Explore Placemaking with CBA at the BSA Space in February
February is a busy month here at CBA Landscape Architects - we'd love for you to join us at one of the following events at the BSA Space in Boston:
On Thursday, February 21st, an exhibit titled In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility featuring the placemaking process CBA faciliated for the new Derby Street Park in Salem, MA, will open at the BSA Space in Boston. The opening will be from 6-8PM and will feature a panel discussion. The exhibit will be up from 2/14 - 4/14. In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimagining 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.
On Monday, February 25th, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the BSA Space, Clara Batchelor, ASLA, LEED AP, Founding Principal at CBA Landscape Architects, will present Intimate Public Spaces in Greater Boston: Landscape Architecture as Placemaking. Clara will share the stories of select connective landscape designs serving adults and children in greater Boston. Particular attention will be paid to the narrative contexts and evolution of open spaces and parks, such as the Sidney Research Campus Public Plazas in Cambridge and the Paris Street Playground in East Boston. She will talk about the impetus for redesigning the Deanna Cremin Playground in Somerville and Cambridge’s Galaxy Park at the eastern terminus of Main Street in Kendall Square. Some of the issues to be discussed are: What’s special about the land use or evolution of the project? How did public / private partnerships evolve and impact the design? For public parks, how was the community brought into the design process? How have the projects been received?
BSA Space is located at 290 Congress Avenue, Boston. BSA Space is Boston’s leading center for architecture and design, and is home to the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation. BSA Space hosts exhibitions on design and architecture, architecture cruises and walking tours, and other programs and events that foster exchange between design and construction, the profession and the public, and encourage collaboration across the city and world. https://www.architects.org/bsaspace