Creative Director, Sasaki
His critical writing frequently appears in regional and national publications. Barash has served as editor of a weekly magazine, overseeing coverage of design culture, including architecture, landscape, and urban design. He has worked with major civic organizations, where he convened urban planners, visual artists, designers, philanthropists, and civic leaders to implement creative placemaking initiatives, such as the largest work of public art in Chicago’s history. He has developed programs, including lectures, exhibitions, and awards, which engage public audiences.
Learning and Development Lead, C Space
She was responsible for leading all administrative aspects of the Lowell Institute School including system and process mapping and design; performance analysis and reporting; project planning, scheduling, oversight and evaluation; short-term and long-term goal development; and execution of operational and strategic plans. Leah worked closely with program directors, academic deans, office staff, and enrollment and marketing staff. She is also a part-time instructor for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, teaching strategic human resources management and leading teams. She recently completed the Northeastern University Doctor of Education program, with a focus in Higher Education Administration.
Director of Engagement, Brandeis University International Business School
In her role at Brandeis University International Business
School, Katie seeks to connect “World Ready” graduate students with enriching experiential learning opportunities and acts as an advocate for corporate partners seeking to engage with the Brandeis community.
Senior Vice President, Bozzuto Development Company
Prior to joining Bozzuto, Lauren worked at The JBG Companies, where she served as a Vice President of Development responsible for the underwriting, design, entitlement, construction and delivery of nearly 1M square feet of urban multifamily projects.
Lauren graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and from Columbia University with a Master of Business Administration with honors. She sits on the board of the Design Museum and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute among other real estate industry organizations.
Solutions Architect and Product Strategist
Currently, Sarah works as a Solutions Architect and Product Strategist with clients interested in leveraging their own data to create value, where she designs data architecture frameworks and custom software platforms. As a former Accenture consultant, she brings an expertise in thoughtful solution design and inventive ideas. Sarah graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor in Business Administration and Finance and from Babson College’s F.W. Olin School of Business with a Master of Business Administration. Outside of her professional career, Sarah enjoys making ceramics and spending time with her “little sister” through the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister program.
New England Division Manager, RMF Engineering
Throughout his career, James has developed an expertise in high performance sustainable design and maximizing building occupant health and wellness. James uses this to focus on delivering a collaborative and customized engineering design approach that fully integrates with the Owner and Architect’s design intent.
Design is something James enjoys not only as an engineer, but in his everyday life as a tool to connect with others. James sees design as a vehicle to provide goodwill, inclusiveness, education and improve the lives of others. Design Museum is an organization that James is excited to be part of and contribute to positive change, learn and connect with talented individuals with similar purpose.
Director of Marketing & Account Operations, KPMG
In this role, he is responsible for finding new and creative ways to grow KPMG’s brand in the region and creating unique opportunities that lead to greater connectivity with their clients in the region. Prior to KPMG, Shawn led the business growth function for Essential Design (now part of PA Consulting), where his team managed the relationship with Design Museum Boston.
Director, Fidelity Labs
Asha’s background includes several years in the entertainment industry (where she worked with Viacom Productions, New Line Cinema, and JWT) and more recent stints in management consulting and entrepreneurship. She’s a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.
Managing Director, Workplace Experience & Strategy, Transwestern Consulting Group
His expertise includes portfolio, occupancy and workplace strategy; building appraisal; and workplace performance measurement, having informed real estate and workplace decision-making for public and private sector organizations for more than a decade. He is currently the Managing Director of Workplace Experience & Strategy for Transwestern Consulting Group where he uses tangible data to help tenants, landlords, owners, and investors make better informed, more confident and reliable real estate decisions, influencing the ways space is provided, occupied, and managed.
After graduating Washington University in St. Louis, Adam’s passion for the role of design in problem-solving was nurtured across advertising, innovation, and strategy firms such as Zipatoni, Redscout, and JWT. Prior to joining Transwestern, Adam led client engagements with the workplace consultancy, DEGW, and the architecture firm, HOK. When he’s not talking about change and its impact on people and place, you’re likely to find him tending the garden with his wife and two daughters in Larchmont, NY.