Sista in the Brotherhood

Greetings Everyone,

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:

THE HIP-HOP ARCHITECT LECTURE & YOUTH WORKSHOP

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.

Member Bio: Rupinder Singh

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.

Member Bio: Bre’anna Romulus

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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 Joy Street Design.

Member Bio: LaRay Brison

laraybeditedLaRay 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.

BAC NOMAS HACKATHON

hackathon-flyerBoston 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!

 

MIT NOMAS Meeting with Phil Freelon

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

BOSNOMA’s Gerard Georges to Speak at MedEd

DSC03943_HeadshotGerard 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.

Social Equity in the Built Environment

Social Equity has long been conceptualized as the third (and often last) leg of a triple bottom line sustainability stool.  While LEED has driven environmental concerns to have equal footing with economic ones, we are just at the beginning of developing tools that allow us to measure and examine social equity results in a similar way.

This special event will include presentations from Francis Janes – director of the JUST Organizations labeling program for ILFI, Shawn Hesse – co-author of the new LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits, and Tony Ransom – Past President of the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) discussing the importance of a focus on social equity in design, construction, and operations of our buildings, communities, and our organizations.

When: April 4th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30

Where: Milk St, 15th Floor
                Conf Room “Aristotle”
                Boston, MA 02109
                United States

For more information and registration:

http://usgbcma.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1028