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Green Design & Historic Preservation


This 3-credit course will be offered in spring 2019 through UMass Continuing and Professional Education (CPE).  This course examines—through lectures, precedent studies and equipment demonstration: the tension and marriage between green design and preservation; life cycle assessment’s impact on the preservation movement; historic design strategies use in traditional buildings to achieve comfort and efficiency; contemporary […]

Green Design & Historic Preservation2018-11-21T17:49:00-04:00

Competition: Amherst Bandshell


The purpose of this competition is to solicit ideas for a new Band Shell/Outdoor Performance Structure on the Amherst Common from a wide variety of interested parties.  The hope is to select a preferred design and then find the funds, some of which will be provided by the ABID, to construct the Band Shell […]

Competition: Amherst Bandshell2018-09-11T13:58:22-04:00

RFP: Clinton Church Restoration, Great Barrington


Clinton Church Restoration, Inc. is seeking proposals for historic preservation, architectural design and engineering services for the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church at 9 Elm Court in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The nonprofit purchased the historic property last year and plans to restore and repurpose it as an African American Heritage […]

RFP: Clinton Church Restoration, Great Barrington2018-09-11T10:13:49-04:00

ABX2018: Register Now


Thousands of building professionals from the Northeast come together at ABX for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers and special seminars. There’s no better place to share information, develop skills, and discover untapped resources while networking with established colleagues and making new connections that can power your business. […]

ABX2018: Register Now2018-08-23T10:45:09-04:00

AIA National Releases Statement on EPA Asbestos Ruling


Yesterday, architects and designers took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Signification New Use Rule (SNUR) that would allow manufacturers and importers to seek the agency’s approval to reintroduce asbestos into their manufacturing or processing of certain products. Fearful of what this policy could mean for the building […]

AIA National Releases Statement on EPA Asbestos Ruling2018-08-23T08:52:39-04:00

2018 AIA New England Design Awards


Call for entries: 2018 AIA New England Design Awards

Friday, July 27, 2018 | 11:59 PM
BSA Space
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA

Submissions for the 2018 AIA New England Design Awards are now open.

Register your intent and submit payment for each project by Friday, July 27 at 11:59 PM here.

Step Two: SUBMIT
Once you’ve […]

2018 AIA New England Design Awards2018-07-13T16:33:21-04:00

Maine Mass Timber Design Competition


DESIGN ABSTRACT: Remote Mass Timber Wilderness Lodge
Maine Huts & Trails maintains a network of backcountry trails and remote wilderness lodges woven through the woods and mountains of western Maine that provide a unique opportunity to explore and discover this beautiful region. The goal of this year’s competition is to study and develop a […]

Maine Mass Timber Design Competition2018-07-10T17:32:49-04:00