Boston, MA According to The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) Josiah Stevenson FAIA, principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates (LWA), began his term as 2017 BSA president.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Stevenson joined LWA in 1986 and became a principal in 1998. While at the firm, he has led the design of several award-winning civic and community projects in Boston and beyond. Stevenson is considered a particularly successful designer of complex renovations and additions.
From 2006 to 2011 Stevenson taught a professional development seminar entitled “The New American Courthouse” at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education Program. He is the author of several articles on courthouse design and was the main author and project manager of Commonwealth of Massachusetts Courtroom Design Guidelines Report. Stevenson recently sat on the designer selection panel of the Mass. School Building Authority. He serves on the Town of Cohasset Alternative Energy Committee.
A member of the BSA since 1987, Stevenson previously served on the BSA’s Honors and Awards Committee as both chair and member, and on the Harleston Parker Committee, a group charged annually with selecting the “most beautiful building in Boston.”
During his term as BSA president, Stevenson will focus on promoting dialogue with public agencies about the architect selection process and other opportunities to enhance design excellence throughout the public and private sectors. He is also interested in strengthening the ties between the profession and greater Boston’s six accredited architecture schools.
For a full list of the BSA’s 2017 leadership, visit architects.org/about/board-directors.