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Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / March 17, 2017
A ‘City’ was created by adults in celebration of KidsBuild!’s 25th anniversary. At an evening filled with conviviality, refreshments, and hands-on design, adults channeled their inner child as they imagined Boston in the next 25 years. Projects include an automatic fishing wharf,...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / March 10, 2017
The people’s and the professionals’ consensus that community-building is beautiful Every year since 1923 (with a few exceptions), the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) has convened a jury of some of the area’s most thoughtful professionals to consider new buildings in the...
Engaging communities + Grant recipients
by BSA staff / March 3, 2017
For over 30 years the BSA Foundation has awarded grants to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. Michael Haggerty—a 2015 grantee—received a grant to support “Re-thinking Local: Perspectives on Building and Cities...
Engaging communities + Grant recipients
by BSA staff / February 24, 2017
For over 30 years the BSA Foundation has awarded grants to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. University of Massachusetts Amherst—a 2015 grantee—received a grant to support Nipmuc Design for Empowerment. The...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by BSA staff / February 17, 2017
On January 30, BSA Space hosted Designing Boston: Parochialism vs. Production, a panel discussion focusing on how Boston’s municipal, building industry, and community leaders can work together to build housing that meets the needs of a growing population. More than 100 designers,...
Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / February 10, 2017
Friends and colleagues exercise their imaginations—and design thinking—while working and playing together at BSA Space’s Happy Hour Design Studios. Every few months, BSA Space hosts Happy Hour Design Studio: LEGO® Challenge, a chance for grown-ups to dig into bins of the toy...