Chelsea Blanchard has been working to preserve buildings in Boston and New York for the past 25 years. Chelsea holds a Masters of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College and a Masters of Historic Preservation from Boston University. She is a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certificate recipient and is a registered Architect in Massachusetts and Florida. While working at some of Boston and New York’s top architecture and construction firms, she gained a breadth of construction experience, finely-tuned design skills, and an expertise in zoning and building code. She is passionate about designing projects that reflect this integrity of historic buildings but also their surrounding neighborhoods and landscapes. Her work has been featured in Design New England Magazine, Boston Home, and New England Home Magazine. During the past seven years, she has been running her own architecture firm, Blanchard Architects, which specialized in restorations and additions. Chelsea’s firm was renowned for historically appropriate yet beautiful design solutions, all while requiring the highest quality construction on their projects.
Chelsea is thrilled to join the Office of Historic Preservation and the Boston Landmarks Commission, in order to use her preservation and design experience for the greater good of the historic buildings, neighborhoods, and ultimately, the residents of the City. Being part of the Environment, Energy, and Open Space Cabinet is especially exciting to Chelsea, who is very concerned about the effects of climate change on our city and believes that historic preservation and environmental preservation, absolutely, go hand-in-hand.
Chelsea, her partner Marshall, her two daughters, and their cat, Oliver, live in the City Point neighborhood of South Boston in their very own 1875 brick historic row house.