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Shepley Bulfinch appoints new Board of Director: Evelyn Lee, FAIA

Shepley Bulfinch appoints new Board of Director: Evelyn Lee, FAIA

The new appointment supports the firm’s growth as an architectural and interior design leader

By Shepley Bulfinch | April 24, 2024
Shepley Bulfinch appoints new Board of Director: Evelyn Lee, FAIA
Shepley Bulfinch appoints new Board of Director: Evelyn Lee, FAIA

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm announced the appointment of new Board of Director member Evelyn Lee, FAIA as an outside director. With this new appointment, Lucia Quinn has stepped down from the firm’s Board, after serving many years as an outside board advisor and then as an outside director. Quinn chaired and was part of the compensation committee during her time on the Board and had a key role in forming the board as it is today.

“Our Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Evelyn Lee,” said President and CEO Angela Watson. “Evelyn joins a diverse group of voices dedicated to charting a path forward in a time of change in the architecture profession. With her breadth of experience beyond the architecture industry, Evelyn brings a strategic view to a quickly evolving world in design, technology, and workplace.”

Lee is an architect turned tech entrepreneur who blends her design background with a passion for innovation. As an angel investor, startup advisor, and fractional COO, she helps drive growth for architecture firms, embracing new ways of practicing. Lee is the founder of Practice of Architecture and hosts the Practice Disrupted podcast with over 50,000 listeners globally. A sought-after speaker and Architizer columnist, she provides insights on integrating technology, leadership development, and better business operations within the architecture practice. Lee also champions inclusivity as an advisor for Women Defining AI, inspiring architects to push boundaries and redefine what's possible. Lee served as the first-ever female Treasurer to the AIA National Board in 2020-2021 and was recently elected to serve as the 101st President of AIA National in 2025.

About Shepley Bulfinch 
Shepley Bulfinch is a national architecture and design firm with studios in Boston, Durham, Hartford, Houston, and Phoenix. Founded in 1874, the firm has a notable legacy of challenging convention, pioneering visionary design ideas, and collaborating with clients who seek to drive measurable change. Shepley Bulfinch architects and designers are regarded for their expertise in tackling complex projects, especially in education, healthcare, and urban development. For more information, visit shepleybulfinch.com


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