Photo of Regina Chen, Senior Director

I believe that the built environment has the power to restore social justice and create healthy communities.

Regina Chen

Boston, MA, USA

Regina joined MASS in 2013. While based in the Kigali office, she led MASS’s immersion practices, helping to guide mission-driven design through community engagement and building the firm’s capacity to understand and partner with stakeholders. She moved to the Boston office in 2015 to lead a research project investigating the impact of capital projects, and developing tools to capture and share lessons learned.

Currently, Regina directs MASS’s Research and Publications arm. In this role, she guides and implements impact evaluation initiatives and oversees editorial strategy in publications and exhibitions. Regina guides MASS’s strategies in frontier markets, bringing together philanthropy, partner and project development, research, and advocacy through five subject matter-specific Design Labs. As the Principal leading the Gun Violence Memorial Project and the Restorative Justice Design Lab, she maintains a deep commitment to community engagement and diligent research in her work, and aims to help create space for truth telling, healing, and collective action. Her work helps to hold our work accountable, internally, with our communities, and with our partners. Regina studied Civil Engineering and Architecture at Princeton University and received her Master’s in Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.