Archinect - Blog Posts 2022-05-28T11:02:05-04:00 Homeboy on Tupperville Orhan Ayyüce 2022-05-22T23:40:01-04:00 >2022-05-25T13:18:02-04:00 <figure><figure><p></p><p>Photographs: Michael Rotondi<br>Story and arrangement: Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</p><p></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p></figure><figure><p>Also,<br></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homeboy travels far and edges on</a></p></figure> Reflecting on Trump's Infrastructure Agendas and Cultural Projects, Part 1 Patrick McAndrews 2022-05-21T18:55:16-04:00 >2022-05-21T18:55:56-04:00 <p><strong>Reflecting on Trump's Infrastructure Agenda and Cultural Projects</strong><br><em>Part 1: 'Infrastructure Weak'</em><br></p> <p>As I write this, news of Trump backed US House and Senate candidates winning Republican primaries across the country has been sweeping the headlines and are leading stories on our TVs, radios, phones, and computers. As such, I thought it was worth revisiting some of the architecture and infrastructure related policies that the Trump Administration pushed during its&nbsp; short but impactful tenure in the White House. I think this reminder of how the architecture and construction industry was effectively co-opted by the Trump political agenda is important to keep with us as we move forward.</p> <p>In the wake of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the Trump White House announced an &lsquo;Infrastructure Week&rsquo; with talk of combating both the pandemic and an aging infrastructure in the United States. This infrastructure media blitz never fully materialized but Trump&rsquo;s supporters drafted and pushed proposals that w...</p> ARCHITECTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH - AIA NY CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE Erin Sharp Newton 2022-04-28T20:57:24-04:00 >2022-05-14T21:11:25-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>AIA Design for Health Session&nbsp; |&nbsp; Tuesday,&nbsp;<strong>May 3, 2022 (6-7 pm EST)</strong> Credits: 1 AIA/HSW</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Overview:</strong></p> <p>This educational session will provide an overview of the history (past), current focus &amp; challenges (present) related to creating safety and security. Additionally, this session will share principles &amp; examples for visioning the future for Behavioral Health Design. Speakers Erin Sharp-Newton from Posen Architects and Kimberly McMurray from BHFC Design Consultants have extensive experience in this market segment and have developed a presentation to educate participants about this relevant topic, including the COVID Pandemic and how architecture and design are responding to behavioral health needs within our communities. </p> <p><strong>Participants in this session will learn about:</strong> </p> <ol><li><strong>HISTORY: </strong>A brief architectural history of psychiatric &amp; mental health facilities. </li><li><strong>PRESENT: </strong>Current data regarding mental health information, facts &amp; figures. </li><li><strong>SAFETY + SECURITY: </strong>Guidelines fo...</li></ol> Mobile Makers Parks its Truck at the BAC thebacboston 2022-04-11T14:50:03-04:00 >2022-05-04T16:01:08-04:00 <p>Join us for our&nbsp;Mobile Makers Boston pop-up events on:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>April 19:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li>April 20:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li>April 21:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li>April 22:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li></ul><p>Maya Bird-Murphy, M.Arch&rsquo;17, wasn&rsquo;t happy with the demographics of design. According to NCARB&rsquo;s By the Numbers report, 83% of newly licensed architects were white, and 65% were male. She set out to change that by founding the nonprofit&nbsp;<a href="" title="Mobile Makers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mobile Makers</a>.</p> <p>Mobile Makers brings design directly to neighborhoods around Chicago. The Mobile Makerspace is an old delivery van, cleverly transformed into a well-equipped, contemporary mobile design studio that opens its doors to children around the city. Mobile Makers offers community pop-ups and partners with schools, museums, and local nonprofits for presentations and workshops. The first permanent Mobile Makers hub recently opened at Chicago&rsquo;s Kimball Arts Center.</p> <p>Maya has seen Mobile Makers make a difference already. In 2...</p> The Boston Architectural College Launches BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas Featuring Pritzker Laureate Balkrishna Doshi thebacboston 2022-04-11T14:46:37-04:00 >2022-04-11T14:46:37-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The Boston Architectural College (BAC) announces the launching of its newest video venture,&nbsp;<em><a href="" title="BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas</a></em>. This ongoing program will offer a series of exclusive, insightful, and one-on-one conversations between&nbsp;<a href="" title="Office of the President" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President Mahesh Daas</a>&nbsp;and thought leaders from around the design professions and related industries.</p> <p>Each episode aligns with the BAC&rsquo;s critical mission to diversify the design professions through expanded access to excellence in design education. Another key program goal includes increasing awareness of the design discipline to advance design literacy within the public sphere.</p> <p>The BAC is honored to kick-off its inaugural episode of&nbsp;<a href="" title="BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas</em></a>&nbsp;by featuring&nbsp;<a href="" title="Pritzker Laureate Balkrishna Doshi Commencement Speaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Professor Balkrishna Doshi</a>&mdash;India's first and only Pritzker prize winning architect, educator, guru, and the BAC&rsquo;s 2021 honorary alumnus. As President Daas noted, &ldquo;While the number of his projects might be measurable, the impact of his influence is immeasurable.&rdquo;</p> <p>In this first episode, which ...</p> FOTOFOCUS SYMPOSIUM - DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE Erin Sharp Newton 2022-04-09T15:49:48-04:00 >2022-04-21T13:14:29-04:00 <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOTOFOCUS SYMPOSIUM (4.9.22-4.10.22)</a></strong><br></p> <p>"The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FotoFocus Symposium</a> returns for its sixth edition this spring, centered around the theme of Telephotography and held across two locations. World-renowned speakers from the fields of architecture, art, fashion, film, psychology, and media will speculate on the past, present, and future of sharing images over long distances&mdash;both physically and digitally, literally and figuratively&mdash;in a series of panel discussions, lectures, and film screenings.</p> <p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABOUT THE THEME: TELEPHOTOGRAPHY</a></strong></p> <p>From the earliest transmissions of photographs to today&rsquo;s ubiquitous information sharing online, telephotography has become so central to contemporary life it is hard to imagine communications without it. The FotoFocus Symposium will explore both the electronic circulation of photographs and the technique of photographing distant objects. Whether through personal photographs, press images, or military surveillance,&nbsp;<em>Telephotography</em>&nbsp;will explore our desire for closeness an...</p> BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas thebacboston 2022-04-07T15:38:48-04:00 >2022-04-07T15:39:12-04:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The BAC is thrilled to announce the launch of BAC Channel with Mahesh Daas. We are honored this inaugural episode features President Daas speaking with Professor Balkrishna Doshi&ndash;the first Indian architect to win the Pritzker Prize, and one of the greatest influencers in architecture and design. Now that you know what the &lsquo;buzz&rsquo; is all about, we invite you to stay tuned for more episodes! Each episode features President Daas talking with thought leaders across the design and related industries&ndash; aligned with our mission to provide excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. Watch the video: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> 2022 Spring Lecture Series Poster: Just Design thebacboston 2022-03-08T10:07:22-05:00 >2022-03-20T01:01:07-04:00 <p>The BAC 2022 Spring Lecture Series events can be viewed below or on our website at:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> HMFH Architects and BAC Announce New Scholarship Fostering Diversity in Design thebacboston 2022-02-18T10:23:00-05:00 >2022-03-09T15:16:07-05:00 <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>HMFH Architects, in partnership with The Boston Architectural College (BAC), announced the establishment of the HMFH Scholarship Fund, created to expand academic opportunities for students underrepresented in the architecture and design professions. This new Scholarship aims to increase access to these professions for Black, Indigenous, people of color, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and other underrepresented populations. Creation of the Scholarship continues a decades-long relationship between HMFH and the BAC.</p> <p>&ldquo;HMFH&rsquo;s extraordinarily generous gift is a visible and inspiring message that will lead the way in furthering the BAC&rsquo;s mission of diversifying the design professions and making design education accessible to all people,&rdquo; said Dr. Mahesh Daas, Boston Architectural College President. &ldquo;This generous investment, which continues HMFH&rsquo;s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, will create sustainable and vital opportunities for underreprese...</p> AIA-CNJ'S BIG IDEA = LEGACY + UPLIFT Erin Sharp Newton 2022-02-16T16:15:37-05:00 >2022-03-04T19:24:46-05:00 <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>AIA Central NJ shares their Visioning Outcomes and Forward Focus.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Along with the Why + How.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>In an era of disconnect and undoing of patterns of work, efficiencies, professional practice, and human experience, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Central New Jersey Section</a> aims to help by engaging architectural professionals and the profession through&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inclusion</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">respect</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">celebration</a>.<br></p> NEXT TO LEAD - EQUITY IN ARCHITECTURE INTERVIEW Erin Sharp Newton 2022-02-08T20:21:00-05:00 >2022-02-16T16:25:10-05:00 <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New Jersey Equity in Architecture Committee</a> Introduces Levitta Gathers-Lawrence, Associate AIA,&nbsp;<br></strong><strong>2022 AIA Next To Lead Visionary</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong>Levitta Gathers-Lawrence, Associate AIA&nbsp;</strong><strong>has been selected for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Next to Lead, a two-year program developed by AIA National for ethnically diverse women in architecture that teaches essential leadership skills to up to 16 visionaries each year.</a></strong></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The need for a program such as this is obvious. AIA New Jersey membership data shows, out of 2000 members who participated in a recent poll:<br></p> <ul><li><strong>386 were women</strong></li><li><strong>169 licensed women</strong></li><li><strong>80 neither black nor white women</strong></li><li><strong>15 black women</strong></li><li><strong>And only 3 licensed black women</strong></li></ul><p>Knowing Levitta&rsquo;s unique and inspiring story, I sat down with her to share it with a larger audience. Below are excerpts from our discussion:<br></p> <p><strong>Erin: I have known you since 2017 when you joined NK Architects, and I have been consistently impressed and inspired by your kind spirit, inner strength, sensitivity, intelligence, and talent. I have seen you, as an emerging ar...</strong></p> THE ARCHITECTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH - AIA CENTRAL NJ Erin Sharp Newton 2022-02-01T08:23:25-05:00 >2022-05-27T09:52:46-04:00 <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moderator Donna Terzano, AIA, a project manager with RWJ Barnabas health and former AIA CNJ President &mdash;&nbsp; hosted the virtual education event: </a>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;The Architecture of Mental Health &ndash; Behavioral Health Design&rdquo;</a></strong></p> <p><strong>on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 12:00-1:00 pm</strong></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p>Organized by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Sharp-Newton. Erin &amp; her guests: Elizabeth Sullivan</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimberly McMurray,&nbsp;</a>AIA spoke about&nbsp;the past, present and future of psychiatric facilities and mental health environments known as behavioral health design.&nbsp;The panel covered an overview of the history of stigmatizing mental health and the interwoven history of advocacy and went through to addressing critical behavioral health design expertise, regarding safety, security, regulations &amp; requirements. Also presented was data speaking to the current mental health data resulting from current issues, the&nbsp;pandemic, future unknowns, the effects of stress and isolation on mental health, and culminated in discussion on the vision for a healing future.</p><p><br></p><figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong>Above images show Ro...</strong></p></figure></figure> The Bobby G. Foster Memorial Scholarship will support Black BAC Students in Architecture thebacboston 2022-01-19T17:30:00-05:00 >2022-01-27T12:01:07-05:00 <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><br></figure><p>&ldquo;If you talk to anybody that knew my husband they will tell you, &lsquo;My goodness did that man like to talk about the Boston Architectural College,&rsquo;&rdquo; says Maria Latimore of her late husband, Bobby G. Foster. &ldquo;In social settings, he&rsquo;d introduce himself and immediately it would morph into, &lsquo;I went to the BAC because I always wanted to be an architect.&rsquo;&rdquo; She chuckles recalling how she&rsquo;d often have to intercept these conversations just to get new acquaintances out of Bobby&rsquo;s clutches. &ldquo;He&rsquo;d go on and on about the place.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bobby began studying architecture at the BAC in 1970 while working full time (and often overtime) at GE Aviation to support his family in Boston&rsquo;s Dorchester neighborhood. He took a decades-long break and returned in his mid-sixties and completed all his course requirements with high grades, but never officially graduated. He pulled plenty of all-nighters building housing models at his heavily used home drafting table, but there simply weren&rsquo;t enough hours in his day to wri...</p> Which Architectural Firms Support Unions Everyday Architect 2022-01-06T17:26:00-05:00 >2022-02-04T18:46:08-05:00 <p>Unions are getting to be a hot topic these days with many workers attempting to unionize in various industries. Architecture is not left out of this discussion and recently SHoP employees indicated their desire to join and be represented by a union (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>). Additionally this is a topic that comes up from time to time <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in the forums, and there is some good discussion there</a>&nbsp;if you're so inclined.&nbsp;</p> <p>I decided to look a little bit closer at firms to understand if any would actively support unionization or self-organization of their employees. I know the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Living Future Institute (ILFI)</a> has their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just certification</a> for employers that includes criteria to indicate their union friendliness (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">v1.0 certification</a>) or support of the freedom of association (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">v2.0 certification</a>). So I decided to take some time to go through each company in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just database</a> to document, in perhaps a better or more easily browsable format, some of these firms and link to the policies t...</p> Growing from the inside out rather than the outside in! deepshah1991 2021-11-12T11:50:36-05:00 >2022-01-13T10:31:08-05:00 <p>In the times we live in, work has walked into our homes and this phenomenon is going to stay for the near future.&nbsp; By home, reference is to primarily towards our spaces of reflection, relaxation, facilitation of the <em><strong>inner life</strong></em>.&nbsp;</p> <p><br>This way of life, where the boundaries between workspace and living space are blur has had its own effects on the way we live our contemporary lives.&nbsp;In terms of architecture and inhabiting spaces, within the last two decade the online shopping modality has entirely changed the way people shop, consume and interact within their built urban or rural environments.&nbsp;</p> <p>This new upgrade where entire businesses have gone online and are working on screens and chat rooms is <em><strong>demanding an inquiry</strong></em> into how do we as architects work towards building environments especially residential spaces where we enable and create spaces to ground people in their spatial experiences and be able to navigate through life in a <em><strong>humane</strong></em> manner.&nbsp;</p> <p>This remote working experience within a home e...</p> The Maurice F. Childs Memorial Lecture: Yung Ho Chang, Architecture, More or Less thebacboston 2021-10-29T13:05:18-04:00 >2021-11-06T22:16:07-04:00 <p><strong>Learn how to attend this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free virtual lecture</a>, Friday, November 5 at 7PM ET, featuring Yung Ho Chang, FAIA, a founding partner and principal architect of the Beijing-based Atelier&#8288;&mdash;China&rsquo;s first independent private architectural firm&mdash;Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ).&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Yung Ho Chang says about the lecture, "Sometimes, architecture is more than the making of buildings when it engages urban, social, and cultural issues. Sometimes, architecture is less than the making of buildings, but it still helps to improve people's lives by venturing into other design disciplines, such as designing a cake. The practice of FCJZ covers the spectrum of architecture from one end to the other."</p> <p>Educated in China and the U.S., Chang received his Master of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley in 1984. He has practiced in China since 1992&mdash;establishing Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ) with Lijia Lu in 1993. His numerous recognitions include First Place in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition...</p> SPACE+LIGHT+FORM Eric Knight 2021-10-20T13:37:01-04:00 >2021-10-20T13:37:01-04:00 <p>Space is the Initial State</p><p>Light Creates</p><p>Form Holds Light<br><br></p> Are you from West Virginia? Mitch McEwen 2021-10-16T16:04:31-04:00 >2021-11-08T22:09:54-05:00 <p>My grandmother was born in West Virginia.&nbsp; She died last year (not of covid?) almost 100 years old, after many decades of retirement life in Columbus Georgia, a place for comfortable military widows, which she was, in her way.&nbsp; She retired from being a Washingtonian.</p> <p>Becoming a Washingtonian was, itself, a career.&nbsp; She earned some kind of recruitment to work in the US Treasury (as a typist?) by being valedictorian of her (must have been all Black) high school in West Virginia.&nbsp;</p> <p>I didn't know much about her childhood in West Virginia until she was so old that people could talk about her.&nbsp; Her mother died when she was 5.&nbsp; Her early memories of her mother were mostly cleaning alongside her.&nbsp; As a pseudo-orphan in the late 1920s she (lived and?) worked in a restaurant run by one of her father's new girlfriends.&nbsp; This, I now vaguely understand, was so terrible that no one can say anything about it.</p> <p>She left West Virginia because it was not a place that allowed her to be a child. She left...</p> Coop Himmelblau, the explosion of the functionalist box Marcelo Gardinetti 2021-09-15T18:36:19-04:00 >2021-12-29T11:46:07-05:00 <p>A principios de 1990, Frans Haks, director del Museo Groninger, le pidi&oacute; a Alessandro Mendini que dise&ntilde;ara la extensi&oacute;n del museo en el canal en el borde del sitio del edificio hist&oacute;rico. Mendini propuso atomizar el programa en tres partes, con el fin de diluir el impacto del edificio en su entorno1. Propone un esquema lineal para unificar las tres &aacute;reas y planifica las &aacute;reas administrativas y de servicios. Para el dise&ntilde;o de los pabellones expositivos, Mendini invit&oacute; a Philipe Starck, Michele de Lucchi y Coop Himmelb [l] au2 a cada dise&ntilde;o de una parte del edificio.&nbsp; </p> <p>En esos a&ntilde;os, Coop Himmelb [l] au estaba en una b&uacute;squeda persistente para desarticular el objeto arquitect&oacute;nico. Su m&eacute;todo de trabajo investiga la definici&oacute;n de la forma arquitect&oacute;nica mediante un boceto gr&aacute;fico que surge de un impulso creativo originado en el subconsciente. El dise&ntilde;o del Pabell&oacute;n Este del Museo de Groningen es el resultado de esta acci&oacute;n. Un boceto que llamaron "Arquitectura l&iacute;quida" porque represen...</p> The distensions of space in Zaha Hadid Marcelo Gardinetti 2021-09-15T18:22:32-04:00 >2022-01-01T19:16:07-05:00 <p>En t&eacute;rminos de investigaci&oacute;n metodol&oacute;gica, el trabajo inicial de Zaha Hadid fue el m&aacute;s fruct&iacute;fero. En ellos explora y reformula b&uacute;squedas de las vanguardias de principios del siglo XX abortadas por las condiciones pol&iacute;ticas de esos a&ntilde;os. </p> <p>Las ra&iacute;ces gen&eacute;ticas de estos trabajos se encuentran en el lenguaje suprematista de Kazimir Malevich. El tr&aacute;nsito por la obra del artista ruso comenz&oacute; en su estudio de tesis, un complejo hotelero en el r&iacute;o T&aacute;mesis. El proyecto adapta la morfolog&iacute;a de los "Arkhitektons". Su prop&oacute;sito no era retomar iconograf&iacute;as del movimiento moderno, sino forjar una estrategia para revelar nuevos campos constructivos a partir de esas obras. </p> <p>Como describi&oacute; Hal Foster, la pintura suprematista fue vista como un aplanamiento radical del plano pict&oacute;rico; Hadid lo utiliza como una irrupci&oacute;n dram&aacute;tica en el espacio-tiempo infinito, en un intento de "forzar la apertura" de sus objetos, de "comprimir y expandir" sus espacios, de intensificar y liberar sus estructuras, ...</p> Alumni Profile: Amanda Zettel (MDS-HP ’21) thebacboston 2021-08-25T17:19:12-04:00 >2021-12-29T11:46:07-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"><br><br></a>Amanda Zettel graduated from the BAC with her Master of Design Studies in Historic Preservation and Conservation in May of 2021. She was also awarded the BAC&rsquo;s first-ever Historic Preservation Fellowship to assist Institutional Advancement and Facilities in the pursuit of Community Preservation Act funding for restoration work on the BAC campus. Zettel received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Parsons, The New School for Design, in 2004. She was also awarded the Edwin T. Steffian, '10 (Hon.) Centennial Award for Master's Thesis Excellence in Design Studies at The BAC, and Outstanding Achievement in Design at Parsons.</p></figure><p>Zettel currently lives in Charlestown, MA and is the president of the Charlestown Preservation Society.</p> <p><strong>How did you get started in your career in design?</strong></p> <p>I knew I had always wanted to go into design, but the middle-class immigrant community I grew up in in Orange County [California] didn&rsquo;t have the disposable income to hire interior designers or a...</p> HEALING ARCHITECTURE FOR EATING DISORDERS Erin Sharp Newton 2021-08-23T18:33:12-04:00 >2022-02-16T18:01:08-05:00 <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="Coming Soon Banner" title="Coming Soon Banner"></a></p><figcaption>Lobby Banner (Source: NK Architects + DCC Design Group)</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH)&nbsp;Somerset</a> is transforming their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nationally recognized</a> Eating Disorders Program into a state-of-the-art inpatient unit.</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="EDU Welcome (Source: NK Architects)" title="EDU Welcome (Source: NK Architects)"></a></p><figcaption>EDU Welcome (Source: NK Architects) - Phase 1 Open&nbsp;</figcaption><p><br></p><p>When complete, the newly designed, 18,400-square-foot space will provide an exceptional healing environment capable of accommodating the physical, biological, psychiatric, psychological and social needs of adolescents and adults coping with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The unit will expand from 14 to 20 beds, with private rooms and separate areas for adolescents and adults.</p></figure><p>Patient care areas are carefully designed to allow for a variety of needs from active to quiet, with open space and private space. Open areas with natural light, soft lines and nature themes will offer comfortable environments in which to rejuvenate, relax and create a sense of normalcy.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="Early Study Model" title="Early Study Model"></a></p><figcaption>Early Study Model (Source: NK Architects)</figcaption></figure><p>C...</p> BAC Dean of Interior Architecture, Denise Rush, Inducted into the 2021 ASID College of Fellows thebacboston 2021-08-13T13:35:00-04:00 >2021-11-06T11:31:07-04:00 <p>We are thrilled to announce that Denise Rush, BAC faculty and dean of interior architecture, has been inducted into the 2021 ASID College of Fellows.<br><br>The ASID College of Fellows is the Society&rsquo;s ultimate honor. Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship are bestowed upon ASID members who have made significant contributions to their profession, the interior design community at large, and ASID as an organization. Through these programs, ASID seeks to celebrate those propelling the interior design world forward and showcase the incredible accomplishments of those changing the world through design.<br><br>Recipients of the ASID College of Fellows were honored and recognized with a ceremony during the Virtual Conference on July 19-23, 2021.</p> <p>&ldquo;This truly is the honor of a lifetime, as less than 1% of ASID professional members are given this honor,&rdquo; said Rush. &ldquo;The ASID New England chapter nominating me means that my peers and the College of Fellows have recognized my dedication and contribution to the prof...</p> Remodel Ampdesign 2021-07-16T12:46:15-04:00 >2022-04-11T12:16:08-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Eggplants Ampdesign 2021-07-16T12:45:04-04:00 >2021-07-16T12:45:04-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kukulu-new joint venture Kauai Ampdesign 2021-06-15T19:08:38-04:00 >2021-06-15T19:09:57-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Empirical Value of Proportion and Aesthetics Eric Knight 2021-05-18T16:44:24-04:00 >2021-05-19T18:19:59-04:00 <p>Does the way you visually perceive a building improve its empirical performance?</p> <p>Does the way you visually perceive a building impact the way it makes you feel within its spaces?</p> <p><br>Answering these obvious questions can help validate the empirical and functional value of proportion and aesthetics giving form an extrinsic function.<br></p> National Perspectives Needed to Assist our Constructions Monte John Latham 2021-05-08T05:22:57-04:00 >2021-10-16T09:46:08-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> As an future architect June Lee 2021-05-05T08:39:46-04:00 >2021-06-20T23:00:46-04:00 <p>When I was young, I was just a normal kid who likes to build small tent using blankets and chairs and to play inside of that blanket tent with my brother. When I was in the tent, I could see my home and family through the small opening, and it gives me a totally different view from the outside of the tent. The tent also gave me warm and safe feeling, so I could fall asleep easily. I liked the experience that the tent was giving to me. I think this childhood memory influenced me to study architecture to make my dream true.</p> <p>My dream is to build my own house by myself in beautiful nature and live with my family till I die. It could sound a little bit silly for most people, but this is the reason that I choose to study architecture. I did not like the most common housing style in Korea, which is high-rise apartments, so I came to Los Angeles to study different housing styles from my country. Although the first reason that I study architecture was only for my dream, architecture educatio...</p> Architecture with human sense June Lee 2021-05-05T01:50:05-04:00 >2021-12-21T23:31:07-05:00 <p>In my last blog post, I talked about the directional concept of &ldquo;Top and Bottom,&rdquo; which does not apply if there is no gravity. Link:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>. In other words, gravitational force gives the ability to sense or feel the direction to the people; for example, people can say which direction is up and down while closing their eyes. Without this sense of direction, the human brain does not function well. However, in the international space station, all the crew members live under micro-gravity, so they actually do not get any directional sense. This lack of directional sensecauses the reorientation illusion, which gives disorientation, confusion, and nausea to crew members.</p><p></p> <p>The one architectural solution to help ISS crew members to get a directional sense is the layout of the interior lights. On Earth, natural light always comes down from the sky, and the human brain recognizes the light source, which is Sun in this case, as the to...</p>