Member Bio: LaRay Brison

laraybeditedLaRay Brison was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BA of Architecture and Urbanism with a concentration in Landscape Studies from Smith College. During Brison’s undergraduate career she researched slums conditions in the Americas, Africa, and India as well as helping to create innovative furniture for her studio class. Brison believes architecture can help solve many of the world’s ills and her life mission is to create healthy sustainable communities. Brison is a Master’s Candidate for Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architecture College, an Intern in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development with Chief John Barros, serves on the Mayor’s Young Adult Council, she’s assisting Dr. Atyia Martin and the Mayor with 100 Resilient Cities Boston Strategy, and is also studying to be an Urban Farmer with the Urban Farming institute.


hackathon-flyerBoston Architectural College will be having their annual Hackathon on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10am-5pm. Hosted by the BAC NOMAS chapter, Hack the “T” will be a hack that concludes with a design charette on the theme of the MBTA public transit system.  Topics include info graphics, stops/station design, and the proposal for a new high speed/express line. For all those interested, be sure you stop by the Beehive (Room 100) at the BAC for this event!



The 2016 NOMA conference will be held in Los Angeles, October 12th – 15th.  This event brings together professionals, students, and others from different disciplines to network and cultivate relationships. The theme this year is “Express Yourself – Unleashing the Power of Diverse Design”. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this amazing opportunity! For more information, click here.


Arrowstreet – Boston

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

Real Estate Director – Real Estate Director CSNDC 3 19

Project Manager – project manager csndc 3 19

designLAB architects

Project Designer

Click here to visit their website.

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)

Resident Engineer (Clerk of the Works) – Boston, Central, West, Cape and Islands, and others

Office of General Counsel, Boston

Office of Finance and Administration

Office of Facilities Management and Maintenance

Office of Planning, Design and Construction

Office of Real Estate

Hinton Labs, Boston

Fenway CDC

Real Estate Director – fcdc real estate director 4 9 19

Fenway CDC currently owns 409 units of rental housing. They have developed additional homeownership and other properties. Fenway CDC is preserving 148 units and aggressively pursuing new development opportunities.

The Real Estate Director should bring at least five years of work in affordable housing development or related real estate development or finance, and a passion for community based development. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: .

See for more information.

Joy Street Design

Intern Architect

Just-A-Start Corporation

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Resident Engineer, Capital Delivery – mbta-resident-engineer

Programs Controls Scheduler

Project Coordinator, Capital Delivery – mbta-project-coordinator

Senior Project Manager – Bridge & Tunnel Inspection

Senior Project Manager – Bridge

Structural Engineer

Train & Signals Engineer

Other Project Manager Positions

Chief Customer Experience Officer- Boston MAThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is seeking a Chief Customer Experience Officer to join our leadership team and help transform the end-to-end customer journey of our passengers. Reporting to the General Manager, this person is responsible for improving the daily experience of MBTA riders and working to ensure a reliable, safe and pleasant experience for all of the MBTA’s ridership.  This role will work heavily with MBTA leadership and all departments that have any customer interaction to provide a comprehensive and consistent approach to serving our customers and develop a customer focused approach to daily MBTA operations.  In addition, this role will be responsible for leading all customer communication and marketing efforts, working with the Customer Technology department to develop innovative ways to interact with MBTA riders, and utilizing various metrics to both identify areas that need improvement and measure overall customer satisfaction. To learn more about this fantastic opportunity, please visit:

The Director, Direct Category Management- Boston MA : The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is seeking a Director of Direct Category Management to provide leadership to influence and strategically procure the MBTA’s Fleet (buses, trains, commuter rail cars, trolleys and ferries), Major Equipment and CAPEX , Overhauls and all associated parts and services by building and implementing effective category management strategies to optimize MBTA’s direct spend, and drive transformation efforts. The ideal candidate will possess: 1) significant experience leading direct category management departments; 2) credible technical and commercial knowledge and expertise across a wide range of direct technical spend categories; 3) a consistent track record of delivering superior results in a complex organizational setting; 4) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders and unlock barriers to value and 5) The vision and implementation skills to institutionalize best in class procurement processes, talent and systems. To learn more about this great opportunity, please visit:

The Director, Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Category Management- Boston MA : The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is hiring a Director, Strategic Sourcing & Indirect Category Management to provide leadership to influence and strategically source a wide range of spend by leading strategic sourcing initiatives, developing strategies to optimize MBTA’s indirect spend, and driving transformation efforts. The ideal candidate will possess: 1) significant experience leading strategic sourcing projects and indirect category management contracts and agreements; 2) credible knowledge and expertise across a wide range of indirect spend categories; 3) a consistent track record of delivering superior results in a complex organizational setting; 4) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders and unlock barriers to value and 5) the vision and implementation skills to institutionalize best in class procurement processes, talent and systems. To learn more about this great opportunity, please visit:

PMIS Director- Boston MA : The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is hiring a PMIS Director to oversee the administration of the Program Management Information System (PMIS).  Reporting to the Senior Director of Capital Program Controls, this person will be the primary contact for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to maintain system level configuration and will be responsible for the support of both internal and external users. As the enterprise-wide e-Builder implementation will affect all aspects of MBTA capital projects, the PMIS Senior Manager will be highly responsive and able to prioritize end user requests in the best interest of MBTA. The PMIS Senior Manager will liaise with the MBTA leadership and end users to implement required global (account) level, major program level, and/or project level modifications which could include data fields, reports, dashboards, forms, workflows, templates, and other.   To learn more about this great opportunity, please visit:

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Program Manager for Positive Train Control – Program Manager – PTC

Program Manager for the Red/Orange Line – PM Red-Orange

District 4 & 5 Internship – Seasonal Maintenance Internship : To apply go to and follow the “External Applicants” link.


Construction Coordinator IV

Resident Engineer (Clerk of Works)

Compliance Officer I

Program Coordinator I

MASS Design Group

Current Openings


Mid-Level Architect

Specifications Writer

Interior Designer

Perkins Eastman

Architectural Designer

Senior Architect

Project Designer

Shepley Bulfinch

Shepley Bulfinch is seeking an interior designer to join their practice who thrives in a highly creative and collaborative environment.  Responsibilities include participation in all phases of a project including but not limited to conceptual design, space planning, architectural interior detailing, development of finish and furniture concepts, and writing furniture specifications.  Knowledge of lighting is a plus.  See the link below for more details and to apply.

Steffian Bradley Architects

Architectural Graduate (Boston, MA) – steffian-architectural-graduate-boston-office

Interior Designer – steffian-interior-designer

Project Architect – Science & Technology – steffian-project-architect-science-and-tech

Project Architect – Healthcare – steffian-project-architect

Architectural Graduate (Enfield, CT) – steffian-architectural-graduate-enfield-ct

Urban Edge


MIT NOMAS Meeting with Phil Freelon

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (MIT) Chapter of NOMAS will be holding a meeting on Friday, May 6th starting at Noon in the Room 10-401 of the Rogers Building. Phil Freelon, of The Freelon Group, will be in attendance.


When: Friday, May 6th

Where: MIT, Rogers Building, Room 10-401

Time: 12 PM, Noon


MIT School of Architecture and Planning

337, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

BOSNOMA’s Gerard Georges to Speak at MedEd

DSC03943_HeadshotGerard Georges will speak at the third annual MedEd Facilities Conference which will be held on April 26-27 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA. Georges session, entitled “Designing for Rapid Response, Ebola and Future Infectious Diseases” will be on Tuesday, April 26 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa put in sharp focus the lack of a coherent strategy for addressing infectious disease outbreaks. Fear and confusion around the crisis resulted many potentially preventable deaths. It also highlighted the importance of a systematic approach for designing facilities that can quickly be constructed to support the rapid response necessary to address such outbreaks, specifically in resource-limited settings. Before contemplating possible solutions, it is critically important to assess existing clinical protocols, infrastructure and protective measures currently in place within a particular healthcare system. Likewise, it is important to understand local construction practices, available materials, regulatory requirements, procurement processes and security issues. Finally, a broad awareness of potential infectious diseases and general risk mitigation procedures should be determined.This session will discuss strategic responses to this crisis by healthcare providers, governments, and non-governmental agencies, detailing a prototype for a standardized Triage Unit that could be built with local labor and materials and implemented at multiple locations.

For more information about the conference, registration and events, click here.

Social Equity in the Built Environment

Social Equity has long been conceptualized as the third (and often last) leg of a triple bottom line sustainability stool.  While LEED has driven environmental concerns to have equal footing with economic ones, we are just at the beginning of developing tools that allow us to measure and examine social equity results in a similar way.

This special event will include presentations from Francis Janes – director of the JUST Organizations labeling program for ILFI, Shawn Hesse – co-author of the new LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits, and Tony Ransom – Past President of the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) discussing the importance of a focus on social equity in design, construction, and operations of our buildings, communities, and our organizations.

When: April 4th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30

Where: Milk St, 15th Floor
                Conf Room “Aristotle”
                Boston, MA 02109
                United States

For more information and registration:

Hack To Map The Gap

The Harvard GSD African American Student Union will be hosting the Hack To Map The Gap Hackathon on Saturday, April 2nd at Gund Hall from 1:30 to 6:30. Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology at Harvard University will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free and open to the public.

For more information and to register click here or see the flyer below.