Matter & Opinion: Existing Buildings Higher Ed Arts Education, August 30, 12-1:30pm

  • 30 August 2021
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:30 PM
  • Event Host : Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
Existing Buildings - Higher Education Arts Buildings
Event Description

"Build the will" around adaptive reuse for performing arts and education spaces! Join a presentation and interactive discussion with designer-and-client teams about transforming existing buildings to host performances, arts education, and creative collaboration.

The Matter & Opinion: Existing Buildings series will begin by addressing the first hurdle to embracing existing buildings as climate solutions: building the will.

Video Archive:
View past sessions here. This page will be updated after each session.


Project presentations:

Each presentation features two firms, two clients, and two project stories. Client-and-designer teams will come together to share their experiences with specific projects, and to open up a collective discussion about challenges, benefits, and ways to build the will around continued use and reuse projects.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • MIT Theater Arts
      designed by designLAB
      for MIT

      Sam Batchelor AIA
      partner, designLAB

      Kelly Haigh AIA
      partner, designLAB

      Additional presenters to be announced.


      Middlesex Community College New Academic Arts Center
      designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates
      for Middlesex Community College

      Kevin Bell AIA
      senior associate, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

      Josiah Stevenson FAIA
      principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

      Karen Oster
      chair of Performing Arts, Middlesex Community College
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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