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.
If you’re interested in attending this event, please be sure to RSVP on the BSA website. Also, you can find the Facebook event page here.
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 Phase Zero Design.
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.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!!
From all of us at BosNOMA.
It was with great delight for members of BosNOMA to be a part of a conversation with Phil Freelon and Zena Howard about the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), graciously hosted by Perkins+Will Boston on November 3, 2016. BosNOMA members alongside P+W Boston staff and a host of inspired high school students gathered to hear Phil and Zena speak about why they are proud to be African American, and what they hope the Smithsonian museum will offer visitors for years to come. They also shared insight on the competition collaboration, design process as well as construction challenges and achievements.
Three weeks after the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., visitors continue to flock there from all over the world to learn and be inspired by “A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story.” In this second installment of In Their Own Words – Perkins+Will’s new video series – Phil, Lead Architect and Zena, Senior Project Manager, share what it’s meant to them, personally, to contribute to this monumental project.
Check out the links below to be inspired.
In Their Own Words: Zena Howard, Uniting Toward the Future
In Their Own Words: Phil Freelon, Building a Legacy
LaRay Brison was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BA of Architecture and Urbanism with a concentration in Landscape Studies from Smith College. During Brison’s undergraduate career she researched slums conditions in the Americas, Africa, and India as well as helping to create innovative furniture for her studio class. Brison believes architecture can help solve many of the world’s ills and her life mission is to create healthy sustainable communities. Brison is a Master’s Candidate for Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architecture College, an Intern in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development with Chief John Barros, serves on the Mayor’s Young Adult Council, she’s assisting Dr. Atyia Martin and the Mayor with 100 Resilient Cities Boston Strategy, and is also studying to be an Urban Farmer with the Urban Farming institute.