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Core Faculty

Diana Ramiriz-Jasso

Diana Ramirez-Jasso

Provost, Full-Time Faculty Member in the History and Theory of Design
Diana Ramirez-Jasso is Provost and Full-Time Faculty Member in the History and Theory of Design at The Boston Architectural College, where she is also responsible for the curriculum in Liberal Studies and Design History, Theory, and Criticism...more.

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 Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor 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 Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's in teaching from Antioch College, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell...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.

Education Directors and Managers

Aidan Ackerman

Aidan Ackerman

Director of Digital Media
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 Fiorillo

Michael Fiorillo

Director of Sustainable Design
Michael Fiorillo, AIA, ASLA, is the Director of Sustainable Design at The Boston Architectural College. He has been a member of the BAC faculty for over 10 years, overseeing the development of students from their first year through graduation...more.

Nicole Gaenzler

Nicole Gaenzler

Faculty in the School of Landscape Architecture
Nicole Gaenzler teaches design foundation and advanced interdisciplinary studios. Educated as an architect and a landscape architect, Nicole brings a strong interest in interdisciplinarity to both her teaching and her design work...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

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...more.

Vaughn Horn

Vaughn Horn

Faculty and Director of Special Projects
Throughout his career, Vaughn has held memberships in the American Institute of Architects, National Organization of Minority Architects. He is LEED accredited and NCARB certified. His experience cache includes an array of projects from stadia to retail buildings...more.

Dak Kopec

Dak Kopec

Director of 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.

Beth Lundell Garver

Beth Lundell Garver

Director of Foundation Instruction in Practice
Beth Lundell Garver is a registered architect and director of the CityLab Intensive program at The Boston Architectural College. She joined the College as Director of Foundation Instruction in Practice in 2014 and has since served as faculty...more.

Manuela Mariani

Manuela Mariani

Assistant Director of Foundation Studios
Manuela Mariani is Assistant Director of Foundation Studios at The Boston Architecture College. She is responsible for supervising foundation design studios in the BAC's day program...more.
Luis Montalvo

Luis Montalvo

Director of Media Arts

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 studios...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.

Denise Rush

Denise Rush

Director of Undergraduate Interior Architecture Program
Denise Rush, IIDA, is the Director of Undergraduate Interior Architecture in the School of Interior Architecture at The 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 Master's 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.