2020 BSA president Natasha Espada AIA featured in Banker & Tradesman
"As the first Latina to serve as president of the 4,500-member Boston Society of Architects, Natasha Espada wants the industry to move beyond its comfort zone. Many members of the public don’t understand the role of architects and the value of their work, Espada said, so she’s pushing for the organization to expand its outreach to underserved communities. A former associate principal at Leers Weinzapfel Assoc., Espada founded her own firm, Needham-based STUDIO ENÉE, in 2013."
Seven years ago today, on April 15, 2013, the unthinkable happened. After bombs rocked the Boston Marathon, architects and allies joined a statewide coalition to adapt survivors' dwellings into accessible spaces. In the 2015, Well issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, Michael McHugh AIA wrote about design volunteers uniting to provide essential services for survivors—retrofits that made it possible for them to stay in their homes.
Mayor Walsh announces reduced hours for City Hall and other strict new measures to halt the spread of COVID-19
On Sunday, April 5, Mayor Martin Walsh announced new hours for public buildings, including City Hall and other COVID-19 mitigation measures, including a recommendation for residents to wear masks outside their homes and observe a curfew.
The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters to halt work on Monday, April 6
The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters has directed its nearly 10,000 Massachusetts members to stop working, effective April 6, citing the impracticality of keeping construction sites safe from the spread of COVID-19.