- Article by Tili Bensley-Nettheim
After a long search Woods Bagot has announced Maureen Mitchell Boyer, AIA, as the new San Francisco studio chair.
With over 25 years of professional experience in the commercial and institutional sectors, Boyer is a recognized leader in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her expertise encompasses both adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new buildings for clients that include Apple, Forever 21, Westfield, Cypress Equities, Hudson Pacific, Carrefour and Wilson Meany.
Boyer comes to Woods Bagot from AECOM, where she was director of architecture. In a previous leadership role at Gensler, she codirected the firm’s São Paulo practice, expanding business in Latin American. Her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture is from the University of California, Berkeley.
“In addition to her outstanding design pedigree, one of Maureen’s many attributes is her cultural sensitivity,” says Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis.
“We are thrilled to welcome her to Woods Bagot and to put the leadership of the San Francisco studio in her capable hands.”
Boyer’s appointment is the culmination of a number of strategic hires Woods Bagot has made across the practice’s three North American studios. Vivian Lee, FAIA, is the studio executive director in New York; Christiana Kyrillou, AIA, leads the Los Angeles studio; and now Boyer takes charge in San Francisco.
“I’m delighted to join the Woods Bagot team,” says Boyer.
“I’ve long been a fan of the firm’s strong portfolio of built projects the world over, and am eager to set to work with this incredible team of talented and passionate individuals.”
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