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Remembering: Frank Welch FAIA
October 29, 2017  /  BSA staff
"Frank D. Welch FAIA, considered the dean of Texas architects, died last week in Dallas at the age of 90. His prominence in the architectural culture of the Southwest cannot be overstated...
Profile: Michael Phillips
October 19, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Michael Phillips Job title and company: Principal and President of Jamestown, L.P. What are you working on now? Innovative office and multifamily residential strategies and the evolution of...
Remembering: Vann Molyvann
September 28, 2017  /  BSA staff
"Vann Molyvann, an architect and urban planner whose pioneering mixing of modernism with indigenous elements transformed the landscape of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, died on Thursday...
Profile: Thomas N. O’Brien
September 21, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Thomas N. O’Brien Job title and company: Founding Partner, Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group Degrees: BA—Brown University; JD—Suffolk University Professional...
Community news: Storm Preparations
September 19, 2017  /  BSA staff
Hurricane Jose is now approaching and while it is not expected to make landfall, parts of the region will almost certainly experience heavy rain and winds. The BSA and the BSA Foundation recommend...
Remembering: Hugh Shepley FAIA
September 11, 2017  /  BSA staff
SHEPLEY, Hugh Hugh Shepley, formerly of Manchester, Massachusetts, died peacefully at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford September 4 at age 89. A well-known architect in the Boston area, Hugh was a...
Remembering: Abbott Lowell Cummings
September 8, 2017  /  BSA staff
Abbott Lowell Cummings wrote the book on New England’s first houses, and it wasn’t a simple task. He was in his 20s when he began his research and in his 50s by the time “The...
Highlight: Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA at CACE 2017
August 31, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA Job title and company: senior associate, Arrowstreet Earlier this summer (August 9–August 11, 2017), executives from AIA Chapters around the country met at AIA...
Profile: Kyle Martin Assoc. AIA
August 30, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Kyle Martin Assoc. AIA Job title and company: Virtual Design + Construction (VDC) Specialist—Tocci Building Companies Degrees: MArch—Boston Architectural College (BAC), BA—...
Remembering: Fred Koetter
August 22, 2017  /  BSA staff
Fred Koetter was a founding principal at Boston-based Koetter Kim & Associates. (According to the University of Oregon, the firm had a London office from 1989 to 1995.) The firm...
Remembering: Gunnar Birkerts FAIA
August 15, 2017  /  BSA staff
Prolific Detroit-based, Latvian-American architect Gunnar Birkerts died a the age of 92 on Tuesday, his son Sven Birkerts announced via social media. No cause of death was provided. Born on Jan...
Remembering: James McNeely AIA
July 27, 2017  /  BSA staff
"James D. McNeely, a prominent Boston architect, noted for his historic renovation of Beacon Hill townhouses, died peacefully on July 27, 2017 in his South Freeport Maine home, surrounded by...
Profile: James Heroux ASLA
June 28, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: James (Jim) Heroux ASLA Job title and company: Senior Landscape Architect Degrees: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts—American Literature....
Remembering: William Krisel
June 5, 2017  /  BSA staff
"William Krisel, who designed captivating but economical tract housing that enabled real estate developers in the Sun Belt to market modern architecture to the masses in the 1950s and ’...
Community news: New AIA members
May 16, 2017  /  BSA staff
Since January 2017, all the Massachusetts chapters have grown - we've seen associate members receive their registrations and AIA members join anew. Welcome and congratulations to our newest AIA...
Community news: New Associate AIA members
May 16, 2017  /  BSA staff
Since January 2017, dozens of emerging professionals have taken a place alongside their peers in a shared effort to advance the profession and build a better world through the BSA/AIA, Central...
Community news: Newcomers and departures
May 16, 2017  /  BSA staff
During 2017, many have come from far and wide to BSA/AIA, Central Massachusetts AIA and Western Massachusetts AIA members, and many members have taken opportunities around the country and around the...
Community news: Corporate and professional affiliates
May 16, 2017  /  BSA staff
Many parallel professions, trades, and experts and manufacturers are essential partners in creating our built environment. We welcome the following Corporate and Professional Affiliate members! *...
Community news: BSA Student members
May 16, 2017  /  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...
Profile: Rick Jones
May 11, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Richard (Rick) Jones Job title and company: director, Jones Architecture Degrees: BArch ‘93, University of Kentucky; MArch ‘96 Harvard Graduate School of Design Professional...
Community news: Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA has been elected AIA director at-large
April 28, 2017  /  BSA staff
Three new leaders were elected at AIA's Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando. Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA, senior associate at Arrowstreet, was elected Director At-Large ...
Remembering: Vito Hannibal Acconci
April 27, 2017  /  BSA staff
"Vito Acconci, a father of performance and video art and a shamanistic, poetic, deeply influential force on the New York art scene for decades, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 77. Maria...
Remembering: Hugh Hardy
April 27, 2017  /  BSA staff
"Every urban architecture community has its great civic boosters. Think, historically, of Daniel Burnham in Chicago or Bernard Maybeck in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past half-century,...
Remembering: Kenneth Ken-Sin Martin Kao AIA
April 20, 2017  /  BSA staff
Taiwan-born American architect Kenneth (Ken) Ken-Sin Martin Kao, Dr. Sc. Tech. AIA, LEED AP passed away on April 10, 2017, following a long illness.  A dearly loved and influential professor...
Remembering: John Paul Ruffing AIA Emeritus
April 20, 2017  /  BSA staff
John Paul Ruffing AIA Emeritus, a native of the Marywood community south of Bellevue and a longtime resident of the Boston, Mass., area, died March 31, 2017. He was currently a citizen of...
Profile: Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA
April 20, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA Job title and company: senior associate, Arrowstreet Degrees: Master of Liberal Arts, Educational Technologies, Harvard University; Bachelor of Architecture,...
Remembering: Howard Elkus FAIA
April 7, 2017  /  BSA staff
"It is with great sadness that we share news of the unexpected passing of Howard Elkus FAIA.  We grieve the loss of Howard as a friend, mentor, visionary, and co-founder of our firm. We...
Profile: Catherine Truman AIA LEED
April 5, 2017  /  BSA staff
Name: Catherine Truman Job title and company: principal, Catherine Truman Architects Degree(s): M. Arch, Yale; BA (Art History), Dartmouth College Professional interests: I love working with...
Community news: New AIA members
March 27, 2017  /  BSA staff
Since January 2017, all the Massachusetts chapters have grown - we've seen many associate members receive their registrations and a few AIA members join anew. Welcome and congratulations to our...
Community news: New Associate AIA members
March 27, 2017  /  BSA staff
Since January 2017, dozens of emerging professionals have taken a place alongside their peers in a shared effort to advance the profession and build a better world through the BSA/AIA, Central...