Academic Specialist & Co-Director, Summer Design Studio
Alyson works as an architect, urban designer and design educator in the Boston area. She manages an independent design practice and consults for Utile, Inc., where she worked as a Senior Project Manager for several years. Prior to founding her practice and working at Utile, Alyson designed and managed urban planning and architecture projects at Chan Krieger Sieniewicz (now NBBJ) and at SmartArchitecture in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has also worked at Flavin Architects in Boston and at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects in Portland, Oregon and in Washington, D.C.
Alyson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in architectural history, and she received a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for “an affinity to leadership, willing service for the school or department, and promise of real professional merit through attitude and personality.”
Alyson has taught undergraduate design studios at Northeastern since 2010 and is currently a director of the Summer Design Studio. She has also served as instructor and critic at Wentworth, BAC, and GSD.