Architects on a field trip: Volunteers teach kindergartners about design
Architecture is everywhere, and you can find Boston Society for Architecture members almost anywhere, too, even in the classroom. They were there this past spring, and no, they weren't lost. They belonged to a team of volunteers who visited classes in Boston and Cambridge to encourage young children to think more expansively about their neighborhoods and communities.
Remembering Michael Hicks AIA Emeritus
David Michael Hicks, known as Michael, died from Lewy Body Dementia at the age of 77 on June 6 at Harbor Point, a memory care community in Barnstable. Michael was President of the BSA from 2000 to 2001. After receiving a Master in Architecture from Harvard University, Michael worked for several architectural firms before becoming a co-founder of a firm, currently known as DHK.
Increasing density while improving urban spaces: Urban Design Workshop reaches halfway point
“A Quarter More: Exploring Density in Metro Boston” is the theme of this year’s workshop. Teams of design professionals have joined up with municipal partners in Boston, Cambridge, and Everett to study specific focus areas in these cities and propose ideas for how to make more space for living and working, as Greater Boston’s population is quickly rising. To commemorate the midpoint of the workshop, which began in late March, the teams gathered at the Boston Society for Architecture to present their work so far.
Volunteer collective teams up to help Ukrainian design professionals
According to the United Nations, over six million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on February 24, an act of war that has drawn international condemnation. Among the people displaced is a large community of design professionals, many of whom have had their lives uprooted by the conflict. To support these individuals and their families, a team of architects based in Boston have formed Hire Ukrainian Designers.