Regan is a Principal and studio leader for Finegold Alexander’s educational and cultural projects. She is passionate about design for education and creating spaces that are welcoming, safe, and supportive of students, teachers and administrators. Regan is a true consensus builder, leading school communities and large stakeholder groups to collaborative and cost-effective solutions. She is also an advocate and thought leader in restoring and preserving our historic buildings, including adapting them for new, contemporary uses. Regan is an active member of the Boston Preservation Alliance where she serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. She is past President for the New England Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments. Regan serves on the Boston Society of Architecture Honors and Awards Committee and is a member of the BSA Women’s Principal Group. Regan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Architecture and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University.
Association for Learning Environments, Past President of New England Chapter
Boston Preservation Alliance, Vice President of Board of Directors
Boston Society of Architects, Honors and Awards Committee
Boston Society of Architects, Women in Design, Former Mentoring Committee Co-Chair
Boston Society of Architects, Women’s Principal Group
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Society for College & University Planning
The Fenway Alliance
"Adaptive Use to Accelerate in 2021," in High Profile, December 2020
"Remote Learning - Tablets and Zoom are not Collaboration Spaces," July 2020
"Uniting Communities Through School Design," in School Business Affairs and Spaces4Learning, November 2019
“Thinking Inside the Box,” in School Planning & Management, May 2018
“UMass Old Chapel A New Campus Favorite,” in High Profile, August 2017
“A Chapel and a Castle – No, This Is Not Downton Abbey!” in High Profile (Co-Author), August 2016
“UMass Amherst, Old Chapel: The Return of a Beloved Landmark,” in High Profile (Co-Author), February 2016
“Student-Centered Design,” in School Planning & Management, June 2016
“Walls & Ceilings,” in School Planning & Management (Co-Author)
“Wise Long-Term Investment,” in School Planning & Management, February 2016
Massachusetts Facilities Administration Association Conference 2022. "Design, Operations, Maintenance, and Learning - A Dialogue About Planning, Designing, and Operating a New School Facility"
Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference 2019: “How Modern Technology is Supporting Historic Building Restoration”
Massachusetts Historical Society, 2019: “Boston Women in Preservation, Then and Now”
Ed Spaces 2019 Conference: “Thinking Inside the Box”
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) 2018 LearningSCAPES: “Thinking Inside the Box”
Boston Design Week, 2018: “Preserving a Local and Global Treasure - The Restoration of The First Church of Christ, Scientist”
Favorite thing about Boston’s North End? Giving tourists directions.
Proudest accomplishment? Hiking Mt. Washington with my husband and son when he was 7.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ – Best. Song. Ever