Nov 09, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
Canstruction 2020: 25 Years
Canstruction is a charity event and exhibition where teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors compete in awe-inspiring feats of engineering to create sculptures made out of canned goods and other nonperishable food items—without the use of glue or other adhesives. In the past 25 years, Canstruction Boston has collected more than ONE MILLION pounds of food, providing more than 887,000 meals to people experiencing food insecurity in Massachusetts.
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.
Installation update: The Floating Wetland has Launched
The BSA is proud to share that after years of development, the Floating Wetland has been deployed in the Charles River. The project explores an ecological intervention to reduce harmful algal blooms in the Charles, which threaten the river’s health and limit the feasibility of swimming.
Addressing racial injustice in architecture and the BSA
Two weeks ago, a renewed fire spread through this country and in Boston to solve the injustices of racism due to yet another series of unjust killings within the black community. We vowed to be anti-racist in support of Black Lives Matter. We now call upon the BSA community to address the systemic racism within the design profession and our organization.
Related BSA Knowledge Communities
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to the values reflected in our code of professional ethics and must be fostered throughout our organization, the profession, our workplaces, and communities.