Thursday May 6

Today's Featured Events:


Online Recording Available Here


Boston Home’s Summer Issue Launch

Presented by Boston Home Magazine

Ready for summer? Join Boston Home editor Andrea Timpano for an exclusive sneak peek at the magazine’s annual Summer Escapes issue, featuring inspirational vacation homes, covetable outdoor spaces, and luxury pool design. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at a featured home, enjoy a virtual tour of a new home-goods boutique in Charlestown, and hear from industry experts on the latest design trends. Featuring: Belinda Watt, Studio Watt O’Keefe; Dan Gordon, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects; Donna Garlough, Monroe; and Tharon Anderson, Tharon Anderson Design.   Read more...

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Boston Home's Summer Issue Launch


Merida Workshop Virtual Tour

Presented by Merida


Join Merida’s Joni Mullen, Business Development Manager for New England, for a behind-the-scenes look at how a Merida rug is made. From our workshop in Fall River you’ll see Merida craftsmen at work, demonstrating artisanal handwork on heritage looms that have been reengineered for new weaving techniques. Our in-house design team will showcase our newest yarns, blends and colors. You’ll also get a sneak preview of our spring collection, Portfolio 2021.  Read more...

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Merida Workshop Virtual Tour

12:00 Noon

Online Recording Available Here

Play + Health in Design: Lucid Thinking to Facilitate Wellbeing

Presented by Boston Architectural College


J. Davis Harte, PhD, Director of the Design for Human Health MDS program at The Boston Architectural College will lead a playful lecture that will describe current understanding of play to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing and design’s part in this. BAC student work will tip off ideas about play-deficit, and better display successes and opportunities for deliberate and thoughtful design inspirations. Read more...

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Play + Health in Design


Design's Role in the Heathy Homes Movement

Presented by The Sherwin Williams Company

This course will focus on paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client’s home with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. You will learn how to find paints and coatings that are 3rd party-certified so that you can recommend a product with confidence. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory.  Read more...

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Design's Role in the Healthy Homes Movement


Everything Old is New Again

Presented by S+H Construction and Slocum Hall Design Group


New England has one of the richest and largest collections of historic residential homes in the country: from our Colonial heritage, to our vibrant and cherished Victorian neighborhoods, to Mid-Century modern homes.  And while we love our old homes with their classic style, decorative details and beautiful craftsmanship, renovating one of these masterpieces can often be an overwhelming undertaking.  

 Join our panel of seasoned professionals as they share their expertise on the challenges and the rewards of owning and restoring a historic property.  Moderated by Bruce Irving, former producer of This Old House and home renovation expert, panelists include Sarah Lawson, president/owner of residential construction firm S+H Construction, David Boronkay, principal of Slocum Hall Design Group, and Anne Mueller, principal of Briar Design.  Read more...

Everything Old is New Again


MIT Campus Art and Landscape Virtual Tour

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center

(Repeats April 29th)

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a virtual public art tour showcasing art and landscape highlights across campus. View select artworks and consider land how art and landscape have shaped MITs campus design on this virtual tour of the public art collection. List Center Public Program Manager will be accompanied by a MIT Student Guide as we lead the discussion of works featuring Mark di Suvero, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Richard Fleischner.   Read more....

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Virtual Art and Landscape Tour


Online Recording Available Here

Tour America's First Trade School!

North Bennet Street School

Join us for an extensive virtual behind-the-scenes tour of NBSS, America's first trade school. Using our new 360-degree model, we will guide you through the entire facility, covering its architectural features, work spaces, machine rooms, and all of the workbenches in between.   Read more...

Tour America's First Trade School



Renovating Boston City Hall Plaza

Presented by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)


Boston's City Hall Plaza is undergoing a major renovation to become more welcoming, accessible, and sustainable and a space that can be used for both everyday and special occasions. Please join the Boston Chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) for a Zoom presentation on this historic renovation led by the project’s key players from the City of Boston, Sasaki, and Over/Under. Renderings courtesy of Sasaki. Special support by Designtex.  Read more...

 Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder 

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Renovating City Hall Plaza


Online Recording Available Here


The Piers Park III Project in East Boston

Presented by The Trustees of Reservations


Join The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, to learn about an East Boston project underway to transform a dilapidated pier into a welcoming waterfront destination, Piers Park III. Drawing on more than a century of expertise in public open space management, The Trustees is working with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and members of the community to deliver an iconic new park, free and open to all. Read more...

The Piers Park III Project

Photo by Above Summit