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Home sweet home. People who design and build residential projects meet up to look at topics like energy-efficient green homes, custom homes, building codes related to single- and two-family dwellings, and helpful technologies. Look for residential design workshops at the BSA's Architecture Boston Expo each fall, too.

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Files associated with past meetings can be downloaded from the Residential Design Committee Dropbox.

Committee Chairs
Ellen Perko AIA /
Michael O'Connell /
The Residential Design Committee is part of the Design Commission.


Building Science and Efficiency for Residential Buildings Wood Stoves-Fireplaces in High Performance Homes are Bad News -...
Our committee is co-sponsoring a design award program for small firms. Structures or buildings of all project types built...

Past Events

October 17, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Designing with Tile - Choosing the Right Products and Methods

Ignacio Castillo from Porcelanosa USA/Boston will present a comprehensive look at how tile is made, what different types of tile products are available and the advantages of using tile over other surface finishes. He will discuss how to avoid problems with stone and tile installations while designing and selection products for various applications.

After attending this session, you will know how to correctly specify materials & installation methods for various uses, substrates, and exposures, as well as what resources and standards to reference so that you get a durable installation that looks great!
It is registered for credits with AIA, ASID, IIDA, and IDC!

For those who qualify, 1 LU/HSW is available.

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September 12, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sustainability is Beautiful

Please join Deb Katz AIA and Brian Phillips from ISA-Interface Studio Architects LLC for an exciting discussion about the Roxbury E+ project. This AIA award winning design has been able to successful incorporate the City of Boston's Energy Plus (E+) Green Building Program into the design for four 3-story wood framed houses. The Jury noted that "The design is a nice contemporary translation of the historic fabric or neighborhood."

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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July 18, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Architects This month, we have a very unique opportunity. Jack Rossin and Matt Rossin from Jack E....
June 20, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Advantages of Revit for Small Projects Residential design firms have been slow to adopt Revit, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM)...
May 11, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Design Process and the Art of the Single Family Home What are the thought processes of architectural design? How do designers’ ideas about...
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