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Designing for Resiliency + Adaptation
August 16, 2018  /  Jay Wickersham FAIA
In 2018 the BSA/AIA and the BSA Foundation are tackling the challenges of climate change with new knowledge and new resolve. This past winter, the highest and third-highest tides in Boston...
Remembering: Carl M. Sapers
July 25, 2018  /  BSA staff
"Carl M. Sapers died on Wednesday, July 18 after a brief illness. A Boston lawyer with a wide-ranging corporate career who specialized in working with architects, he was a partner and then...
Call for nominations: DHCD Designer Selection Committee Board
July 23, 2018  /  BSA staff
The BSA/AIA seeks applicants for two open positions on the Designer Selection Committee Board for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Applicants must be a Massachusetts...
Profile: Ernesto Ruiz-Garcia AIA
June 13, 2018  /  BSA staff
Image: Ernesto Ruiz-Garcia AIA. Credit: Opus AE Group. Name: Ernesto Ruiz-Garcia AIA Job title and company: vice president and design director, Opus AE Group Degree(s): MArch, University...
Remembering: Patrick Tedesco AIA
June 7, 2018  /  BSA staff
"CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Patrick Tedesco of Cambridge, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family and his Hospice care team. Born in Syracuse, New York on...
A win for architects in Massachusetts
May 30, 2018  /  John Nunnari
On May 4, 2018, a hearing was held by the Construction Bid Unit of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office regarding a protest filed by AIA Massachusetts against the City of Waltham....
Reflecting on Now Practice Now: CASH
May 22, 2018  /  Bethany I. Lundell Garver AIA, BSA Membership Committee
Now Practice Now is a yearlong series on the state of architectural practice. Let’s talk about cash—how architects get it and what they do with it? The discussion is the first in a...
Community news: Hamilton Historic District Commission & Historical Commission Seeks Nominees
May 10, 2018  /  BSA staff
Hamilton Historic District Commission & Historical Commission Seeks Nominees The BSA has been asked to nominate architects for appointment to serve on the Hamilton Historic District Commission...
Remembering: Chris Walsh AIA
May 4, 2018  /  BSA staff
"Massachusetts state Rep. Chris Walsh AIA has died following a battle with cancer. The Framingham Democrat was 66. His wife, Cindy, said in a Facebook post on Thursday that Walsh died...
Profile: Jeffrey W. Sladen AIA, LC
April 18, 2018  /  BSA staff
Image: Jeffrey Sladen AIA, LC. Credit: Justin Knight. Name: Jeffrey W. Sladen AIA, LC Job title and company: Principal at Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, Inc. Degree(s): Bachelor of...
Community news: BSA Student members
April 14, 2018  /  BSA staff
Students are taking advantage of our vibrant communty for inspiration, learning and growing their professional networks. Look for these future architects and design leaders around the various...
Community news: Allied members and professional affiliates
April 14, 2018  /  BSA staff
Many parallel professions, trades, and experts and manufacturers are essential partners in creating our built environment. We welcome the following Allied and Professional Affiliate members! *...
Community news: Newcomers and departures
April 14, 2018  /  BSA staff
Through the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, many have come from far and wide to BSA/AIA, Central Massachusetts AIA and Western Massachusetts AIA members, and many members have taken...
Community news: New Associate AIA members
April 14, 2018  /  BSA staff
Through the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, dozens of emerging professionals have taken a place alongside their peers in a shared effort to advance the profession and build a better world...
Community news: New AIA members
April 14, 2018  /  BSA staff
Through the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, all the Massachusetts chapters have grown - we've seen associate members receive their registrations and AIA members join anew. Welcome and...
Profile: Girl UNinterrupted Project Co-Founders
April 4, 2018  /  BSA staff
Image: Zhanina Boyadhieva Assoc. AIA (left) and Juliet Chun Assoc. AIA (right) at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Photo creidt: Langer Hsu. Name: Juliet Chun Assoc. AIA Zhanina Boyadzhieva...
Remembering: Wagdy Anis FAIA
March 12, 2018  /  BSA staff
"Wagdy Anis FAIA died peacefully in his sleep, early in the morning of March 10, 2018. An internationally recognized architect specializing in the performance of the building enclosure,...
Living with water, as a threat and a friend
March 8, 2018  /  Jay Wickersham FAIA
Image courtesy of Boston Harbor Now. On March 2 a gale flooded parts of downtown Boston for the second time this winter. The BSA had to close BSA Space at Atlantic Wharf; an AquaFence...
Now Practice Now 2018
March 8, 2018  /  Jeffry Burchard AIA and Anda French AIA
Equity. Inclusion. Design. Technology. Environment. Resources. Innovation. Practice now faces significant challenges. Changes in technology, production, and collaboration are altering traditional...
Community news: 11 New England architects elected to College of Fellows
February 23, 2018  /  BSA staff
The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made...
The Boston Society of Architects/AIA: Evolving with the times
February 14, 2018  /  BSA staff
In the fall of 2017, the BSA undertook sent a survey to its nearly 4,000 members. The goal was to understand the value placed by members on the BSA's current programs and communications. Two...
A message from BSA president Jay Wickersham FAIA
February 8, 2018  /  Jay Wickersham FAIA
The BSA’s public policy principles and our agenda for 2018 The BSA has always had a strong civic presence. There are so many ways in which our members use their design skills to improve our...
Community news: Are you having trouble logging in?
February 2, 2018  /  BSA staff
*Update: The development team has found a solution for the login error and are updating the needed channels to resolve the issue. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this...
Profile: John Stephen Ellis AIA
February 1, 2018  /  BSA staff
Image: John Stephen Ellis AIA. Credit: Habib Meme. Name: John Stephen Ellis AIA Job title and company: Professor of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology Degree(s): B. Arch...
Community news: Call for nominations—AIA and BSA awards of honor
January 31, 2018  /  BSA staff
Open call for nominations for AIA and BSA awards of honor. Send your recommendations to awards@architects.org by Thursday, March 1, 2018.  AIA Award and Honor categories include: AIA/...
Community news: Design-inspired gifts for your loved ones!
December 13, 2017  /  BSA staff
Make it a design-filled holiday... with a little help from the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and BSA Foundation. Find a range of unique gift ideas for all the design lovers in your life...
Community news: Union Carpenters, Brand Safway Team up to Create BSA Space @ ABX 2017
December 11, 2017  /  BSA staff
Every year, the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) designs a special structure for ABX, the leading design and construction event in New England. They call it the BSA Space @ ABX, and it becomes...
One Year Later: Reflecting on “Wendy’s Welcome”
December 11, 2017  /  Stuart Baur AIA, associate principal, Payette
It’s been just over a year since we delivered “You Are Here: Wendy’s Welcome to the ED” to the pediatric emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (...
Remembering: Vincent Scully
November 30, 2017  /  BSA staff
"Vincent Scully, the Yale art historian whose lectures inspired students for more than 60 years and whose writings on architecture had a decisive influence on its practice in the last half of...
Remembering: Albert C. Ledner AIA
November 14, 2017  /  BSA staff
"Albert C. Ledner, an architect who gave Modernism his personal, often whimsical spin, putting portholes in buildings in New York and using things like ashtrays and salvaged convent windows in...