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Ms. Elizabeth Minnis, AIA

Deputy Commissioner,
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
1000 points

Contact Details

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
Boston, MA

Bio

Elizabeth Minnis oversees the Commonwealth’s $600 + million capital program of planning, design and construction for Higher Education, Public Safety, Judiciary, Human Services and other executive branch agencies and state offices. With a staff of over 100 architects, engineers and construction professionals, the Office of Planning, Design and Construction manages teams of A/E firms, contractors, subcontractors and construction managers to developing a wide range of projects from strategic facilities and campus master planning, repairs, renovations, and energy efficiency upgrades to major new construction.

Liz served the AIA as a the 2012 Chair of the Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Advisory Group, and is the 2013 liaison to the Research and Communications subcommitees. She has moderated and delivered presentations on a number of topics related to both sustainability and justice planning issues. She is a founding member of the New England component of the AAJ, and has organized a number of seminars and presentations at the local chapter headquarters. She is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College and Boston University.

Education

Boston Architectural College
B Arch
1983 To 1989

Boston University
BA
1975 To 1979

American School in London
High School
1971 To 1975

Job History

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
Deputy Commissioner, Office of Planning, Design and Construction
May 2011 - present

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
Co-Director, Office of Programming, OPDC
February 1998 - May 2011

Steffian Bradley Architects
Project Manager, Capital Needs Assessment
December 1996 - December 1997

CityDesign Collaborative
job captain, project manager, Associate
March 1987 - December 1997

Affiliations

  • Boston Architectural Center (BAC)

Interests

  • Urban Design, Planning, Government, Performance Management, Sustainability, Strategic Planning, Justice Architecture and Planning.