Things That Can't Be Specified; An Attitude About Design Process and a Business School Case Study

CSI Boston Chapter will be holding their first program of the year on Wednesday, October 11th!
Specifiers and designers try to craft the most comprehensive descriptions for building components and their installation, yet the most obvious quality of a building, its general 'appearance' is not included in the project manual. This talk will touch upon an attitude about the design process, and a kind of underpinning philosophy related to a building's appearance, before technical specifications are conceived. A case study of a recent business school project will augment some of the points.

Guest presenter, Steve Imrich, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal at Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. Steve has been a major contributor to C7A's innovative projects with skills in the integration of design, technology, sustainable building systems, and interpretive features. He has led, managed, and collaborated on the design of a wide range of projects, from museums and aquariums, to visitor centers and academic facilities. He has been the design principal for award winning projects such as the Complex Systems Laboratory for the MIT Aero/Astro Department, the Boston Children's Museum expansion, and the renovation of the New England Aquarium Giant Ocean Tank. Steve is currently working on various science center and aquarium expansion plans, along with a new mixed-use project at the University of Virginia.

The networking reception will begin at 5:15PM and the presentation will begin at 6:30PM.  Registration deadline & cancellation deadline is Friday, October 6th!

Please feel free to join us at 4:15 PM for the Board of Directors Meeting in the Boston Room at the UMass Club. All are welcome to discuss ideas and planning for the year ahead!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 5:15 PM to 7:45 PM EDT

The University of Massachusetts Club
One Beacon Street
32nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108