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Vicki AdjamiVicki Adjami
Communications via Design, Principal and Creative Director Since founding Communication via Design in 1993, Vicki Adjami has become a recognized leader in theield of visual communications, bringing vast multi‐industry experience to each and every project. As both principal and creative director at Communication via Design, Vicki’s highest priority is insuring that each solution communicates the client’s objectives while demonstrating the highest level of visual integrity. She accomplishes this through a collaborative design process and by building consensus among clients, external stakeholders, internal teams, and outside resources throughout the project lifecycle.

Under Vicki’s leadership, Communication via Design has launched brand and marketing campaigns for companies such as State Street Corporation, Liberty Mutual, Gilbane Building Company, and non-profits such as The Dimock Center, The Greater Boston Food Bank and the JFK Library Foundation. Vicki served as an adjunct professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Lesley University College of Art & Design. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip ChenPhilip B. Chen AIA, LEEP AP
Ann Beha Architects, Principal and President 

Philip Chen's innovative design for new and historic structures has brought distinction and honors to his academic, cultural, and civic projects. His clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the US Department of State, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Philip Chen is a member of the School of Architecture Advisory Council at Northeastern University, and has been a Guest Critic at Northeastern University, the University of Houston, and Tulane University. He holds a Master of Architecture Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Philip has led lectures for the AIA and its chapters, the Society for College and University Planning, and the New England Museum Association.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie ReidLeslie Reid
Madison Park Development Corporation, Vice President of Programs

Leslie Reid has dedicated her nearly 25 year career to affordable housing, commercial and community development, in both the private, public and non‐profit sectors. She is currently the Vice President of Programs at Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), which is among the oldest and largest community development corporations.

The mission of MPDC is to foster a vibrant, healthy Roxbury neighborhood that supports the well‐being and advancement of the community. MPDC is a leading developer of affordable housing among the nonprofit sector.

Leslie’s previous experience includes 14 years with community development corporations in Boston, where her roles have included the oversight of asset management, acquisition, planning, financial feasibility, financing, design and construction for residential, commercial and mixed‐use properties in a community-based setting. Her other experience includes recapitalization and preservation of public and federally assisted housing, underwriting, financing and program development in various roles with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership Fund and Recap Real Estate Advisors.

Leslie is a long-time resident of the City of Boston and has served on the boards of the Curley School in Jamaica Plain, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, HomeStart, the City of Boston Employment Commission, the Childcare Investment Fund and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Steering Committee.
 

Nancy WelshNancy Welsh
DLA Piper, Associate

Nancy Welsh focuses her practice in the area of real estate. She works on a wide range of transactional real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and leasing of commercial properties. In addition to her transactional practice, Nancy leverages her Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree in her work on land use and development matters.

Prior to attending law school, Nancy served as an investment analyst for a college endowment. She began her affiliation with the Alliance as an Intern then a Young Advisor.  

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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#SaveMyBoston

The imminent closing of the beloved Doyle's Cafe got us thinking about the idea of legacy businesses. We want to know what Boston businesses you think are neighborhood-defining.

Detrimental: Preservation Advocates Ask MGH to Reconfigure Expansion Plans to Spare Three West End Buildings

Preservation advocates are imploring Massachusetts General Hospital to reconfigure its expansion plans to avoid demolition of three historic West End buildings, reports Dan Murphy of the…

Beer + Mortar: Another Round

BEER + MORTAR: A WALKING TOUR

Seven Magical Places in Boston

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6th Annual Libations for Preservation

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Libations for Preservation

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

An Interview with Boston Artist Karen McFeaters

Karen McFeaters is a Boston-based painter whose work features locations around the city that highlight…

Tracing Queer History in Boston

The architecture of a community goes far beyond buildings.

Roger Webb and the "Democratic Donkey"

Roger Webb was the founder of the Architectural Heritage Foundation and…

Beer + Mortar: A Walking Tour

Save the date for Beer + Mortar, a walking tour through Dorchester and Roxbury led by Matthew Dickey of the Alliance and HBI.…

EVENT: COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE NORTHERN AVENUE BRIDGE

The City of Boston invites you to a Community Meeting on the Northern Ave Bridge

Monday, June 3, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM…

Announcing our 2019 Preservation Achievement Award Winners

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The state gets a $98M cut of GE's sale of its property in Fort Point. Where should that money go? Shirley Leung at the Boston Globe says the obvious answer is rebuild the Northern Avenue…

31 Things to do for Preservation Month

May is National Preservation Month which gives us a perfect excuse to show off our beloved historic city.

Advocacy ALERT: National Register Threatened

Advocacy needed to OPPOSE a rule change to undercut the National Register of Historic Places

EVENT: 2019 Annual Meeting of Members

Please join us for our Annual Meeting | Registration is closed, but walk-ins welcome! 

EVENT: The Restoration of The Mother Church

Boston Design Week Event
Boston Design Week March 27-April 7 2019

EVENT: YA Meet and Greet with Cocktails!

The Alliance's Young Advisor's Board is seeking new board members for 2019! Every year, the YA's get together for mid-winter cocktails and this year you're invited!

Call for Nominations for the 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards

The Boston Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for our 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards! 

 

Less than Boston

The closing of Durgin Park (1827) following upon Jacob Wirth (1868) last year reminds us that Boston’s unique character comes from more than just architecture.

Marty Misses the Mark With Citgo Veto, says Banker & Tradesman Editorial

"An icon of the Boston skyline was very nearly protected against the city's current rapacious development culture- but then the mayor stepped in."

Marty Misses the Mark With Citgo Veto, says Banker & Tradesman Editorial

"An icon of the Boston skyline was very nearly protected against the city's current rapacious development culture- but then the mayor stepped in."

Walsh vetoes Citgo Sign Landmark designation, Sign to be moved

Mayor Walsh, Citgo, Related Beal (the developer of the site), and Boston University release a statement: 

Walsh vetoes Citgo Sign Landmark designation, Sign to be moved

Mayor Walsh, Citgo, Related Beal (the developer of the site), and Boston University release a statement: 

EVENT: Community Meeting on the Northern Avenue Bridge

The City of Boston invites you to a

Community Meeting on the Northern Ave Bridge

Meet our newest Young Advisors

The Young Advisors is a board of developing professionals whose role is to expand and amplify the Alliance’s mission of protecting places, promoting vibrancy, and preserving character.

The Alliance Looks to the Future at Milestone Event

On Monday, October 22, the Boston Preservation Alliance hosted the 2018…

Opening Remarks at the 30th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

Opening Remarks: Chris Scoville, Board Chair
Preservation Achievement Awards and 40 30 10 Celebration 
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Announcing the Winners of the Preservation Bucket List!

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary year, the Alliance launched a special social media campaign: The Preservation Bucket List photo competition.

EVENT: Preservation Achievement Awards & 40 30 10 Celebration

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Alliance, the 30th Anniversary of the Awards, and the 10th Anniversary of our Young Advisors Board.

EVENT: Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery

Join the Alliance Young Advisors for a stroll through Mount Auburn Cemetery, the oldest rural cemetery in the US.

It’s time to have your say on the Citgo sign’s future

The debate over the future of the Citgo sign is still quietly grinding on.

It’s time to have your say on the Citgo sign’s future

The debate over the future of the Citgo sign is still quietly grinding on.

The Preservation Bucket List + Photo Competition

The Alliance is turning 40 this year!

September 7: Deadline for eligibility forms for Fall 2018 Community Preservation Funds

Boston has an estimated $20 million in annual funds to support capital projects in historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and green spaces.

SOLD OUT! Libations for Preservation

Thank you for your overwhelming interest and support for preservation in Boston! This event is sold out.

Citgo sign here to stay, but maybe not surrounding buildings

Developer Related Beal on Tuesday went before the Boston Civic Design Commission to submit its updated plans to redevelop buildings on Commonwealth Avenue near Deerfield Street.

Citgo sign here to stay, but maybe not surrounding buildings

Developer Related Beal on Tuesday went before the Boston Civic Design Commission to submit its updated plans to redevelop buildings on Commonwealth Avenue near Deerfield Street.

Citgo sign here to stay, but maybe not surrounding buildings

Developer Related Beal on Tuesday went before the Boston Civic Design Commission to submit its updated plans to redevelop buildings on Commonwealth Avenue near Deerfield Street.

Boston, here's the chance to make Northern Avenue Bridge a real destination

Boston's urban planners and placemakers have an opportunity to make the Northern Avenue Bridge, now a rusting relic in Fort Point Channel, a postcard-worthy destination that draws in…

The Northern Avenue Bridge is being replaced, and the city is debating just who will be allowed to use it

It has been nearly four years since anyone could walk across the old Northern Avenue Bridge, and two decades since you could drive across it.

Alliance Included in National Best Practices Report

The Boston Preservation Alliance was included in a 2018 national report regarding best practices for public outreach and education to build a knowledgeable, engaged, and activated…

Defending Fenway’s Heritage

Emily Kahn, Boston Preservation Alliance Intern

Defending Fenway’s Heritage

Emily Kahn, Boston Preservation Alliance Intern

Announcing the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners!

As neighborhoods change over generations, it's important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance.

Announcing the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners!

As neighborhoods change over generations, it's important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance.

Announcing the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners!

As neighborhoods change over generations, it's important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance.

Announcing the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners!

As neighborhoods change over generations, it's important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance.

Announcing the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners!

As neighborhoods change over generations, it's important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance.

Announcing the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners!

As neighborhoods change over generations, it's important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance.

EVENT: Instagram Tour: Historic Breweries of Jamaica Plain

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Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns

The Boston Preservation Alliance offers internships to graduate and undergraduate students to help train the next generation of preservationists by providing hands-on experience in the…

City Council Awards First Batch of Boston Community Preservation Funds

Boston City Council voted on Thursday, June 21, to approve the first batch of Boston Community Preservation funding requests.

City Council Awards First Batch of Boston Community Preservation Funds

Boston City Council voted on Thursday, June 21, to approve the first batch of Boston Community Preservation funding requests.

EVENT: Ladder Blocks Walking Tour

You’re invited to a special preview for Alliance and Boston By Foot members. The Ladder Blocks Walking Tour will take place on Sunday, May 20, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: Preservation in Perpetuity: An Overview of Preservation Restrictions

Boston has a wonderful mix of historic buildings and sites, from stately row houses to 3-deckers, churches to commercial blocks.

EVENT: Preservation, Powered by PechaKucha

The Young Advisors of the Boston Preservation Alliance are hosting a PechaKucha night on Tuesday, May 15 at The Algonquin Club of Boston.

Director of Advocacy, Alison Frazee, recognized with highest honor at 2018 Tsongas Awards

The Alliance had an impressive showing at Preservation Massachusetts’s 30th Annual Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards Dinner held on May 9 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

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Does the three-decker have lessons for us today? 

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The Alliance Appoints New Board Chair and Elects New Board Member

The Boston Preservation Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Scoville as a new Board Chairman and the election of Sean Geary to the Board of Directors.

Alliance Celebrates 40 years, Looks Forward at 2018 Annual Meeting

The Boston Preservation Alliance is hosting its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at historic Old South Church at Copley Square.

Density Done Right: Examples from Boston and Barcelona

By David Nagahiro, AIA, LEED AP

7 Buildings Living Their Best Second Lives

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Paramount Theatre and the Boston Opera House Honored for Their Remarkable Makeovers

Last week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Thank you to all our corporate members, including: