Sarah Macdonald serves as the Chapter Director and is responsible for overall administrative coordination and the operation of the ICAA’s New England chapter as well as acting as the central communication link between the Board, Chapter, its committees and the National ICAA office in New York. She works alongside the Board in maintaining the chapter’s brand and furthering the mission of the ICAA. Sarah is a graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and has been working as a marketing and communications professional focused on nonprofits and cultural organizations for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with nonprofits, museums and galleries. Sarah lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, two little boys and a lazy labrador retriever.
David Andreozzi, AIA
David Andreozzi, an award winning architect, started Andreozzi Architects in 1988 specializing in historically based residential architecture; expressive of its sense of place, attentive to its detail and proportion, and timeless in its beauty. Commissions exist from Commonwealth Avenue, to the shores of New England, to the Bahamian Islands.
David has spent six years on the national board of the AIA’s Custom Residential Architects Network, CRAN concluding as 2014 National Chairman. In that role David opened up communication with the National ICAA in a effort to develop an alliance between the two organizations. At CRAN David spearheaded CRANtv, a new series of videos intended to educate the public on the importance of hiring an architect, to help the public understand the value of the architectural process, and to give the public tips on finding the most qualified architect for a project. Videos are hosted on the CRANtv YouTube channel.
David lives in Bristol RI, half way between Providence and Newport, where he served on the local historic district commission as chairman for years. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, David is the son of a second generation carpenter, contractor, and developer. He grew up working construction sites specializing in carrying junk to the dumpster and over time graduated to framing, fine carpentry, bidding, drafting, and running complex jobs, which eventually led to furniture design/building at RISD. David continued with his education at Shope Reno Wharton in Greenwich, CT in the mid eighties.
Sally Wilson, ASID
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Sally holds a bachelor of arts (major in English literature, minor in art history) from Northwestern University and a bachelor of interior design from the University of Florida College of Architecture. She has studied art and architecture in Europe as well as the decorative arts at the prestigious Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
Sally began her professional career in Florida and in 1979 came to Boston and worked with a prominent architectural firm in Cambridge, Mass. In 1983 she founded Wilson Associates, a full-service interior design firm; 13 years later she joined forces with John Kelsey to launch Wilson Kelsey Design. Her years of creating identities for corporate offices instilled a deep understanding of details, project management and construction processes, which enhances the residential design work she specializes in now. She is an avid reader, museum-goer, and a classical pianist with a penchant for Chopin. After raising (or launching, as she says) her son, she became active in ASID and served on the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter. Sally has given many lectures, has taught design at the college level, and has appeared on TV several times. Her work has been showcased in the Boston Globe and has appeared on the cover of several New England design magazines. You can see Sally's work on her website.
Jason Harris initially partnered with Greg Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi design, a landscape architecture firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the fall of 2000 to develop an ambitious business plan focused on a customer intimate model of management marrying outstanding design with disciplined “best practice” business principles. Recognizing the opportunity for a successful and permanent collaboration, Jason joined the firm in 2001 to manage all aspects of the business including: Client Services, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance Operations, and Project Management.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and marketing from Babson College. He is co-owner with Greg of Parterre Garden Services, a company launched in 2001 to handle the aftercare aspect of the landscape architecture business.
David Brussat is the director of the Architecture Here and There blog, where he champions the classical revival at the expense of modern architecture. For a quarter of a century he did the same as the weekly architecture critic for the Providence Journal. Since his departure in 2014, he has written and edited for clients. His first book, about architecture and change, called Lost Providence, was published by The History Press in August 2017. In 2002, he won an Arthur Ross Award for his architectural writing, and he has been on this chapter’s board since 2007. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, based in London since the time of Benjamin Franklin, who was also a fellow. David was born in Chicago, grew up in the District of Columbia, and has resided in Providence since 1984. He lives with his family on the city’s East Side.
Susan Close grew up in Boca Raton, Florida and returned to Massachusetts where she received a B.S. in management. Susan is principal with her husband Carl Close of Hammersmith Studios, an architectural metal studio in Newton, Massachusetts.
Eric Inman Daum, AIA
Eric Daum is a partner in Merrimack Design Associates LLC, Architects, a firm specializing in the practice of traditional residential architecture and historic preservation. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Urban Studies from Columbia and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Upon completion of his Masters' Degree, he interned in the office of noted American classical architect, John Blatteau, in Philadelphia.
Eric's passion for classical architecture was nurtured in his a native city of Providence, Rhode Island. Though a long-time New Yorker, he now lives and practices north of Boston. He served as founding President of the New England Chapter of the ICAA from 2005 through 2009. He is also a member of the Design Review Board in Andover, Massachusetts. He has taught design at the Boston Architectural College and has lectured at Build Boston, The Traditional Building Conference, The Providence Preservation Society and at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America in New York. Prior to joining Merrimack Design Associates, Eric served as Design Director at The Classic Group in Lexington.
Dan K. Gordon, ASLA
Dan is a professionally licensed landscape architect with a practice in Wellesley, MA. He was born and raised in the Boston area, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. He received his Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1986.
Dan has received numerous design achievement awards, including his work on the Central Artery Project, two Boston Society of Landscape Architects Merit Awards for residential design, a design competition for the University of California Davis Arboretum, a Tucker Design Award for design excellence with stone, and a Prism Award for design excellence. You can view Dan's work on his website.
Michael Gray is the Senior Architect and Managing Director of the multidisciplinary firm, Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, Inc. Mike joined Carpenter & MacNeille in 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience in the field, including all facets of the design process for historic preservation, renovation, new custom-residential and light commercial projects. Part of the senior management team, Mike directs a staff of eight Architects and Designers and serves as primary contact for new design opportunities for the firm. He has been the lead Architect on signature C&M homes, including OakLedge (2006-2009), the Chrysalis Award winning, Chubb’s Hill (2008-2009), and Red Roof (2012-2014) and has been recognized in several publications including House Beautiful, This Old House magazine, Northshore Magazine, Northshore Home, New Old House, New England Home, Ocean Home and The Boston Globe.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Salem State University. Mr. Gray is a licensed architect in MA, ME NH, NY, RI and CT, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mike is a member of the AIA, BSA & NCARB and is past President of the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club.
Aaron Helfand, AIA
Aaron Helfand is an associate with Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc. in Boston. He has been a board member for the New England ICAA chapter since 2009 and chaired its Bulfinch Awards committee in 2012. He has also been involved in the chapter's educational initiatives, teaching an introductory course on Classical Architecture for the Boston Architectural College. You can see Aaron's work on his website.
Robert Orr , FAIA, FCNU, FSY
Robert Orr is a national award-winning architect and urban planner and one of the originators of the New Urbanism, which aims to create affordable, sustainable, mixed-use, walkable, mixed-income and prosperous communities. His collaboration with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk on the first such community at Seaside, FL in 1982 was honored by Time Magazine as "...the most astonishing design achievement of its era and one might hope the most influential." Robert’s firm furnished more than 4,000 hours of mostly pro-bono planning and architectural services to storm-ravaged Gulf Coast Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. A practitioner, professor, lecturer, and writer, Robert lives with his wife and four children in New Haven, CT.
After dropping out of college in 1972, Stephen Payne, worked in a woodshop in New Mexico. He then moved back to Boston where he worked at Downes Millwork, where the main focus was short runs of 19th century reproduction standing and running trim. When that business sold, he moved first to another Boston shop owned by the Dixon Brothers, where he built cabinets and made sash and doors, and then to the West coast.
After a couple of years of cabinetwork and construction in the Los Angeles area, Steve again returned to Boston to join with his brother Tom and Oliver Bouchier, to found Payne/Bouchier. The threesome started out as a woodshop that fabricated and installed custom architectural millwork. In the mid-1980’s they began to expand from a custom woodshop to a full service General Contractor: Payne/Bouchier, Inc., Fine Builders.
Project Executive at Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders
After a first career working as a scientific advisor on Natural History documentary films, Lee moved over to the dark side and joined Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders in 2004. She is a project executive with a portfolio including both new construction to historically authentic restorations.
Michael J. Tartamella, AIA
Michael is a Senior Associate at Patrick Ahearn Architect in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Michael is a member of the Boston Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. In addition, he has obtained a NCARB certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Michael’s professional experience includes both commercial and residential projects and has worked with architectural firms in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. prior to joining Patrick Ahearn Architect over 12 years ago.
John Tschirch is an architectural historian, writer and teacher specializing in the architectural and social evolution of historic houses and landscapes. He is an instructor in design history for Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, which awarded him the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award. John received his M.A. (1986) in Architectural History and Historic Preservation from the School Architecture at the University of Virginia. From 1986 to 2013, he served the Preservation Society of Newport County, first as Director of Education and later as Director of Museum Affairs and Architectural Historian, overseeing the curatorial, conservation, education and research activities at the organization’s eleven historic house museums and gardens. His publications include the article “The New Thing at Newport: The Tiffany Glass Wall at Kingscote ” for The Magazine Antiques (January 2013), the essay “Newport Cottages” in the Encyclopedia of New England Culture (Yale University Press, 2005), “The Breakers: The Evolution of a Beaux Arts Landscape in Newport, RI” in the Journal of the New England Garden History Society (1999) and “Newport” in Parisian Palaces of the Belle Epoque (Paris, 1992). John is an avid cyclist and works on architectural photography. He is presently writing a historical fiction novel based in late 17th century France that is rich in the architecture, gardens, food and fashion of the period.
Michael Tyrrell, ICAA New England Board Member Emeritus, is an award-winning designer with thirty years of experience in the Architecture, Planning and Urban Design profession. An educator-advocate, his past efforts with the Institute include planning and guidance for tours of New England’s larger cities and their civic landmarks. A graduate of the Boston Architectural College, he holds a Master of Design Studies Degree from Harvard University, majoring in Real Estate and Urban Development.
An urban visionary with a passion for civic design awareness, Michael has teamed with numerous local civic and environmental-advocate groups such as the Boston Society of Architects, WalkBoston, and The Boston Preservation Alliance. He is a co-founder of the Fort Point Neighborhood Association; assisting in formalizing that neighborhood’s official designation by the city as a Boston Landmark District. Michael returns to the ICAA New England Board to help plan new tours and programs within a traditionalist-design and urban development milieu. A native of Fairfield, Connecticut, Michael currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.
Leslie-jon is a senior interior architectural designer at the firm of Hamady Architects LLC and a major contributor in design and illustration of the firm’s award winning projects with twenty years of practice and teaching. Her work has focused on projects in Virginia, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Boston and Dubai, U. A. E.—several of which having received the ICAA’s Stanford White Award and the Bulfinch Award, as well as the Palladio Award. Since 2013 Leslie-jon has been working on the interior restoration and design of the Ames-Webster Mansion in Boston, including research and documentation of the mansion’s original design, and the craftsmen and artisans who created its Gilded Age splendor.
Leslie-jon is an instructor in a range of programs for the ICAA, including a two-day conference at the Ames-Webster Mansion, the 2016 Gallery Sketching course at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the 2016 inaugural Paris Drawing tour. During the seven years she served on the faculty of Boston Architectural College, teaching Residential Construction, design studio, and illustration, Leslie-jon created a study abroad program in France for Residential Interiors and Decorative Arts students.
Her design work has been featured in Boston Magazine and New England Home Magazine. Her interior watercolors have been published in “An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Classical Details” by Philip James Dodd. Leslie-jon travels to France several times each year to study architecture, design, drawing and painting. In addition, through her design firm, VITRUVIA, Leslie-jon offers clients inspired interiors in the Classical tradition.
Isabela Tiñana Diaz - Social Media Subcommittee
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Isabela holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Alfonso X el Sabio University and a Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism degree from the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of Madrid Architects’ Association (COAM), The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) and the American Institute of Architects.
Sheldon Richard Kostelecky RA, 2014 - 2016
John P. Margolis AIA, 2009 - 2014
Eric Inman Daum AIA, 2005 - 2009
- Rosemary Battles Foy
- Oliver Bouchier
- Kenneth Castellucci
- Thomas Catalano
- Carl Close
- Nick Daveline
- Jan Gleysteen
- Kahlil Hamady
- Patrick Hickox
- Steven Judge
- Sheldon R. Kostelecky
- Gregory Lombardi
- John P. Margolis
- Donald Powers
- Gary Restaino
- Teresa Silverman
- John Tittmann
- Michael Tyrrell
- Sandra Vitzthum
- William Young
Sheldon Richard Kostelecky, 2017
Jonathan Nelson, 2016
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