Arrowstreet Mini-Golf 2016

This week our friends and family joined us for Arrowstreet’s annual in-studio mini-golf tournament. Every year, our talented staff designs a nine-hole course using $15 worth of materials, plus whatever additional items they can find at home or in the office. The results are always creative, inventive, and more than a little humorous. The event is one of our favorites…

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MIT CoLab: We Need Your Vote!

Arrowstreet is one of three finalists in the MIT CoLab competition attempting to harness the power of MIT alumni to address climate change. Voting is open for your favorite idea, and we would appreciate your help! Winners will be chosen by both the judging panel and people’s choice, so every vote counts. Both winners will then be invited to present their ideas…

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Creating PlaySpace

A group of Arrowstreet’s staff recently entered a design competition promoting innovative outdoor play spaces in Philadelphia.  Hosted by the Community Design Collaborative and Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, the competition invited teams to choose one of three public sites—a school, a library, and a recreation center—and create plans for a new outdoor space. Arrowstreet’s team…

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BSA Family Design Day

Join Arrowstreet’s Kachina Studer and Nicole Kielty at the BSA for Family Design Day this Saturday for decorating tips and design suggestions from the entrants in the CDRC’s 4th annual Gingerbread House Design Competition. Our ambitious entry of a winter scene at City Hall Plaza required a lot of creativity and hours of teamwork to complete, and we are excited…

City Hall: Naughty or Nice

Arrowstreet’s entry for the Community Design Resource Center’s (CDRC) 4th annual Gingerbread House Design Competition required a lot of engineering consulting, and resulted in a few burnt fingers. We ambitiously chose to create a winter scene at City Hall Plaza. To respond to the theme of “Imagine Boston,” we envisioned an activated plaza with a row of shops, almond people,…

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“Living with Water” Design Charrette at ABX

Yesterday at ABX, the “Living with Water” Design Charrette was held to kick off a companion Design Challenge for the Boston design community. Mayor Marty Walsh was on hand to announce the competition and to emphasize the city’s commitment to finding solutions to climate change and rising sea levels in our coastal communities. Hosted on the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the charrette invited designers, community leaders, and government officials to reflect on the new policies implemented in New York City and to consider what we here in Boston can learn from them.

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Affordable Housing Development Competition

My students celebrated the end of their semester last night at the awards ceremony for the FHLB Affordable Housing Development Competition. Over the past six weeks they have been working with Donald Alexis from the Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) along with architecture and policy students from Harvard’s Kennedy School and Northeastern to design an affordable housing proposal in Mattapan…

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3D Model Competition at ABX

While attending ABX this week, I had a chance to stop by NRI’s booth and take a look at the three contenders for their 3-D printed model contest. It was great to see what had previously only been an image on-screen turn into an actual physical object I could touch, turn, and pick up. While all three entries were visually interesting, we’re all hopeful that the crowd liked ours the best – we expect to hear back with a final count sometime in the next few days.

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A-Team’s Walk-off Win!

Congratulations to the Arrowstreet A-Team for bringing home our first victory of the softball season over SMMA… and in dramatic fashion. It was a close, seesaw-style game throughout the night, with each team being ahead in back and forth fashion until the bottom of the seventh, when the A-Team was down by 3 runs. Then a come-from-behind, walk-off grand slam sent the A-Team cheering to a 17-16 win.

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Summer Bowling at Flatbread Pizza

This summer at AST introduced a new weekly tradition of heading over to Sacco’s Bowl Haven for flatbread pizza, socializing, and candlepin bowling. It’s been a great way for the firm to blow off steam and engage in some (healthy) competition. Results this year showed an even spread week to week of close games and high intensity. Competition was fierce;…

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