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Common Boston forum on Boston's Innovation District

Co-sponsored by Common Boston in partnership with the Urban Neighborhood Design Alliance, this panel discussion explores opportunities for growth, creativity and work within the Innovation District on South Boston waterfront.

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Matthew Bronski: Design and construction durability

2009 National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation winner, Matthew Bronski, followed the footsteps of Roman architect/engineer/planner/master builder Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. He directly observed more than two dozen buildings in Italy, deriving lessons on long term durability and preservation.

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Jane Thompson AICP: New research on Design Research

A retrospective of the life of the Design Research stores in Cambridge, New York and San Francisco (1955-1978), this presentation by 2010 National Design Award winner Jane Thompson encompasses the larger story of modernism in architecture and everyday objects, evolving from the 1920s German Bauhaus into the midcentruy vocabulary of American buildings, interiors, useful objects, textiles and graphics. Introduction by Elizabeth Padjen FAIA, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine. For more on Design Research, Ben Thompson and modernism, visit www.architectureboston.com.

This event was part of the Boston Society of Architects Lecture Series.

Jean Carroon FAIA, LEED AP: Sustainable preservation

Buildings account for nearly 40% of all U.S. energy use and carbon emissions. With one of the country's leading preservation architects as your guide, explore the power of adaptive reuse to reduce those numbers and move us toward sustainability. This event was part of the BSA Lecture Series.

Introduction by Robert Campbell FAIA. To view a tour of the church, go to "Jean Carroon FAIA, LEED AP guides a tour through Trinity Church" here in the Ideas section.

Co-sponsored with Trinity Church.

Aseem Inam: Designing urban transformation

Urbanists draw a great deal of identity from their creative authorship, but this sense isolates them from the critical decisions that actually shape their projects. To address them, Inam, associate professor of urbanism at Parsons the New School for Design and fellow at the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, proposes conceptual and pragmatic shifts in urbanism to better fulfill its potential as a mode of practice.

This event was part of the BSA Lecture Series.

Eric Höweler AIA presents Atlantic Wharf

Eric Höweler AIA, Höweler + Yoon Architecture/MY Studio, discusses plans for the new BSA headquarters. Hosted by Brian Healy AIA. 

This Conversations on Architecture event was part of the Boston Society of Architects Lecture Series.

Jean Carroon FAIA, LEED AP guides a tour through Trinity Church

Buildings account for nearly 40% of all U.S. energy use and carbon emissions. With one of the country’s leading preservation architects as your guide, explore the power of adaptive reuse to reduce those numbers and move us toward sustainability. This event was part of the Boston Society of Architects Lecture Series. To view the lecture, go to "Jean Carroon FAIA, LEED AP: Sustainable Preservation," here in the Ideas section.

Co-sponsored by Trinity Church.

Video: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

Three Harleston Parker Medal winners talk about the essence of beauty and how it is evoked by design and measured by its beholders. For more information, see our full schedule of upcoming lectures.

Video: Lawrence A. Chan FAIA: Architecture through urban design

Chan, a principal at award-winning architecture and urban-design firm Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, discusses how design and the built environment are enhanced and made more meaningful through urban design. He explores the differences between architecture and urban design, urban-design tools and applications, and how the best practices of architecture and urban design can be combined to create great places. For more information, see our full schedule of upcoming lectures.

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