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Faculty Leadership

Deans and Faculty

Maria Bellalta

Maria Bellalta

Dean and Faculty, School of Landscape Architecture
Maria Bellalta is the Dean and Faculty of the School of Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelors of Arts...more.

Len Charney

Len Charney

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

Richard Griswold

Richard Griswold

Associate Provost and Dean of Students
Richard Griswold is Associate Provost and Dean of Students at the Boston Architectural College. He 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

Crandon Gustafson

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

Don Hunsicker

Don Hunsicker

Dean and Faculty, School of Design Studies

Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson

Dean and Faculty, School of Architecture
Karen Nelson is the Dean and Faculty of the School of Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. In 1994, Karen began teaching design studios at the BAC followed by theory seminars and faculty development courses...more.

Diana Ramiriz-Jasso

Diana Ramiriz-Jasso

Associate Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies
Diana Ramirez-Jasso is Associate Provost and 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 and Managers

Aidan Ackerman

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 master's degree in landscape architecture...more.

Michael Daniels

Michael Daniels

Director, Foundation Student Support

Kerri Frick

Kerri Frick

Assistant Director of Foundation Studios
Kerri Frick is an Assistant Director of Foundation Studios at the Boston Architectural College. She is a registered architect with practice experience in Washington DC and Boston. Prior to her arrival at the BAC, Kerri was a designer at Schwartz Silver Architects in Boston...more.

Eleni Glekas

Eleni Glekas

Director of Historic Preservation
Eleni is a preservationist and urban planner with experience both in the US and abroad. She holds a master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites....more.

Victoria Hallinan

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.

Dak Kopec

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...more.

Susan Lewis

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

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...more.
Luis Montalvo

Luis Montalvo

Director of Media Arts

Thomas Parks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Wolfson

Director of Distance Master's 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.