Kairos Shen is the Chief Planner for the City of Boston. He has a strong say in every major architectural project that is built in the city. The article in the 6-29-08 Boston Globe Magazine tells a lot about his interesting story and how buildings and architecture projects are designed in the City of Boston.
Link to article: link
Announcement of his elevation to Chief Planner: link
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA): link
A brief bio of Kairos Shen: link