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Loeb Fellowship Annual Lunch

A cherished tradition, this year at BSA Space

It started in 1982 with a simple question: would John and Frances Loeb like to meet this year’s class of fellows? Yes, the founders of the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design would, very much, and an invitation was tendered to lunch at their NYC apartment. It became an annual event that continued for over a decade, and as time went by and the Fellowship grew, groups of Loeb Fellows around the world began to gather in early December for annual lunches to toast their benefactors.

This year, Boston area Loebs convened at BSA Space, an ideal setting to renew acquaintances and meet the current class, hear Fellowship news, and raise a glass to the visionary couple who established the program. The Loeb Fellows–civic leaders, journalists, architects, technologists, urban planners and designers, activists, landscape architects, policy makers, and public artists–had the opportunity to tour BSA Space’s current exhibit of the 2017 BSA Design Awards, celebrating great design and the people who create it. The exhibit underscored the convergence of the Fellowship’s mission with that of the BSA Foundation: both investing in education and community to enable the people who shape the built and natural environment to make the world a better place.

Images courtesy of Barbara Epstein .


To learn more about how the BSA Foundation is making an impact in communities, please come to BSA Space for a one hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs. On the tour, board members and volunteers will tell stories about how Foundation programs, and the power of design, are positively changing the lives of real people. Meet the BSA Foundation meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Events are free, but seats are limited. Check for upcoming dates and to reserve your seat.