The Boston Society of Architects’ AIA Women In Design Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Women in Design Award of Excellence: Luciana Burdi Intl. Assoc. AIA, CCM DDes ’03, Gina Ford FASLA, and Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA. 

Luciana is an architect and planner with almost 20 years of experience working and managing design and construction projects. She is currently Deputy Director for Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs Massachusetts Port Authority  In her role, Dr. Burdi is leading the shift of Capital Programs towards a more innovative, progressive, BIM and design technology-driven department. In addition Dr. Burdi co-chairs the BSA (Boston Society of Architects) BIM Roundtable and is one of the founding members of the Lean Construction Institute New England Community of Practice as well as part of the Leadership Committee for the AIA TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice). She is an active member of the NASFA (National Association of State Facilities Administrators), CURT (Construction Users Roundtable) and AGC of America.

The Women In Design award is presented in recognition of a person who has built one’s own life around design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and product, and who uses a position of achievement to give back to the world of design and to the community at large.