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Designing Boston: Building Community

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Image: SOLA School, Afghanistan. Credit: JJ Zanetta

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

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    Design Enthusiasts

In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility will showcase innovative architectural practices that reimagine the architect’s contribution toward the public good. In concert with this exhibition, the next Designing Boston panel will delve into what it means to practice public interest and publicly engaged architecture. Panelists will discuss their own work to explore the goals of public interest design and showcase inspiring projects near and far. With the city of Boston continuing to develop at a rapid pace, the speakers will consider the public’s voice in shaping change and the architect’s role in this process. Join us as we look beyond the built product and consider the larger impact of the design process.

The Designing Boston Series provides a forum to discuss current trends and concerns in architecture and urban planning that may shape Boston’s future. This event is free and open to the public.


Gretchen Rabinkin AIA, Affiliate ASLA, Executive Director, Boston Society of Landscape Architects


  • Gail M. Sullivan FAIA, Managing Principal, Studio G Architects
  • Sam Batchelor AIA, Partner, designLAB architects and Faculty at Mass College of Art
  • Patricia Nobre, Senior Design Strategist, Gensler
  • Meera Deean, Senior Urban Planner, Boston Planning and Development Agency

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.