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Residential Design Committee

September 12, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

Residential Design Committee

Sustainability is Beautiful

Please join Deb Katz AIA and Brian Phillips AIA from ISA-Interface Studio Architects LLC for an exciting discussion about the Roxbury E+ project. This AIA award winning design has been able to successful incorporate the City of Boston's Energy Plus (E+) Green Building Program into the design for four 3-story wood framed houses. The Jury noted that "The design is a nice contemporary translation of the historic fabric or neighborhood."

Attendees will be able to learn the following:

  • Methodologies for designing urban infill housing which minimizes environmental impact using both design and technical principals (right sizing layouts, product selections, construction techniques, uses of energy renewables).
  • Considerations for the design of very high performance affordable buildings.
  • Understanding ways to incorporate Net Positive elements into market-rate housing.
  • Information about the Boston Energy Plus Green Building Program and how this could affect your design.

ISA-Interface Studio Architects is an architecture office engaged in design and research projects in cities across the U.S. The studio works closely with project stakeholders to produce buildings, master plans, installations, and conversations that provide innovative solutions for clients while productively addressing changing climates, lifestyles, technologies, and urban environments. The firm is led by principals Brian Phillips and Deb Katz from offices in Philadelphia, PA and Cambridge, MA.

Image: Sam Oberter

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

To learn more about the Residential Design Committee, visit

Files associated with this and previous meetings can be downloaded from the Residential Design Committee Dropbox.

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