A Letter from the Presidents on Race & Architecture
Conversations about racial equity have stimulated new ways of thinking about diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. As architects, we have substantial work to do within our own profession to include, mentor, sponsor, and provide leadership opportunities for BIPOC architects. Our contributions to our clients, our communities, and our world suffer because of the narrow breadth of viewpoints and life experiences within our profession. We need to act now. Please be one the voices to help us create meaningful change.
Remembering Mysore Ravindra, PE
Mysore Ravindra passed away peacefully at his home in Natick on August 15, 2020. He leaves his wife Judy and daughter Jyothi, two siblings Raghu and Vasumathi in India, and many nieces, nephews, and their children. He was born in India and became an American citizen. He is predeceased by his brothers Prabhakar and Gopinath and his sister Malathi.
Racial Justice in the Industry: Where Do We Go from Here?
The BSA’s Race and Architecture series kicked off in July with an engaging town hall featuring a panel of Black architects. Following the town hall, the BSA introduced a new visual identity for the series, created by a diverse group of talented teenage graphic designers in partnership with Artists for Humanity. The series continued with M. David Lee FAIA furthering the discussion on barriers to equity and inclusion within the industry.
Open Position on Public Commission: Watertown Historic District Commission
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA/AIA) has been asked to nominate two architects for appointment to serve on the Watertown Historic District Commission. The primary function of this commission is to review any proposed exterior alterations or construction to structures within the Mount Auburn Street Historic District. Application deadline: September 10, 2020 | 11:59 PM EST
Call for entries: Triple Decker Photographs
Calling all Boston photographers: The BSA is looking for any and all photographs featuring the iconic Boston triple decker. This call is open to photographers, professional or casual, ages 9 to 99. We want to see all of your great photos of this historic housing type.
2020 BSA Design Awards submission deadline extended for all categories
You asked for more time—and we heard you. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) is extending the submission deadline for all 2020 BSA Design Awards categories. Submit by Friday, September 11 at 11:59 pm for the 2020 awards: Campus Planning and Urban Design Awards, Healthcare Facilities Design Awards, Honor Awards for Design Excellence, Interior Architecture and Design Awards, K-12 Education Facilities Design Awards, Residential Design Awards, Sustainable Design Awards, Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards, and the Earl R. Flansburgh Young Designers Award.