Women In Architecture: Progress, Pitfalls, And New Leadership In Boston

Architecture has a long history of being a male dominated field, and as of 2020, only 17 percent of registered architects were women according to the AIA. In celebration of Women’s History Month, BSA reached out to some of the most remarkable women who are leading Boston’s top design firms, and among them is Arrowstreet Principal, Amy Korte. Through a…

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Emily Grandstaff-Rice will Host Grassroots 2022: An AIA Leadership Event

Arrowstreet Senior Associate, Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA will be hosting The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Grassroots 2022 event on February 22-24. This virtual event will focus on premier leadership training for AIA Chapter leaders. Topics will range from leveraging the power of community to promote equity, and sustainability, to design decisions that ultimately benefit our world. Discussions of change management,…

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Massachusetts Conference for Women

Arrowstreet is excited to be attending the 12th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 8, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The conference provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual one-day event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and…

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The Future of Architecture with AIANH and AIAVT

There is nothing like fall in New England so it was a pleasure to present my thoughts about the future of the profession and ways that architects can create new value in their work to AIA New Hampshire and AIA Vermont at their annual ARCHtoberfest event. Held annually in a local brewery, this year’s site was the Harpoon Brewery in…

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For Better or Worse, Provincetown is Ahead of the Curve

Provincetown is one of my favorite places – anywhere.  I’ve been going there for almost 30 years; I have watched it change, as places do, and I love it now as much as I did then. But like all communities, it has its concerns and issues. So I was honored to be part of an Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance…

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New England AIA COTE Leadership Summit

Many AIA chapters throughout the country have COTE (Committee on the Environment) groups. The New England AIA COTE committees get together yearly to discuss current topics in the industry. Sustainability leaders throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire are invited to participate in the day long series of workshops. I participated in the event on June 2nd,…

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IBPSA Workshop

Arrowstreet participated in a workshop last week hosted by the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Boston chapter, which focused on early energy modeling. The workshop brought together architects and engineers to talk about ways that we can improve upon our processes to facilitate better design integration of energy modeling. We also discussed ways that we can use modeling to demonstrate…

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ACE Mentoring’s Final Presentations

Last night I served as a panelist at the Ace Mentoring Program’s final presentations. ACE Mentoring is a non-profit, volunteer based mentor organization that pairs high school students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering with professionals in the industry. The final presentations offer an opportunity for the students to present their semester’s work to a panel of industry professionals. It…

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Excited About ACE

ACE Mentoring is a non-profit, volunteer based mentor organization that pairs high school students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE) with professionals in the industry. For the last six-years I’ve served as a mentor, assisting with the program’s mission to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. The students tackle a…

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