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Hip Hop Architecture Youth Workshop

August 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Where: Mattapan Teen Center, 10 Hazleton St, Mattapan, MA 02126

Hip Hop Architecture Youth Workshop

Come to a one-day hip hop architecture workshop to explore how to remix hip hop culture into your schools, your churches, and your homes with Michael Ford Assoc. AIA. Ford will guide you through a day of music, hands-on design, and urban planning with a live DJ!

Students interested in design, graphics, and architecture will use hand drawing, 3D computer modeling, and music production as a tool to shape their community.

The Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA), BSA Foundation, and MASS Design Group welcome Michael Ford Assoc. AIA to Boston to explore hip hop as a revolutionary approach to thinking about and creating architecture.

Michael speaks to the impact of three interconnected realms—education, practice, and media—and their potential to raise the cultural awareness of architectural practitioners and create opportunities to increase the recruitment, retention, and immediate contribution of underrepresented communities in the profession.

Mike Davis FAIA, president of Bergmeyer Associates and member of the BSA Foundation Board of Trustees, will introduce this multi-media event. A reception in the BSA Space Gallery will follow.

This event is a program of BosNOMA, the BSA, and MASS Design Group.

This programs is supported by:


The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.

Header image courtesy of MASS Design Group.