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Arrowstreet Senior Associate Emily Grandstaff-Rice was chosen by the Boston Society of Architects Women in Design Awards Committee as a recipient of the Women in Design Award of Excellence.

Other recipients include Dr. Luciana Burdi of Massport and Gina Ford of Agency Landscape + Planning. The honor recognizes individuals who have built one’s life around design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and product, and who use their position of achievement to give back to the world of design and to the community at large. The recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 6th at ABX19.

Emily has been essential to the success of Arrowstreet’s recent K-12 projects as the project manager for schools in Mattapan, Harvard, and Acton-Boxborough where she is involved in the planning, design, and community engagement.

Her leadership role as a board member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) includes chairing the Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee which has accomplished significant policy and cultural change within the Institute over the last four years. Emily was integral to the publication of the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice and changes to the AIA Code of Ethics recognizing equitable practice. She is also a liaison to the AIA Sustainability Leadership Group which advances the conversation around the architectural profession’s role in urgent climate change action and sustainable practice.

Nominated by Arrowstreet Associate Gabriela Baierle, Emily was recognized for her mentoring role within Arrowstreet, the BSA community, and the construction industry at large. In her nomination package, 2019 AIA President William Bates wrote, “Emily is a wonderful role model for future generations of our profession. Her vision of a better profession that is open and serves all provides a clear path for others to follow. Her accomplishments as a visionary extend well beyond the physical walls of her designs… [She] has been a voice of insight, resilience, and clarity in her untiring work.”

Learn more about the event here.

Topics: ABX, equity, Awards, AIA, Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Honors, BSA, Women in Design