Anselone, Berry and Shields Ives Promoted to Principal
Promotions include Gerofsky to Senior Associate, Finance and Colburn and Udy to Associate
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — 9/19/2016 — Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that Ellen Anselone AIA, Rebecca Berry AIA, and Regan Shields Ives AIA, have been promoted to Principal in recognition of their contributions to leadership and design excellence. They join Senior Principals Maurice Finegold FAIA, James Alexander, FAIA and Principals Jeffrey Garriga, AIA and Tony Hsiao, AIA, in an exciting evolution of our firm’s commitment in continuing the legacy established by its founders: to preserve and enhance places and spaces through innovation, inspiration and transformation of the built environment.
Each of the Principals, while having broad expertise across the spectrum of the firm’s work have a particular role and responsibility. Ellen Anselone leads the public library and independent school practice areas, Rebecca Berry leads higher education and directs the firm’s sustainable practice initiatives, and Regan Shields Ives leads our public school and cultural projects, and oversees the in-house mentoring program. Jeff Garriga and Tony Hsiao continue to provide leadership in their areas of focus, state and federal work and private development, respectively.
The firm has also recognized Alan Gerofsky, Comptroller, with a promotion to Senior Associate; Clair Colburn, AIA and Aaron Udy, AIA were appointed to Associate, all in recognition of their continued growth in management, technical achievement and developing leadership.
Ellen Anselone, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, has been promoted to Principal. Anselone has been involved with a range of historic restoration, adaptive use, and new construction projects. She is currently working on projects for the J.V. Fletcher and Stoughton Public Libraries along with a number of private development projects including: The Lucas and The Boulevard. Ellen is leading a team for the new Hangar Adaptive Use project at Union Point. She is a registered architect with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects, CREW Boston, and she leads the firm’s membership with the Association for Independent Schools New England. Ellen is a resident of Milton, Massachusetts and is actively involved in a number of Town committees. She holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Roger Williams College. When not at the office, she enjoys traveling, biking, hiking and skiing with her family.
Rebecca Berry, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, has been promoted to Principal. She has worked on a variety of higher education, public and private institutional projects, including synagogues. Her current work includes transforming the Boston University Castle into the new Alumni Center, the Eliot Innovation School in the North End, and Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA. She is a registered Architect with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Boston Society of Architects. She is a former co-chair of the BSA Women in Design Mentoring Committee and a former member of Americorps. While with Americorps and as an independent volunteer, she served as a designer and construction supervisor with Habitat for Humanity in the United States and in eastern Europe. Berry holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When not at the office, she can be found on the hiking trails or the ski slopes at Cannon mountain with her husband and two children.
Regan Shields Ives, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, has been promoted to Principal. She has worked on a variety of public school, higher education and private institutional projects. Her current work includes the transformation of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Old Chapel into a student and faculty event space, the preservation and restoration of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and the conversion of the former St. John the Evangelist Church to condominiums on Beacon Hill. She is a registered Architect with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Boston Society of Architects. Shields Ives is a member of the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance Board of Directors and serves on The Trustees of Reservations Advisory Counsel. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Master of Architecture from The University of Pennsylvania. When not in the office, she likes to spend time with her husband and son outdoors near the ocean.
Alan Gerofsky, Comptroller, has been promoted to Senior Associate. Gerofsky has more than 42 years of financial experience, and manages all of the firm’s financial activity. He has held financial management positions with multiple organizations, including Peabody & Brown and Wrightson Typographers, Inc. He graduated Cum Laude from Bentley College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a past-president of Temple Adath Sharon, and in his free time he is a basketball referee for local teams. He is the consummate Red Sox fan.
“Ellen, Rebecca, and Regan’s new Principal roles acknowledge their continued dedication and excellent work over many years at Finegold Alexander Architects. We are proud of their contributions and look forward to their continued leadership,” said Jim Alexander, Senior Principal. “Alan Gerofsky has been integral to our strategic planning and his leadership has ensured our firm’s success. We are also excited to congratulate newly appointed Associates Clair Colburn and Aaron Udy,” said Moe Finegold, Senior Principal.