Hello BosNOMA family & friends! We will be having our very first mixer next Friday, October 26th at the BSA Space. This event will give the chance for architecture and design students in the area to socialize, network, and “link-up” with professionals in a relaxed environment. There is also opportunities to learn more about notable architects who were formerly members of BosNOMA. So, If you’re interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP! We can’t wait to see you there!
Greetings All! On March 27th 2018, we will be visiting the Cooper Gallery as well as the Hip Hop Archives at Harvard University. To best prepare for the tours, we would like to get a good idea on the number of people who will be attending. If you are interested, please fill out this survey by Wednesday, March 21st for head count purposes. Thanks so much!
For more information on the HipHop Archive & Research Institute, click here.
For more information on the Cooper Gallery, click here.
On Tuesday, February 27th, BosNOMA in collaboration with the BSA & Open Architecture Collaborative will be screening the short film “Sista in the Brotherhood” at 6pm. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion comprising women in the building and construction industry. All are welcome to come and join us at the BSASpace as we exchange our thoughts on the challenges and situations women face in the field. For more information about the film project, visit www.sistainthebrotherhood.com.
See below for the film trailer:
BosNOMA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an event with Micheal Ford (aka the Hip-Hop Architect) August 3rd & 4th at the BSA.
Michael Ford is a designer, researcher and the founder of Hip-Hop Architecture. Over the past decade, Ford has been working to blur the lines between professional practice and academia. He is dedicated to stimulating cross disciplinary discourse between practitioners and residents on the sociological and cultural implications of architecture and urban planning on its inhabitants. Ford has spoken about the impact of modern urban architecture in communities at TEDx Madison in 2016, was part of a keynote panel at the A’17 Conference on Architecture in Orlando, FL, and is launching his book, Hip Hop Architecture 101, this summer.
We are looking for 7-8 volunteers (a ratio of 1 volunteer to 5 youth attendees) to help facilitate the workshop. If you or someone you may know is interested in applying to be a volunteer please fill out the application and submit by July 21st at 5 pm. Please find the application here. Volunteers will be notified by July 28th.
Rupinder Singh is a practicing architect at the Boston office of Perkins + Will. He has a varied experience in the design of large-scale laboratories, hospitals and performance spaces. His recent experiences include a biotechnology research center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an 800-bed hospital in Hangzhou, China, and a 840,000sf laboratory project in Cambridge, and a 60,000 seat FIFA stadium in Dubai, UAE. Rupinder was a NOMAS member from 1992-1995 and is delighted to be engaged with the organization again.
Being a people-person is one of her fortes. BréAnna’s knack for consistently keeping a positive outlook and incorporating her passion for design into her work enable her to bring team members together to build strong and lasting client relationships. She was drawn to pursue a career in architecture when she realized how much the built environment impacts daily life, from the retail stores people shop in to the homes that they live in. BréAnna is most passionate about how architecture can transform old into a new creation that augments the end user’s experience. Each day she is excited to have the opportunity to use her creativity to put a smile on someone’s face and make the world a better place through design. BréAnna studied architecture at Andrews University, which is where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees and is currently a designer at DREAM Collaborative.
On February 28th, Abby Gordon will be joining BosNOMA’s chapter meeting to have an informal conversation on her travels during her 30 day journey across Cuba. As a Shepley Bulfinch Howe Traveling Fellow, in 2015 Abby traveled throughout Cuba documenting the country’s architecture, environment, and culture. We hope to see you there at 6pm, and as usual food and beverages will be provided!
In addition, the BSA will be hosting her opening reception on March 2, 2017. For more details on this BSA event, please visit the BSA website.