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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 had 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 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 Glick

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 is currently deputy director for education and training at Action for Boston Community Development, Boston's largest anti-poverty organization. Previously, 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

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 '80s was a driving force behind implementation of the BAC's Interior Design Certificate program...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.

Julia Halevy, Ex-Officio

Boston Architectural College
Julia Halevy is Acting President & Provost of the Boston Architectural College. She received her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College and her Doctor of Pedagogy, with highest distinction and honors, from the University of Florence, Italy, where she lived for more than twelve years. Julia has also completed advanced training in family and cognitive/behavioral therapies and is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts...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.
Richard L. Martini, '84
The Fallon Company
Richard L. Martini, executive vice president at The Fallon Company, actively oversees the development of projects from initial concept and budgets through planning, design, approvals, construction, opening, and operations. His expertise is mixed use projects with complex design, budget, and coordination challenges. He joined the Fallon Company in 2002 and is a partner in several company development projects...more.

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, a 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.

Jay Philomena

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 and international design firms including GHK, KlingStubbins, and Burt Hill, where he was responsible for leading design and 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 JD 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, US 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.)

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.