David Manfredi, Sponsorship Co-Chair
A founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects, David has been privileged to work with industry leaders from across the country on a diverse portfolio of planning and building projects. During his career, he has planned vital new urban neighborhoods, recast tired retail precincts into 21st-century main streets, the edges of universities from barriers into connective seams with adjacent neighborhoods, urban research parks into lively innovation districts that support the collaborative imperatives of today’s science and technology, and obsolete manufacturing and warehouse buildings into active places that have become the heart of vibrant urban neighborhoods. From the game-changing life science research center, The Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, to some of our country’s most iconic “people places” such as The Grove in Los Angeles at every scale, in every context, David’s mission is to create common ground that brings people and communities together. David is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Boston Architectural College.
Judy Nitsch, Sponsorship Co-Chair
Judy Nitsch is founding principal of Nitsch Engineering, Inc., a 100+ person firm headquartered in Boston, and with offices in Washington DC and Worcester and Lawrence, MA. Established in 1989, the firm has provided civil, structural, and transportation engineering; land surveying; planning; green infrastructure consulting; and GIS services on projects in 20 states and five countries. She is vice chair of the Board of Trustees at The Boston Architectural College, a trustee of Eastern Bank, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of its Real Estate Development Committee. Judy was the 2014 national president of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women). She is a past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE, and the Society of Women Engineers – Boston Section. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the ULI Boston/New England Advisory Board.
taniya nayak, Event Co-Chair
Shortly after attending Boston Architectural College for her master’s in interior design, Taniya’s design style and upbeat personality landed her first television gig on ABC Family’s Knock First. Since then, Taniya has made a household name for herself by appearing on HGTV, Food Network, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Good Morning America & The View, and as a regular guest on Rachael Ray. In 2005, Taniya started her own design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC, and has developed an impressive range of clientele, from restaurants to condo developments, to high end residential including Back Bay Harry’s, Abby Lane, Central, The Poynt, Tavern & Table, Bostonia Public House, several new Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse locations, and the new construction home of Bruin’s Patrice Bergeron. Taniya continues to support the BAC and its mission as a proud employer of BAC students, in addition to sitting on the Interior Architecture Advisory Committee.
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