Regan Shields Ives

Regan Shields Ives


Principal, Secretary

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 inspiring. She is also an advocate and thought leader in restoring and preserving our historic buildings, including adapting them for new, contemporary uses. Regan is a long-time member of the Boston Preservation Alliance where she serves as President of the Board of Directors. She is actively involved with the New England Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments. Regan serves as a mentor through the Boston Society of Architecture’s Women in Design Mid-Career mentoring program and is a member of the BSA Women’s Principal Group. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Architecture and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University.

2018 Preservation Massachusetts, Tsongas Award, ‘The Next Generation of Preservation’
2018 Banker + Tradesman, Women of Fire Award

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

Speaking Engagements

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”

Need to Know

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