Name: Rebecca Berry
Job Title: Associate, sustainability team leader
Firm Name and Location: Finegold Alexander+Associates, Boston
Age: 37
Professional Credentials: AIA, LEED AP
Education: Dual BS, MArch, MIT

Leads teams overseeing projects ranging from historic renovation to multifamily housing to university buildings. Currently handling $70 million master plan ($40 million in construction costs) for the Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, Encino, Calif.

Heads firm’s sustainability efforts, including 40,000-sf Fall River (Mass.) Justice Center (LEED Silver) and transitional housing complex Project Hope (LEED Silver).

Earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees (art and design, political science) and a Master of Architecture from MIT.


Member, Boston Society of Architects Committee on the Environment.

Board of directors, MIT Crew Alumni Association.

Led volunteer efforts/supervised construction of 18 units for Habitat for Humanity in Boston, Alabama, Georgia, and Romania.

Off the Clock:

Avid Skier. Favorite locales: Cannon/Mittersill Ski area (N.H.), Alta (Utah), and Vail, Colo.

Favorite movie: “A Clockwork Orange.”

Was thisclose to becoming a constitutional lawyer.

Secret Life:

Accomplished English handbell ringer.


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