Gerard D. Frank, AIA
As a founding Partner, and President of Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects, Gerry has served as Principal-In-Charge for numerous senior living communities and several centers dedicated to Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Care needs. Other award-winning projects include: JB Sash and Door Showroom (Chelsea, MA), National Heritage Museum (Lexington, MA). Malden Mills Polartec Factory (Lawrence, MA), Carroll Lower School (Waltham, MA), Watertown Savings Bank (Waltham, MA), JB Sash and Door Showroom (Chelsea, MA), National Heritage Museum (Lexington, MA).
Currently involved with research, Gerry lectures on the subject of environmental modifications and nursing home design with a strong focus on the care for individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Gerry has lectured at Brown University, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Public Health. His research began in the late 1980’s when Mr. Frank was part of a multi-disciplinary team of staff and researchers from both Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital both in Boston, MA as part of a Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In late 2009, Mr. Frank lectured at the MIT Center for Real Estate’s Professional Development Institute on the subject of Assisted Living Today, focusing on the care and housing of residents with dementia.
Mr. Frank has served on the Nominating Committee of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and is an affiliate of the National Council of Architectural and Registration Boards (NCARB). He has served as President of the Board of Trustees for the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, and was a past Board member of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association. Gerry is registered in the States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New York.
Gerry received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.