We are not telling people how to design; we are here to provide the pathways so that new ideas can happen.



SHIFTboston was established in order to promote design advancement in both practice and in the urban environment through interdisciplinary design challenges. In doing so, SHIFTboston strives to generate more awareness within the general population on the importance of design excellence in architecture, urban planning and technology by hosting inspirational exhibitions, forums and events.

SHIFTboston continues to generate concepts for urban adventure as part of the cityscape of Boston and other cities we encourage designers and citizens to join us!


The SHIFTboston Team

Kim Poliquin Director
Susan Yoo Communications and Technology Manager
James Brophy Operations Manager
Elizabeth Tereshko SHIFTboston Blog Editor
Research Dunja Vujinic, Ben Peterson
Support Team Lin Yang, Rosie Weinberg, David Deitch, Stephanie Rogowski, Zhen Wu, Michael Modoono, Sophia Chang, Bicen Ye, James Jarzyniecki, Utsavi Gadani, Pei-Chi Liao, Guoz Hang, Christine Moser, Mikkel Dahl Stroemstad

Interested in joining the team?

Advisory Board

Robert Culver President and CEO, MassDevelopment
George Fifield former New Media Curator, DeCordova Museum; Founding Director, Boston Cyberarts Festival
Brian Healy, AIA Principal, Brian Healy Architects
Ron Lawner former Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Arnold Worldwide
Chris Pullman former WGBH Art Director; Professor, Yale University School of Design
Peter Sollogub Associate Principal, Cambridge Seven Associates