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Saturday April 30th 2022

Universal Design?

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Universal Design?! Design for Extreme User in Extreme Conditions

Presented by IDSA Boston

In an era of transformation, humanity is facing extreme weather conditions, climate change, aging issues, and other complex and systemic challenges. How do designers equip themselves by learning new knowledge in context, leveraging the emerging technologies, changing our current education system, and adapting our mindset and skill sets? Design 4 EUEC wants to provide a fresh human-centered perspective with love and comprehensive considerations from social, environmental, and economic ​perspectives to revisit these most difficult social-technological challenges. The virtual program will feature 3 outstanding speakers to be announced. Read more... 

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Learn How to Redesign Your House - Full Day Program


10:00AM - 3:00PM


Remodeling Wisdom: A Homeowner Primer
(Reserved for Homeowners Only)

Presented by Seven Tide

Homeowners wanting expert advice on their remodeling plans are in for a treat during this information-packed seminar. Learn the pros and cons of new trends and classic choices when it comes to bathroom design, windows, lighting and countertop materials. Identify pitfalls to watch for and learn about details to consider that will make all the difference in your home. Candid advice from our experts makes this an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll walk away with a great list of resources and have many questions answered!  Sessions on stone, bathrooms, light & color, and windows & doors -- plus a break for lunch!  Read more... 

Muddy River Restoration Project


11:30AM - 1:00PM



Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace: A Walking Tour of the Muddy River Restoration Project

A walking tour of the completed part of the Muddy River Restoration Project area.  Come learn how the area has changed since it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and constructed in the 1890’s, and how Boston, Brookline, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the US Army Corps of Engineers have worked together to help reduce the risk of flood damage, enhance habitat, and restore historic landscape in the 21st century. Tour led by Fran Gershwin, Chair of the Muddy River Restoration Project Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee (MMOC), and Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director of the Fenway Alliance. Read more... 

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Temple of Theseus (Hephaistos)

12:00AM - 3:00PM


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Introduction to Architectural Proportion with Rachel Fletcher

Presented by The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, New England 

This course provides a fundamental introduction to architectural proportion, with an emphasis on the art of geometric proportion. Students will learn design techniques, practice drawing, and study the congruous proportions of famous architects in the classical tradition such as Andrea Palladio and Thomas Jefferson. Rachel Fletcher is the author of Infinite Measure: Learning to Design in Geometric Harmony with Art, Architecture, and Nature. She was the creator/curator of the museum exhibits “Infinite Measure,” “Design by Nature,” and “Harmony by Design: The Golden Mean” and the author of the latter’s exhibit catalog.  $40 ICAA members/ $60 public  Read more... 

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From Forest to Furniture with Tommy Mac

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In-Person Program

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Open House

‘From Forest to Furniture’ with Tommy MacDonald, followed by an Open House

Join expert craftsman Tommy Mac in his North End studio and hear the personal story of his return to furniture making at the start of the pandemic. Intended for designers and clients, here you’ll learn about the intimate process of bringing your vision to life through custom furniture making. Since he began making furniture, Tommy has been internationally recognized by various print publications, awards and even ultimately his own television show on the subject.  Read more... 

Franklin Park: Outdoor Walking Tour


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Franklin Park: Past Present Future

Presented by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects

Join us outside for a walking tour of Franklin Park with the landscape architects leading its renovation.   As the geographic heart of the city of Boston, Franklin Park serves as the meeting ground of the Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods, drawing in visitors from throughout the region and around the world.

For over a century, Franklin Park has been a lively and beloved center of recreation, gathering, and discovery for the Boston community. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as part of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park remains Boston’s largest green space.    Read more... 

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