BIA.studio
Architecture  |  Planning  |  Experience Design

Sela is a registered architect and graduate of the University of Virginia and Smith College with 11 years of experience at BIA.studio in all phases of design and construction. She has experience in the design and renovation of institutional, commercial and transportation architecture, and her versatility and professional strengths extend across all phases of design and construction. She has conducted feasibility and design studies, overseen renovations and new construction projects and is an experienced construction phase administrator. She is responsible for running projects from early design and planning through construction administration.

Sela has considerable experience in transit station accessibility and knowledge of the MBTA system, working to develop and implement the MBTA’s new ADA-compliant system-wide wayfinding signage system at more than 280 subway and commuter rail stations.  She has worked closely with the MBTA’s Design & Construction and System-Wide Accessibility departments, training their staff on the new approach towards station navigation.

As Project Architect for the Steamship Authority Administrative Offices Ms. Bailey led the design and consultant team through all phases of planning, design, and construction administration. More recently Sela has been in charge of numerous higher ed projects, often on very tight schedules. She consistently gets high praise from clients who trust her leadership and ability to see projects through to conclusion.


Registration
Massachusetts #50753
NCARB Certification

Education
University of Virginia, Master of Architecture, 2010
Smith College, Bachelor of Arts in Art: Architecture and Urbanism 2006

Affiliations
AIA – American Institute of Architects
BSA – Boston Society of Architects

Relevant Experience
UMass Lowell: Costello Gym Adaptive Resuse; numerous on-call studies and upgrades
UMass Amherst: Brooks Hall renovations; numerous on-call studies and upgrades
Holyoke Community College: Plaza Repairs, Theater Study
New England Aquarium – Visitor Experience Master Plan, Boston, MA
Steamship Authority New Administration Offices, Falmouth, MA
Woods Hole Ferry Terminal Feasibility Study, Woods Hole, MA
Woods Hole Temporary Ferry Terminal Phase 1, Woods Hole, MA
Woods Hole Ferry Terminal Reconstruction, Woods Hole, MA
South Station Bus Terminal Renovations, Boston, MA
Zoo New England – Asset Assessment Study of the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos
Stone Zoo – Welcome Plaza, renovated Animal Discovery Center and proposed new Nature’s Pavilion Multi-use facility
Zoo New England – Campus Redevelopment Plan for improving the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos
Stone Zoo – new outdoor Flamingo Exhibit, Stoneham, MA
New England Aquarium – Visitor Experience Master Plan, Boston, MA
Conlon Hall Renovations, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Essential Design Office Renovation/Expansion, Boston, MA
MBTA System-Wide Wayfinding Signage System
MBTA Pilot Projects for new Wayfinding System: Government Center Station, Science Park Station, Wonderland Station, Orient Height Station, & South Weymouth CR Station

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