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Meet Miguel Rosales, Bridge Architect and Designer

Interviewed by noted photographer Peter Vanderwarker

The Zakim Bridge has become one of the Boston skyline's most iconic design elements, now meet the man behind the design -- Boston's own Miguel Rosales, with over 30 years of experience as a leading bridge architect and designer for major infrastructure projects in the U.S. and abroad. Rosales also recently completed the restoration of the historic Longfellow Bridge, with its stunning blue lighting.  He will be interviewed by Peter Vanderwarker, nationally known for his architectural photography, and whose photos are in museum collections.   Read more...

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Meet Miguel Rosales, Architect

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A Sustainable Approach to Swoon-Worthy Floral Designs

Presented by New Age Floral


Kirsten VanDijk is CEO and Creative Director of New Age Floral, a trailblazing new E-Commerce Business in the field of Sustainable Floristry.  In this informative and entertaining floral design demonstration, Kirsten will introduce you to the latest technological advances in sustainable floristry mechanics while creating her trademark botany-based designs to get you inspired to change your approach to creating and appreciating the beauty that is Floral Design. Read More...

Naturally Beautiful

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Building Equitable and Inclusive Places

Presented by Congress for the New Urbanism, New England


Join us in a virtual Panel Discussion featuring CNU New England’s 2020 Urbanist Award Winners:  Union Studio, Utile Inc, Goody Clancy, Lifecare Design Inc, and Principle Group. This year’s awards were judged on their ability to create places that are inclusive, inviting and equitable for the diverse populations of our region. The discussion moderated by Francis Goyes Flor of MassHousing will focus on the vision, process and creative efforts needed to make these places living and thriving realities.   Read more...

Building Equitable and Inclusive Places

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The Future of Public Art in Boston

Presented by Boston Art Review and Now + There

Boston Art Review editor-in-chief Jameson Johnson and Now + There assistant curator Leah Triplett Harrington will host a conversation with artists, curators, and community leaders around the future of public art in Boston. This panel will overview current trends and topics in the field, with a special focus on public art's role in creating a more culturally equitable Boston.    

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder

The Future of Public Art in Boston

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Landscapes Made for a Living World

Presented by Kyle Hoepner

As we become more and more aware of the impact human activities can have on our world’s environment, landscape professionals have been increasingly inspired to create beautiful designs that also coexist well with their surrounding ecosystems. One result has been a growing use of native species in landscape design, plus gardens specifically made to attract and sustain birds, pollinating insects, and other local wildlife. In this panel, some of the Northeast’s most prominent professionals will examine the current state of the art and where they see things headed. Panelists include (clockwise from upper left) Matthew Cunningham, Kathryn Herman, Margie Ruddick and Keith LeBlanc.  Read more...

Landscapes Made for a Living World

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"Inside & Out" with Christopher Spitzmiller & Clinton Smith

Presented by New England Home


Join noted ceramicist, tastemaker and author Christopher Spitzmiller and New England Home Editor at Large Clinton Smith for a lively chat on the art of living well, both indoors and out!  Christopher’s new book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm is both a visual delight, as well as a road map to great gardening, al fresco entertaining, interior and exterior decorating, and more. Join them as they discuss timely (and timeless!) farm-to-table ideas and inspiration—just in time for summer!   Read more...

"Inside & Out" with Christopher Spitzmiller

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Next Generation Design Tools:
360 Imaging, VR, and Video Game Tech

Presented by TSP Smart Spaces 


Just as CAD and 3D rendering tools are becoming ubiquitous in architecture and design, new waves of technologies are crashing on our shores with increasing frequency. In this 60-minute virtual session and demo, the technology professionals at TSP Smart Spaces will show you how they use some of the most recent developments in 360 imaging, VR, and video gaming to revolutionize the design process and the client experience. Read more...

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Next Generation Design Tools

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Complementary Colour Masterclass

Presented by The Rug Company and Farrow & Ball

Join The Rug Company CEO James Seuss and Farrow & Ball brand ambassador Patrick O’Donnell for a Complementary Colour masterclass on how to source pairings within your home interiors.

The session will explore ways of creating an effortlessly cohesive scheme using Farrow & Ball’s richly pigmented paint and The Complementary Collection, a unique collection of handloom rugs from the two British craftsmen. The collaboration draws on Farrow & Ball’s unrivaled colour expertise to create skillfully-crafted rugs in 12 beautiful colourways - each one perfectly complementing the Farrow & Ball palette.  Read more...

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Complementary Colour Masterclass

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Designing the Boston People Will Love in 2121

Presented by Kyle Hoepner

The fabric of our city has been changing rapidly over the past two decades, with the evolution of the Seaport and extensive residential and commercial development in other areas as well. But—how carefully are the long-term effects of these initiatives being thought about? Consider the aspects of Boston's urban experience that today entice new residents, draw tourists from all over the world, and better the lives of diverse communities. Are we really making the places, neighborhoods, and amenities that will keep Boston vibrant for the next century? Read more...

Designing the Boston People
Will Love in 2121

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An Interview with Architect Brett Rhode of Rhode Partners


Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Graduate Architecture Department

Explore both built and in-progress work by nationally-recognized architect Brett Rhode of the award-winning Austin-based firm Rhode Partners.  As the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi River, Rhode's The Independent prioritizes views of the city and spacious interior configurations. Rhode's experience with designing for cities in the wake of climate change will spark his discussion with the head of MassArt's Graduate Architecture Program, Paul Hajian.   Read more...

The Independent, Austin, Texas

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The Collector’s Viewpoint:
A Q&A with Interior Designer Philip Mitchell

Presented by Kyle Hoepner


Celebrated maximalist interior designer Philip Mitchell chats with design journalist Kyle Hoepner about his creative outlook and the methods he employed to shape the stunning projects featured in his new book, Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story. Philip is especially noted for his gift at fashioning deeply personal spaces that express each client’s authentic self, using elements such as scale, shape, color, texture, material, and finish to weave a harmonious web of interconnections among the disparate elements in each room. Design professionals and anyone who adores warm, colorful, highly textured interiors will want to learn from what Philip has to share.  Read more...


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Making the Case: Economic Impact of Design

Presented by Boston Design Week and STIRworld


What is the economic impact of design? What is the size and scale of design industries in your city? How can design and arts festivals and organizations make their case for support through economic impact studies?  Amit Gupta, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of STIRworld, a global digital publication (India), interviews Andrew Graves, Director of Ortus Economic Research (UK) for insights. Join a discussion with members of international design weeks and festivals to share knowledge and resources.  Read more...



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Economic Impact of Design
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