MARY-ANN AGRESTI, AIA, Architect / Artist / Educator

Mary-Ann is the principal architect and owner of The Design Initiative, Inc founded in 1996 in Boston’s Fort Point Channel and re-located to the Hyannis Main Street East end neighborhood in 2008. She is responsible for the design, programming and management of numerous architecture projects, with a particular focus on academic and public buildings and the development of learning environments. The Design Initiative focuses on the design of spaces for learning, working and gathering. For over 25 years she has been renovating, planning, selecting materials and designing furnishings for buildings from Colorado to Kuwait. She has recently been a consultant for the award-winning Ministry of Education in Kuwait, the Chao Center for Executive Education at Harvard Business School and the renovation of Alumni Hall at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Read more>

As principal, Ms. Agresti has been the primary architect in numerous commercial and private projects, including: v

Ms. Agresti has been a Consultant for the following projects: v

Her previous professional experience includes working with the Studio of Cristiano Toraldo di Francia in Florence, Italy on an intra-city bus terminal located in Florence, Italy. She was also a member of the architectural team for the Zakim Bridge, a critical part of the Central Artery Tunnel project in Boston, Massachusetts.