BAC Announces Board of Trustees Chair Marc Pelletier

BAC Board Chair Marc W. Pelletier

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce Marc W. Pelletier as the new chair of the Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the announcement of the 125th anniversary of The Boston Architectural College.

Marc Pelletier is a business development and marketing professional in the built environment marketplace whose work with clients provides innovative ways to establish and expand their work through understanding marketing trends, identifying the right opportunities, and developing strategic relationships.

"Marc has committed himself to advancing the BAC's mission and providing leadership and support to the College wherever needed," remarked President Ted Landsmark. Marc's service on College committees reflects his commitment to our success, most particularly in governance and fundraising."

Marc has served in a leading role on the Institutional Advancement Committee since 2006. Marc has also planned and led the annual retreat for governance for the past years, and served on task groups from 2009–2011 that developed the new strategic plan for 2012–2107. He is a longtime member of the Nominations Committee and served on the Governance Task Group, which crafted the new set of Boston Architectural College by-laws adopted on February 24, 2012.

"My marketing strategies helped firms to sustain themselves through the recent downturn, and I am now applying those strategies, as chair of The Boston Architectural College Board of Trustees, guiding The Boston Architectural College through its 125th Anniversary year. I am happy to be building a base of philanthropic volunteers to support the next generation of design professionals," said Marc. "Design schools usually don't teach the marketing skills that students need as entrepreneurs, and my mentoring helped BAC students achieve an 85% employment rate for recent graduates."

Since 1968, Marc Pelletier has developed a multi-faceted career that has always been centered on design. He first worked as an apprentice to a builder on Martha's Vineyard, who was a designer, painter, and sculptor and who taught Marc to always focus on detail, light and shadow, and especially craft.

Marc is an alumus of the BAC and has previously worked at Anderson Notter Finegold (now Finegold Alexander & Associates) and also with AJ Martini. As a member of the community, Marc has participated in a number of business organizations in various roles. He is affiliated with the Society of Marketing Professionals, where he served as co-chair of the Programs Committee, treasurer, vice president, president, and co-chair of the 2005 Northeast Regional Conference. He continues to participate in the Society on a national level, serving as a juror and team leader in design competitions.

From 2005–2007, Marc was charter director of the Professional Women in Construction, CT Chapter. His affiliation with the Construction Institute in Connecticut included his service as co-chair of the 2001 Facilities Expo and Conference. Marc has supported Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and was a North Atlantic corporate member of the SCUP Culture Task Force from 2003–2005. Marc is a member of the Boston Society of Architects and has made presentations at Build Boston (now ABX) and the SMPS Education Series.