February 1983




Affiliate Program All Members Invited

Representational Drawing: A Useful Tool for the Design Process

Speaker Paul Stevenson Oles AIA

5:30 p.m. Boston Architectural Center February 9, 1983

Paul Stevenson Oles is an architect, artist, teacher and author of the textbook Archi- tectural Illustration The Value Delineation Process published by Von Nostrand Rein- hold in 1979. He has worked for many years as a design and delineation consul- tant with some of the nation’s leading design firms, particularly I. M. Pei & Partners. He was part of the original team responsible for the design of the East Building, National Gallery of Art in Washington, as well as many subsequent Pei designs.

Using the National Gallery design experi- ence as a point of departure, Mr. Oles

will discuss the relationship of representa- tional drawing to the client, the profes- sional team and the evolution of the design itself.

In 1981-82 Mr. Oles held a Loeb Fellow- ship for Advanced Environmental studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During this time he investigated the field of representational computer graphics and its potential impact on the design professions. Results of that study will be presented in addition to ongoing computer graphics work for the most re- cent major design by I. M. Pei.

Newsletter of the Boston Society of Architects A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

From the Chapter Office

Lowell Erickson Elected to Honorary Membership in AIA

The American Institute of Architects has announced that Lowell Erickson, Execu- tive Director of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the Massachusetts State Association of Architects/AIA and Chairman of the AIA Council of Archi- tectural Component Executives, has been elected to Honorary Membership in the AIA.

The Institute’s nominators cited his 14-year service to ‘‘the expanding mem- bership and changing values’’ of the Society and the Association, his establish- ment of what has become one of the largest architectural bookstores in the nation and his ‘‘tremendous backing in all matters relating to the legislative affairs that affect architects.””

Associated Builders and Contractors Boston Society of Architects Co-Sponsor

Seminar: Microcomputers

The Boston Society of Architects will co- sponsor a seminar with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at ABC’s annual Merit Shop Trade Show on March 15th in Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Robert D. Logcher, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at MIT will conduct the seminar entitled: ‘‘Microcomputers: An Introduction to their use in Communica- tions Between Architects/Engineers and Contractors.’’ The goal of the seminar will be to make architects and engineers familiar and comfortable with the field of microcomputers an area of great and immediate importance to these profes- sionals. Estimating, budgeting and cost control characteristics of the computer will also be discussed.

The cost for attending the seminar is $35; a package price of $50 is offered for both the seminar and the 12:00 noon luncheon where Robert M. Bleiberg, Editor and publisher of Barron’s will be the guest speaker. Admission to the Trade Show is free, and a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will be held on the trade show floor after the seminar.

For more information or to make reserva- tions, call the Associated Builders and Contractors at 617-861-1366.

South Boston Renovation Proposal wins Citation in Design Competition

The West Broadway Team of Boston, a joint venture involving architects Lane, Frenchman & Associates and Goody, Clancy & Associates has won a citation in the 30th annual P/A Awards program, sponsored by Progressive Architecture magazine, for its plan to renovate a South Boston housing project and reintegrate it into the neighborhood.

West Broadway is a public housing proj- ect built in 1948 to ease the housing short- age after World War II. Since then, poor maintenance, racial strife, and vandalism have driven many of the tenants away and threaten those who remain. The complex’s major problem involves size with 1000 units on a superblock, the project was cut off from the rest of the street-grid neigh- borhood. The architects proposed to reinstate the street pattern in this area, and thus break up the project into several decentralized ‘‘villages’? with common courtyards. Most of the housing units will be renovated to include private entrances, and some will be integrated to bring their total number down to 675.

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation announces TAC a winner in Awards Program

The Architects Collaborative, Inc. was recently named a winner in the Eleventh Annual Owens-Corning Fiberglas Energy Conservation Awards Program.

TAC was cited for its work on the Government Service Insurance System Headquarters Building in Manila, Philip- pines. This building very much exemplifies the state-of-the-art in energy-efficient systems and design applications.

From the Bookshop

Frederick Law


and the Boston Park System

Cynthia Zaitzevsky

Author Reception

The Friends of The Bookshop are spon- soring an author reception for Cynthia Zaitzevsky and her new book Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Park Sys- tem. The reception will be February 23 at 5:30 in the Bookshop. The Friends will provide white wine and light hors d’oeuvres until 7:00.

Zaitzevsky’s book is a fully illustrated ac- count of Olmsted’s work in the Boston area. The plans for the ‘emerald neck- lace’’ of parks were completed in 1895, but the influence shapes the city even today. The discussion of the five parks and connecting parkways in Boston is presented in three chapters.

Chapter | includes interesting sections on the topographical development of Boston from 1630-1878. This background is sup- plemented with reproductions of fascin- ating maps from many periods of the development. A brief history of the evolu- tion of the profession of landscape archi- tect traces Olmsted’s interest and educa- tion in civil engineering, then later his European tours that influenced him. This chapter also includes Olmsted’s associa- tion with Calvert Vaux.

The second chapter discusses the park projects themselves; including The Fens, the Arboretum, and Franklin Park. It is beautifully illustrated with old photo- graphs and maps of these areas prior to the massive changes in topography initi- ated by the park development.

Chapter 3 entails fascinating accounts of the Olmsted business in Brookline, which also functioned as one of the few places of training for landscape architects. An interesting part of their business was the Olmsted design process, which is detailed in the stages of planning an Olmsted park. This chapter explains the stages from construction and plantings to the addition of Olmsted’s signature bridges and shelters and public buildings.

This book is 262 pages, hard bound only. $30.

Member Special

February’s BSA member sale book is Engineering & Industrial Graphics Hand- book, by George E. Rowbotham. 10 copies will be available at the Bookshop to members at a special 25% discount. Member charge privileges do not apply.

The book is 560 pages of concise infor- mation on graphics as a medium of com- munication. Includes mathematical graphics for problem solving, CAD and CAM for increasing productivity and cut- ting costs, and Micrographics for space savings. Other practical topics include storage, high-speed copying processes, SI metric system, etc. This is a deluxe reference book for offices.

$49.50 regular price. $37.13 special BSA member price.

Owner, Architect, Contractor Relationships A Project Guide

Each member has recently received the Project Guide which has been printed under the auspices of the MSAA.

The booklet, authored by Richard Casale AIA, John Frazier AIA, Miller Day Malcolm and Robert Vogel AIA for the Massachusetts State Association of Archi- tects/AIA is designed to acquaint the first time owner or buyer, with the process of design and construction from initial deci- sion to final completion, and especially the major and critical role you play in the process and in determining its outcome.

New Book on the Market

Mr. Gerre Jones, President of his own consulting firm and editor/publisher of Professional Marketing Report, has an- nounced publication of his new book, How to Market Professional Design Ser- vices by McGraw-Hill.

This completely revised and updated sec- ond edition of a proven resource follows the premise that design projects begin with marketing and sales, rather than with design development. The publication serves as a thorough introduction to the subject for the novice and as a handbook and vital reference for established practi- tioners of design services marketing.

The book provides in-depth information on how to organize to sell services, in-

cluding tailoring the system to the firm’s goals and objectives, handling the related research, and maintaining client contacts.

From the Chapter Office

From Capital Planning and Operations

Finalists in Ranked Order

Title/Location Per Diem

Masterplan and Study for 25,000 Consolidation of Facilities

at New Campus Middlesex

Community College Bedford and


Cole and Goyette Architects & Planners Charles G. Hilgenhurst Associates, Inc. Stopfel Pedersen, Inc., Architects & Planners, with Carol R. Johnson & Associates, Inc.

Study for Renovations of the Administration Building Worcester State College

Add, Inc.

Harvey R. Montague, Architecture/Urban Design Massdesign Architects & Planners, Inc.


Study for Renovations of the 12,000 Administration Building Complex

Salem State College

James J. Fitzgerald, AIA Kubitz & Pepi Architects, Inc. Olson Lewis Architects

Study of Steel

Sheeting Bulkhead

Mass. Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay

Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Storch Associates/DBA

Storch Engineers

Vollmer Associates, Inc.


Energy Conservation 10,000 Modifications Massasoit Community College


C. A. Crowley Engineering, Inc. Fales, Letendre & Ziobro, Inc. Xenergy, Inc.


For Sale:

Kroy 80 Machine. One year old, good condition. Best offer over $450.00. Available for inspection: Contact Julie at 661-0165.

For Sale:

1982 Sweets Catalog as soon as 1983 set comes out. Please contact: Mr. Merguer- ian AIA at 617-237-1419

For Rent:

350 Sq. Ft. of office space available to share with an architectural firm. Remodel- ing to suit is option. Great view of the Common at 162 Boylston Street, Sth floor. Please call: 542-6372


Mr. Ralph Dinneen, AIA announces the opening of the firm, R E Dinneen Archi- tects and Planners and their newly relocated offices to One Boston Harbor, 160 North Washington Street, Boston.

The firm will provide architectural design, space planning and lighting design to commercial, industrial and corporate clients.


Jung/Brannen . Richard Reece Inc. has merged with Jung/Brannen Associates Inc. The announcement was made Janu- ary 3, 1983, by principals Robert Brannen AIA, Yu Sing Jung AIA and Richard Reece AIA. The merger, combining archi- tectural, space planning and interior design staffs within one division of the firm, has been under study for over a year.

Mr. Richard Reece AIA will continue as Director of Space Planning and has been appointed Senior Vice President of Jung/Brannen Associates, Inc.

Mr. Dennis Roth AIA has been appointed Project Director of Space Planning. Mr. Roth will be responsible for major interior projects and management of the interiors division. He is presently serving as Project Director for the Transportation Head- quarters Building Interiors, at Park Square in Boston. A graduate of Harvard College in 1971, Mr. Roth earned both the M. Arch. and M. Science, Project Manage- ment, from M.I.T.

For Rent:

Architectural firm has 196 sq. ft. of space available for meetings, conferences or presentations on a daily and/or hourly basis in the Upper Cape Cod area of Cataumet.

Basic architectural services would be available for use with the space.

For more information please call John Keenan of Keenan + Kenny, 1337 County Road, P.O. Box 714, Cataumet, MA 02534 563-7311.

Employment Opportunity

Small firm of architectural lighting con- sultants doing 80+ jobs/year seeks two self-motivated project managers, prefer- ably registered architects with 2-3 years of project management experience, or people with lighting design experience. Will train. Long term commitment expected.

Math background, technical/electrical knowledge desirable. Nonsmoker with car required.

Send Curriculum vitae, 8%" x 11” xeroxes of work and a one page letter with reasons for applying to: Ripman Lighting Consultants, 711 Pleasant Street, Bel- mont, MA 02178. Hiring by February 15th. Submittals will not be returned. No calls please.


Applicants for Membership Melissa B. Bennett Charles J. Cimino, Jr. Mark E. Glasser

Michael S. Hass

Jeffreys M. Johnson

Jean H. Lawrence Thomas P. McClearn Christopher H. Mulhern Cooper Whiteside Norman John M. Patterson

Roy Alan Pedersen

C. William Rich, Jr.

Scott Simpson

Stephen E. Zecher

Applicants for Associate Membership Timothy J. Forward

Martha R. Galehouse

Sarah R. Graham

Aminul Haq Khan

Robert Leslie Nichols

Brenda Dyer Szabo

Lloyd F. Thompson

Applicants for Reinstatement James Cleveland Hopkins, Jr.

Applicant for Emeritus Theodore R. Lawton AIA

Transfer to Boston Charles R. Heur AIA

Deceased Andrzej Rudowski AIA

Emeritus Member Huson Jackson FAIA

BAC Continuing Education

Courses for the Spring Semester at the BAC in Continuing Education will begin the week of February 14, 1983.

Catalogs are available at the Center and information concerning these courses can be obtained by calling the BAC at 536-3170 and asking for Stephen or Denise Bell or Laura Oliveri.

5th Annual Adaptive Environments Conference

Architects from all over the United States will be presenting at the Sth Annual Adap- tive Environments Conference to be held at the Adaptive Environments Center, Mass. College of Art, on March 15, 16, and 17.

The Theme is Creating a Caring Com- munity, with presentations on archi- tectural and programmatic changes in large and small facilities.

Ray Lifchez, Assoc. Professor of Archi- tecture at University of California, Berkeley; Uriel Cohen at the University of Wisconsin/Madison; David Chapin of Cleveland; John Salmen, Washington, D.C.; Joseph Pierz of Wethersfield, Con- necticut and David Conover of Boston will lead sessions at the conference. A special hands-on workshop evening will focus on “Design Awareness’’ for the professional.

For additional information, please call the Adaptive Environments Center at 266-2666. Advanced registration necessary.

BAC Planning Trip to France

The BAC Tour Committee is sponsoring a 15 day architectural tour of France be- tween May 20 June 3, 1983. The fare will be approximately $1,250.00 and will include round trip air fare, transfers, 13 hotel nights, breakfast, 7 dinners and ground transportation.

The tour is scheduled to visit Paris, Ver- sailles, Beauvais, Rouen, Caen, Mont St. Michel, Azay Le Rideay, Tours Villandry, Chenonceau, Chambord, Bourges, Nevers, Paray Le Monial Lyon, Latourette, Fir- miny, Brou, Tournus, Beaune, Dijon, Fontenay, Vezekay, Vaux Le Vicomte and Chartres.

Further information will be available by calling Willy Sclarsic, 542-7131.


The Boston Architectural Center and Northeastern University are sponsoring Additions to Buildings: 1972-1982 by New England Architects, February 22-April Ist.

This exhibition will present additions to university and school buildings, commer- cial buildings and houses by the following architectural firms: Amsler, Hagenah, MacLean Architects; Graham Gund Associates; Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood; Fred Koetter and Associates; Machado-Silvetti; Herbert S. Newman Associates; Perry Dean Rogers and Part- ners; Schwartz/Silver Architects; Robert J. Slattery (Arrowstreet).

The exhibition reception will be Sunday February 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the BAC and 4-6 p.m. at Northeastern University Art Gallery, Dodge Library, 2nd floor.

Institute for Energy Conscious Design 1983 Spring Program at the BAC

Seven separate seminars will be offered beginning Wednesday, March 30, 1983, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will continue on consecutive Wednesdays through May 11, 1983.

Seminar topics include: Glass and Glazine System Design; Atrium Design; Suburban Commercial Buildings; Urban Multi- Family Housing; Indoor Environmental Quality.

A more detailed brochure outlining speakers, specific projects and meeting times will be available for this program February Ist. For more information con- tact the Institute for Energy Conscious Design at the Boston Architectural Center 536-3170.

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February |, 5:15-7:00 p.m.

Housing Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Exploration of program from February-June

February 2, 12:00 noon Communications Committee 66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Mission Statement

February 6, 6:00 p.m. President’s Reception J.F.K. Library Dorchester Bay

February 7, 12:00 noon Professional Practice Committee 66 Hereford Street

Agenda: to be announced

February 8, 8:45 a.m.

Energy Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Continue the process of assem- bling a selected energy bibliography as identified by committee members and others.

February 8, 12:00 noon

Program Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Programming and planning for April Producer’s Show

February 9, 9:00 a.m.

Computers for Architects Are Here Now “Are Micro-computers really the answer?”’

Cambridge Hyatt Regency Hotel

for information and reservations please call the BSA office 267-5175

February 9, 5:30 p.m.

Affiliate Program ‘‘Representational Drawing: A Useful Tool for the Design Process’’ by Paul Stevenson Oles AIA BAC Cascieri Hall


February 10, 12:00 noon Membership Committee

Add Inc.

80 Prospect Street, Cambridge Discussion of 1983 goals and tasks

February 10, 12:00 noon

Historic Resources Committee

25 West Street, Boston

Agenda: Preliminary review of the Hist. Resources Award submissions; Status report on National C.H.R. meeting; Up- date report on current preservation issues: projects/problems

February 10, 12:00 noon

BSA Board Meeting

Harvard Club, Presidents Room 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

February 11, 8:00 a.m.

Codes and Regulations Committee Lexington Town Hall

Agenda: Developing a questionnaire on codes and problems associated with them, as well as recommendations for improving interaction with bldg. officials; working on listing technical documents and codes for the Architectural Bookshop; working on developing educational seminars re- garding building codes for the design pro- fessional; continuing to monitor the re- establishment of a state agency in charge of the State Building Codes.

February 14, 12:00 noon

Bookshop Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Brief monthly financial report; “Friends of the Bookshop”’ update; Report on Catalog; Findings on Bookshop utilization by member firms.

February 15, 8:00 a.m.

Urban Design Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Contact Chapter Office for February date and time confirmation after February Ist.



February 15, 9:00 a.m.

Urban Design Citation Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Contact Chapter Office for February date and time confirmation after February Ist.

February 16, 5:00 p.m.

Health Care Committee

66 Hereford Street

Agenda: Presentation of Case Study. Please call the Chapter Office after February Ist for specific details.

February 17, 12:00 noon

Outreach Committee

BAC 6th Floor

Agenda: Structured informal discussion given by practicing architects entitled: “Formal architectural education and its impact on high school students consider- ing a career in architecture’.

March 12, 10:00-12:00 noon

Affiliate Program The Architecture of MIT

by Robert Campbell, Architect

MIT, Building 10 Room 250 Please Note Change in Date


Boston University, Program in Artisanry presents an exhibition entitled Contem- porary Fine Craft and Art Objects by graduate and undergraduate students of the Program in Artisanry, at their gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston on Wednesday February 9th Monday, February 28th with their official opening February 10th at 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The exhibition will feature fine craft and art objects including furniture, ceramics, metalsmithing and jewelry, textiles, and historic stringed instruments which show both beautiful functional work as well as controversial collectable pieces.

For further information please call Robert Cardinale or Patricia Doran at 353-2022.