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BSA Space

290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

August 2015

August 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Architecture for Humanity Boston

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Design has the power to improve the world. Architecture for Humanity Boston serves communities in need by producing architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. If you’re looking for a pro-bono challenge or a hands-on design opportunity for your resume, this may be the committee for you. You need not have design experience to get involved.

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August 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

INTER/SECTIONS: Shinique Smith

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is pleased to announce the second in a series of moderated, artist-based discussions and events entitled INTER/SECTIONS. Please join us by attending this event featuring world-renowned artist and current Greenway Wall at Dewey Square muralist Shinique Smith. INTER/SECTIONS: Shinique Smith will showcase a new performance video piece conceived by the artist and commissioned by The Greenway. The epiphany of three performances driven by gestural collage, materials and concepts of her expressive calligraphic paintings and bundled sculptural…

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October 2015

October 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Placemaking Network

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Welcome to the BSA’s Placemaking Network! We are dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue and education about an integrated public realm. Programs include monthly seminars and project-based initiatives on the subject of Placemaking. Presentations by noted speakers and discussions focus on what makes public spaces successful. We examine how architects, landscape designers, urban planners, artists and public officials work together to create great public places, to turn space into place.

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December 2015

December 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film screening, The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Join us for another portrayal of one of America’s greatest architects:  Richard Neutra. The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat explores how Neutra, considered the “father of California Modern architecture,” came to befriend this modest small-town family and how he was inspired by the site’s stunning desert setting, which Neutra compared with the grandness of the mystical Gobi Desert. This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 4, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is…

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December 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gingerbread House Design Exhibition Reception

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Please join the Community Design Resource Center (CDRC) for the Gingerbread Reception, where we will view more than 20 gingerbread designs from teams of architecture and landscape architecture firms on exhibit, enjoy light refreshments, announce the winners, celebrate the incredible bakers, and launch CDRC's first Open Call for Projects. Vote for your favorite gingerbread house now! At the Gingerbread Reception we will launch our first Open Call for Projects—an open invitation to neighborhood groups and community nonprofits in the greater Boston area to…

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January 2016

January 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film screening: Design Is One

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Explore the creative universe of Lella and Massimo Vignelli, two of the most influential and well-known designers of all times. With interviews from luminaries in the world of design—from architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman to graphic designers Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, and Jessica Helfand—this film takes the viewer into the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor. This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, January 8, at BSA…

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January 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet the BSA Foundation

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

One hour “tour” of BSA Foundation (formerly the Boston Foundation for Architecture) programs and why they matter. Event is free, but seats are limited.

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February 2016

February 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film screening: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Watch an unprecedented exploration of British architect Norman Foster, whose constant quest to improve the quality of life through design offers striking solutions to humanity’s increasing urban demands. This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 5, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the fifth film in the 2015–2016 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be…

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February 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dante Ramos: Designing Boston: Northern Avenue Bridge

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Recent coverage of the Northern Avenue Bridge's need for repair or replacement acknowledges the conflicting interests and complex interplay of costs and benefits associated with alternative visions for its future. Often lost in the discussion of its rusting structure is the important place it occupies in Boston's social and urban fabric. The bridge is a pivotal link in the Harborwalk, connecting downtown to the rapidly evolving South Boston waterfront. It is also the northern terminus of Fort Point Channel, whose…

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$10
February 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

BSA Space Family Design Day: Skyscraper Challenge

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

This month, Family Design Day is all about skyscrapers! Boston, home to the Hancock and Prudential towers, is taking steps to elevate the city’s skyline. But how tall can architects and engineers actually build? Learn more about the architecture, science, and art behind what keeps the world’s tallest buildings standing and then, using a kit of parts, design and build your own skyscraper. This family program is designed for parents and children aged 10 to 13 years old (Morning session…

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February 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suffolk Downs Urban Design Workshop Kickoff Panel Discussion

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

The Suffolk Downs Urban Design Workshop is the third in an ongoing series of Urban Design Workshops organized by the BSA Foundation. The workshops’ overall goal is to open up dialogue and stimulate thinking about the design potential of places with particularly significant and compelling opportunities. The evening will include an introduction to the scope of and goals for the workshop, followed by a lively panel discussion moderated by Renée Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine. Suffolk Downs represents an opportunity…

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March 2016

Free
March 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Client Conversations: Placemaking for Mixed-Use Developments

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Placemaking takes on many definitions when the conversation centers on mixed-use real estate development. Whether discussing mixed use within a single building or its variety of uses within large developments such as Assembly Row, University Station, or the revitalization of Quincy Center, architectural and interior design play an integral role. Join us for a conversation with real estate developers and leaders of economic development who are creating new developments as well as reimagining places within existing urban and suburban neighborhoods…

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Free
March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Gamble & Patty Heyda Rebuilding the American City

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Urban redevelopment in the United States can be neither easy nor quick. Spearheaded by architects, planners, academics, and public officials, redevelopment requires a delicate alignment of goals, leadership, and advocacy while achieving livable, sustainable, and equitable cities. Join David Gamble AIA and Patty Heyda, authors of the new book Rebuilding the American City: Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core (Routledge, 2015), as they highlight 15 urban design and planning projects that have been catalysts for their respective…

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Free
March 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Engage: Boston Designs for Good

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

“Design like you give a damn.” —Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, cofounders, Architecture for Humanity Oh, baby, we do! Ever since McKim, Mead, and White emblazoned “Free to all” above the entrance to the nation’s first urban public library, Boston architecture and its architects have embraced design for the greater good. Join today’s top designers for a lively slideshow and survey of Boston’s recent humanitarian design projects, along with innovative approaches to engaging the audiences they serve. This is a…

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April 2016

Free
April 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up: Architecture & Design in Your Neighborhood

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

The BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up returns this year with a new opportunity to explore some of the projects that the BSA Foundation has brought to life in communities around Greater Boston. The BSA Foundation was created by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA to enhance public awareness of the built environment and the processes that shape it. The BSA Foundation Grant Project Pin-Up will connect BSA members with educators, artists and other BSA Foundation grant recipients to discuss recent successes…

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May 2016

Free
May 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Designing Boston: Boston Creates

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

After a year of extensive community conversations, “Boston Creates” -- the City’s first cultural plan -- is in its final draft, heading for completion early summer. What are key highlights of the plan so far, what has the City learned through this process, and where is it aiming to go? Join us in a panel discussion with Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture for the City of Boston, as we dive into the vision proposed by Boston Creates and…

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Free
May 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DOCOMOMO

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

The New England Chapter brings together members of the professional design, architecture, preservation, and real estate development communities; academics; and interested lay persons committed to bringing the extremely broad knowledge base of its diverse membership to bear on our understanding and appreciation of both the canonical and "hidden" works of the modern movement. They cooperate to publicize, register, and, when needed, advocate for the rich legacy of the modern movement in a region that contains works by famed pioneers (Aalto,…

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Free
May 18, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Infrastructure Resiliency in Healthcare Post Super Storm Sandy

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

The BSA Committee on Resilient Environments and Healthcare Facilities Committee welcome you to a presentation by Steve Friedman, PE, director of facilities engineering design and construction for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Friedman will be presenting on his experience designing for Infrastructure Resiliency in Healthcare, examining his work for MSKCC post Hurricane Sandy.

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$20
May 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What the Sketch?

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Head back to the drawing board at this annual fast-paced sketching game! This Pictionary-style tournament offers a night of friendly competition between some of Boston’s top architecture firms, who will go head to head to correctly identify sketches of famous buildings from around the world. This year, team competition is getting fiercer. Sharpen up your sketching skills as every team will have sketchers and guessers! Form a team for a chance to add your name to the What the Sketch? trophy and…

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Free
May 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Reception: The Other Working Landscape

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Don't miss this reception with the artist for The Other Working Landscape. This special event is an inside opportunity to view the exhibition while speaking with artist Tom Leytham. In rural New England, farms and forests are often considered the “working” landscape. Since 2004, artist Tom Leytham has explored the remnants of the “other” working landscape: our 19th- and 20-century industrial past. Through a series of watercolors, Leytham documents this industrialized landscape of ruined and repurposed buildings and structures in Vermont and the surrounding…

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June 2016

Free
June 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Play on Modular Design with Richard Dattner

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

To celebrate BSA Space’s new exhibition Extraordinary Playscapes, join PlayCubes creator and architect Richard Dattner FAIA for an intimate conversation about modular design across a variety of scales and uses. Parallel to a career in civic architecture, Dattner has designed and patented a number of modular structures--including a modular house, PlayCubes and Habitot play equipment, Shelterscape canopies and shelters, and Streetscape booths. Come and hear about the highs (the fun of designing), lows (patent infringement, material costs, money), and happy outcome…

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September 2016

Free
September 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Truth in Architecture: Lecture by Paul Stevenson Oles FAIA

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Considered one of the world’s premier architectural illustrators, Paul Stevenson Oles FAIA worked as independent architect, professor, author and illustrator in the Boston area for over 40 years. Join Oles for a special presentation as he explores his work featured in the exhibition Truth in Architecture at BSA Space, and provides a brief but intimate history of his remarkable career. Read more and register at architects.org/programs-and-events/trut...

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June 2017

June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The WELL Building Standard: Leadership in Healthy Workplaces

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

This introduction to the WELL Building Standard presentation provides an overview of the rating system concepts, features and certification process. The basis for each concept is introduced along with design and construction strategies and real world, practical examples. Incorporating the potential for positive health outcomes into the built environment is the future of building design. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework. Presenters: Jennifer Taranto of Structure Tone advocates for reducing environmental impact of…

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May 2018

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NatureStructure exhibition

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

On May 17, 2018, BSA Space will premier NatureStructure, a global overview showcasing more than 30 architectural and design projects that work in harmony with nature to heal and restore ecosystems and make cities more resilient and sustainable. Curated by Scott Burnham, the creator of Reprogramming the City, with exhibition design and curatorial assistance by Samantha Altieri, NatureStructure will feature a vast array of international projects that weave built projects with nature and natural functions to enable cities and regions…

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August 2018

$10
August 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

NatureStructure Sketch Workshop

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

What would it be like to approach the city from the perspective of an animal pushed out of its home by development, water falling during rain, or a windblown seed wanting to take root? What structures and spaces could be created or adjusted to make the city a more welcoming place for nature and wildlife? How could nature improve the urban environment if things were designed to welcome the natural world instead of seeing wildlife as unwelcomed invaders? This special event…

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September 2018

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Landscape Innovations in the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

On September 12, join James Wescoat, Professor of Landscape Architecture at MIT, for a presentation on the growing importance of landscape architectural design in the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, and how it addresses the needs and aspirations of societies across the world. James Wescoat is an Aga Khan Professor in MIT’s Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Co-Director of the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. Professor Wescoat has researched water systems in South Asia and the US…

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