Arrowstreet at Embodied Carbon in Buildings

Join the conversation with Arrowstreet as we attend the BSA’s Embodied Carbon in Buildings conference. The day-long summit focuses on the massive volumes of carbon emissions that are tied to building materials and construction. Embodied Carbon in Buildings invites leading-edge practitioners and researchers to share their findings on the impacts and opportunities of materials and products, and share strategies for…

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Amy Korté Discusses Parking Garage Innovations with Architectural Record

Continuing Education: Innovations in Parking Garages Originally posted in Architectural Record | March 1, 2019 | by Katharine Logan The way people get around is undergoing a revolution—three revolutions, in fact: electrification, automation, and shared mobility. One of the far-reaching implications of this coming change is that a staid, stolid, and largely unloved building type, the multilevel parking garage, will…

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Arrowstreet Presenting at AIA ’18

This year, Arrowstreet has six staff members presenting at the AIA ’18 Conference on Architecture in New York City. Be sure to check out their sessions! Share Your Voice: Guides for the Future of Equitable Practice (EV204) June 20 | 800am – 12:00pm Featuring: Nicole Martineau AIA Are you interested in building a more equitable workplace, but unsure of how…

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Amy Korte Speaks to Northeastern’s Sustainable Building Organization

Our Principal, Amy Korte recently spoke at Northeastern University’s Sustainable Building Organization on Climate Resilient Design for an Uncertain Future. From Superstorm Sandy in 2012 to the recent “bomb cyclone” in Boston last month, these unusual weather patterns is an eye opener to what we might experience in future. Climate change is real and it’s happening now. As architects we…

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AIA SpeakUp 2017

Last month I attended the AIA SpeakUp 2017, an advocacy leadership workshop. This workshop was a great opportunity to learn key skills necessary in advocacy as well as day-to-day work in architecture, such as effective communication, public speaking, and strategic planning and organization. The conference was sprinkled with informative sessions with Colorado state legislators, Sen. Holbert and Rep. Garnett, media…

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Earth Month at Arrowstreet

Each April is Earth Month at Arrowstreet. This year we ran a series of educational and collaborative environmental events throughout the month including a conversation about the role of bees in the ecosystem and how hives can be incorporated into architecture. Other events included a pecha-kucha, presentations on resiliency and advocacy, documentary screenings, green building tours, and green trivia. As…

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USGBC Legislative Celebration BBQ

On Thursday the USGBC Massachusetts chapter, along with Climate Action Business Association (CABA), hosted a legislative celebration BBQ. CABA graciously hosted the event at their new headquarters at Old West Church in Boston. There was grilling, cold drinks, yard games, and a great group of people; it doesn’t get much better than that. Attendees, including state legislators, city officials, advocates,…

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The Self-Driving Car Could Eliminate the Parking Garage

Amy Korte was interviewed by the Boston Globe about how autonomous cars and ride sharing will impact facilities in the future.  Her recent research focuses on the future design of parking structures; as the automated technology becomes more of a reality for travelers, it’s critical to design parking facilities that can transform over time.  In early years, parking layouts can…

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Sustainable Design Leaders Winter Summit

Last week I attended the Sustainable Design Leaders Winter Summit. This event, facilitated by BuildingGreen, is an opportunity for sustainable design leaders from architecture firms across the country to discuss sustainability within practice and across the industry. Unlike a typical conference, the summit is a completely interactive and content is derived from what the participants want to discuss and learn….

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