Rebecca leads Finegold Alexander’s higher education, institutional and religious practice areas. She is also Finegold Alexander’s Director of Sustainability, promoting sustainable design practices, conversations and reviews firm wide. Rebecca’s long history of volunteerism and civic engagement attests to her passion for serving people and their greater communities, whether they be mission-driven organizations, schools, or other entities. She earned a BS in Art & Design, a BS in Political Science and Master of Architecture, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she received the Alpha Rho Chi medal, a national award in recognition for service. In each of her endeavors, Rebecca focuses on client service and on providing the best possible design solutions that adhere to the budget and schedule concerns of each client. When not in Finegold Alexander’s offices, meeting with clients or on a job site, you might find Rebecca on the ski slopes with her family, either here or out West.
Boston Society of Architects, Secretary
Boston Society of Architects, Past Board Secretary
Boston Society of Architects, Past co-chair of Women in Design Committee
Boston Society of Architects, Civic Policy Task Force
Boston Society of Architects Foundation, Board Member
American Institute of Architects, Governmental Affairs Committee
Society for College & University Planning
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
U.S. Green Building Council
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lecturer in Professional Practice (Fall 2019, 2020)
"Op-ed: Founders would reject Trump architecture order, and so should we," in Boston Business Journal, March 2020
"Out of the Shadows and Into the Light," in High Profile, February 2020
"Everything I Learned About Learning in Kindergarten," in High Profile, February 2019
CREW Boston 2021 Panel: “How the New Energy Code is Changing: Project Planning and Design”
ABX 2020 Panel: “Who Belongs? An Architect’s Role in Equitable, Inclusive design”
MBLC 2020 Building Literacy: Public Library Construction Podcast Series: "Designing for Sustainability: An Interview with Finegold Alexander Architects"
MBLC 2020 Roundtable Discussion: "Designing Libraries for a Pandemic"
Favorite recipe? The kind it takes days to make and then a lazy evening to share with friends: Fresh bread, multiple bottles of red wine, duck confit, ragu and homemade pasta come to mind. Pardon me while I head to the kitchen….
What makes you laugh? My kids' all-too-matter-of-fact view of the world…
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Laura Dern. She’s tough as nails while still being human!