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An Update from Chair Peter Kuttner FAIA - January 2016

BSA College of Fellows Update - January 2016 

1.  33rd Annual BSA Fellows Dinner

The annual BSA Fellows Dinner for 2016 has been scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016. For the third year now it will be held at the St. Botolph’s Club in Back Bay.  Last years’ dinner featured a challenging presentation by Hashim Sarkis, the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning program. The BSA COF Committee will be meeting in the next few weeks to finalize this year’s speaker.

This year the annual dinner will feature Tamara Roy AIA, our 2016 President of the BSA, and hear about her focus on housing. Tamara will also update the audience on the BSA’s Civic Agenda and the swirl of master planning the City is undertaking. We will also welcome several new Fellows.

2.  Young Architects Forum and the AIA Leadership Institute

In October the BSA and the Young Architect Forum of New England (YAF) helped host the first annual AIA Leadership Institute. This one-day national conference focused on leadership education for young attendees to lead in firms and communities. It was sponsored by the College of Fellows and organized by the AIA Civic Center for Leadership. It took place in DC and four regional centers, of which BSA Space was one, where we hosted New York and the New England region. Several Fellows were able to attend, and contribute to the conversation.
Working with the YAF is a growing collaboration within the College.
3.  The New BSA Foundation

The BSA Fellows Committee hosted a Fellows table at the new BSA Foundation breakfast in early December. The Foundation welcomed 340 people to the Harleston Parker Medal-winning MIT Media Lab in Cambridge. We raised more than $150,000 at the breakfast, bringing 2015 annual giving to more than $200,000. The Fellows table alone added $21,000. It was a great venue, and lots of folks from the building community were there.

Many of the current Fellows helped found and support the original Boston Foundation for Architecture (BFA) in the past. If you’re interested in learning more about the new incarnation of our Foundation, you can see the breakfast video and sign up for a “Meet the Foundation” tour at BSA Space
4.  BSA College of Fellows on the BSA Web Site

If you’re on the site, you know the BSA College of Fellows now has spot on the BSA Web site, where we can keep you up to date on these activities, and also provide links to the AIA COF page. You can also use it to get in touch about getting involved.
You can find it by going to the MEMBERS button on the top menu, where there is a COMMITTEES choice in the drop down. That brings you to the BSA Committees list. We’re the first choice in the Professional Communities group in the second column. You can also follow the link here: