Department Faculty - Building Technology

Eric Larsen

Assistant Professor Eric Larsen, RA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, has over 20 years experience in the design and construction industry. Starting in 1992 Professor Larsen worked for an architectural and engineering firm in Boston for eight years, specializing in commercial and industrial projects. After leaving the A/E firm he went to work for a real estate development and construction company in Cambridge for two years, working on various commercial developments. He then left to work for a builder/developer in Southeastern Massachusetts for two years as a project manager/superintendent for multi-family housing projects.  In 2003 Professor Larsen started his own firm focusing on residential design and construction, adding commercial and industrial projects in 2005. Professor Larsen's early training was focused on a strong foundation in technical skills, and he feels that the program at the college will provide students with the same foundation. Professor Larsen graduated from the Boston Architectural College with a Bachelors of Architecture and is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. He has also earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP) accreditation from the United States Green Building Council, along with a certificate of Construction Document Technologies from the Construction Specification Institute.
617-588-1306; E-mail
Office: Union Building, Room 304A

Michael Rocino

Assistant Professor Michael B. Rocino has worked in both architecture and construction and has nearly 20 years of experience. Beginning in 1994 Professor Rocino worked as an engineering assistant for a large construction company before shifting his attention in 1996 to architecture where he spent 8 years working as a designer on residential and commercial projects. In 2003 Professor Rocino started his own firm where he currently still practices. Integral to his design mindset and way of living are all aspects of sustainability and respect for the environment. In 2006 Professor Rocino began teaching design studios at his Alma mater Boston Architectural College, BAC. Professor Rocino's continued interest in teaching led him to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in 2009. He aims to teach students to solve problems and puzzles, but most importantly, to understand the difference between them. Professor Rocino hopes his students will be able to balance the objectivity of technology with the subjectivity of design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture BArch and a certificate of design education from Boston Architectural College and has completed the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP) requirements and is an Intern Architect.
617-588-1307; E-mail
Office: Union Building, Room 304A

Professor Todd Lariviere, Lecturer, is a graduate of Northeastern University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Architecture. He has pursued further education at the Boston Architectural College. With 10 years industry experience in residential construction as a designer and CAD manager, Lariviere now designs houses on the South Shore where he’s spent the last 8 years. Lariviere believes that Architecture is a practice in design for the human scale. Combining this with the practical knowledge used in real world applications, will give students a solid foundation from which they can enter the work force or continue their education.
Office 304A