Anthony Piermarini, AIA leads Studio Luz, Boston as a Fall 2013 Teaching Firm in Residence, is teaching an Arch 515 Graduate Architectural Design Studio. The firm links social responsibility and sustainable construction practices with built material expression in residential, commercial, institutional and cultural projects. Studio Luz find inspiration in popular culture, promote local craft, embracing a strong team approach. Principal Hansy L. Better Barraza, AIA is also an Associate Professor of Architecture at RISD. The work of Studio Luz Architects has received numerous awards including the Architectural Record Design Vanguard Award, a Progressive Architecture Award, three AIA Design Excellence Awards and the prestigious Architectural League of New York’s Young Architect’s Award. Hansy and Anthony are active members of the Boston Society of Architects, the United States Green Building Council, the American Institute of Architects and participate in the 1% Pro Bono Design Public Architecture Program. In addition, Hansy and Anthony are Co-Founders of BR+A+CE: Building Research+Architecture+Community Exchange, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by artists and designers to create new community spaces that engage social, economic, and cultural issues facing communities around the world.