BAC Alumna Launches New Architecture Firm

Jeannie Pierce Thacker ’11 leads firm specializing in life sciences and technology

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Boston Architectural College alumna Jeannie Pierce Thacker, who graduated with a Master of Architecture degree in 2011, has launched a new architecture firm named TRIA, located in Boston's Seaport District. Jeannie, principal, and her colleague Sherwood Butler, managing principal, founded the firm to serve the nearby life sciences and technology companies.

Both Jeannie and Sherwood bring extensive experience to their new roles. Jeannie was formerly with Perkins + Will and Signer Harris Architects, and has an extensive background working with life sciences clients. She also brings real world scientific experience to the firm, having held research positions at Harvard Medical School and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

"Ultimately, the measure of our success is in our clients' success," said Jeannie, talking about the new firm. "Our principal-driven approach puts our leadership team at the table with client decision-makers, enabling direct, honest, and open dialogue throughout every stage in the process."

TRIA aims to integrate innovation into every project, and to create beautiful, practical solutions to their clients' challenges. The firm's work is rooted in science and focused on enabling clients' growth. With plans to serve clients primarily in the Cambridge and Greater Boston area, TRIA is backed in part through a strategic investment by DPS Engineering, based in Framingham, MA.