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Carl M. Sapers

  • Retired
  • 26C Bradbury St.
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts 2138


  • Undergraduate: Harvard
  • Graduate: Harvard
  • Law School: Harvard

Professional Activities

  • 1965-2002, Partner, Hill & Barlow Boston. Practice concerned with theconstruction industry: clients include over fifty architectural and engineering firms, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the Massachusetts chapters of the American Institute of Architects, served as acting general counsel, American Institute of Architects.
  • 1963-1965, Counsel, Massachusetts Crime Commission and Assistant Attorney General, Crime Division

Major Awards and Honors:

  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects
  • 1975, Allied Professionals Medal, American Institute of Architects
  • 1991, Whitney North Seymour Medal, American Arbitration Association

Academic Appointments:

  • 1982-present, Adjunct Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • 1972-1981, Senior Lecturer, M.I.T.

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • 2003, The Role of the Design Professional in the 21st Century. Currie Lecture
  • 1993, The Architectural Professions Future: A Jeremaid, GSD News
  • 1993, “Second Thoughts on the 1990 Copyright Protection Act,” The Construction Lawyer
  • 1993, Teaching New Methods of Project Delivery,” Harvard GSD Bulletin
  • 1992, “Dispositive Motions in Arbitration Proceedings,” Arbitration Journal
  • 1987-1990, Contributing Editor, Architectural Record.
  • 1988, “The Liability of Architects and Engineers in the 19th Century America,” Journal of Architectural Education (with Penny P. Cobey)
  • 1983, Avoiding Liability in Architecture, Design, and Construction, John Wiley & Sons (contributor)
  • 1980, Businessman’s Guide to Construction, Dow Jones Book (contributor)
  • 1978, Construction Business Handbook, McGraw Hill (contributor)

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