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Join MakeTank in supporting the maker culture revolution! Explore and advance your knowledge of making as an extension of architectural investigation through  presentations, small group discussions and member-run training sessions with this friendly group.

Visit the MakeTANK website to learn more.

Committee Chairs
Brad Prestbo FAIA /
Felipe Francisco /
MakeTank is part of the Professional Practice Comission


*MakeTANK MEETING*:  At the BUILD SPACE, 4/20, 6:00-8:00pm - Please RSVP for security. - Please RSVP no later than 4/18...
Please join us on 3/23 at the BSA Space at 6:00pm.  See you there!
After a successful 2016, come help us plan for an awesome 2017! Please join out Google+ page for more info. https://plus....
  Earlier this year we approached the BSA to create a new committee which focuses on ‘maker culture’ and...
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Past Events

March 21, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet the New MakeTANK Co-Chairs Come find out about the new co-chairs leading this amazing group of makers! Also, we will share the year's...
January 31, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MakeTANK 2019 Planning Help plan the year's events and builds for MakeTANK!  We will discuss administration updates, what projects to tackle...
October 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you thinking about the future of your career but having trouble visualizing it? Does the path to Principal seem too long to plan for?

Join the Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) to learn more about what the transition from "emerging" to "mid-career" professional might look like. A panel of mid-career professionals (those with ten to 15 years of experience) will speak candidly about the steps they took to advance their positions, the challenges they faced, and the opportunities they created within their firms and their extracurricular activities.

Come prepared with questions to ask the moderated panel, and look forward to networking before and after the discussion. 

Gabriela Baierle AIA
job captain, Arrowstreet
chair, BSA Emerging Professionals Network

Christopher Moyer Assoc. AIA
design coordinator, Stantec
chair, BSA Emerging Professionals Network

Jessica Bessette AIA
senior associate, Arrowstreet

Natasha Espada AIA
founder and principal, Studio ENÉE

Jess Garnitz AIA
designer/manager, Stantec

Dan Ricardelli AIA
associate, CBT

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September 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MakeTANK: ABX & Fab Managers Agenda: Come help finalizing planning for our exhibit at this year's ABX show; and Fab Managers Unite! Come talk...
July 17, 2018 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

***This event is currently full. To be put on the waiting list, please email Caitlin Hart at with subject line "7/17 BUILD Space tour."***

The Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) and MakeTANK, two committees of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, team up to bring you on a tour of the Autodesk BUILD Space (23 Drydock Avenue, Boston). Championing building, innovation, learning, and design, the BUILD Space houses a host of fabrication and technology workshops. With Autodesk staff and residents from many realms—including the AEC and design community—the BUILD Space is a place worth seeing.

Only 30 spots are available. You must RSVP to attend.

Bring your IDs and your wallets for a post-tour drink at Harpoon! (306 Northern Avenue, Marine Industrial Park, Boston)

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