John H. Pilling

John H. Pilling, AIA has been an instructor at the Boston Architectural College since 1993. Each fall and spring he teaches the course, "Designing Architectural Details." He is also a regular thesis advisor and panelist.  In his studios, Mr. Pilling helps create exciting learning opportunities for students based on cities of Mexico and the Caribbean. These travel intensive programs have been conducted with the friendship of the Faculties of Architecture at CUJAE in Havana and campuses of Tec. de Monterrey (ITESM) in Guadalajara and Mexico City.

In addition to his academic work he practices full time in metropolitan Boston at Pilling + Smith Architects.  Representative projects are the Caritas St. Mary's Women and Children's Center, the Jenkins Scott Youth and Family Building, Dorchester House and Denison House Day Care Centers, the Fox Center in Haverhill, and Harbor Area Early Childhood Services.  Before Pilling + Smith, he worked in Memphis, Cambridge, Boston, and London doing residential site planning, an amusement park, the MBTA's Forest Hills Station, the Hatch Shell restoration study, headquarters for Apollo Computer and Epsilon Data Management, and the Canary Wharf Eastern Segment master plan.

Mr. Pilling received a BA from Dartmouth College in 1968, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.

Mr. Pilling contributed significantly to the two previous Havana Charrettes.
He has also created excellent websites on the first two charrettes (2007 Charette Website and 2008 Charrette Website), and en excellent 2008 Charrette Report.

Claus Zapffe,
Feb 5, 2009, 10:54 AM