Rupinder Singh is a practicing architect at the Boston office of Perkins + Will. He has a varied experience in the design of large-scale laboratories, hospitals and performance spaces. His recent experiences include a biotechnology research center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an 800-bed hospital in Hangzhou, China, and a 840,000sf laboratory project in Cambridge, and a 60,000 seat FIFA stadium in Dubai, UAE. Rupinder was a NOMAS member from 1992-1995 and is delighted to be engaged with the organization again.
Being a people-person is one of her fortes. BréAnna’s knack for consistently keeping a positive outlook and incorporating her passion for design into her work enable her to bring team members together to build strong and lasting client relationships. She was drawn to pursue a career in architecture when she realized how much the built environment impacts daily life, from the retail stores people shop in to the homes that they live in. BréAnna is most passionate about how architecture can transform old into a new creation that augments the end user’s experience. Each day she is excited to have the opportunity to use her creativity to put a smile on someone’s face and make the world a better place through design. BréAnna studied architecture at Andrews University, which is where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees and is currently a designer at DREAM Collaborative.
LaRay 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.
BosNOMA President, Racquel Davey, sat down with Modelo to discuss Racquel’s unique approach and design philosophy. To read the full interview, see the link below:
Throughout his career, Horn has memberships in the American Institute of Architects, National Organization of Minority Architects. He is LEED Accredited, NCARB Certified, and holds an architecture license in California. Currently, Horn is Faculty and Director of Special Projects at Boston Architectural College, where he also serves as adjunct professor of architecture.
Horn’s experience cache includes an array of projects ranging from stadia to retail buildings. In 2002, he earned his B-Arch degree from the University of Southern California. He then earned an M-Arch degree from Syracuse University in 2005. Currently, he is a doctoral student at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he serves as Graduate Teaching Fellow and lead instructor of Project Link, an introductory outreach program for high school students. The breadth of his research have been featured as articles and paper presentations at prestigious institutions and refereed journals.
In 2012, he earned Educator of the Year by the American Institute of Architecture Students, bestowed at the AIAS FORUM. Additionally, Horn is a Harvard Graduate Consortium member at the Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jonathan Garland is an accomplished designer and Senior Associate at Arrowstreet. In his practice, Jonathan has worked on a broad range of building types from large scale mixed-use urban developments to nationally recognized institutional, cultural and civic projects.
Garland is currently the lead designer on several inner-city charter schools, including the KIPP Academy Boston Charter School in Mattapan (under construction) and the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Roxbury. He strives to forge a meaningful relationship between communities and the design team by incorporating everyone in the creative process. As a former board member for Roslindale Village Main Streets in Boston, he has worked on both sides of the design table to form more successful communities.
Garland works to strengthen the level of diversity within the Boston architectural community and advocates for social justice through design. He is the current co-chair of the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), whose goal is to engage a more diverse community of leaders and designers in the design profession.
Garland earned a bachelor of architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, where he has also taught design studios and led national competitions.
Chris McIntosh is a San Francisco Bay Area native who came to NOMA as a student at Boston Architectural College (BAC). He served as Treasurer, then Vice President, and finally President of the BAC NOMAS chapter. A highlight of his tenure came in 2011, where the BAC NOMAS team led by McIntosh earned 3rd place at the NOMA Student Design Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Now a BAC graduate, he serves as Secretary of the Boston Chapter of NOMA. McIntosh currently works as an Energy Planner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he helps implement and manage energy and water conservation projects in existing Massachusetts-owned buildings statewide. McIntosh is also passionate about equitable and accessible urban design, and affordable access to resources. With his background in architecture and career interests in planning, he hopes to complete a Master of Urban Planning in the near future and become a certified planner.