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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.

Interested in joining the 2018 gala committee? Let us know!

  • Act as an ambassador for the 2018 Spring Gala and The Boston Architectural College at large.
  • Attend monthly Gala Committee meetings. Meetings take place on campus at the Boston Architectural College or you can participate by phone.
  • Show your support of the event by purchasing tickets, or sponsoring the event.
  • Each committee member will be tasked with a specific focus based on their interests:
    • Sponsorship Solicitor: Find new sponsorship prospects, solicit sponsorships, and thank sponsors post-event.
    • Network Connector: Promote the Gala within your personal networks, encourage guests to purchase tickets, and ensure there are philanthropic and notable guests in the room.
    • Auction Solicitor: Solicit donations for the auction. We are seeking donations of luxury goods, fine art and décor, and exclusive experiences.


2017 gala committee

Taniya Nayak (Co-Chair)
Howard Elkus (Co-Chair)
Jon Andersen-Miller
Sara Bourque
Kevin Costello
Griscel Diaz
Constance Kolman

Beth Lundell Garver
Michael Morris
Michael Nedeau
Marc Pelletier
Jay Philomena
Felice and David Silverman
Brien Tal-Baker