At the last Orgill Event, Habitat raised $50,000 to help build housing and create a pathway to home ownership for low-income families in Greater Boston. Orgill is a huge hardware trade show at Boston’s Expo Center in the Seaport. After the show many vendors donate their goods for Habitat Boston to sell in their ReStore.

That’s where the volunteers come in—loading and shrink-wrapping pallets.
Who knew that packing up donations is really creative problem…

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With September right around the corner, progress is ongoing for our project at Coppersmith Village. To keep up with the development on the jobsite, Sam Mellen gave us The Scoop:

The midrise south building foundations are complete. The CMU shafts are up to the steel deck level, and steel erection is underway. The slab pour is scheduled for mid September, and the wood frame will follow.

On the midrise north building, foundations are…

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On July 27th, an opening reception was held for Autodesk’s BUILDing Forward exhibit at the Boston Society of Architects. This exhibit celebrates digital craft in the greater Boston community and highlights the research projects made possible by the Autodesk BUILDSpace — a state-of-the-art research and development facility in the Design Center.

Tocci partnered with Sasaki Associates to research and develop a prototype called WinterLight, a proposal for a temporary winter pavilion for the…

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This week we checked in with our project, Station Row, for a progress update. This project sits right along the Amtrak rail lines leading to the Providence Station. This tight site makes for unique logistics during construction. Lead Superintendent, Matt Neel, gave us the scoop:

The concrete foundations have been completed. Steel erection is forecasted to be complete by the end of the week, with decking and detailing progressing as well. Slab on deck placements…

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The National Council Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), a regulatory entity for individuals working to earn an architecture license, has created a new program that enables students to become licensed architects upon graduating college. This program is referred to as the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. There are currently seventeen schools participating in this pilot program, although not all jurisdictions accept the requirements met through the IPAL program.



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