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“Nilew Urbanism” 

and alternative 
futures explored 

In this issue... 

Events (pp. 1-3) 
Design (pp. 4-5) 
Marketing (p. 6) 
The Network (p. 7) 
Practice (pp. 8-9) 

Bricks (pp. 10-11) 
Opportunities (p. 12) 
Fame (pp. 13-15) 
Membership news (p. 15) 
Calendar (p. 16) 

BSA ChapterLetter 

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ChapterLetter deadlines for... 
March advertisements: 2/15 
April news: 2/19 

April advertisements: 3/15 

February 1998 
Volume 85, Number 2 

In a special BSA presentation on February 
18, non-profit housing developer and theo- 
rist Robert Kuehn examines urban, subur- 
ban, and rural growth in a presentation titled 
“The ‘New Urbanism’ and Rebuilding Com- 
munity.” Kuehn’s presentation, the February 
installment in the BSA Lecture Series, grows 
from his belief that “our cities have become 
less liveable, less walkable, less hospitable 
...smaller towns are distressed as main 
streets are replaced by malls...and subur- 
ban sprall continues to erode our country- 

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Kuehn believes that the “New Urbanism” 
movement addresses these concerns by 
prescribing a set of planning principles for 
building or rebuilding our cities and towns. 

Kuehn’'s presentation, which allows time for 
audience interaction, begins on February 18 
with a 5:30 pm reception at the BAC, 320 
Newbury St., Boston. There is no charge for 
BSA members; all others are welcome and 
pay $3.00 or may join the BSA at the door. 

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“The Chestnut Hill Waterworks” 
—a BSA exhibit of this extraor- 
dinary architectural and engi- 
neering achievement (see p. 3) 
Suffolk Construction Company 
and several others (see p. 3) 

9 am - 5 pm weekdays 

The Architects Building 

not required 



BSA Lecture Series — housing 
developer and preservation/ur- 
ban design wizard Bob Kuehn 
provides this month’s presen- 
tation on “new urbanism” and 
rebuilding community (see p. 


Reception: 5:30 pm 

Lecture: 6:00 pm 

BAC, 320 Newbury St., 

not required 

$3.00 (free for BSA members) 

Special Events in February 



Event: BSA President's Reception — 
this year we honor Ann_ Event: “Work-in-Progress” —Wood and 
Hershfang, a local and national Zapata principal Carlos Zapata 
leader in the development of provides this month's opportu- 
transportation policy (see p. 3) nity for architects and interns to 
Host: BSA President Peter Kuttner AlA critique a significant project still 
Date: 2/19 in design (see p. 3) 
Time: 6:00 pm Hosts: Douglas McCallum AIA, Chair 
Place: The Architects Building Afshan Bokhari, Co-Chair 
RSVP: 617-951-1433x221 "Works-in-Progress" 
Cost: $15.00 donation supports BSA Date: 2/26 
public education programs Time: 6:00 pm 
Place: The Architects Building 
RSVP: paid reservations should be re- 
ceived at the BSA no later than 
two days prior to the event; those 
who pay at the door 
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Fast-approaching BSA deadlines 

cation symbol to in- 
dicate Learning Units 

Mar 15— Deadline for listings in the Spring edition of the BSA Guide to Consultants 

& Contractors (see p. 6) 
Apr 2 — Deadline for Build Boston '98 workshop proposals (with speakers identified !) 
Apr 16 — Deadline for submissions in the BSA Housing Design Awards Program 

(see p. 3) 
Apr 23 — Deadline for submissions in the BSA Interior Architecture/Interior 

Design Awards Program (see p. 3) 

For more information on any of these deadlines, call 617-951-1433x221. 

RSVP today... call 617-951-1433x221 to RSVP for any event on this page. 

See p. 16 for a full schedule of BSA committee meetings open to all readers. 

2 BSA ChapterLetter 

February 1998 

Waterworks exhibit now on view at BSA 


photo: Steve Rosenthal 

The Chestnut Hill Waterworks (above) is the 
subject of stunningly beautiful photographs 
by Steve Rosenthal on exhibit at The Archi- 
tects Building through February 27. 

The Richardsonian Romanesque pumping 
station houses the magnificent Gallery of 
Machines. It is a singular combination of 
19th-century architecture, water technology, 
landscape, and civic foresight. The Water- 
works is on the National Register of Historic 
Places and is both a designated Boston 
Landmark and a National Historic Mechani- 


cal Engineering Landmark. Sadly, 
it is deteriorating. This exhibit, 
ger Curated by Didier Thomas and 

rea ye Steve Rosenthal, focuses on the 

‘€ architecture and the huge ma- 

. +s chines, their historic significance, 

ores and the need to prevent their fur- 
ther decay. 

The BSA exhibits program is spon- 
sored annually by Suffolk Construc- 
tion Company and this exhibit is 
co-sponsored by the ASME, the 
Friends of the Waterworks, the Na- 
tional Trust for Historic Presenta- 
tion, the New England Waterworks 
Association, the Smithsonian Insti- 
tution, and the Boston Foundation for Archi- 

Robert J. Taylor AIA, Chairman 
BSA Exhibits Commitee 

Ed. note: The Exhibits Committee welcomes 
members and friends who are interested in 
helping to plan and/or design and/or install 
the exhibits in The Architects Building during 
the year. Join us for our informal planning 
sessions on the third Thursday of each month 
at noon at the BSA; we provide lunch if you 
RSVP a day before the meeting. 

“Works-in-Progress” hosts Carlos Zapata 

ge eS eal 

Carlos Zapata, Principal of Wood and Zapata 
Architects, Inc. leads off the Winter season 
of “Works-in-Progress” on February 26. 

“Works-in-Progress” is the monthly opportu- 

# nity for architects and interns to dis- 
_ cuss and critique our guests’ work- 
in-progress. These are free-wheel- 
~_, ing discussions and are often excit- 

ing, always stimulating and 
‘E@ provocative...and often lead to de- 
§ sign changes in our guests’ work. 

Zapata will be focusing on his firm's 
unusual and internationally ac- 
claimed design of projects such as 
the Landes House (left) in Florida. 

We invite you to join us for hors 
d'oeuvres and conversation. Youcan 
reserve your spot for this February 
26 event at the BSA by making your 
reservations now; see the 

details on p. 2. Attendance = ,»vc4, 

is limited to ensure a good = A 
conversation, so act with consid- 4 \ 
ered haste. “+0: 

Doug McCallum AIA, Host 


Hershfang to be honored 
by BSA 

Ann Myers Hershfang (below), a leader in 
local and national transportation policy-mak- 
ing, will be the guest - 

of honor at this year’s 
BSA Presidents Re- 
ception on February 
19 at the BSA. All 
readers and friends 
are invited to join us 
for this delightful 

Hershfang, who served as Undersecretary 
of Transportation for the Commonwealth in 
the 1980s and also served as a Director of 
MassPort in the late 1970s, currently serves 
on the Board of the Massachusetts Turnpike 
Authority. She is also a National Board Mem- 
ber of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, Chair 
of the Transportation Research Board's 
Committee on Pedestrians, a Board mem- 
ber of Move Massachusetts 2000, and is 
Past National President of the Women’s 
Transportation Seminar. 

Hershfang is also a former Loeb Fellow at 
Harvard and is a founder of Walk Boston. 

In an evening of BSA applause and humor, 
Hershfang will be regaled — sometimes seri- 
ously, sometimes not — by a delightful and 
surprising collection of BSA members and 
other Boston community leaders and avid 

The evening begins at 6 pm on February 19 
and we invite you to join us. For details, call 
the BSA at 617-951-1433x221. 

Peter Kuttner AIA, President 

New AIA Documents 
- are at the BSA 

The new AIA B141 and all the other 
| new documents in the A201 family 
| are now available at the BSA. For a 
| complete list of AIA Documents and 
| an order form, call the BSA at 617- 
951-1433x221, fax your request to 
617-951-0845, or e-mail yourrequest | 
to me at bsarch | 

| Kate Gilbert 
\ Documents Manager 

BSA ChapterLetter February 1998 3 


“Beyond the Drawing 
Board”...the sequel ! 

“Beyond the Drawing Board” was the sur- 
prisingly successful and popular exhibit in 
the Build Boston Resource Center in No- 
vember; it included original works of art by 
architects and artists and architectural pho- 
tographers, all of which was for sale. 

The success of this first-time event has led 
curator Kimberly Richter to prepare a sec- 
ond edition for Build Boston ‘98 and plans to 
include this year a juried, silent auction. For 
more information or with suggestions, call 
Richter at 617-354-0340 (her e-mail address 

Film series offered 
by MFA and BSA 

“Architecture on Screen ‘98” is the title of a 
February 19-March 12 film series co-spon- 
sored by the BSA at the Museum of Fine Arts 
Boston. The series, which is underwritten in 
part by CBT, includes films on Gwathney 
Siegel/Zaha Hadid, Carlo Scarpa, Peter 
Eisenman/Jorn Utzon, Mary Jane Colter, 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Wright 
and Japanese art, Luis Barragan/Louis Kahn 
and more. 

BSA members enjoy admission fee dis- 
counts. For more details on dates, times, 
and reservations, call the MFA directly at 

Want a subscription ? 

Our goal is to mail this newsletter to 
everybody on Earth. If you are an 
architect in Massachusetts, you can 
join the BSA and get this publication 
as part of the package. Any other 
reader anywhere in the world may 
subscribe for a nominal fee. For 
membership information (for archi- 
tects) and subscription information 
(for everyone else), call the BSA at 

4  BSAChapterLetter February 1998 

Urban design “focus 
teams” target major public 

Boston's just-released plan for the redevel- 
opment of the city’s waterfront, the continu- 
ing debate over the renovation of City Hall 
Plaza, the location of a new convention 
center, the proposal to construct a pedes- 
trian bridge over Congress Street between 
City Hall Plaza and Quincy Market, and air- 
rights development over the Massachusetts 
Turnpike, the development of the Fort Point 
Channel district, the proposed development 
of a Stop ‘n’ Shop in Needham are — along 
with the Central Artery Project — the types of 
major public projects now being addressed 
by the BSA Urban Design Committee. 

Through its “focus teams,” the Urban Design 
Committee became a pivotal player in the 
devleopment of this city during the late 1970s 
and throughout the building boom of the 
1980s. The focus team approach enabled 
the architectural profession and its allies to 
address virtually every significant project 
coming before the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority in those years. The creation of the 
Boston Civic Design Commission evolved 
from the work of and at the impetus of the 
Urban Design Committee. 

The “focus team” approach receded in the 
early 1990s when the Recession closed the 
door on Boston development for several 
years. But those days are gone and develop- 
ment is back. 

The Urban Design Committee is now seek- 
ing members and allies in the building indus- 
try interested in working on one of the major 
“focus teams” now being formed around the 
major issues noted above. 

If you have a special interest or expertise 
you are willing to bring to the table on the 
Congress Street Bridge or City Hall Plaza or 
the new seaport plan or air-rights develop- 
ment or new convention center, call the BSA 
now at 617-951-1433x225 and we will con- 
nect you to the “focus teams” now forming. 

These “focus team” efforts, each of which 
will address a single public project, also may 
include exhibitions, community hearings, 
mini-competitions, recommendations to the 
City and other mechanisms that prove effec- 
<0 C4, 

This is an exciting time and every = ~@ 
ChapterLetter reader has an op- 2 \' 
portunity to be part of it. +05 

Peter Smith AIA & John Stebbins AIA 
BSA Urban Design Committee 

Educating the next 
generation is the mandate 

This is an invitation to lunch on February 26 
with architects and allies who enjoy connect- 
ing design to kids. 

For the past several years, the BSA 
YouthVisions Committee has been quietly 
and persistently exposing schoolchildren in 
the greater Boston area to architecture, the 
evolution of their neighborhoods and com- 
munities, and a broader range of design 
issues. Working with public school teachers 
and students to integrate design into school 
curricula, the Committee has been develop- 
ing and implementing a variety of “outreach” 

Developed originally in the early 1980s by 
former BSA President Roger Goldstein FAIA, 
this early effort was significantly enhanced 
by current Committee co-chairs Kay Barned- 
Smith AIA and Cammie Henderson AIA. 

Through their programming throughout the 
1990s and through Barned-Smith’s recent 
term on the BSA Board of Directors, the 
focus on schoolchildren as the next genera- 
tion of both clients and architects led the 
BSA Board and its 1997 Long-Range Plan- 
ning Group to move the BSA’s program 
focus more clearly toward elementary school- 

Barned-Smith and Henderson and their col- 
leagues on the Committee (which also annu- 
ally administers the BSA’s nationally re- 
nowned Career Day in Architecture every 
October) is now expanding its K-12 pro- 
grams and is soliciting BSA members and 
friends to join them as they research, plan, 
and implement the new 1998 programs. 

If you are interested in curriculum-develop- 
ment issues, inculcating design sensibilities 
in schoolchildren, working as architects in 
brief school residences, talking with faculty 
and school staff members, and otherwise 
carrying the message of architecture to a 
much broader audience than we have done 
in the past, join us for lunch at noon at the 
BSA on February 26 (call 617-951-1433x221 
to reserve your free lunch now)...or call 
Barned-Smith at 617-547-0100 or Henderson 
at 617-426-1300 or call BSA Deputy Director 
Nancy Jenner at 617-951-1433x227. We 
need you and we will get you in- 
volved in what are extremely re- 
warding activities with kids through- 
out eastern Massachusetts. 

yu C4> 




Peter Kuttner AIA, President 

What will become of City Hall Plaza ? 

The redesign of Boston City Hall Plaza has 
become a project that defines us a commu- 
nity. Can we work together to create vital 
new common ground ? The BSA Urban 
Design Committee believes that all of us in 
Boston can and must work together to as- 
sure the realization of a world-class design 
that is appropriate to Boston and provides a 
full-range of public use and participation. 

Our committee’s City Hall Plaza Focus Team 
was formed several months ago to advise 
the profession and the community at large 
about the appropriateness and implications 
of the proposed changes to the Plaza. After 
several months of work, the Focus Team 
has made a series of proposals that the 

Urban Design Committee and the BSA Board 

of Directors have endorsed and wish to 

summarize here: 

@ City Hall Plaza must be revitalized and 
this will require significant change. The 
Trust for City Hall Plaza has established 
a goal to transform the Plaza into a 
lively, welcoming, public place that con- 
sists of defined spaces that have active 
edges and are programmed to draw a 
diverse mix of people. The Focus Team 
strongly supports this goal. 

@ tis absolutely necessary for the Trust 
to prepare and to distribute widely a 
report that documents the Trust's envi- 
ronmental, financial, and programmatic 
analyses and findings so that they can 
inform public comment. 

@ The Trust is pursuing the appropriate 
broad urban design goals. The next 
round of work needs to focus on trans- 
lating these goals into a worthy plan. 
The Focus Team is eager to continue to 
assist the Trust, the City, and all of the 
Plaza’s neighbors in this effort. 

@ ifthe Trust's findings prove to be valid, 
improvements on the Plaza will need to 
be privately funded. According to the 
Trust, the City has more compelling 
demands — such as education — on its 
limited resources. All new buildings on 
the Plaza, therefore, will need to sup- 
port cultural and other civic activities. 
The discussion then should focus on 
defining urban design qualities of the 
Plaza’s public environment and the cre- 
ation of vital public spaces. Once these 
qualities are convincingly defined, they 
will set the stage for the discussion of 
buildings, their uses, locations, height, 
massing, street-level activities, and simi- 
lar concerns. 

@ Ultimately, two mechanisms — both very 
familiar to this community — are in place 
in order to bring closure to this stage of 
project review: the Boston Civic Design 
Commission (BCDC) and the Citizens’ 

Advisory Committee (CAC), which the 
Mayor has asked to review planning 
and design for the Plaza. The BSA Fo- 
cus Team will continue its participation 
in both groups. 

@ One or more town meetings should be 
held at a time convenient to all residents 
and reachable by public transportation 
from every one of the City’s neighbor- 
hoods to carry the public design-review 
process to its conclusion. 

The Urban Design Committee is excited by 
the opportunity that currently exists to revi- 
talize City Hall Plaza. One design has been 
formulated and it will be reviewed by the 
Focus Team and by the Committee. There 
are those who are concerned that we cannot 
resolve the conflicts presented by this op- 
portunity. We are confident, however, that 
these conflicts can be resolved and we be- 
lieve quite strongly that the City must move 
to finish the Plaza design process. 

Peter Smith AIA and John Stebbins AIA 
Co-Chairs, Urban Design Committee 

Architects are on the air 

The BSA Urban Design Committee recently 
was awarded a grant from the AlA’s Ameri- 
can Architectural Foundation to assist with 
the production of four National Public Radio 
programs. Taped in front of a live audience, 
these programs were developed by the Cam- 
bridge Forum, the local institution that has 
been producing broadcasts for NPR. 

The first broadcast is February 4 at 7:30 pm 
and focuses on the privatization of public 
space with a panel that includes Pete Smith 
AIA, Hubert Murray AIA, and Shirly Kressel 
BSLA. Subsequent broadcasts are sched- 
uled to focus on other urban design issues 
on February 18, March 4, and March 18 (all 
at 7:30 pm). 

These events are free, open to the public, 
and are recorded at the Unitarian Church in 
Harvard Square at 3 Church Street near 
Massachusetts Avenue. Each broadcast in- 
cludes an hour or more of audience interac- 
tion and BSA members are encouraged to 
attend so that our views are heard through- 
out the country. 

John Stebbins AIA, Co-Chair 
Urban Design Committee 


Credit is due 

Among the exceptionally interesting exhibits 
at Build Boston in November were the sev- 
eral that focused on the work of New En- 
gland design professionals. Architects, land- 
scape architects, interior designers, and 
engineers each prepared a special juried 
exhibit for Build Boston to promote the work 
of New England design professionals. 

Unfortunately, the lists of exhibitors distrib- 
uted as part of each exhibit contained a few 
errors and we wish to rectify that here. The 
New England Architects exhibit reference 
list distributed during the first day of Build 
Boston failed to include Doreve Nicholaeff 
Architect (P.O. Box 1034, Osterville MA 
02655; 508-420-5298). Although this firm’s 
name was added to the list distributed the 
second and third day at Build Boston, we 
apologize for the initial omission. 

Three design firms were also inadvertently 
omitted from the list distributed in connection 
with the New England Landscape Architects 
exhibit: David Berarducci Rutledge Land- 
scape Architects (12 Farnsworth St., Boston 
MA 02210; 617-350-5190), John Copley + 
Associates/Lynn Wolff Associates Joint Ven- 
ture (160 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116; 
617-454-9000), and Marc Mazzarelli Land- 
scape Architecture (10 Lindall Place, Boston 
MA 02114; 617-227-2312). We apologize 
for these omissions as well. 

The 1998 editions of these two exhibits and 
of the exhibits of work by New England 
Interior Designers and New England Engi- 
neers is scheduled for Build Boston in No- 

Juries can be confused 

In the last issue of the ChapterLetter, we 
acknowledged the exceptional work of the 
1997 Harleston Parker Jury...however, we 
omitted the names of two members of the 
jury and inadvertently included two jurors 
from another design awards program. 

The Harleston Parker Jury, chaired by 
Michael Davis AIA (Bergmeyer Associates), 
included Jeff Brown AIA (Dyer/Brown), Mark 
Dolny, Linda Haar (BRA), Cammie 
Henderson AIA (Elkus/Manfredi), Jack Hobbs 
AIA (RF Walsh Company), Chris lwerks AIA 
(TAMS), Suzanne deMonchaux, Ray Porfilio 
AIA (Stahl Associates), and Catharine 
Verhulst, Assoc. AIA (4 Architecture). 

BSA ChapterLetter February 1998 & 


New advertising 
opportunities here 

As reported last month, the BSA has devel- 
oped a new BSA magazine that will be 
published quarterly beginning in June of this 
year. With a focus on design, practice, in- 
dustry technologies, education, social policy 
and related architecture issues, this new 
magazine will carry display advertising. For 
information on this new advertising opportu- 
nity and a copy of the editorial calendar, call 
me at 617-951-1433x227. 

Nancy Jenner 
Advertising Director 

BSA Guide to Consultants 
and Contractors is free 

Boston Society of Architects 



The BSA's Guide to Consultants and Con- 
tractors, according to BSA President Peter 
Kuttner AIA, “is the one place where building 
industry professionals can find all manner of 
local contractors and consultants ranging 
from environmental engineers to fine wood- 
workers and photographers. It is an increas- 
ingly valuable resource for architects as we 
navigate through the ‘90s,” said Kuttner. 

A free copy of the current issue of the Guide 
was inserted in last month’s ChapterLetter; 
for additional free copies, call 617-951- 

To be included in the Spring 1998 issue of 
the Guide, complete the listing form included 
in this issue of the ChapterLetter and return 
it with payment to the BSA. The deadline is 
March 15. For additional copies of the listing 
form, call me at 617-951-1433x221 

Kate Gilbert, Editor 
Guide to Consultants and Contractors 

6  BSAChapterLetter February 1998 

It’s a marketing and 
practice opportunity 

Over 400 building industry leaders through- 
out the nation came to Boston in November 
to participate as panelists in 180 Build Bos- 
ton workshops. Over 11,000 design and 
construction industry professionals regis- 
tered for these workshops and other Build 
Boston events. Perhaps you should con- 
sider participating as a workshop participant 
this year. 

This is the time of the year that the BSA 
assembles the Build Boston program from 
hundreds of proposals we receive from build- 
ing industry professionals interested in the 
opportunities offered to workshop leaders 
and panelists. 

It is easy to propose a Build Boston 
workshop...all you need to do is call 617- 
951-1433x221 and ask for Build Boston 
workshop proposal form BB14 (a simple 
form that allows you to tell us what you'd like 
to do). 

This is a chance to market your ideas, your 
expertise, your firm, and yourself. If you 
have recently learned something unusual 
about your profession or about project man- 
agement or about effective marketing or firm 
management or career development or fee- 
setting, consider proposing a Build Boston 
workshop now. 

The deadline for all proposals is April 2. 
There is no other deadline...Call now for 
workshop proposal form BB14. 

Residential firm survey 
elicits marketing data 

Thank you to all the firms and sole practitio- 
ners who responded to the BSA’s Residen- 
tial Design Survey. The survey results are 
valuable for their candid evaluation of the 
residential design process and suggestions 
on how the BSA can better promote mem- 
bers and serve the public through related 
programs and services. We will keep mem- 
bers informed as we analyze the survey 
results and develop new programs. If you 
didn’t get a survey and you do residential 
work — or if you would like to help design 
programs that serve you — call me at 617- 

Nancy Jenner 
Small Firms Services Director 

Calls for entries: 
homes/housing and 

The BSA administers two Winter/Spring de- 
sign awards programs for design profes- 
sionals in Massachusetts and design pro- 
fessionals throughout the world who work in 
this region. Among the opportunities avail- 
able now are these: 

@ The 1998 Housing Design Awards pro- 
gram solicits all types of residential design 
from single-family homes to multi-family and 
institutional projects and every other resi- 
dential project type. All architects in Massa- 
chusetts are eligible to submit projects 
throughout the world and architects outside 
Massachusetts are eligible to submit projects 
built in Massachusetts. The deadline is April 
16; for additional copies of the Call for En- 
tries, call 617-951-1433x221. 

@ The 1998 Interior Architecture/Interior 
Design Awards program invites architects 
and interior designers throughout Massa- 
chusetts to submit work they have done 
anywhere in the world. Architects and inte- 
rior designers outside Massachusetts are 
invited to submit their Massachusetts 
projects. The submission deadline is April 
23; for additional copies of the Call for En- 
tries, call 617-951-1433x221. 

Awards schedule available 
from BSA 

The BSA’s annual one-page listing of BSA, 
AIA New England, and national AIA honors 
and awards programs is now available for 
1998. For your free copy of the listing — which 
includes information on design awards, ser- 
vice awards, scholarships and fellowships, 
and similar programs — call the BSA at 617- 

More is less 

With this issue, the ChapterLetter returns to 
monthly publication for the first time since 
the Recession, which means — among other 
things — that the information in the 
ChapterLetter will be more timely, the dead- 
lines will be easier for you to meet, and the 
monthly edition will be 12 pages shorter than 
the bimonthly editions have been. It’s good 
to be back; thank you, Alan Greenspan. 

Woodman seeks national 
office as AIA VP 

-@ Jonathan Woodman 
_ AIA (left), founding 
principal of Woodman 
Associates Architects 
in Newburyport, has 
announced that he is 
a candidate for Vice- 
President of the AIA, a 
national office that fre- 
quently leads to the 
national AIA presidency. 

Woodman, a long-time BSA activist, has 
served on the national AIA Board of Direc- 
tors for the past three years and, when his 
term expired in 1997, several of his national 
Board colleagues — as well as his New 
England colleagues — urged him to consider 
running for Vice-President. 

Woodman is currently one of four candi- 
dates seeking the three existing vice-presi- 
dencies. The elections are held at the na- 
tional convention in San Francisco in mid- 

We are moving 
to the green 

It is never too early to think about golf and 
now is the time to think about registering for 
the 10th Annual BSA Golf Tournament on 
June 4. 

As many readers know, last year we had to 
turn away over 50 players so we are urging 
BSA members and allies to register as soon 
as possible to beat the rush. This is going to 
a very special 10th-anniversary tournament. 

Last year, we expanded the format for the 
Tournament to include 27 holes of great golf 
in one of the loveliest settings in New En- 
gland. It is the Far Corner Golf Course in 

If you are interested in participating either as 
a player ora sponsor (or both), call Alexandra 
Lee today at 617-951-1433x225. We also 
are seeking volunteers to enjoy a day on the 
links helping us run this tournament. 

| look forward to seeing you on the fairway. 

Kurt Rockstroh AIA, Chair 
BSA Golf Tournament 

Memory of Kloko spurs 
new contributions 

As reported in the last issue of the 
ChapterLetter, the Boston Foundation for 
Architecture has established The Dennis W. 
Kloko Fund in memory of this unique archi- 
tect who died in November. 

This new fund was created by Payette Asso- 
ciates, for which Kloko served as COO after 
having served in similar roles for CBT and 
Hoskins Scott & Partners. 

In addition to the numerous contributions to 
The Kloko Fund reported last month, addi- 
tional donations have been received from: 

Ruth Brumbaugh 

Susan and Dennis Emmons 

Malinda Funk 

Gladys B. Kloko 

James L. Mitchell 

Robert and Patricia Slater 

E. Barry and Christine Thayer 

G. R. and Peter Walacavage 

Peter Paul and Ann Marie Walacavage 

As the year came to aclose in December, the 
Foundation also received a generous dona- 
tion from BSA members Nancy Goddwin AIA 
and Tony Platt FAIA, who have been provid- 
ing annual contributions to the Foundation 
since its establishment in 1984. 

For more information on The Kloko Fund or 
the Foundation in general, call 617-951- 

Peter Madsen FAIA, Chair 
Boston Foundation for Architecture 

Do you want or have 
office space ? 

The BSA maintains an informal information 
clearinghouse for architects and allied pro- 
fessionals seeking to sublet space from/to 
other industry professionals. If you want to 
share space, sublet, rent a drafting station, 
etc., call Richard Fitzgerald at 617-951- 


The BSA staff is changing 

In late 1997, the BSA Board and member- 
ship at the Annual Meeting at Build Boston 
approved a 1998 BSA operating budget that 
reflects an intensive re-focusing of BSA op- 
erations on the promotion of Boston design- 
ers, communications tools for this and other 
purposes, significant enhancement of key 
membership services, and the enhancement 
and development of programs designed to 
make elementary and secondary schoolchil- 
dren (future clients and future architects) 
more aware of the impact of design on their 

This enlargement of BSA activities has also 
enabled the BSA staff, for the first time in 
BSA history, to create a full-time staff posi- 
tion for a marketing/communications/PR pro- 
fessional. The search for this person is now 
under way and readers interested in more 
information on this should call the BSA at 
Jenner named Deputy Director 

In another significant 
move, | have been able — 
also for the first time in 
BSA history — to identify 
and appoint a Deputy 
Director of the BSA to 
work with me on the full 
range of BSA programs 
and services. Nancy 
Jenner (left), who has 
been with the BSA for several years and is 
known to many BSA members, is the new 
BSA Deputy Director. 

Finally, Jenifer Marshall recently joined the 
staff as Receptionist/Administrative Assis- 
tant. Marshall and the marketing profes- 
sional soon to be hired will be the eighth and 
ninth members of the BSA staff that, at its 
peak in the late 1980s, totalled nine full-time 
and two part-time employees. In addition to 
Jenner and Marshall, the staff includes Kate 
Gilbert (Membership Services/Front Office 
Manager), Alexandra Lee (Special Projects 
Director), Penny Mitchell (Membership Di- 
rector), Sarah Lainie Smith (Production Man- 
ager/Technical Administrator), and Karen 
Snow (Comptroller). 

This is an exciting time for the architectural 
profession in Boston and | believe that the 
BSA in 1998 finally will have staffing ad- 
equate to respond to the extraordinary range 
of opportunities and challenges the profes- 
sion provides. For more information on these 
changes at the BSA, please call me at 617- 

Richard Fitzgerald 
Executive Director 

BSA ChapterLetter February 1998 ri 


Promoting architects, educational facilities design, IAQ, and homelessness 

are on the agenda 

Defining and promoting the value of archi- 
tectural services, serving our communities, 
strengthening our professional networks, and 
otherwise becoming more effective and suc- 
cessful at what we do as architects are at the 
core of the BSA network. Among the mecha- 
nisms available to Massachusetts architects 
and to our allies are the scores of issue- 
oriented working groups that constitute the 
BSA. Here are a few examples of the efforts 
in which members and non-mem- ie 
bers are engaged today. Select .“° 
one for yourself and join us...and = € 
earn AIA Learning Units in the pro- , 

@ PR leaders divide terrain — BSA Presi- 
dent Peter Kuttner AIA and 1997 Board 
Member Missy Sittler AIA led the year-long 
effort to develop better BSA communica- 
tions tools: a redesigned ChapterLetter (com- 
ing soon) and the new quarterly BSA maga- 
zine announced in these pages last month. 
Now that those efforts are on automatic pilot 
and the results will be seen this year, Kuttner 
and Sittler have divided the communications 
terrain —Kuttner will chair the BSA magazine 
editorial board and 
Sittler (left) will chair 
a new Communica- 
tions & PR Commit- 
tee to focus on the 
broad range of com- 
munications and 
public relations op- 
portunities available 
to the architectural 
profession and to the BSA. The goal is to 
enhance significantly client awareness of 
the broad scope of architectural services 
available and to underscore, with much 
greater specificity than traditionally is the 
case, the value that good architecture brings 
to any project economically and otherwise. If 
this is the opportunity you have been waiting 
for, Sittler urges you to join her and your 
other colleagues on this new Communica- 
tions and PR Committee. For details, call 
Committee staff liaison Nancy Jenner at 

@ Designing schools — On the first Tues- 
day of each month at 9:30 am, a dozen or 
more architects who design elementary and 
secondary schools in Massachusetts gather 
at the offices of Earl R. Flansburgh + Asso- 
ciates in Boston to discuss the full range of 
design, regulatory, project-delivery and re- 
lated issues surrounding school design. This 
is the group that organized the statewide Fall 
1997 workshop on project-delivery alterna- 
tives for school superintendants, school 
board representatives, and school business 
managers from municipalities throughout 

8  BSAChapterLetter February 1998 

Massachusetts. Join us 
if you are a school 
designer...and earn AIA 
Learning Units in the pro- 
cess. For more informa- 
tion, call Earl Flansburgh 
FAIA (left) at 617-367- 

@ IAQ is design issue — Two years ago, 
Jeanne Perrin came to the BSA as a layper- 
son seeking design professionals to help her 
address a broad range of indoor air quality 
issues no one else seemed to be address- 
ing. She quickly became the founding chair 
of a new IAQ Committee at the BSA and 
ensuing years has drawn in a number of 
design professionals, builders, health offi- 
cials, and laypeople who suffer from indoor 
air quality-related illnesses to develop a se- 
ries of workshops and publications address- 
ing |AQ issues. Most recently, as reported in 
last month's ChapterLetter, Committee mem- 

Want the data but can't 
make the meeting ? 

With dozens of BSA committees, users 
groups, task forces, and social net- 
works gathering in and around Boston 
every month, it is no surprise that you 
can't find the time to do everything you 
wish you could. However, there is an 
alternative and that is to get your name 
on the mailing lists of the committees or 
other working groups that produce mini- 
newsletters or minutes for their com- 
mittees. Some of these are quite ex- 
traordinary. For example, the Historic 
Resources Committee minutes pro- 
duced every month by Henry Moss AIA 
and the Regional Design Committee 
reports written monthly by Bob Sturgis 
FAIA are models of concise, substan- 
tive, eloquent, and very useful summa- 
ries of committee discussions. Evan 
Shu AIA's newsletter for the DataCAD 
Boston Users Group for years has been 
the model of a sophisticated monthly 
report on DataCAD and Pete Smith 
AIA's monthly mini-newsletter for the 
Urban Design Committee is a continu- 
ally delightful visual and substantive 
flyer. Many other BSA committees and 
task forces produce useful reports of 
this kind. For a list of BSA committees 
to help you explore the availability of 
such mailings, call the BSA at 617-951- 
1433x221 and ask for the annotated 
committee list. 

ber Wagdy Anis AIA of Shepley Bulfinch 
Richardson and Abbott wrote and edited an 
extraordinary new BSA publication titled “In- 
door Air Quality/A Design Guide.” (It is avail- 
able from the BSA; see the Special Publica- 
tions catalog inserted in this issue of the 
ChapterLetter.) This committee also has 
sponsored dozens of Build Boston work- 
shops over the past two years focusing on 
IAQ issues in a variety of building project 
types. In a short time, this committee has 
had a major impact. Join us at our meetings 
...and earn AIA Learning Units in the pro- 
cess. For details, call Perrin at 617-284- 

@ It is our issue — If architecture is about 
anything, it is about shelter...and the BSA 
Task Force to End Homelessness is funda- 
mentally about shelter and our primary cul- 
tural obligation. Recent meetings with sev- 
eral Boston officials responsible for human 
services issues, emergency shelter issues, 
planning and development, AIDS services 
(developing a masterplan for Mattapan Hos- 
pital), and private-sector groups such as 
the Social Action Ministries, Homes Not 
Jails, the Veterans Respite Center in 
Fitchburg, Pressed Street (the street poetry 
and art paper that is a cousin to Spare 
Change) and Greater Boston Legal Ser- 
vices are among the issues on the monthly 
agenda of our task force. Under the leader- 
ship of Task Force member Charles Brad- 
ley of Finegold Alexander + Associates, we 
are also attempting to develop a building 
materials warehouse. There are over 100 of 
us and we need your participation. All BSA 
members and friends 
are urged to join us in 
this extraordinary effort. 
For more information, 
call Task Force co- 
chairs Nancy Sullivan 
(617-923-3433) or John 
Wilson AIA (left; 617- 


Members and non-members, architects, and 
non-architects are invited to taste the oppor- 
tunities offered by these and over five dozen 
similar BSA networks of architects and allied 
professionals. For more information on any 
of these groups, call 617-951-1433x221 and 
ask for the Guide to Committees and Task 
Forces. Chairs of all BSA committees and 
task forces are invited to contribute to this 
column regularly and to ensure that meeting 
notes are conveyed to the BSA Web site by 
calling Nancy Jenner at 617-951-1433x227. 

Peter Kuttner AIA 

“Professional Practice 101” 
is the new source 
for architects 

Professional Practice 101/A Compendium 
of Business and Management Strategies in 
Architecture is a new publication from John 
Wiley & Sons by Andy Pressman AIA, who 
teaches architecture and planning at the 
University of New Mexico. 

The book, which is available from the BSA, 
offers a huge amount of material on firm 
organization, group dynamics and teamwork, 
communication and leadership skills, mar- 
keting, financial management, client and 
contractor relations, project management, 
project delivery, design and information tech- 
nology, legal and licensing issues, risk man- 
agement and professional liability insurance 
issues, and also includes firm profiles, case 
studies and analyses, and real-life anec- 
dotes. Pressman also includes brief contri- 
butions from architects such as Charles 
Gwathmey, Gene Kohn, Mario Salvadori and 
dozens of other design professionals. 

In the course of 345 pages, Pressman and 
his contributing authors (including Boston 
financial management consultant Jim 
Cantillon) manage to explore just about ev- 
ery aspect of managing a design firm today. 

To order this book, use the BSA “s 
Special Publications Catalog in- > < 
serted in this issue of the = 
ChapterLetter; it is item #187. *03 


Ed. note: Unusually perceptive readers of 
this book will notice that the cover is a 
photograph of the offices of Cambridge Seven 
and, with exquisite timing, BSA President 
and Cambridge Seven Principal Peter Kuttner 
AIA can be seen smiling at the camera. This 
cover photo was taken by Steve Rosenthal. 

B141 is explained 
in February workshop 

In late 1997, Hill & Barlow and the BSA co- 
sponsored a special half-day, interactive 
workshop on the new edition of AIA Docu- 
ment B141. This workshop was significantly 
over-subscribed so Hill & Barlow has agreed 
to run it again on February 24 (8:30 am- 

For details and registration infor- 
mation, call Hill & Barlow at 617- 

428-3376. aS 


CFA placement and training services have expanded 

Consulting For Architects (CFA), the BSA- 
related job placement and training service, 
is expanding rapidly in order to respond to 
the needs of design firms in this strong 
economy. CFA offices are now located in 
Boston, New York City, and Chicago and all 
job offerings are now posted by CFA on the 
Internet. You can visit CFA’s Web site at where you can browse 
through short-term and long-term job oppor- 
tunities for architects at all levels. CFA up- 
dates its Web page weekly. 

In Boston, the CFA office has expanded so 
significantly that it is relocating its CAD ser- 
vices division down the street from the BSA 
at 171 Milk Street; the job-placement ser- 
vices will remain in The Architects Building. 
The new CAD services offices on Milk Street 
include CAD and multimedia software sales, 
training, and support and are equipped with 
new Dell Pentium Il PCs with all the latest 
bells and whistles. This new space also 
enables CFA to provide a multimedia soft- 
ware display and demonstration area open 
to CFA clients and to the general public by 
appointment. Software programs you can 
preview here include AutoCAD AEC 
ProSuite, AutoCAD R.14, AutoCAD LT 97, 
Softdesk AEC Solutions, 3D Studio VIZ, 3D 
Studio MAX, RadioRay, Lightscape, 
HumanCAD, MiniCAD, AllPlan FT, and R14 

CAD skills testing is available from CFA to 
help you evaluate the skills of job candidates 
or those already working in a CAD depart- 
ment. CFA President David McFadden has 
also written a brief article on “Networking 
CAD Stations,” which is intended to be a 
basic guide for those considering network- 
ing, stand-alone workstations, peer-to-peer 



vs. client/server systems, training, timeframe 
and cost, etc. For a copy of this article and 
information on other CFA services, call 617- 

Architect said to be in 
“fiduciary” role 

“Using an unusual legal theory, a judge in 
state court in Oakland, California, instructed 
a jury deliberating over a lawsuit that the 
architect had a fiduciary responsibility to the 
building’s developer during construction,” 
according to a report in the June 30, 1997 
issue of Engineering News Record. The jury 
in this case ordered the architect to pay the 
owner about $7 million in damages in con- 
nection with a leaky curtainwall system. 

“If this decision is not overturned in the 
appellate process,” said HOK President/CEO 
Jerome Sincoff, “it will fundamentally change 
the relationship among architects, engineers, 
and clients.” HOK was the defendant in this 
trial, which focused on a 27-story building in 

Engineering News Record noted that a fidu- 
ciary responsibility “goes beyond a fitness 
standard and poses an even more ominous 
danger of far-reaching liability.” Former BSA 
Board member Arthur Cohen AIA, who re- 
ported this story to the ChapterLetter, noted 
that architects “now need to be even more 
vigilant in the selection of our clients and in 
constructing the agreements we make.” 

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BSA ChapterLetter February 1998 9 


The new energy conservation provisions 
of the State Building Code for low-rise 
residential new construction are the focus of 
a series of training sessions being held 
throughout the state by the State Board of 
Building Regulations and Standards. This 
series began in January and continue in 
February in West Bridgewater (2/3), West 
Springfield (2/10), Wareham (2/11), and 
Lowell (2/26). These Code provisions take 
effect on March 1, 1998. For more details on 
these training sessions, call 800-689-7953 
(David Weitz). 

“Design Village” is a mentoring program 
established by the interior designer commu- 
nity to develop relationships between pro- 
fessionals and students in that profession. 
For interior designers and interior design 
students and for architects and other profes- 
sionals interested in this program as a model, 
call Stephanie Deshaies at TRO (617-969- 

The Gropius House in Lincoln has extended 
its Winter hours. It is now open through May 
31 for tours every weekend from 11 am to 4 
pm. Interpretive tours occur on the hour. For 
tour details and directions, call Annabel 
Hanson at the Society for the Preservation of 
New England Antiquities (781-259-8098). 

Walter and Ise Gropius on their screened porch in 
1948; photograph by Robert Damora. 

The Massachusetts Housing Investment 
Corporation has published its 1997 Annual 
Report describing its loan and equity pro- 
grams. The reportalso describes three dozen 
projects MHIC helped finance in 1997. Fora 
copy of the report, call 617-338-6886. 

Newton’s city architect, Abraham Aly AIA 
of Jamaica Plain, has been charged with 
soliciting and receiving substantial kickbacks 
and a new roof for his home from a now- 
jailed contractor; the charges are fraud and 
bribery, according to a report in The Boston 

10  BSAChapterLetter February 1998 

The redevelopment of Vietnam was the 
focus of one of the most intriguing Build 
Boston workshops in November. Among the 
panelists in this lengthy session was Binh 
Vinh AIA, a partner in the Philadelphia firm of 
Kling Lindquist. Vinh prepared and distrib- 
uted a 12-page history of Vietnam, its reli- 
gions, ecology, culture and art, and how 
business is currently being done in Vietnam. 
As he outlines the issues American archi- 
tects should address as they plan to work in 
Vietnam, he is also providing a generic road 
map for architects planning to work in any 
foreign culture. For a copy of Vinh’s paper, 
AIA members in Massachusetts should send 
their requests with a 55¢ SASE to Vietnam 
Paper/RF, BSA, 52 Broad St., Boston 02109; 
non-members should enclose, along with 
the SASE, a $10.00 handling fee payable to 
the BSA. This document is available only by 

The ChapterLetter 

The BSA ChapterLetter is published monthly 
by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, 52 
Broad St., Boston 02109-4301. The Chapter- 
Letter is a service provided by AIA members in 
Massa-chusetts to the profession, the public, 
and everyone else with a sense of humor or an 
interest in 20th-century America. (For out-of- 
state subscriptions and other information, call 
617-951-1433x228/fax: 617-951-0845/e-mail: 
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profit, membership service organization for the 
architectural profession, allied industry profes- 
sionals, and the public and has been an advo- 
cate of architectural excellence and public 
awareness of architecture since 1867. 


Letters to the editor, suggestions, criticism, 

encouragement, and manifestations of the light 

touch are welcome. Typed, double-spaced 
material intended for publication must reach 
the BSA by the deadline dates listed on page 1; 
PC diskettes with hard copy and e-mail submis- 
sions are appreciated and should be in Text- 
only (.TXT) or Microsoft Word 6.0 (.DOC) for- 
mat. Submissions may also be e-mailed to the 
BSA at Appropriate 
submissions are edited and published as space, 
temperament, and prejudices permit. 

© 1998 Boston Society of Architects 

Peter Kuttner AIA 
Charles Tseckares FAIA 
Paul Nakazawa AIA 
Rebecca Barnes AIA 


Art Director 
Photo Editor 

Richard Fitzgerald 
Sarah Lainie Smith 
Kate Gilbert 

“J.B. Jackson and American Landscape” 
is the title of an October 1998 University of 
New Mexico/Albuquerque conference in- 
tended to “provide a unique opportunity for 
an interdisciplinary assessment of the future 
of cultural landscape studies in addition to 
an evaluation of Jackson’s ideas and im- 
pact.” For details on the conference and on 
opportunities to present 15-20-minute pa- 
pers/presentations during the conference, 
get in touch with Stephen Schreiber (tel: 
505-277-2053; fax: 505-277-0076; e-mail: 

DPIC’s Small Firm Program now is open to 
firms with up to $500,000 in annual fees; the 
limit had been $250,000. DPIC notes, how- 
ever, that size is not the only determining 
factor — good management and risk control 
are critical. The application process includes 
the option for small firms to “pre-qualify” over 
the Internet at or you can call 

Clients’ association leader comes to AIA. 
Mark Hurwitz, Ph.D. 
has been named the 
new Executive Vice- 
President/CEO of the 
national office of the 
AIA. Hurwitz (right) has 
been Executive Vice- 
President of the inter- 
national Building Own- 
ers and Managers As- 
sociation (BOMA) forthe past decade; BOMA 
is the oldest and largest trade association for 
building owners and managers, developers, 
facilities managers, asset managers of com- 
mercial real estate in North America and 
abroad. Hurwitz’s uniquely valuable back- 
ground and experience with BOMA is bound 
to be of enormous value in his new role as 
CEO of the national AIA. 

Are you in it ? The new 1997-1998 edition 
of the BSA's Directory of Architecture Firms 
in Massachusetts has now been mailed free 
to all AIA members in Massachusetts and all 
BSA Corporate Affiliate members. Readers 
who wish to purchase copies of the Directory 
may use the Special Publications catalog 
inserted in this issue; it is item #80. If you are 
an architect anywhere in Massachusetts and 
your firm is not included in the Directory, call 
800-662-1235x228 or, in Boston, call 951- 
1433x228 and we will make sure that your 
AIA membership is current so that you are 
included in the next edition. 

..-more Bricks 

You and your LUs...too late ? No! The first 
deadline has passed for AIA members at- 
tempting to earn their 36 AIA/CES Learning 
Units for 1997. All AIA members in Massa- 
chusetts and throughout the U.S. will receive 
a transcript in March detailing the record of 
Learning Units you’ve earned. And remem- 
ber that you can check your transcript any 
time by calling AIA/CES Records at 800- 
605-8229 or through AlAOnline at under “Continuing Edu- 
cation”. If you have not met the 1997 require- 
ment, you now have a one-year grace period 
to make up your shortfall and to earn your 36 
LUs for 1998. Questions ? Call Penny Mitchell 
at the BSA (617-951-1433x232). 

Safdie’s design and theory publications 
are now at BSA. Ata special booksigning 
event at Build Boston in November, Moshe 
Safdie FAIA was among the guest authors 
who autographed copies of recent books. 
Autographed copies of two of his books are 
available to the BSA. The extraordinary com- 
pendium of Safdie’s work — titled Moshe 
Safdie — was edited by Wendy Kohn and 
includes an exceptional array of work de- 
signed by Safdie in Canada, Israel, and the 
U.S. over the past 30 years. This 344-page 
book includes over 800 images and draw- 
ings, most of them in color. It is BSA publica- 
tion #185. The City After the Automobile is 
the second Safdie publication available from 
the BSA. Co-authored with Wendy Kohn, 
this is Safdie’s defense of the city and how to 
rescue Cities from the current threats to their 
existence. Safdie and Kohn assess historic 
visions of the city, how to make cities work in 
the face of current realities, and how to think 
about the future of urban life after the auto- 
mobile. This is BSA publication #186. Both 
of these publications are limited in supply, 
both are autographed by Safdie, and both 
may be ordered using the BSA Special Pub- 
lications Catalog inserted in this issue of the 

BSA partnering service proves valuable. 
About a year ago, the BSA developed a new 
partnering consulting service for BSA mem- 
ber firms and others with an interest in this 
and related organizational management 
skills. This BSA service is provided by Dr. 
William Ronco, the founding principal of 
Gathering Pace Inc., who has over 15 years 
of experience working with organizational 
team and communications issues in the build- 
ing industry. Ronco is also the author of the 
Partnering Manual for Design and Construc- 
tion, which is available through the BSA. For 
a two-page description of the BSA's "Organi- 
zation Team Building and Partnering Con- 
sulting Service," call 617-951-1433x221 or 
call Ronco directly at 617-275-2424. 

“CAD Layer Guidelines” is the popular AIA 
publication that has been revised, finally, 
and is available from the BSA. Subtitled 
“Computer-Aided Design Management Tech- 
niques for Architecture, Engineering, and 
Facility Management,” this 42-page publica- 
tion helps us communicate construction 
document data in a universal language. It 
focuses on basic organizing concepts, guide- 
lines for naming files, layer name formats, 
master layer lists, sample applications, and 
a good deal more. Use the Special Publica- 
tions catalog inserted in this issue of the 
ChapterLetter to place your order now; it is 
item #139. 

The Boston Civic Design Commission, 
which reviews major development propos- 


| BSA warmlines | 

| | 

| Koning the BSA extension numbers listed | 
below for the antique BSA telephone system 
means you don't need to listen to the voice-mail 
message when you call the BSA at 617-951- 

l 1433 or 800-662-1235. You also can skip the | 
personal message on each extension simply 

| by whacking the “#” key when the personal 

| message begins. 

Services & Programs 



| | 

| Architects referrals service 221 | 

| AIA Documents & other publications 221 | 

| BSA meetings/events RSVPs & reg. 221 | 
Classified ads & ad inserts 222 

| Membership & dues 228 | 

| Accounting 235 | 

| Build Boston workshops 232 | 
Build Boston exhibit sales 301 

| Architects Building Exhibit Gallery 227 | 

| Partnering consulting service 232 | 

| Marketing & management service 304 l 
BSA magazine 227 

| ChapterLetter editor 232 | 

| Boston Foundation for Architecture 232 | 

l AIA Massachusetts 232 l 
Western Massachusetts AIA 225 

| AIA Central Massachusetts 227 | 

| ASAP 225 | 

| All other services/programs 221 | 

Full-time staff 

| Richard Fitzgerald 232 | 

| Kate Gilbert 234 | 

| Nancy Jenner 227 l 
Jenifer Marshall 221 

| Penny Mitchell 228 | 

| Sarah Lainie Smith 222 | 

| Karen Snow 235 | 

Part-time staff 
| Alexandra Lee (M-Th) 225 | 
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als in Boston, regularly holds its public meet- 
ings on the first Tuesday of each month. All 
meetings are at 5:15 pm in the Piemonte 
Conference Room on the 5th floor of Boston 
City Hall; meetings are open to the public. 

"Client Advisor" is the BSA/AGC's concise 
but comprehensive explanation of alterna- 
tive project-delivery systems intended as a 
guide for clients. Ranging over linear, paral- 
lel, and fast-track options, the "Client Advi- 
sor" describes five primary project-delivery 
systems: design/bid/build, negotiated con- 
struction management, construction man- 
agement/limited bid, design/build two-phase, 
and turnkey design/build. To order copies 
(bulk discounts are available), use the Spe- 
cial Publications catalog order form inserted 
in this issue of the ChapterLetter (it is item 
#176). For additional copies of the catalog, 
call 617-951-1433x221. 

Fee-bidding for design professionals is a 
major mistake. That is the position taken by 
consultant John Bachner in a new booklet 
titled "Purchasing the Services of Engineers, 
Architects, and Environmental Profession- 
als." As an advocate of qualifications-based 
selection (QBS), Bachner argues forcefully 
against fee-bidding, which he describes as a 
disservice to the client as well as the design 
professional. The booklet asks and answers 
21 of the most common questions about 
these issues, questions such as: "Who in his 
right mind would select a design firm without 
considering its fee?" For ordering informa- 
tion on this booklet, which you probably 
would want to share with your clients, call 

Architects can get better competitive bid 
results from contractors, according to Carr 
Enterprises’ Jim Mitchell III. Writing in the 
last issue of the ChapterLetter, Mitchell of- 
fered a series of very specific recommenda- 
tions designed to help owners/clients and 
architects dramatically improve the results 
of their efforts to solicit construction bids. He 
focuses on numbers of bidders to solicit, bid- 
list disclosure, bid documents, bid period, 
bid day, bid time, bid addenda, faxed vs. 
hand-delivered bids, etc. For a copy of this 
ChapterLetter reprint (which is available only 
by mail), AIA members in Massachusetts 
should send a 32¢ SASE to Bid Results/RF, 
BSA, 52 Broad St., Boston 02109; non- 
members should enclose, along with the 32¢ 
SASE, a $10 handling fee payable to the 

BSA ChapterLetter February 1998 Lt 


Competitions/Awards/Grants Workshops/Conferences 

BSA Design Awards Programs (see p. 3)... Van 
Alen Prize in Public Architecture for proposals 
on the future of New York City’s East River and its 
waterfronts; $15K in prizes; 4/8 reg. deadline; Van 
Alen Institute, 30 W. 22nd St., NYC 10010/fax: 
...New American Architecture Award; new 
awards program highlighting new architecture; 3/ 
2 deadline; 312-251-0175/fax: 312-251-0176 
(Leonard Kliwinski, The Chicago Athenaeum) 
...Annual Photography Competition open to 
architects in the U.S., AIA Associate members, 
and AIAS student members; 3/1 deadline; cash 
awards and publication in the AIA Engagement 
Calendar; 314-621-3484 (Patricia 
Bausch)...Justice Facilities Review juried pub- 
lication; March submission deadline; 202-626- 
7300 (Glennette Clark)... Business Week/Ar- 
chitectural Record Awards; March appl. dead- 
line; 888-242-4240..."Competitions" magazine 
reports regularly on competition results and new 
competition deadlines and related information; for 
a subscription, call 502-451-3623...Victorian-era 
buildings (exteriors or interiors), public places, 
open spaces, etc.); Jack Grinold, 48 Greycliff 
Rd., Brighton MA 02135...Massachusetts His- 
torical Commission Preservation Awards; 617- 
727-8470 (Leslie Sampou) for nomination 
forms...A schedule of annual BSA, AIA New 
England, & national AIA design awards pro- 
grams is available from the BSA; 617-951- 
1433x221...AIA Honors & Awards Programs 
including the Gold Medal, Kemper Award, Whitney 
Young Citation, Honorary AIA Membership, De- 
sign Honor Awards, 25-Year Award, Urban De- 
sign Awards, AIA College of Fellows, Honorary 
Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public 
Architecture, Young Architects Citation, Library 
Building Awards, Institute Honors, Architecture 
Firm Award, Henry Bacon Medal, Topaz Medal- 
lion for Education, Brick in Architecture Awards, 
Interior Architecture Awards, Concrete Masonry 
Design Awards, Cedar Design Awards, etc.; dead- 
lines vary; 617-951-1433x221 (ask for the Annual 
Awards Schedule)... Minority/Disadvantaged 
Scholarship Program; annual AIA/AAF Scholar- 
ships; 202-626-7511 (Mary Felber)... Aga Khan 
Award, Program Procedures, 32 chemin des 
Crets-de-Pregny, CH-1218 Grand Saconnex, Ge- 
neva, Switzerland ($500K in prizes; rolling dead- 
lines) . .. AIAS student competitions: programs 
& deadlines vary; 202-626-7472... NIAE student 
competitions; 212-924-7000 ...Fulbright grants 
for architects and urban planners; 202-686-4000 
(fax 202-362-3442) .. . NEA design project grants 
& individual grants/fellowships (up to $20K) for 
designers; 202-682-5437...The MacDowell 
Colony Residency for architects; 603-924-3886 
or 212-966-4860 for applications & deadlines... 
For details on the $15,000 American Architectural 
Foundation Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship and 
numerous AIA-related fellowships and scholar- 
ships for minorities/disadvantaged individuals, 
professional degree candidates, health facilities 
design, research, and other purposes, including 
The RTKL Traveling Fellowship, call 202-626- 
7511 and, for the AIA/AHA Fellowship in Health 
Facilities Design, call 202-626-7429. 

12  BSAChapterLetter February 1998 

Build Boston; 11/17-19; workshop proposals due 
4/2;617-951-1433x221 (ask for form BB-14)...Mar- 
keting workshops sponsored by SMPS: Finding 
Clients (2/5), Managing Information (2/12), Devel- 
oping Marketing Materials (2/19), and Preparing 
Display Boards, Tradeshow Exhibits, and Design 
Awards Submissions (2/26); 617-576- 
5756..." Guidelines for Lab Design” (Harvard 
School of Public Health conference); 4/6-10; 617- 
432-1171/e-mail: contedu @sph.harvard.edulfax: 
617-432-1969...North Bennet Street School 
workshops (veneering, fine woodworking, refin- 
ishing, etc.); through 5/9; 617-227-0155...North- 
eastern University Center for Continuing Educa- 
tion Building Design and Management courses; 
617-320-8000... Wentworth Institute of Tech- 
nology professional and continuing studies pro- 
grams; 617-442-9010x446... BAC continuing 
ed. program; 617-536-3170... GSD professional 
development program ;617-495-1680... Jewish 
Vocational Service career, job-hunting and re- 
lated workshops; 617-965-7940...Women’s Edu- 
cational and Industrial Union career services 
workshops and other services on job-hunting and 
other career issues; 617-536-5657 ... MIT Center 
for Real-Estate Professional Development 
Courses; 617-253-4373. 


BSA exhibits (see pp. 2 & 3)...Northeastern 
architecture lecture: Alice Friedman on “Women 
and the Making of the Modern House”; 2/26; 617- 
373-2347...Brazil Tour of modern and colonial 
architecture; 3/1 1-22; 602-991-1442/fax: 602-991- 
0243/e-mail: paintedd archi- 
tectural drawings exhibit at the Library of Con- 
gress; 800-551-7328...BAC exhibit program; 617- 
536-3170...Wentworth exhibit & lecture programs; 
617-442-9010... “The Four Shapes of Boston,” a 
slide-lecture on Boston’s architectural history 
available to rent (with speaker); 617-367-2345... 
Art & architecture tours of the BPL; 617-536- 

Other Opportunities 

New BSA quarterly magazine scheduled for 
1998; for article submission requirements, call 
Nancy Jenner at 617-951-1433x227 ...First Night 
visual and performing arts proposals; 3/24 
deadline; 617-542-1399...Restoration '98, the 
preservation exhibition and conference, is seek- 
ing workshop proposals for its March 12-14, 1998 
eventin Boston; 508-664-6455 for details... Teach- 
ers: the BAC is seeking instructors for courses 
such as wood-frame construction, mechanical/ 
electrical systems, materials, methods and con- 
tract documents, structures (many of these re- 
lated to the A.R.E.); call Ron Ranere AIA at 617- 
536-3170x258...Boston Herald critic David Eisen 
is seeking your work on housing, interiors, urban 
design, great public projects, tiny private retreats, 
etc.; mail non-returnable information to Eisen at 
186 South St.--5th Floor, Boston 02111...Banker 
& Tradesman is seeking BSA members to write 
editorial columns, news articles, and similar pieces 
for its weekly newspaper and its quarterly maga- 

Design-review roles 
open for architects 

The BSA's Committee on Professional 
Appointments (COPA) is seeking Mas- 
sachusetts architects interested in serv- 
ing on state, city and town design-re- 
view, designer-selection, historic pres- 
ervation, and similar bodies. If you are 
anarchitect in Massachusetts interested 
in such roles, please send a letter of 
interest along with your resume to Nancy 
Jenner, COPA, BSA, 52 Broad St., Bos- 
ton 02109. 

zine "Structures"; call Brad Seawell at 617-428- 
5100... Architecture magazine is seeking projects 
under 1,000 s.f. of extremely high design and 
construction quality for possible publication; work 
must have been completed after 7/96; send pho- 
tographs and drawings to Reed Kroloff, Architec- 
ture, Suite 625, 1130 Connecticut Ave. NW, D.C. 
20036...BSA members' home office designs 
are being sought for publication in Home Office 
Computing magazine; for details call 301-654- 
1988/fax 301-654-1994/e-mail alvin 
...Robert Campbell FAIA would like to publish 
your residential work in the Globe; mail materials 
directly to Campbell, 54 Antrim St., Cambridge 
MA 021339 (fax: 617-576-4784)...Duo Dickinson is 
seeking residential design/landscape projects 
for inclusion in his sixth book, /nside/Outside;203- 
245-0405 (Karen Thiel)...idioTEXT design journal 
invites designers to submit competition projects 
for publication; 617-482-6958 (Jordan 
Williams)...Places, the quarterly journal edited by 
Donlyn Lyndon, invites submissions of articles 
related to sustainable design; 718-399-6090 for 
details... The Central Artery/Tunnel Project is cre- 
ating a registry of artists interested in working 
on the Artery; call 617-951-6329 (Artery Arts 
Program) for details... The Boston Museum of 
Science is looking for professionals to teach 
problem-solving, computer applications, your fa- 
vorite interdisciplinary topics, and a variety of 
other courses; call 617-589-0364 (Brent 
Jackson)... The Classicist, the journal of the Insti- 
tute for the Study of Classical Architecture, is 
seeking examples of work done in the Classical 
manner; 212-570-7374...The Hardwood Manu- 
facturers Association is seeking professional pho- 
tography showing the use of solid U.S. hardwoods 
in furniture, flooring, kitchen cabinets, or decora- 
tive woodworking to illustrate in various publica- 
tions the use of American hardwoods; call Susan 
Regan at 412-829-0770... Wentworth Institute is 
seeking constructive and compassionate archi- 
tects to serve as design critics; call Herb Fremin 
at 617-442-9010x425...Energy-conscious de- 
signs are being sought for a new book on alterna- 
tive architecture; for details, call Alfred Kemper 
(909-920-9753) ...See a wide variety of paid & 
volunteer opportunities in the “Classified” listing 
inserted in this issue. 


Margulies & Associ- 
ates has named Dan 
Perruzzi AIA (left) a 
Principal of the firm... 
Mostue & Associates 
» has announced that 
Anne Daw, who has 
special experience in 
affordable housing de- 
sign, has joined the 
firm...Stopfel Archi- 
tects has announced that Edward Jacques, 
Assoc. AIA has been elected VP of the firm; he 
also serves as Director of Project Management 
and Computer Operations Manager...Shepley 

photo: George M. Loring 

ft a i~ 

Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott has announced 
the appointment of three new Directors of the firm 
(above left to right): Wagdy Anis AIA, Ron Finiw 
AIA, and Jonathan Ross AIA...Anthony Tappé 
and Associates has announced the appointment 
of three new Associates: Drayton Fair AIA, 
Charles Hay AIA, and Brooke Trivas...Einhorn 
Yaffee Prescott has announced the appointment 
of two new Associates: Eric Ward AIA and Lisa 
Hellmuth (Marketing Manager); the firm also has 
announced the appointment of Keri-Kathryn Will- 
iams as Office Manager, Ellen Whitman as AA/ 
Receptionist, Julia Gerald as Intern Architect, and 
Christopher Sylvia as Office Assistant...Jeremy 
Scott Wood AIA, APA has joined Elkus/Manfredi 
Architects...David Lee FAIA recently served as 
a juror for the Village Center Design Competition 
in Channahon, Illinois...HNTB has received a 
Design/Build Institute of America award for de- 
sign/build excellence for the firm’s work on the 
Rhode Island Convention Center with Gilbane 
Building Co....John Rossi, Assoc. AIA and 
Michele Gibbons-Carr, Ph.D. are conducting a 
“future search” program in California in March for 
the Association of College Unions International 
Conference...SBA/Steffian Bradley Associates 
has announced the election of Richard Schmidt 
AIA as a stockholder of the firm...Graham Gund 
Architects has received a Merit Award from the 
U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology for the firm's 
renovation of the Shubert Theatre in Boston; the 
firm also was featured in the November issue of 
Contract Design for its design of the Case West- 
ern Reserve University School of Law...HMFH 
principal Stephen Friedlaender FAIA and Linda 
Snyder, former Director of the Chelsea Schools 
Program, were featured speakers for the Con- 
necticut Department of Education Facilities Con- 
ference; the presentation was “The New Chelsea 
Schools: Politics & Process”; and HMFH was 
honored with Association of School Business 
Officials’ design awards for the firm's work on the 

Koll Colat-1B-lalem e)are)Come(-1-(el|[a(-1- ce) aml -a 

and other sections of the ChapterLetter 
are listed on p. 1 of each issue. 

Chelsea Elementary School Complex and on the 
West Somerville Neighborhood School...Symmes 
Maini & McKee has named Debra Nichols (below 
left) a Principal of the firm and also has named 
Mark Zarrillo FASLA, AICP (below right) a Senior 
Associate...Ellenzweig Associates has been 
honored with design awards from the Precast/ 

Prestressed Concrete Institute for the design of 
the Abramson Pediatric Research Center in Phila- 
delphia and by the Metal Construction Associa- 
tion for the design of the MIT Cogeneration Facility 
on which Parsons Main was the architect-of- 
record and design engineer... Thompson and 
Rose has received an Honor Award from the 
American Wood Council for its design of the Barn 
at Straitsview Farm in Washington state; Charles 
Rose AIA and Maryann Thompson AIA, while 
visiting critics at RISD in the Fall, also were guest 
lecturers at the University of Virginia, the Univer- 
sity of Florida in Gainesville, Roger Williams Uni- 
versity, and are currently exhibiting five recent 
projects at the University of Michigan...In recent 
issues, Banker & Tradesman has highlighted the 
work of CBT (The Goddard House in Brookline), 
Tsoi/Kobus (a special feature on the Suffolk Law 
School), and Anthony Tappé and Associates 
(the Morse Institute Library in Natick, reviewed by 
critic Jonathan Hale); the paper also recently 
included articles by John Rossi, Assoc. AIA on 
Bruner/Cott's design of 1640 Washington Street 
and a guest editorial by David Lee FAIA on design 
as an economic redevelopment engine for the 
city...In a recent issue of The Boston Globe, Tsoi/ 
Kobus’ design of two University Park facilities for 
Forest City Development was the subject of a 
feature story; and in recent issues The Boston 
Globe Magazine published a letter by Joan 
Goody FAIA on “the new urbanism” and a delight- 
ful article by architectural photographer Peter 
Vanderwarker, BSA Affil. on architectural gems 
in the greater Boston area, including the Deer 
Island Wastewater Treatment Plant by Chisholm 
Washington Architects and the Nantasket Beach 
Bathhouse by Todd Lee/Clark/Rozas...Dennis 
Keefe AIA was the guest speaker at the Boston 
Archdiocese’s first Boston Congress on Worship 
in November. 

BKA Associates is designing Meadox Medical’s 
corporate HQ, R & D, and manufacturing facilities 
in New Jersey, a new building for Intertek Testing 
Services in Boxborough, a new outlet store proto- 
type for The J. Peterman Co., and international 
retail stores for Reebok...Stahl Associates has 
completed work on the extensive renovation of 
The Old South Meeting House (photo #1 on p. 14) 
in downtown Boston for the National Park 

Robert C. Dean FAIA 
Robert Dean FAIA, a Principal of Perry Dean 
Rogers & Partners, died in December at 94. 
He received his undergraduate and gradu- 
ate degrees in architecture at MIT, won a 
travelling fellowship to the Fontainbleau_ | 
School of Fine Arts in 1925 and the Rotch 
Travelling Fellowship upon graduation. After 
teaching architecture for two years at Geor- 
gia Tech, Dean returned to Boston to join the 
firm of Perry Shaw and Hepburn in 1930 to 
become a major project architect on the 
restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. He be- 
came a partner of the firm in 1940 and was 
responsible for the design of The American 
Military Cemetery in England, Bentley Col- 
lege, the Fine Arts and Science Centers at 
Macalester College, the County Library and 
Little Theater in South Carolina, Liberty Mu- 
tual Insurance Company buildings in Bos- 
ton, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania, the 
Houghton Library and Aldrich and Kresge 
Halls at Harvard, and the Hydrodynamics 
Lab at MIT. In 1948, Dean served as Presi- 
dent of the BSA and was a member of the | 
AIA College of Fellows. 

Dean, who lived in Wellesley for 65 years, 
won the design competition for the Wellesley 
High School and, in addition to designing 
major additions to churches in Wellesley, 
served on the Wellesley Housing Authority, 
often as Chair, for over 20 years. During 
World War II, Dean served in Europe during 
the Battle of the Bulge and, after the War, 
joined the Army Reserves to end his military 
career as the Commanding General of the 
94th Division Artillery. For his service in the 
War, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the 
Croix de Guerre, and similar extraordinary 
honors from Belgium and the Netherlands. 

He is survived by his son, Andrew Dean AIA 
of Boston, and by three other children, 14 
grandchildren, and two siblings. 

Service...Keefe Associates is designing the reno- 
vations of the Emmanuel College Chapel in 
Boston...Mostue & Associates has completed 
work on the Brownstones Apartments renovation 
in the South End, the renovation of 808-812 
Memorial Drive in Cambridge, and the adaptive 
reuse of former attic space at The Landmark 
School in Beverly...Prellwitz/Chilinski Associ- 
ates has completed work on the Galaxy Cafes at 
the Boston Museum of Science, a new airport 
terminal concessions project for CA One Services 
at the new Greater Buffalo-Niagara International 

BSA ChapterLetter February 1998 13 

...more Fame 

Airport, the new Fire & Ice restaurant in Harvard 
Square, the restoration and addition of the 
Stoneham Senior Center, and the Settler's Green 
Outlet Village in New Hampshire; the firm is cur- 
rently working on the first phase of the Paramus 
Park Shopping Center in New Jersey for The 
Rouse Companies, the first phase of the Tower 
Square Retail Center in Springfield, and 
streetscape and facade improvements and 38 
new entries for The Mandella Housing Project in 
Boston for Beacon Residential Properties... 
Jeremiah Eck Architects has completed design 
of the Berg Residence (photo #2 below) in New 
York...HMFH Architects is designing the addi- 
tion and renovation to the Boston Latin School 
including a new library, new arts and music center, 
new theater, and a school-wide technology up- 
grade (Chisholm Washington Architects is as- 
sociated architect for the project) and HMFH is 
designing several facilities for the McCallie School 
in Chattanooga...Payette Associates is provid- 
ing programming and design for a new science 
center at Ohio Wesleyan University and is design- 

1 — Old South Meeting House by Stahl 

OT a nd eee 

photo: Peter Vanderwarker 

14 BSAChapterLetter February 1998 

4 — Marriott's Custom House 
Tower by Jung/Brannen 

ing a life sciences building at West Virginia 
University...ADD Inc has completed design of the 
new Wang worldwide corporate HQ (photo #3 
below)...Jung/Brannen Associates has com- 
pleted the renovation and conversion of Boston's 
Custom House Tower (photo #4 below) into luxury 
vacation residences for The Beal Cos. and Marriott 
Vacation Club International...Bruner/Cott is de- 
signing 45 units of new housing for Campus 
House in Newton, conducting an historic preser- 
vation study of the Phillips Andover Academy bell 
tower, and has completed work on the Marriott 
Residence Inn in Kendall Square in Cambridge... 
Arrowstreet has completed design of 
Connecticut's Brass Mill Center and the Hoyts 
Cinema in the Center... Thompson and Rose 
Architects is designing a new visitors’ center for 
the Polly Hill Arboretum in Martha's Vineyard and 
a new elementary school in Chilmark; the firm is 
also designing the new shrub and vine collection 
at the Arnold Arboretum in collaboration with 
Douglas Reed Landscape Architects and is de- 
signing a new amphitheater, community center, 


|SSBID uOjuy 


2 — Berg Residence by Jeremiah Eck Architects 

ge Lambros 

S photo: Geor 

— Loyola's School of Medicine by 
Ellenzweig Associates 

and bathhouse in Acton...Graham Gund Archi- 
tects is designing a new college-prep school for 
the Stratton Mountain School in Vermont and is 
designing the Taft School masterplan in 
Connecticut...Gorman Richardson Architects 
is designing the new EMC manufacturing facility in 
Franklin... Ellenzweig Associates is designing 
new chemistry facilities and establishing program- 
matic requirements for the Department of Chem- 
istry at Stanford and has completed work on the 
School of Medicine (photo #5 below) at Loyola 
University and a science facility (photo #6 below) 
at Bowdoin...Wallace, Floyd, Associates has 
completed work on the Mass Pike’s Operations 
Control Center, a project that also included Elkus/ 
Manfredi Architects and Weidlinger Associates 
Consulting Engineers...Architectural Resources 
Cambridge is completing work on the Tufts Uni- 
versity Biomedical Research & Nutrition Com- 
plex, preliminary design for the Shanghai munici- 
pal complex in China, the new Show Chwan 
Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, the expansion of 
corporate facilities for Polaroid and for GTE, pre- 

3 -— Wang HQ by ADD Inc 

6 — Bowdoin Science Facility by Ellenzweig Associates 

7 — Mendon-Upton Regional Middle/High School by Earl R. 
Flansburgh + Associates 

JeyjuesoYy are|g :ojoyd 

...and more Fame 

liminary design for Andover Middle School and 
Wilmington Middle School, athletic facilities for 
the University of Massachusetts/Lowell, Princeton 
University, and Milton Academy; and has com- 
pleted work on the Tewksbury Elementary 
School...Earl R. Flansburgh + Associates is 
designing two new elementary schools and reno- 
vations to two other elementary schools in 
Stoneham and the expansion and renovation of 
the Triton Regional High School in Rowley; and 
has completed work on phase two of the Boston 
College Law School expansion, the expansion 
and renovation of Lynn English High School, and 
the new Mendon-Upton Regional Middle/High 
School (photo #7 on p. 14) in Upton. 

News of Corporate Affiliates 

Hill & Barlow attorneys Penny Cobey, Esq. and 
Jay Wickersham AIA, Esq. write on the new AIA 
Document B141 in a recent issue of Banker & 
Tradesman...The Karsten Company is doing 
extensive bathroom renovations at Babson Col- 
lege (Wilson Garside Architects was the designer) 
and at several Boston College dormitories... 
Acentech is designing a sound-masking system 
for Cigna in Connecticut...Vanasse Hangen 
Brustlin received an APA Comprehensive Plan- 
ning Award for the report it prepared for MassPort 
on environmental planning for Logan 
Airport...Wrenn Associates is building the ex- 
pansion at Chem, Inc. in Stoneham (a project, 
designed by DTS Shaw, that includes a linear 
accelerator addition) and has completed con- 
struction of the new Desmond O'Malley's Irish 
Pub (designed by Vision Ill Architects) in 
Framingham ...Beacon Skanska is GC for the 
new Hilton Hotel at Logan Airport; the firm also 
announced that Leo Grace has joined the firm as 
Chief Estimator for the Special Projects Group 
and Martin Denny Brown has joined the same 

Membership news 

group as an estimator...Kennedy & Rossi has 
announced the promotion of Kevin O'Rourke 
(above left) to Senior Estimator and the promotion 
of Brian Baynes (above right) to Project 
Manager...The George B. H. Macomber Co. is 
building the ENC manufacturing plant in Franklin 
(Gorman Richardson is the architect), the expan- 
sion/renovation of Higgins Hall for Boston College 
(Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott is the 
architect), renovation of the Spring Meadow Apart- 
ments in Springfield (Dietz & Company is the 
architect), and the conversion to office space of a 
building for WGBH in Allston (Keyes Associates is 
the architect); company VP John Henderson re- 
cently served as a GSD panelist on the subject of 
collaboration...A. J. Martini, Inc. is restoring Odd 
Fellows Hall for The Savings Bank in Wakefield 
(Thomson Design Associates is the architect and 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger is the engineer), a 
new residence hall at Dean College (Bruner/Cott 
is the architect), renovations to 636 Beacon Street 
(ADD Inc is the architect), and a new Star Market 
in Cambridge (Arrowstreet is the 
architect)...Payton Construction has opened a 
new office at 75 Market St., Portland, Maine (207- 
772-7222); Dorwin Thomas AIA will serve as VP 
Maine/Operations, Dennis Landry is Senior Project 
Manager, Kenneth Southworth is General Super- 
intendent, and Karen Huard is Office Manager; 
the company recently completed renovations of 
Filene’s Stores in the Maine Mall in Portland, is 

BSA President Peter Kuttner AIA is privileged 

this month to welcome these new BSA Corpo- 
rate Affiliate Members: ARA/RES, Ford Con- 
struction Corp., Kilstrom Distribution Inc., 
and S+H Construction. Watch this column in 
future issues for news on these and other 
Corporate Affiliates. If you would like informa- 
tion on Corporate Affiliate membership, call the 
BSA at 617-951-1433x221. 

completing a design/ 
build fast-track project 
for Nextel in Boston, and 
is building the new TGIF 
restaurant in the Boston 
Theater District... 
Shawmut Design and 
Construction has an- 
nounced that Tom Beck 
(left) has joined the com- 
pany as National Con- 
struction Manager; Beck will be based in Califor- 
nia and will focus on expanding Shawmut's na- 
tional clientele; the firm recently has completed 
work for NikeTown, Morton's of Chicago, HMV 
Records, The Cheesecake Factory, FAO 
Schwartz, and The Capital Grille... Rolland/Tow- 
ers (site planners and landscape architects) have 
received the ASLA Award of Excellence for the 
firm's 25 years of landscape architecture design; 
recent work has included the new hospital in New 
York (Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott 
was the architect), the renovation at Yale (Perry 
Dean Rogers and Partners was the architect), and 
anew education building at Loyola Medical School 
(Ellenzweig Associates was the architect)...The 
Massachusetts Building Congress has moved 
to Suite 328 A, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly 
MA 01915; 978-921-9222. 

Advanced to Emeritus 
Joef T. Brozek AIA 

Yu Sing Jung FAIA 
Sylvan Limon AIA 

New AIA Members 
Quentin Jay AIA 
HMFH Architects 

Returning AIA Members 

Michael R. Contre AIA 
Beacon Architectural 

**Christine Toupin Hoelter AIA 
Christine Hoelter Architect 

Richard H. Walwood AIA 
Richard H. Walwood 

NewAssociate AIA Members 
Robert A. Carroll 
Cole and Goyette 
Architects and Planners 
Christopher A. Fox 
Cole and Goyette 
Architects and Planners 
Nicole Grdeau 
Cole and Goyette 
Architects and Planners 

New to Boston 
Moira Breen 
Sasaki Associates 

Leaving Boston 
Richard L. Bloom AIA 
(to Wisconsin) 

John Rafuse AIA 
(to New Hampshire) 
Daniel Sullivan AIA 
(to California) 

New Corporate Affiliates 

Ford Construction Corp. 
Kilstrom Distribution Inc. 
S+H Construction 

New Individual Affiliates 
A Clark-Heider 

Mark W. Clancy, Jr. 
Matthew Curley 

Roland Harpin 

Eric Hill 

Perry Pratt 

New Student Affiliates 

Paul M. Fitzpatrick 
John J. McCarthy 
Laurie Soave 

Harvard GSD 
Twig Gallemore 

** Western Mass. Chapter 

BSA ChapterLetter 

To join your friends and 
colleagues on this list, call 
the BSA at 617-951- 
1433x221. Callthe same 
number forinformation on 
out-of-state subscriptions 
to this newsletter, AIA 
Documents, gift member- 
ships, Build Boston work- 
shops and exhibits, spe- 
cial publications on mar- 
keting & management, 
Classified ads, job-place- 
ment services, the “AIA 
Guide to Boston,” the 
BSA electronic bulletin 
board, and a trillion other 

February 1998 15 

Building codes available at BSA 

The new State Building Code, the Architec- 
tural Access Board Regulations, and other 
codes publications are now available di- 
rectly from the BSA. All publications may be 
ordered using the Special Publications cata- 
log inserted in this issue of the ChapterLetter. 
For additional copies of the order form and 
catalog, call 617-951-1433x221. Among the 
codes tools available, these may be of spe- 
cial interest: 

@ Massachusetts State Building Code/ 
6th Edition — This is the new, revised 
edition of the State Buiding Code published 
in April 1997; it is item #177 in the BSA 
catalog. (The understandably high level of 
interest in the new edition of the Massachu- 
setts State Building Code led to the develop- 
ment of a special three-day, 10-workshop 


series at Build Boston in November focusing 
specifically on the critical chapters of the 
new code. For details, see p. 39 of the Build 
Boston program; for additional copies of the 
program, call 617-951-1433x221.) 

@ Massachusetts Architectural Access 
Board Regulations — This is the official 
State Publication of the Access Board regu- 
lations and it is available in the BSA catalog 
as item #178. 

@ Comparative Analysis of 780 CMR: 
Massachusetts State Building Code/6th 
Edition and 780 CMR: Massachusetts 
State Building Code/5th Edition — Pre- 
pared for the BSA by The Sullivan Code 
Group, this is an extensive, 116-page, sec- 
tion-by-section comparison of the new edi- 


tion of the code to its predecessor; it covers 
Chapters 3-10 and 34 of the new 6th edition 
and it is item #171 in the BSA catalog. 

@ The Codes Guidebook for Interiors — 
Authored by Sharon Koomen Harmon, this 
guidebook addresses occupancy classifica- 
tions and loads, construction types and build- 
ing sizes, egress, fire and smoke separation, 
plumbing and mechanical, electrical and 
communications, finishes and furniture, etc.; 
it is item #129 in the BSA catalog. 

qble Ary, 

= BSA events, workshops, committee meetings, 
S publications and other services earn 
2 AIA Learning Units for members. 


3 9 12 17 

Educational Facilities * Public-Sector Historic Resources * Small Firms Practice 
Cte, 9:30 am, Earl R. Architects Cte, noon, Cte, 8 am Cte, noon 

Flansburgh + Assoc., 
77 No. Washington 
St., Boston 

Society for Design 
Administration, 5:30 

Alvar Aalto is 96 ; 


* Membership Cte, 


Small Firms Design 
Cte, 6 pm 

Nat Owings is 95 

DCPO, Rm. 1609, 
100 Cambridge St., 

Building Envelope 
Cte, 4:30 pm 

International Markets 
Cte, 6 pm 


Legislative Affairs 
Cte, 8:30 am 

“Corporate Advisory 
Council, noon 


AllPlan Users Group, 

6:30 pm, Bereznicki 
Assoc., 9 Wendell 
St., Cambridge 

Society for Design 

All meetings are held in The Architects Building 
unless otherwise noted. 


BSA ChapterLetter 

Administration, 5:30 

February 1998 

Architects Cte, 6 pm 

Editorial Board, 8 am 

Executive Cte, 10:30 


* Professional 
Practice Cte, noon 

* Board Meeting, noon 

BGLAD, 6 pm 

Healthcare Facilities 

Regional Design Cte, Cte, 5:15 pm 

6 pm (Robert Sturgis 

FAIA, 617-647-7633) _ Architrion Users 

Group, 5:30 pm, BAC 


* Sole Practitioners BSA Lecture on “New 

Cte, noon Urbanism,” 5:30 pm 
7 (see p. 1) 


DataCAD Boston 

St. Valentine’s Day 
(commemorating the 
day late-paying clients 
were driven out of 

Users Group (DBUG), 
6 pm (Evan Shu AIA, 

Urban Design Cte, 6 

pm, Cambridge 
Seven, 1050 Mass. 
Ave., Cambridge 

Alberti is 594 

Honors & Awards Cte, 

Exhibits Cte, noon 

BSA President's 
Reception (see pp. 2 
& 3) 

BGLAD, 6 pm _ 

Housing Cte, 8:30 am 
* IFRAA, noon 

Louis Kahn is 97 


The AIA held its first 
meeting in the office 
of Richard Upjohn 
FAIA in New York City 
in 1857 


Design Cte, 8 am 

Architects for Social 
Responsibility, 6 pm 


Society for Design 
Administration, 5:30 

AutoCAD Users 
Group, 6:30 pm 


6 pm (see pp. 2 & 3) 

First U.S. subway 
opened in New York 
City in 1870 - 


* Codes & Regula- 
tions Cte, noon 

Call 617-951- 



by 9:30 am on 

the day of the 
(S le Co) 

reserve lunch