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Traffic Advisory Speaker Series: Sustainable mobility systems

Jeffrey Tumlin, principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, whose work covers urban parking techniques, streamlined transit service, road diets, and overall transportation diversity, identifies transit opportunities for Boston. Tumlin is also the author of Sustainable Transportation Planning

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This lecture is part of Traffic Advisory, a component of Overhaul: the 2013-2014 Transportation Series, organized by the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Foundation for ArchitectureBoston’s Green Ribbon Commission, and the Barr Foundation.

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Video: Tracings of the Future

The BSA and Historic New England co-hosted a panel of architecture VIPs at BSA Space to discuss the origins and influence of Boston City Hall’s design. Gary Wolf AIA moderated the discussion among Robert Campbell FAIA, Peter Eisenmann FAIA, Alex Krieger FAIA, Michael McKinnell FAIA, and Elizabeth Padjen FAIA. Inspired by the recent BSA Space exhibition Boston City Hall: Drawings by Kallmann McKinnell and Knowles.

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Traffic Advisory Speaker Series: Transportation Today

On October 29, 2013, at BSA Space, Robert Puentes (Brookings Institution); Stephanie Pollack (Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University); and Beverly Scott (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; Rail & Transit) discussed Greater Boston’s current state of mobility, focusing on recent advancements, longstanding challenges, and capacity for expansion. Introduced by David Dixon FAIA, this event kicked off the speaker portion of Overhaul: The 2013-2014 Transportation series, organized by the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission, and the Barr Foundation. Find out more at

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Urban Design Series: Intersection and Convergence

Dennis Pieprz Assoc. AIA, principal, Sasaki Associates addresses recent work in urbanism with a focus on strategies for scale, framework, ecology and place.

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2012 Student Design Showcase

Boston’s architecture students showed off their work at the BSA Membership Enrichment Committee’s Student Design Showcase, held at BSA Space on September 27. A crowd of students, faculty, BSA members and guests gathered to view the featured projects and recognize the student honorees, who submitted studio projects earlier this summer.

Committee chair Rebecca McWilliams AIA welcomed attendees and thanked the students for participating in the showcase, which was juried by the Membership Committee.

View a slideshow of the students’ work in the video below.

New/public: The state of Boston’s cultural spaces

In conjunction with the BSA Space exhibit IN FORM, architects William Rawn FAIA, Alex Anmahian AIA and Tim Love AIA discuss the state of cultural spaces in Boston. Tina Cassidy, author and former Boston Globe editor, moderates. 

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The making of the Hobson: 2011 BSA Design Awards Gala

The Hobson, named for Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson, is the prize given to honor award winners in each category of the BSA Design Awards. Shaped like a Mobius strip, the prize will be fabricated in a new material each year. For 2011, Form/Function Custom of Rowley, Massachusetts, created the Hobson from blown glass; company owner Ray Iacobacci demonstrates. 

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Barnaby Evans: Animating a city's architectural fabric

Designer Barnaby Evans discusses WaterFire, a seasonal sculpture installed at the intersection of three rivers in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, and how this public artwork transforms visitors’ perceptions of the urban landscape. 

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Jeremiah Eck FAIA: Siting your home naturally

Jeremiah Eck FAIA presents a sustainable approach to housing design that benefits both the owner and the environment. 

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Audrey O’Hagan AIA: A Collaborative vision

The architectural profession is undergoing tremendous change. Project delivery grows more integrated as traditional notions about the relationship between art, architecture, design and engineering evolve. Audrey O’Hagan AIA, the BSA’s 2011 president, investigates some of the ways these trends help bridge the gap between design and construction while pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional thinking to raise the visibility and relevance of design.

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