Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, proudly announced today that Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, president of Shepley Bulfinch, has been selected to chair the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Large Firm Round Table (LFRT). Carole’s term as chair commenced on October 15, 2016 at the AIA LFRT Fall 2016 meeting in Cuba.
Founded in 1984, the LFRT is an independent entity organized to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of mutual interest to large firms. The LFRT mission is to further the special and unique interests of large firms, both national and international, by working together as an independent body as well as with and through the AIA. In order to join the LFRT, firms must meet a minimum of 150 total staff members, including a minimum of 50 registered architects who are also members of the AIA. The LFRT meets twice annually, in fall and spring, in rotating locations.
Carole is the fifth chair since the LFRT was founded and the first woman elected to this position. The LFRT currently includes 56 firms collectively representing 30,000 employees and approximately 70 billion dollars in construction value. Shepley Bulfinch joined the LFRT in 1997 and Carole has been a member since becoming president of the firm in 2004. In her role as chair, Carole will serve a term of two years. The areas of current focus include legal, financial, human resources, information systems, and sustainability. As chair, Carole will help the LFRT explore leadership development, innovation in the architectural industry, diversity, and grooming of the next generation of architects.
Carole’s career as an architect has focused on the convergence of learning, teaching, and research environments, with a long-standing commitment to sustainable design. In addition to the LFRT, Carole serves on the board of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), the Design Futures Council, and the Board of Trustees of both the Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston Architectural Center. Carole is active in a number of organizations, including Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL); Educause; the BSA’s Women in Design program; and the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP), as well as the author of several published papers and a frequent presenter at industry events. Carole holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor in Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center, an honorary Master of Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center, and an honorary Doctorate of Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. In 2008, Carole was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA.
About Shepley Bulfinch
Shepley Bulfinch is a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation. With offices in Boston, Houston, and Phoenix, the firm provides architecture, planning, and interior design solutions for leading institutions in academics and healthcare, as well as urban development and civic organizations. Practicing design that is an elegant synthesis of aesthetic, physical, and cultural influences, Shepley Bulfinch strives to advance design by sparking a dialogue with clients who are leading change in the built environment. For more information, please visit www.shepleybulfinch.com or follow us on Twitter at @ShepleyBulfinch.