About Avenues


Raymond C. Bordwell, FAIA, LEED AP
Raymond C. Bordwell, FAIA, LEED AP
Global Facilities Officer

Ray Bordwell is internationally recognized as an expert in the planning, design and construction of contemporary K–12 school facilities. An architect, author and lecturer, Ray has 25 years of experience creating innovative and economical solutions for public, private, and international school facilities. His projects have received numerous awards worldwide for planning and design excellence.

Prior to joining Avenues as the chief facilities officer in 2009, Ray held senior leadership positions at some of the country’s top educational design firms, including Perkins Eastman, the architects of record for Avenues. In 1993 he created the course “Planning and Design of Public Schools” for the Office of Executive Education at Harvard University and was an instructor there for 13 years. From a total of more than 97,000 architects in the U.S., he is recognized as one of seven key experts on the “reporters guide listing” for educational facilities (K-12 and post-secondary) on the American Institute of Architects web site and co-authored the second edition of Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools, a Wiley publication.

He is an accredited professional with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED AP), illustrating his commitment to implementing strategies aimed at improving performance across all the environmental metrics that matter most, including energy savings, improved indoor air quality, and stewardship of available resources. His work nationally and internationally has included the planning, design and construction of hundreds of projects in 13 countries and 26 domestic states, including projects in 12 of the world’s 25 largest cities.

Susan Beans
Vice President of Enrollment

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Andy Clayman
Global Creative Director

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