Bethany Lundell Garver, AIA, NCARB, is Dean and Faculty of Practice and Director of Applied Learning at the Boston Architectural College. She leads college-wide efforts to connect education with practice through reflective assessment and experiential learning initiatives including the CityLab Intensive program. Her research and teaching focuses on urban design, community engagement, design pedagogy, and professional practice.
Beth holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, along with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Interior Architecture, both magna cum laude, from Auburn University. She has been elected to several board leadership positions, most recently for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Boston Society of Architects AIA chapter.
As a licensed architect, Beth has over 15 years of professional experience in architecture, urban design, and planning. She is founder of BLG Architecture LLC, a transdisciplinary research and design studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Greater Boston, Beth worked with Rafael Viñoly Architects in New York and San Francisco managing large laboratory and healthcare projects from design through completion, including numerous years of full-time on-site construction administration supervision.