Goals
Experience

Professional Experience

From a professional perspective I am a licensed architect and have had my own firm since 1981. We specialize in short- and long-range hospital planning projects. Although still active, I have scaled back, leaving me the time to dedicate to the Planning Board. Many of my hospital projects have involved planning beyond the boundaries of the project site. I have worked closely with abutters, residents and merchants, community groups, fire and police, and zoning and building departments. I also have had to familiarize myself with many zoning, building, and other regulations, which are different for each of the jurisdictions I've worked in. All of these skills help me as a member of the Board. My objectives as a Planning Board member are straightforward. I would like to complement the existing board with architectural expertise that currently does not exist.

Applying Experience to the Board

In my role on the Planning Board I address the specifics of the projects being presented. I use my expertise to ensure that each proposal is thoroughly evaluated as to its appropriateness and local, state and federal regulation compliance. Some of the issues that I personally supported are the new high school, the community/senior center and open space including walking and bike trails.

Background

  • Licensed architect for 36years

  • Started own firm 30 years ago

  • American Institute of Architects

  • Boston Society of Architects

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

  • One year term as Associate Natick Planning Board

  • Presently full member Natick Planning Board