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Housing Urban Design Workshop Kickoff Panel Discussion

March 30, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: N/A
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Housing Urban Design Workshop Kickoff Panel Discussion

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The second BSA Urban Design Workshop kicks off Monday, March 30, and explores Mayor Walsh’s housing initiative. The evening will include an introduction to the scope of and goals for the workshop followed by a diverse panel discussion moderated by Renée Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine. The dialogue will engage the panel on issues of housing, the redevelopment of brownfield districts that still contain vital businesses, and other issues that are germane to the design challenge. 

The Housing Urban Design Workshop is the second in an ongoing series of urban design workshops that follow a similar format of a public panel discussion, closed-door professional team charrettes, and a public presentation of the teams’ ideas. This workshop applies the housing topic to sites along Dorchester Avenue (between the Broadway and Andrew MBTA Red Line stops). Four interdisciplinary design teams, led by Brian Healy FAIA, Eric Höweler AIA, Beth Whittaker AIA, and the BSA Emerging Professionals Network, will create innovative site proposals. Forthcoming workshop topics include the future of the workplace and the urban realm. 

Renée Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine

Rickie Golden
, project director, Corcoran Jennison Companies
Chrystal Kornegay, undersecretary, Department of Housing and Community Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Devin Quirk, director of operations, Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston
Tamara Roy AIA, principal, ADD Inc, now with Stantec
Jeffrey Shumaker, director of urban design, Department of City Planning, City of New York

For more information about the events, contact Gretchen Schneider Rabinkin AIA, civic design director, at

The BSA Urban Design Workshops are supported by the BSA Foundation.