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Opening Reception—DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures

Balancing Act Opening 11

Photo courtesy Evan Bradley

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    Free and open to the public

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    Design Enthusiasts

Join us for the opening reception of DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This special event is the first opportunity to explore the exhibition while enjoying complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Durability may be the ultimate measure of sustainability in the built environment. Buildings that endure for generations while constantly adapting to ever-changing human needs sustain both human life, and the planet on which we build.

Durable uses four traditional architectural materials—concrete, steel, masonry, and timber—to illustrate the potential consequences of material choices made in the construction of buildings.

Durable challenges everyone—architecture’s creators and users—to consider the lifespan and the global and local impact of buildings by demonstrating how the design for durability can shape a sustainable future.

Lead Exhibition Sponsor

Spaulding Brick

Contributing Exhibition Sponsor

Goody Clancy

Exhibition Supporters

Architectural Woodwork Institute

Best Tile of New England

Consolidated Brick

International Masonry Institute

Jandris Block

Sunrise Erectors

In-Kind Exhibition Supporters

General Shale

Michael Green Architects

New England Forestry Foundation

Wienerberger AG

Special thanks to the AIA College of Fellows for supporting the research presented in this exhibition through the 2017 Latrobe Prize.