Curtis Maxwell Perrin received his baptism in historic restoration through his work with the preservationist Lynne Spencer, where his projects frequently have involved work on important buildings in Roxbury. He graduated with distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. He was mentored in architecture school and after employed by the renowned firm Lacaton & Vassal in Paris, who imbued in him his sense for sustainability, working with what exists, and working with optimism. He is on the board of the Roxbury Historical Society and is an established resident of Highland Park in Roxbury. He teaches at Wentworth Institute.


Emily Ottinger is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts and received her  architectural training at Yale University’s School of Architecture and her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College. Her professional experience has been with some of the world’s top firms, including Studios Architecture, Nasrine Seraji in Paris, France, Peter Eisenman, and Kyu Sung Woo. She has been an invited juror on reviews at Boston Architectural College and Went-worth Institute. She is an accomplished painter and currently reassembling and converting an eighteenth century barn into an artist studio space and residence.