Christina Oliver, '90

Christina Oliver ’90, of Oliver Interiors, LLC.

Christina earned a Certificate in Interior Design from the BAC in 1990 after a 15-year career in social work. In 1991, she opened her own interior design practice, Oliver Interiors, LLC, which she continued until her retirement in 2018.

Oliver Interiors, LLC served the residential market, working collaboratively with architects and artisans to design stylish, functional spaces that reflected clients' tastes and needs. Christina's designs were featured in a variety of publications, including This Old House Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine. Her work was also featured on HGTV and on local television programming.

Christina has held leadership positions in several professional organizations. She was a founding member of the International Interior Design Association (New England Chapter) Business Leaders Forum and President of the New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE).

She served for many years as a board member and then president of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition (MIDC), culminating in the passage during her presidency of the first law recognizing interior designers as design professionals in Massachusetts.

In 2010, she was honored by the BAC Alumni Association with the Distinguished Alumni in Practice Award. In 2011 she won ASIDNE's Annual Design Competition Award for her residential kitchen entry. In 2012 she was selected by ASIDNE to receive a Design Excellence Award citing her numerous residential projects; her dynamic collaboration with architects, artisans, and families in search of best solutions to residential design problems; and her work in the Boston interior design community. She was selected as a Distinguished Mentor or "Middie" by Design New England Magazine in 2012 and in 2014, Christina took part in the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Future Vision. "Visionaries" from throughout North America were brought together to describe the future of interior design in preparation for the development of quality standards for educating entry-level designers. In 2014 she was inducted into the New England Magazine's Design Hall of Fame.

Christina has been involved with the BAC as a thesis representative, a member of the Interior Design Advisory Board, and a mentor to students. She served on the Alumni Board from 2014 to 2018 and was president of the Alumni Board from 2016 until the spring of 2018. In addition, she was on the Alumni Council Transition Team working with Institutional Advancement to develop a new Constitution for the BAC Alumni Association. Her father, Peter Blake, FAIA, was chairman of The Boston Architectural Center from 1975 to 1979.