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Practice : Winter 2009
alum holly cratsley ’84 honored Holly has been giving back in meaningful ways since her graduation from the BAC in 1984. New England home magazine hall of fame Scholarship Andrew Grogan and Saira Boyle, two Master’s students with an interest in residential design, are honored as scholarship recipients. Holly Cratsley ’84 B.Arch, AIA is a perfect ex ample of a successf ul BAC alumna. Holly is the Principal of Nashawt uc A rchitect s, Inc., of Concord, Ma s s., founded in 1988. She h as remained involved with the BAC since she graduated, ser ving as a fa culty member, thesis revie w critic , a nd award jur y member. She i s currently a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Educational Policie s C ommittee. Holly ha s also be en a con sistent employer of BAC students and alumni. Holly’s firm celebrated a milestone l a st fall, and to commemorate her 20th anniver- sary as Founder and Principal Owner of Nashawtuc Architects, Holly’s family, colleagues and friends honored her by establishing a scholarship in her name at her beloved alma mater, the B oston Architectural College. The Holly B. Cratsley Scholarship Fund at the BAC was unveiled at a forma l gathering that Holly had organized to celebrate Na shawtuc’s 20th anniversary. Institutiona l Adva nc ement Vice President Tracey L . Thompson said, “Holly graduated from the BAC in 1984, and has been giving back ever since in relevant, meaningful ways. She is a re spected mentor a nd advisor to students, a nd a role model for women a spiring to a ca reer in the de sign profes sions. Holly has employed many BAC students over the years, sharing her wisdom, advice, and experienc e, while tea ching them the practica l skills they need to succeed. Holly gives these students their wings, a nd they fly, often opening their own successful design firms.” The Holly B. Cratsley Schol arship will be awarded to women students in the BAC Architecture program, as a fitting tribute to her lifelong commitment to the BAC a nd her unwavering dedication to mentoring design students. To make a gift to Holly’s scholarship fund , contact Connie Ferreira at 617.585 .0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The New England Design Hall of Fame Scholar ship, e st ablished by New England Home Magazine, wa s created in conjunction with the Magazine’s Annual Awards and Induction Ceremony that gathers the de sign industry to recognize individuals who have had a significa nt career in design in New England with a lifetime achievement awa rd. The BAC was chosen to be the first institution of higher educ ation to rec eive the schola rship. Students in the Ma ster of Architecture a nd Master of Interior Design programs, with an interest in residentia l design, were invited to apply for the scholarship. Numer- ous essays were received, and a jury chose Andrew Grogan a s the recipient from the Master of Architecture program and Saira Boyle as the Ma ster of Interior Design recipient. Andrew and Saira each received a $2,500 tuition scholarship, a nd were invited to attend the Second Annual New England Design Hall of Fame Awards Induction and Gala on November 12, 2008. Ia ] hOlly cRaTSlEy hONORED Holly gives these students their wings, and they fly — often opening their own successful design firms.” lisa bonnevil le with Sair a boyle pRacTIcE 62