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Feb 28, 2020

Durable exhibition opens at BSA Space

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Durable opening reception on February 27, 2020

BSA Space’s most recent exhibition, Durable: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures, welcomed over 300 visitors Thursday evening, February 27, 2020.

We want to thank everyone who joined us in celebration of this new exhibition and for your support and engagement with a more sustainable built environment.

The exhibition demonstrated that to justify the large material, energy, effort, and financial investment to construct a building also demands that it lasts a long time.

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.

All of our exhibitions and their related programming are made possible by the support of our visitors. We hope you will continue to be a part of all that is happening at BSA Space.

Upcoming related events

Opening Reception—IMPACT
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Brick Revisited: Just How Green Is It?
Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 pm

Spring 2021 WATER CFP submission deadline
Thursday, March 19 at 11:59 pm

Northeastern University Panel
Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 pm

Sustainable Design in Clay Masonry
Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 pm

Sustainable Building with Concrete
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 pm

Brick Economics and Design
Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm

BSA Space is Boston's only center dedicated to the exploration of architecture and design.

Durable is on view February 24–May 31, 2020. Follow updates and share your experiences with @BSAAIA and #BSAdurable.

Below is a message from our lead exhibition sponsor, Scott Parechanian, President of Spaulding Brick.

Lead Sponsor

Spaulding Brick

Contributing Sponsor

Goody Clancy


Architectural Woodwork Institute

Best Tile of New England

Consolidated Brick

International Masonry Institute

Jandris Block

Sunrise Erectors

In-Kind 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.