The city of Boston motivated a young Anne Gatling Haynes to become an architect. The Lexington native remembers riding into the city for nursery school in her parents’ car while the Back Bay skyline came into stunning focus. “I was inspired by the city of Boston as a kid. To me, it was the most exciting place on the planet,” said Haynes, who is a member of the MIT Sloan Fellows Class of 2013. MIT also provided some early memories, as her family hosted international students – including MIT Sloan students – during her childhood.
She spent two decades fulfilling her dream, first as a Yale University-trained architect for the world-renowned César Pelli, and later as Design Director in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Capital Project Development. While there, she was part of a new team of development and construction engineers who were charged with managing large, multi-agency projects, such as the future performing arts center at the World Trade Center site. Continue reading the article on News@MITSloan.