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.
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.
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
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!
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
For more information and registration: