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.
Boston Architectural College will be having their annual Hackathon on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10am-5pm. Hosted by the BAC NOMAS chapter, Hack the “T” will be a hack that concludes with a design charette on the theme of the MBTA public transit system. Topics include info graphics, stops/station design, and the proposal for a new high speed/express line. For all those interested, be sure you stop by the Beehive (Room 100) at the BAC for this event!
The 2016 NOMA conference will be held in Los Angeles, October 12th – 15th. This event brings together professionals, students, and others from different disciplines to network and cultivate relationships. The theme this year is “Express Yourself – Unleashing the Power of Diverse Design”. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this amazing opportunity! For more information, click here.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Chapter of NOMAS will be holding a meeting on Friday, May 6th starting at Noon in the Room 10-401 of the Rogers Building. Phil Freelon, of The Freelon Group, will be in attendance.
MIT NOMAS Meeting
When: Friday, May 6th
Where: MIT, Rogers Building, Room 10-401
Time: 12 PM, Noon
MIT School of Architecture and Planning
337, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
This month’s BosNOMA meeting will be held August 30, 2016 at RumBa – Rum & Champagne Bar at the Intercontinental for social hour. RumBa is located at 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston MA. More info to come.
BosNOMA President, Racquel Davey, sat down with Modelo to discuss Racquel’s unique approach and design philosophy. To read the full interview, see the link below:
Gerard Georges will speak at the third annual MedEd Facilities Conference which will be held on April 26-27 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA. Georges session, entitled “Designing for Rapid Response, Ebola and Future Infectious Diseases” will be on Tuesday, April 26 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa put in sharp focus the lack of a coherent strategy for addressing infectious disease outbreaks. Fear and confusion around the crisis resulted many potentially preventable deaths. It also highlighted the importance of a systematic approach for designing facilities that can quickly be constructed to support the rapid response necessary to address such outbreaks, specifically in resource-limited settings. Before contemplating possible solutions, it is critically important to assess existing clinical protocols, infrastructure and protective measures currently in place within a particular healthcare system. Likewise, it is important to understand local construction practices, available materials, regulatory requirements, procurement processes and security issues. Finally, a broad awareness of potential infectious diseases and general risk mitigation procedures should be determined.This session will discuss strategic responses to this crisis by healthcare providers, governments, and non-governmental agencies, detailing a prototype for a standardized Triage Unit that could be built with local labor and materials and implemented at multiple locations.
For more information about the conference, registration and events, click here.