BSA Staff Picks: National Native American Heritage Day
The BSA staff is working on learning more about what we can do in our work and personal lives to acknowledge the ancestral lands on which we reside and the Indigenous People we share it with today. In honor of Native American Heritage Day, we would like to share some staff picks—articles, podcasts, movies, and more—relating to Native American rights, culture, and of course, architecture.
Announcing Canstruction 2020 Winners
The 2020 Canstruction winners have been announced! We are thrilled to announce the "Canstructures" that won the top awards at the Canstruction Awards Ceremony.
We can all help by donating to our local food banks. One out of 11 adults in Massachusetts experiences hunger—as do one out of 10 children. Things right now are even more dire, as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated job losses have driven demand for food banks through the roof.
BSA Environment Update
Climate issues are a core focus for the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA). As architects, we are very aware the built environment has tremendous impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Our expertise, in collaboration with our engineering and construction colleagues, is critical to create positive change. Our goal is to educate, advocate, and implement strategies focusing on carbon reduction to create a long-term positive impact on our climate.
BSA Remains Committed to a Resilient, Equitable, Just, and Architecturally Vibrant City
This week’s elections weigh heavily on all of us. Regardless of our political preferences, we believe there is tremendous work to focus on toward making a resilient, equitable, just, and architecturally vibrant city and region.
Open Positions for AIA Committee Members
Volunteering on a national committee may be just the experience for you. AIA offers various opportunities to grow your network, give back, share knowledge, and support your profession’s growth and development. The application process closes at 5 PM ET on Friday, November 6, 2020.
Calling Out Injustice by Its Name—2020 Housing Innovation Workshop
At the third annual Housing Innovation Workshop, “Distributed Density: Middle-Scale Housing for Sustainable Communities'', participants were asked to apply an anti-racist lens to their proposed solutions and strategies to address the ways in which racially exclusionary policies have materialized as barriers to the creation of multifamily housing today.
EDI Network Provides Resource of EDI Policies and Procedures
The BSA EDI Network is proud to release a collection of firm sample policies, practices, and procedures for reference while shaping your own policies to encourage equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All are invited to reference these firm policies in updating your procedures to establish a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Award Winning Design and Construction Leadership Seminar Launches This Month
Job responsibilities have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This immersive virtual era includes many more tasks that involve agile communications, as well as relationship and management skills. This culture shift and more is addressed in a six-week intensive leadership workshop. Registration deadline is October 23.
BSA, BSLA, and Patronicity Call on Massachusetts Cities to Extend Outdoor Dining Opportunities
The Boston Society of Architecture and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects created a program to match business owners in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston with architects and landscape architects to create simple, scaled, permit-ready outdoor seating plans to be implemented when businesses were allowed to reopen for outdoor dining this spring.