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Apr 15, 2020

Project recovery

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.

Read "Project Recovery" from the Winter 2015 WELL issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine.

Renovate for Recovery was a BSA task force whose co-chairs, Dawn Guarriello AIA and Dana Cohen AIA, both had personal ties to the marathon. Together with other leadership provided by Robert Onofrey AIA and Community Design Center executive director Gretchen Rabinkin AIA, the task force joined a broader coalition that was led by the Boston Survivor's Accessibility Alliance, which was organized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.

Thanks to the dozens of design professionals who lent their time and other resources to Renovate for Recovery. Project teams were led by:

Patrick Ahern Architects
Ann Beha Architects
Community Design Resource Center
Beth A. Worell Architects
Icon Architecture
B Architecture Studio
Ellen S. Light, AIA
Davis Square Architects


Today, in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, architects are again uniting to bring design assistance to the community. Read about Make/Shift, alternative care sites. Through Make/Shift, the BSA is developing a database and inventory of buildings, facilities, or infrastructures that may be adapted to become alternative sites to support the ecosystems of healthcare provision. Learn how you can help.


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