Late last month, governor Deval Patrick visited BSA Space as part of the celebrations for the first issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine published under its new editor, Renée Loth. The governor, who admitted he once considered becoming an architect, toured the gallery, met the BSA staff and answered some pointed questions from incoming BSA board president Mike Davis FAIA, LEED AP. (Here, the governor examines a model built by KVA Kennedy and Violich Architecture in 1992 showing a proposed bridge that was to cross under the Central Artery between Rowes Wharf and International Place.)
Patrick said a big part of his remaining term as governor would be devoted to rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure in the state. And, in a remark that should please most designers, he said he didn’t believe “function and beauty’’ were mutually exclusive. “What is the next Zakim Bridge?” he asked, not entirely rhetorically.
Photo by Ben Gebo.