Finegold Alexander Designated WBE
Published in High Profile
Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects, under the new leadership of Rebecca Berry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, president, AIA; Ellen Anselone, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president; Regan Shields Ives, AIA, LEED AP, secretary; and Jeffrey Garriga, AIA, LEED AP, treasurer, announced that the firm has been certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).
The commonwealth of Massachusetts grants the designation of WBE to businesses that demonstrate majority ownership and control of daily management and operations by women.
The new leadership is expected to continue pushing the envelope to make existing buildings as green as possible, “preserving our heritage and our planet for future generations.”
“Achieving WBE certification and being recognized by Preservation Massachusetts with the Tsongas award are two great honors for the leadership team,” said Berry. “This recognition marks a turning point and is an indication that the architectural profession is evolving towards a more equitable and inclusive profession for future generations to come. This truly is the beginning of an exciting new era for the firm.”
The leadership team was also awarded the prestigious 2018 Tsongas Award for The Next Generation leaders in preservation.
“Finegold Alexander has long been supportive of equity and diversity; over 50% of our current employees are women. The firm seeks out talented designers and architects from a range of educational institutions and backgrounds. We believe that design talent comes in many different packages and that the importance of diverse voices in the conversation cannot be overstated. The firm works hard to mentor and provide pathways for leadership for all employees,” said Shields Ives, who oversees hiring and the in-house mentorship program.
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