• Conversations with...MA State College Building Authority

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    Name: Conversations with...MA State College Building Authority
    Date: January 22, 2021
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
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    Event Description:
    Join us for our Conversations With Program with Ed Adelman, Executive Director, Janet Chrisos, Deputy Director, Amanda Forde, Director of Capital Renewal, and Leigh Warren, Capital Projects Coordinator of MSCBA.

    Edward H. Adelman, FAIA
    Executive Director

    Edward H. Adelman, F.A.I.A., Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Adelman joined the Authority as its Director of Capital Projects in 2002; in 2005, he was promoted to the position of Executive Director, where he is responsible for managing the real estate portfolio of 55 residence halls that house 17,000 students on nine campuses, coordinating strategic and other planning to ensure future capacity and occupancy, overseeing assessments and disbursements to service $1.3 billion of debt, and directing the issuance of new money and refunding bonds. Since 1979, Mr. Adelman has managed capital project planning, design and construction for public agencies and academic institutions, including Babson College, Brandeis University and Salem State University.  Mr. Adelman is a registered architect in Massachusetts and a member of the American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture degree from Kent State University.

    Janet Chrisos
    Deputy Director

    Janet L. Chrisos, Deputy Director. Ms. Chrisos joined the Authority in 2005 as Capital Projects Coordinator having worked for the Authority as a consultant since 2003. In 2007, she was promoted to Director of Capital Projects and then to Deputy Director in 2013. Ms. Chrisos manages the Authority?s project management staff and all design and construction activities of the Authority from project planning through delivery. She is also responsible for development of the multi-year integrated capital plan incorporating projected housing needs of the nine state universities, anticipated facility renewal requirements and university capital improvement requests. Ms. Chrisos has 30 years of construction project management experience as an employee for General Electric and as a consultant to manufacturing, construction and higher educational clients, including Hewlett Packard and Salem State University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

    Amanda Forde
    Director of Capital Renewal

    Amanda E. Forde, Director of Capital Renewal Ms. Forde is Director of Capital Renewal at the Massachusetts State College Building Authority. She has built over 1,200 new construction beds in her time with the Authority, and she has managed over $18 million of interior renovation work in place in just the last 4 years.  A LEED AP passionate about sustainability, 6 of her projects are LEED-certified. Most recently she opened the first State University-owned museum, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, as well as built the University?s only full-service Dunkin Donuts. Currently, she is in the final design phase of a new residence hall for Mass Maritime Academy slated to break ground this spring. A long time Boston resident, Amanda is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Architectural Engineering. She is currently on the Membership Committee for the Boston Society of Architects and a board member for YouthBuild Boston. 

    Leigh Warren
    Capital Projects Coordinator

    Leigh C. Warren, Capital Projects Coordinator. Ms. Warren joined the Authority in 2008 as Assistant Project Manager, a position she held for three years before being promoted to Project Manager, then to Capital Projects Coordinator in 2016.  Throughout the past 12 years overseeing projects for the Authority, Ms. Warren has successfully delivered more than 60 capital improvement and repair projects across 5 campuses totaling over $190 million, including the Authority?s first Community College project in 2017 at Mount Wachusett Community College.  She developed an affinity for public construction in 2002, working as a Resident Engineer in Training for the Commonwealth on a historic preservation project in downtown Boston.  Ms. Warren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. 
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