Calvin Boyd recently joined the ranks of the firm’s licensed architects. Calvin received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is being mentored by my wonderful project team! I am naturally inquisitive and ask a ton of questions, so I am lucky to have senior project members who are always willing to help – whether it is explaining a difficult concept or sketching a tricky detail. I also enjoy the mentorship I receive outside of the office via my involvement on the BSA Ethics Committee.
Aerial Rendering of Conghua Medical
What projects have you worked on and are currently working on?
I have been lucky enough to work on a wide range of projects. As an intern I worked on the exterior envelope of Paul Hall at Tulane University, and since joining the firm full-time I have worked on a master plan for Conghua Medical, assisted with multiple competition/interview efforts, and developed CD and DD documents for Boston Children’s Hospital Needham and Waltham. Currently, I am transitioning to a CA role for the Boston Children’s Hospital Needham project. I am very excited given that it will be my first time seeing a building through construction.
In addition to project work, I am a member of Payette’s EDI Committee and enjoy volunteering – whether it be serving as an instructor for our PIC high school interns, participating in the annual MLK Day of Service, or helping underserved communities with Beyond Walls.
Volunteering on FoLD Build Day
What is the most important thing you have learned so far?
Principal Leon Drachman taught me that the best thing young architects and designers can do is to “learn and contribute.” Every day on the job presents new experiences, so it is important to be a quick learner and jump in wherever possible.
If you could take a month-long trip anywhere, where would you go and why?
I still have not been to Italy, despite wanting to go for a while! Rome is a mecca for architecture, and conveniently, I have a few family members and friends who speak Italian who would be excellent tour guides. It would be great to finally visit many of the places I learned about in school. I would also be equally excited to just eat pasta and drink wine.