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Thursday May 5th 2022

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Boston Home Breakfast

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Boston Home Breakfast


Join Boston Home at Designer Bath in Watertown on May 5th for a complimentary exclusive breakfast and networking event as we celebrate Boston Design Week and the latest Boston Home issue, which is all about how to "Find Your Escape".  Julie Suratt, acting Executive Editor of Boston Home will lead a discussion with industry experts surrounding designing your escape. Your “escape” can be a second home—or simply a beautifully designed backyard, garden, pool, etc., as long as it brings you joy and serenity.  Read more... 

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Smart Home Expo: 12-7:30 PM 


12:00 PM - 7:30 PM


TSP Smart Spaces presents Smart Home Expo


TSP Smart Spaces invites you to join them in their new SoWa experience center for a full day of opening events and activities centered around the smart home.  Come and see the latest in natural lighting, automated shades, home theater, and the executive office at the Smart Home Expo from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. For those in the design trade, join an AIA-accredited CEU at noon and 4:00 PM. Finally, the day concludes with a lively panel discussion on “The Impact of Art and Technology on Health and Happiness in the Built Environment” at 6:00 PM, followed by a Cinco de Mayo cocktail hour! Register for one event or for the entire day. Read more... 

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Virtual Tour of the 2022 Exhibition

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Virtual Tour of Our 2022 Exhibition

Presented by North Bennet Street School


Join us for a guided virtual tour of our 2022 Exhibition, which features handmade work by students of America's first trade school. For this year's annual exhibition, we’ll explore the materials and process of the craft and trade programs at NBSS, through such objects as finely bound books, jewelry making tools, hand-carved acanthus medallions, and more. Read more... 



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Through a Designer’s Eye: A Q&A and Book Signing with Matthew Patrick Smyth 

Presented by Charles Spada - Interviewed by Kyle Hoepner

Celebrated interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth chats with design journalist Kyle Hoepner at the beautiful new Charles Spada Collection showroom in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District. Learn about Matthew’s creative outlook and the methods he employed to shape the elegant projects featured in his book Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors, recently out from The Monacelli Press.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Read more... 

Supporting Green Lifestyles

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems

A CEU Course presented by Inspired Technology, North Easton MA


Join Inspired Technology for a tech talk on “living green," and how using technology can help your clients live a more sustainable life.  Eytan Vestin of SnapOne, Control4, and CEDIA, will be presenting the course: "Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems". A CEU credit is available for this training session. After the class, join the pros from Inspired Technology for a Q&A and raffle drawing for a SONOS Roam speaker while we celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Shovel Town Brewery! (It's in our building) Read more... 

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Landscapes & Libations
MIT Campus Art and Architecture Tour


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Landscapes & Libations: An Evening in Two Historic Olmsted Gardens

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


Join Massachusetts Horticultural Society for an evening of landscapes, libations, and learning. MHS’s Garden at Elm Bank is home to two historic Olmsted Brothers firm landscape designs, and this Boston Design Week, we invite you to take a journey through the past, present and future of these historic landscapes. Hear from Olmsted connoisseurs as they discuss the importance of reclaiming the beauty of these historic designs while addressing contemporary issues. Be a part of this transformation, where historic design meets purposeful restoration, all while enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and spring in the garden! Read more... 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


MIT Campus Art and Architecture Tour

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing art and architecture highlights across campus. View architecture highlights with accompanying artworks on this tour of the List Center’s public art collection of renowned contemporary artists featuring I.M. Pei, Sol LeWitt, Frank Gehry, and newly installed works by Alicja Kwade, Agnieszka Kurant and more. MIT’s Percent-for-Art Program, administered by the List Visual Arts Center, now allocates up to $500,000 to commission art for each new major renovation or campus construction project. Read more... 

Now What?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968

Exhibition at the Boston Society for Architecture

Join us for the opening reception of Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968.  This event celebrates opening of the Now What?! exhibition along with the reopening of BSA Space as the first major, in-person event in over two years! The reception is free and open to the public and will be attended by several of the exhibition curators and many in the BSA community. Read more... 

FPAC: "Reconstructed" 

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


Portfolio Presentation + Talk with the Artists of "Reconstructed"

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community

In conjunction with Boston Design Week, please join us for a virtual portfolio presentation with the artists of Reconstructed! The virtual event will be held on Zoom and will be filled with deep discussion, a meet and greet with the artists, and a Q+A session.  Reconstructed is a collection of work by 5 photographers: Astrid Reischwitz, Eleonora Ronconi, Hugo Teixeira, Iaritza Menjivar, and Yorgos Efthymiadis, the curator of this show. The exhibition explores immigrant narratives through memory, identity, and home. Read more... 

Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder