BSA Lecture Series

Courtesy of WaterFire Providence

Boston Society of Architects (BSA) recently launched their lecture series which opens up on September 21st with Jeremiah Eck, FAIA as he considers a simple way to infuse sustainability and light in homes; Barnaby Evans does something similar for cities while Chee Pearlman enlists design for the betterment of humanity and Audrey O’Hagan, AIA looks boldly toward the future of the profession. All free BSA lectures take place at 6:00 pm at the BSA Space multimedia room (290 Congress Street, ). More information on the series after the break.

design by James Cutler, photograph by Art Grice

September 21 » 6:00 pm » Free » 290 Congress Street, Boston
Jeremiah Eck FAIA: Siting your home naturally
More than half of all the single-family houses in this country were built over the last four decades, yet most seem plopped rather than sited. Using examples from his book, House in the Landscape: Siting Your Home Naturally, author, architect and landscape painter Jeremiah Eck FAIA presents a sustainable approach to housing design that benefits both the owner and the environment.

October 19 » 6:00 pm » Free » 290 Congress Street, Boston
Chee Pearlman: Vision, influence and inspiration
The Curry Stone Design Prize awards $100,000 each year to design innovators who address critical issues involving clean air, food and water, shelter, healthcare, energy, education, social justice or peace. Chee Pearlman, prize curator and principal of Chee Company, talks about the program’s goals and why they matter. Co-sponsored by Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Loeb Fellowship Program at Harvard and LivableStreets Alliance.

November 2 » 6:00 pm » Free » 290 Congress Street, Boston
Audrey O’Hagan AIA: A collaborative vision
The architectural profession is undergoing tremendous change. Project delivery grows more integrated as traditional notions about the relationship between art, architecture, design and engineering evolve. Audrey O’Hagan AIA, the BSA’s 2011 president, investigates some of the ways these trends help bridge the gap between design and construction while pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional thinking to raise the visibility and relevance of design.

December 7 » 6:00 pm » Free » 290 Congress Street, Boston
Barnaby Evans: Animating a city’s architectural fabric
WaterFire, a seasonal sculpture installed at the intersection of three rivers in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, has captured the imagination of more than 10 million visitors, revitalizing the state’s capital city. Designer Barnaby Evans discusses how this convergence of fire and water transforms visitors’ perceptions of the urban landscape.

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