Gretchen Rabinkin


Gretchen Rabinkin
Executive Director, Boston Society of Landscape Architects

As Executive Director, Gretchen Schneider Rabinkin AIA, Affiliate ASLA oversees operations and management of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) -- one of the largest, oldest, and most active chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Gretchen works with the board to guide strategic direction, and serves as the administrative leader of BSLA and the BSLA Fund, including organizing design professionals in a variety of pro bono and community engagment initiatives. Prior to joining BSLA, Gretchen was Director of Civic Initiatives for the Boston Society of Architects(BSA) and BSA Foundation, including leading the Community Design Resource Center program. At the BSA, she initiated and helped coordinate community resiliency preparedness activities with multiple neighborhood and academic partners, organized the BSA Urban Design Workshops, and was on the steering committee for the Boston Living with Water International Design Competition. A licensed architect, she has long worked with individuals and community groups to improve and celebrate the public spaces of everyday experience.

Gretchen led the architecture program at Smith College from 2000-2006, and has taught extensively. She is former deputy editor of ArchitectureBoston. Gretchen received a BA from Smith College and a MArch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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