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New England Annual Discourse.

Change: Creating Opportunities form External Challenges

New England Chapter
December 01, 2016 6.00-8.00pm
Location BSA Space: 290 Congress St , Boston, MA 02210


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2016 could be referred to as the year of change. Across the world the political status quo is being challenged, and altered. Architects are trained to analyze and come up with possible scenarios to answer the “What If” question, however the construction industry is incredibly slow respond, and it is questionable if our own profession has adapted enough to the recent changes in the way cities, suburbs and buildings are being developed and procured. The architecture profession globally is under threat, our fees are stagnant while the risks increase, yet we are one of the few professions that can help combat the effect of climate change. Architects are desperately needed in the world, so why are we not considered valuable, and what should we do to change?

This evenings discussion will look at different aspects of the profession of architecture and urban design and how they are, or should be responding to future challenges that architects face.

Speakers and Topics

“Disrupting Deprofessionalization with Design”: Frank Mruk, FAIA, RIBA, NY Center for Strategic Innovation Founder

“MakeTANK:  Getting Dusty”: Bradford J. Prestbo, AIA, CDT, CSI Senior Associate, Sasaki, BSA MakeTANK Founder

“Building Resilience: Diversification Strategies in the Design Industry”; Pablo Savid-Buteler, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Sasaki

“New Frontiers; RIBA’s response to Brexit.”  Deborah Bentley, RIBA, Transition I Space, Board Member RIBA-USA. 

New England Annual Discourse.

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