Matter & Opinion: Existing Buildings - Residential Design, August 23, 12-1:30pm

  • 23 August 2021 To 10 August 2021
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:30 PM
  • Event Host : Boston Society of Architects
Existing Buildings: Demolition or Renovation?
Event Description

"Build the will" around smart and sustainable renovation of single-family homes. 

Boston cannot meet its climate goals without utilizing its greatest built and cultural assets: existing buildings. With aims to become carbon-free by 2050—and with 85 percent of floorspace that Boston will need in 2050 already built—we must recognize and leverage existing buildings for what they are: banks of embodied carbon and material resources, opportunities for improving efficiency, community anchors, and compelling design challenges.

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
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Jonathan Kantar
      principal, Sage Builders

      Rachel White
      CEO, Byggmeister Design Build

      Bill Harper Assoc. AIA
      designer, Byggmeister Design Build
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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