual Resources Librarian at the Boston Architectural College. Sheri holds both a BFA in Painting and a Master's in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University...more

Johanna Rowley

Associate Director, Practice Operations
Johanna serves as the Director of Assessments within the Practice Department at the BAC. As part of a team dedicated to the experiential learning process, Johanna assists students in their professional development pursuits...more

Denise Rush

Director of the Undergraduate Program (Interior Architecture)
Denise Rush, IIDA, is the Director of Undergraduate Interior Design in the School of Interior Design at Boston Architectural College. Denise is a registered/licensed interior designer and a NCIDQ certificate holder...more

Kyle Sturgeon

Director of Advanced Architecture Studios & Technology Management
Kyle Sturgeon serves as Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology at the Boston Architectural College, a founding member of the Productive Collective - a Boston-based design collaborative - and Section Cut's Director of Development...more

Ian Taberner

Director of Masters' Thesis
Ian Taberner has a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute. He is the Director of Master's Thesis at the BAC. Ian believes we teach because we are still eager to know...more

Michael Wolfson

Director of Distance Masters' Thesis
Michael Wolfson is currently Director of Distance M.Arch Thesis. He has taught advanced level architectural design studios and advised thesis students for the past 15 years. In the Distance Program, in addition to directing the thesis program, he teaches the Graduate Research...more