Patricia Seitz is an AIA Architect, Professor and Chair of Architecture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is President of Seitz Architects, on the Board on the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), and co-Chair of the BSA Knowledge Committee: Global Design Initiative (GDI) for Refugee Children. She is also an Overseer for the global organization Native Plant Trust. Her current research and practice address the complexity of the human experience of building and landscape, and their interdependence on larger urban systems seen through the lens of justice, equity and environmental resiliency. This includes developing design methodologies that centralize the user’s journey within marginalized communities. Her goal is to create social cohesion and challenge social divides through developing opportunities for collaboration within these communities. In her practice architectural projects have supported numerous non-profit organizations representing at risk neighborhood organizations that often include a community engagement process.