Reprogramming the City
Boston Society of Architects Space
290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Through September 29
BSA Space presents a mixed-media exhibition,Â Reprogramming the City, curated by urban designer Scott Burnham. The works on displayâ€”videos, photographs, media stations, renderings, modelsâ€”explore how theÂ built environments of cities around the world are beingÂ retrofitted to accommodate new urban inhabitants andÂ visitors. The exhibit also includes examples of urbanÂ infrastructure and systems that are being reimagined toÂ reinvent a more functional urban landscape. There areÂ 40 innovative examples from London, Amsterdam,Â Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and Boston that seek to develop new ways of urban design from within the city.
SOM returns to LA with a new office to be led by Michael Mann, Paul Danna, and Jose Palacios, all coming en masse from AECOM. The new studio will start out with ten to 40 people in a temporary office, with plans to eventually find a permanent home in downtown LA.
The Boston Society of Architects announced the departure of executive director Margaret Wigglesworth. Wigglesworth, who only assumed the ED role in February 2011 and oversaw BSA’s move to a new home, will be returning to the commercial real estate sector.
In Chicago, Crain‘s reports that FGB, an architecture firm based in Oak Brook, has acquired Deerfield-basedÂ SRBL, specialists in schools and institutional work, to create a 95-person strong office.
On January 18, John Hatfield will join Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens as executive director. Hatfield leaves the New Museum of Contemporary Art, where he has served as deputy director since 2008.
Fore Solutions, a green building consulting firm, has joined Thorton Thomasetti to create the Thorton Thomsetti Building Sustainability practice area, to be led by Gunnar Hubbard.