BSA Housing Urban Design Workshop organized by Tim Love

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) hosted the final presentations of its Housing Urban Design Workshop yesterday evening, with a goal of generating new, inspiring thinking in urban workforce housing. Tim Love organized the workshops as 2015 BSA President. The three-day event called upon industry professionals to propose innovative concepts for workforce housing on the Dorchester Avenue corridor near Andrews MBTA station. This area was identified as a priority growth zone in Mayor Walsh’s housing plan for the City of Boston.

The four design teams were led by Brian Healy FAIA, Eric Höweler AIA, Beth Whittaker AIA, and Jessica Garnitz of the BSA Emerging Professionals Network.

Each team presented its design concept, followed by a review and discussion of the designs, their implications for the broader city, and how these concepts can inform Mayor Walsh’s housing plan.

The jury included:

  • Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director, Department of Neighborhood
  • Development, City of Boston
  • Daniel D’Oca, Partner, Interboro Partners; Design Critic, Urban Planning and
  • Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Tim Love AIA, Principal, Utile; Associate Professor, Northeastern University
  • Edward Nardi, President, Cresset Group
  • Nader Tehrani, Principal, NADAAA; Professor of Architecture, MIT