With a new administration in place, new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency will be reevaluating the agency's priorities. They believe that EPA activity is limiting economic growth and job creation – but designers know that isn't the case.
As key positions at the EPA are being filled, we need to educate these officials about the importance of the programs they will be tasked with managing. Now is the time to make your voice heard.
Please sign this letter on behalf of your firm, or bring it to the attention of a firm leader. The deadline for inclusion as a signatory to this letter is March 13th, so ACT NOW!
BROOKS NAMED PARTNER
Architect Dorrie Brooks, AIA,of Florence, was recently elected partner of the Greenfield architecture studio Jones Whitsett Architects, a firm specializing in the design of schools, municipal buildings and high performance residential projects. Read more here.
9th EDITION OF BUILDING CODE
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received approval pursuant to Executive Order 562 to convene public hearings to elicit testimony on a proposed new, Ninth Edition of the State Building Code (780 CMR).
Western MA Hearing:
March 14, 2017
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square in Springfield - First floor auditorium, Building 2 - beginning @ 10:00 a.m.
For more information and date/place of the Eastern MA hearing, click here.
Register Now – registration deadline is March 13th!
TOUR: HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Where:845 West Street, Amherst, MA
When:Wed. March 22nd, 4:30 p.m.
A comprehensive look at this Living Building Challenge project!
Construction Manager: Wright Builders
More information and invitation / registration form here in Word format, and in pdf format.
FILM SERIES - Spring 2017
Architecture Through Film
WMAIA/Five College Architecture’s Architecture Through Film series resumes on April 25. Each film & discussion provides 1.5 LUs. Films are screened in Room 117, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, at 6:30 p.m. All films are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We will be screening the design trilogy Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. See the dates here. More information about each film will be posted as it becomes available.CLASSIFIEDS
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SUSTAINABILITY BY LAND & SEA:
The 2017 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference
Where: Endicott College, Beverly, MA
When: March 17, 2017
Visit the website here.
Abstract: The Art of Design
Begins February 10, 2017 and runs for eight episodes. More information here.