Shepley Bulfinch's Wedge Joins Boston Green Ribbon Commission
BOSTON, MA Shepley Bulfinch announces that Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, President of Shepley Bulfinch, has been selected as a member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC). Formed in 2010, the GRC convenes Boston's top business, institutional and civic leaders to develop climate resilience and carbon mitigation strategies that support the city's Climate Action Plan.
Wedge has focused her career as an architect on the convergence of learning, teaching, and research environments, with a long-standing commitment to sustainable design. Shepley Bulfinch, a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 and signatory to the American Institute of Architects 2030 Challenge, is known nationwide for its commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability through responsible planning and design.
"We are pleased to welcome Carole as a member of the GRC," said Amos B. Hostetter, Jr., Co-Chair of the GRC and Trustee of the Barr Foundation. "Shepley Bulfinch's participation is particularly apt as the city segues from an historic built environment to one that incorporates resilience and renewable energy into its fabric."
According to the World Bank, Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the United States, and eighth in the world, to climate change effects like rising sea levels, storm surge, flooding, intense precipitation, and strong winds. The 36-member GRC is a key private sector partner helping Boston achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, while also helping the City's adapt in the face of inevitable rising seas and other environmental changes already underway. Two major initiatives, Climate Ready Boston and Carbon Free Boston are in progress through a partnership between the City and the GRC, with the involvement of many other organizations and experts.
In addition to her role with the GRC, Wedge serves as chair of the American Institute of Architects Large Firm Round Table, as well as on the board of trustees at Boston Architectural College. She also serves on the foundation board of the AIA and the editorial board of Architecture Boston magazine. Wedge is active in a number of organizations, including the AIA and Women's Leadership Summit, Boston Society of Architects, Project Kaleidoscope, Educause, and the Society of College and University Planning. She is the author of several published papers and a frequent presenter at industry events.
She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor in Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center, an honorary Master of Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center, and an honorary Doctorate of Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. In 2008, Carole was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA.