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Shepley Bulfinch appoints new board of director

Women Owned Architect Company

A new appointment that supports the firm’s growth as an architectural and interior design leader.

(April 22, 2024) 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. 

Shepley Bulfinch’s employee representative on the board also transitioned. Rebeccah Eldridge, AIA, LEED AP, succeeds Katie Chambers, AIA, LEED AP in this role. The employee representative seat on the Board is intended to expose more individuals to the Board while also providing an employee voice on the Board. Eldridge serves as a non-voting Board member for a non-renewable one-year term and was elected by the firm through a majority vote.


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