Maureen Boyer, AIA

VP, Design Innovation


An architect and executive with more than 40 years of professional experience, both nationally and internationally, Maureen is recognized as a leader in the design and construction industry. In her nearly 20 years with Gensler, she specialized in the implementation of complex multi-facility projects for key clients such as Apple Computer. Among her more significant projects were the international rollout of multiple Apple Retail stores and the design and construction of more than a dozen Apple iOS development centers built within major engineering colleges throughout Brazil. Her extensive experience developing innovative delivery systems and leading programs has been leveraged across multiple building typologies, including airport terminals, mixed-use centers, and corporate campuses. Her experiences as an architect working outside the US have allowed her to develop quick and creative responses to unfamiliar practices, statutes, and regulations.

Maureen’s expertise will impact her work with DignityMoves as the organization responds to the immense pressure in the face of the crisis of the unhoused and increases its scale and reach to improve the lives of these worthy individuals. She joins DignityMoves with a profound commitment to using her skills, talent, and resources to address the crisis of unsheltered homelessness in our community and beyond.

A long-time member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and past Product Council Chair, Maureen has also recently joined the Advisory Boards of two other non-profit foundations, Tiny Village Spirit-Richmond and the Lotus Campaign. The Lotus Campaign serves as the bridge between the public and the private in the fight against homelessness. Lotus connects public advocates and services (who identify people at risk of homelessness) and landlords (who have available units) and ensures through agency partnerships that tenants receive the ongoing support they need to transition to stable housing successfully. Tiny Village Spirit is an arts-based program that has successfully developed a tiny home village in Oakland, CA, for people leaving the foster care system ages 18-24. Tiny Village Spirit is working with Rebuilding Together East Bay Network and the City of Richmond to deliver a second tiny home village for the same at-risk youth in Richmond.