Maurice N. Finegold

Maurice N. Finegold


Principal Emeritus

Licensed to practice in 17 states, Moe has been responsible for a wide range of challenging projects, including restoration and reuse of historic buildings, new structures and urban planning across the United States. As Moe has often stated, “No building intimidates us.” He focused his creation of spaces on the people that would inhabit them, always with an eye for details that speak to a time and place. Committed to design excellence, Finegold Alexander, under Moe’s stewardship, has been recognized close to 200 times for innovative projects, both large and small.

Moe’s remarkable investment in architectural education and the broader design field lies in his numerous achievements: he is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Boston Architectural College and was only the sixth person to receive the prestigious Edward S. Frey Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Religious Architecture. Moe earned his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and his Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Boston Architectural College
IFRAA Edward S. Frey Award Recipient
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Fellow of the Society for the Arts, Religion & Contemporary Culture

Boston Society of Architects

American Institute of Architects, Member of the Committee on Justice

Society for College and University Planning

League of Historic American Theaters

Interfaith Forum on Religion, Arts and Architecture (IFRAA)

New England Holocaust Memorial Foundation

Downtown North Association

Board of the Boston Architectural College from 1994-2008, Chairman of the Board from 2000-2004, former Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, Trustee Emeritus

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects


Interfaith Forum on Religion, Arts and Architecture (IFRAA)

Boston Society of Architects

AIA Rhode Island

Justice Facilities Review

AIA Memphis


Jewish Community Center, Munich, Germany

Holocaust Memorial Frankfort, Germany

Speaking Engagements
Need to Know

Who is your hero? Jose Luis Sert

Best family vacation? Houseboating on the St. Lawrence River with my wife, 4 sons and dog

What motivates you to work hard? Creating spaces that uplift the human spirit