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Stories: Engaging communities

Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / January 6, 2017
Now in its fifth year, the CDRC Gingerbread Design Competition, Exhibition, and Auction is a fun and tasty way to highlight the delicious talents of Boston architecture firms, to challenge the designers to explore a new medium, and to raise funds for community design programs of the BSA...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by BSA staff / December 23, 2016
As a follow-up to the Design for Equity curriculum held on day one of ABX 2016, a Design for Equity charrette was held the next day. This design charrette focused on the Fairmount corridor—an area of Boston that has historically been under-served by transit. This section of Dorchester,...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision + Provoking change + Supporters
by BSA staff / December 13, 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended the BSA Foundation’s annual fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, December 6. Held once again at the Harleston Parker Medal-winning MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, nearly 300 attendees gathered to celebrate the power of design and its potential to elevate everyone...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by BSA staff / December 2, 2016
At ABX 2016, the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) and the BSA Foundation hosted Design for Equity, a two-day symposium exploring how racial and social inequity are manifested in urban planning and the built environment. This symposium was a collaborative effort between many partners,...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / November 10, 2016
Placemaking: the process by which people attach meaning to the spaces they live in. Placemaking: transforming public spaces to feel as comfortable as their private counterparts. Placemaking: solutions by and for people in a particular place. Placemaking: a way to address societal problems, not just...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / November 3, 2016
In recent years, there has been much excitement surrounding the Fairmount Indigo Line and its promise of bringing affordable, reliable transportation access to one of the most transit-starved neighborhoods of Boston. Following a three-year study undertaken by the Boston Planning and Development...