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Matter & Opinion: Practice-Based Research

Architects are inherent problem solvers and research is baked into their design process. Matter & Opinion: Practice-Based Research is a one-day virtual conference featuring firms and individuals who will share successful business models, discuss barriers to adoption, and help define real value for research within the profession.

The Revolution Hotel / PCA / Prellwitz Chilinski Associates

© Robert BensonThe Revolution Hotel / PCA / Prellwitz Chilinski Associates© Robert Benson© Regan Wood+ 26

Mass Virtual Photography Gallery

Mass Collective features six photographers in a virtual reality gallery. They will be showing photographic work documenting the British built environment. For each weekly gallery the photographers will present their work at opening night, which will be open for the public to attend in the virtual gallery space, and also streamed to Youtube in collaboration with architectural photography festival Zoomed In. The space will remain accessible night and day to be explored with your personal avatar according to the following schedule:

Pier 4 Office Building / Elkus Manfredi Architects

© Magda Biernat© Magda Biernat© Magda Biernat© Magda Biernat+ 21

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  385000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Interpane, Alucabondusa, Doors, Flooring, +3

Transforming Gallery / J.Roc Design

© James Leng© James Leng© James Leng© James Leng+ 11

  • Architects: J.Roc Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1100 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Duravit, Hansgrohe, Signify, Hunter Douglas, Lutron, +2

Emerson College Student Residences / Elkus Manfredi Architects

© Peter Vanderwarker© Peter Vanderwarker© Peter Vanderwarker© Peter Vanderwarker+ 25

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and the College of Fine Arts Production Center / Elkus Manfredi Architects

© Robert Benson© Eric Laignel© Eric Laignel© Robert Benson+ 33

Harvard ArtLab / Barkow Leibinger

© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan+ 18

  • Architects: Barkow Leibinger
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  840
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: 3N Madeiras

Infra-Space 1 / Landing Studio

Courtesy of Landing StudioCourtesy of Landing StudioCourtesy of Landing StudioCourtesy of Landing Studio+ 25

  • Architects: Landing Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  32375
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lumenpulse

Curator Tour: The Reasons Offsite

Join the curator for an in-depth look at the exhibition The Reasons Offsite with a walkthrough of the design solutions in a 3D reality environment.

Exhibition Tour: In the Public Interest

Get an in-depth look at the current exhibition, In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect's Role and Responsibility, through this 45 minute exhibition tour with Taylor Johnson Assoc. AIA, graduate of Syracuse Architecture. After the tour, please ask questions, continue to explore the exhibition, and enjoy!

Public interest design is re-positioning the architectural profession to address the social, political, and environmental issues of the 21st century through community-engaged design. This shift in practice advances the notion that architecture is not only a built product, but a collective process that instills the tools, awareness, and imagination for individuals to improve their lives.

Architecture Trivia: Answer questions, drink beer, raise funds!

Calling all trivia buffs and architecture enthusiasts!

Join the BSA Foundation for an evening of fun, frivolity, and fundraising!

Trivia questions will be based on architecture and design elements. All skill levels are welcome. You do not need to be an architect or master builder to participate.

Please pre-register!

Teams may consist of 2–8 people (individuals will be placed on teams). Prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team will be awarded. Prizes include a $100 gift card to Smith & Wollensky, the AIA Guide to Boston app, and much more!

Adults 21+ only.

Opening Reception: In the Public Interest

Don't miss the opening reception for In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility. This special event is an opportunity to explore the exhibition while enjoying complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

In the Public Interest exhibition will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimaging the architect’s contribution toward the public good. The selected projects will offer unique perspectives on the value of a community-engaged design process and the expanding nature of practice while presenting new methods for the profession to design with Boston’s communities.

Drop-in Building Challenge: Designing Boston with LEGOⒸ Bricks

It is vacation week! Looking to get out of the house and build?

Join the BSA Foundation for a LEGO® Challenge using BSA Space’s extensive collection of LEGO® bricks. What should a new building in Boston look like? Young designers will use the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) In the Public Interest exhibition as inspiration to design a new building for Boston, then create it with LEGO® bricks.

This drop-in activity is appropriate for children aged five to 13 years old accompanied by a caregiver. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children will be required. Feel free to drop in

Four51 Marlborough / Hacin + Associates

© Trent Bell Photography© Trent Bell Photography© Trent Bell Photography© Trent Bell Photography+ 9

Outlier Lofts / French 2D

© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner+ 20

  • Architects: French 2D
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1600 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: James Hardie, Englert, Juno, Juno Lighting, Sawyer Mason, +1

ICA Watershed / Anmahian Winton Architects

© Florian Holzherr© Florian Holzherr© Florian Holzherr© Florian Holzherr+ 12

Landscape Innovations in the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

On September 12, join James Wescoat ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture at MIT, for a presentation on the growing importance of landscape architectural design in the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, and how it addresses the needs and aspirations of societies across the world.

James Wescoat is an Aga Khan Professor in MIT’s Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Co-Director of the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. Professor Wescoat has researched water systems in South Asia and the US from the site to river basin scales. For the greater part of his career, he has focused on small-scale historical