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The Design Review Advisory Board (DRAB) provides information, recommendations, and professional design review of proposed buildings and signage to:

  • Maintain and improve the overall character and appearance of the Town,
  • Encourage the reduction of visual clutter, and
  • Work with other agencies, boards, and interest groups to improve the quality of life in Dedham.  


The Design Review Advisory Board has five members who are appointed to 3-year terms. Members must be design professionals with backgrounds in architecture, landscape, graphic design, or development. Current members include:

NAME  ROLE Term Appointed by 
John Haven, RLA, ASLA Chair   2020  Planning Board
Bryce Gibson Vice Chair   2020  Board of Selectmen
Steven Davey Member  2020  Board of Selectmen
Christine Perec Member   2021  Planning Board
Vacant Member     


Town boards and committees consist of volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department.


The Design Review Advisory Board normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month. To present a project before DRAB, all application materials must be submitted to the Planning & Zoning Department ahead of time. Please see our comprehensive meeting schedule for precise meeting dates and application deadlines. 

Public meeting dates, times, and locations are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meeting agendas will also be posted on this website.