Turns out we have eleven (!) architects sitting on this board and shaping our town to their liking. You can find the list here. I only know Paul Pugliese, who I like and, I hear, sided (so to speak) with the building owner. Someone named Dreck, led the charge for aluminum. The other nine, who knows?
My argument is not with these people – they are an advisory board only and essentially toothless, but with the P&Z members who should have thanked the intellectuals for their input and proceeded to ignore them.