BAC announces new Director of Historic Preservation

Eleni Glekas, Preservationist and Urban Planner, takes on new role within School of Design Studies

Eleni Glekas

Eleni Glekas; Photo by Allison Postlethwait

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Eleni Glekas has been appointed Director of Historic Preservation within the School of Design Studies.

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 from the Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation (RLICC) at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

"It is an honor to be appointed as the Director of Historic Preservation at the BAC," said Eleni. "I have been part of the BAC community since 2012 as an adjunct faculty member and I am excited to broaden my role and provide vision, leadership and management to the Historic Preservation studies and within the College as a whole."

Prior to joining the BAC, Eleni worked as an urban planner at a boutique real estate development company in Charleston, SC, where her projects were located in the city's historic city center. She also spent several years in New York City working as a preservationist and project manager for a variety of clients. In 2008, Eleni was awarded a position in the US/ICOMOS International Work Exchange Program where she traveled to Lithuania to work as a preservation planner for Lietuvos Paminklai, Lithuania's equivalent of the National Parks Service. Since then Eleni has also worked in India and Jordan on heritage based planning and documentation projects for DRONAH and UNESCO.

As Director, Eleni will take leadership over graduate and undergraduate programs in Historic Preservation. The BAC offers both a Bachelor of Design Studies degree and a Master of Design Studies degree specializing in Historic Preservation within the School of Design Studies.

Please join us in welcoming Eleni to her new role at the BAC.