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Innovations in Housing Affordability

Q3 BSA Client Conversations 08 August

Graphic identity by Katharine LiVolsi

  • COST

    1 session | $20, BSA Members; $40, Non-members

    Discounted 3-pack sessions are available: 3 sessions | $50, BSA Members; $100, Non-members

  • TYPE





    1 LU/HSW AIA credit available

As we emerge from the aftermath of the pandemic, Metro-Boston’s supply of affordable housing continues to lag behind. Even after the economic expansion era from 2009 to early 2020, Greater Boston didn’t build enough homes to keep up with demand. Seniors and families with children face an uphill climb when finding homes that meet their size and income needs. How will the affordable middle find its way into our lexicon of housing offerings?

Two well-known affordable housing client experts, Laura Martin from The Community Builders and Eliza Datta, of E3 Development, come to the BSA Client Conversations to share their latest innovations for tackling our region’s challenging economics and strategies for the future and how communities might start thinking differently about the economics and the housing offerings that the AEC industry needs to help provide. They are joined by the ‘Mother of the Micro Unit’, former BSA President Tamara Roy, to discuss their creative approaches to finance, design, and community engagement.

Join us for early networking prior to the conversation.


Eliza Datta
President, E3 Development LLC

Laura Martin
Senior Development Project Manager, The Community Builders (TCB)

Tamara Roy AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Stantec Architecture
2016 President, BSA


Carole Wedge FAIA LEED AP
CEO, Shepley Bulfinch

Client Conversation Series

The BSA Client Conversation series is focused around quarterly themes, spotlighting clients with not only their projects, but their strategies for managing change through development and investment during these complex times. Conversations will span a range of market sectors, and provide insight into the capabilities and skills clients look for when selecting a design team.

Sessions will be hosted by Carole Wedge FAIA LEED AP. Programs will take place the second Tuesday of every month and will be presented in different formats—from panel discussions to interviews, virtual tours and more.


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