Boston – Public presentations from development groups hoping to build on downtown Boston’s “Parcel 9” took place during the week ending May 4th, according to Boston.com. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which owns Parcel 9, shall now make a decision as to which project shall receive approval to go forward. Parcel 9 is one of many special plots of land that were formerly occupied by highway and are now open spaces thanks to the Big Dig. [Read more…] about The Boston Museum Would Be a Great Idea, Assuming Someone Can Pay for It
The BRA last month approved the design for a 197 unit housing project at 411 D Street, which has been lauded as a renewed concept of design excellence to the Seaport Innovation District.
During the time this project was approved, I had the pleasure of being one of two scholars at the AIA Committee on Design Spring Conference hosted in Columbus, IN, with a goal of identifying what defined architectural design excellence. As I have begun to analyze this theme upon returning to Boston, I find myself obsessing over a question from one of the conference speakers, Ed Feiner. [Read more…] about Innovation District?