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Satoshi Ebina, Ph.D., of Tokyo, a longtime friend and colleague of Paul Lukez Architecture (PLA), recently came to visit Boston, Mass. As founder of the Boston Bridge to Higher Education (BBHE) program Satoshi’s goal is to build a communicative bridge between Boston and Tokyo based on educational exchanges between the cities. To do so, he annually takes small Japanese groups on tours of Boston and Cambridge. The ages of the participants depend on the specific tour he conducts—sometimes, senior executives participate; other times, he focuses on secondary-school students. All of his tours provide a rich array of educational opportunities for … Continued


As part of our efforts to continually improve and enhance PLA’s work environment and business practices, we reach out to successful businesses of all types and arrange for tours and follow-up discussions with their owners and/or managers. Besides getting the PLA team out of the office as a group, this is an opportunity for our team to witness first-hand the strategies that contribute to a business environment’s success. This quarter, we reached out to Wilson Farm, located in nearby Lexington, Massachusetts. Wilson Farm’s incredible reputation for superior produce and service attracts customers from near and far. Jim Wilson, a direct … Continued


On a picture perfect New England summer morning, five junior members of the PLA team joined Paul Lukez, in visiting the Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire, famously designed by Louis Kahn. Why were we on-site at the “Class of 1945 Library” last Friday? We were making a pilgrimage to one of the great libraries in the US to study and observe how the master-architect, Louis Kahn, designed this great brick library. Currently, we are also working on a brick building, which offers us an invaluable experience to learn first-hand about the craft of designing a masonry structure … Continued


The BSA Urban Design Committee sponsors a lecture or panel discussion on usually the third Thursday of every month. Along with co-chairs Meera Deean of Utile, Inc., and Patrick Tedesco of NBBJ, it is a real privilege for me to help organize these monthly events, to which we invite talented, inspired speakers to raise thought-provoking issues about urban design and related topics. The presentations and follow-up conversations are always lively, and the wine and refreshments are complimentary. We invite you to attend and participate in this ongoing series. Please refer to the BSA Urban Design Committee’s website for the full … Continued


World Cup By The Numbers At one point during the World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann (head coach of the US Men’s National Soccer Team) caught some flak for complaining before their group stage match against Germany. Klinsmann claimed the U.S. Team had to crisscross all corners of Brazil, while tournament favorites had less strenuous travel schedules. “We have one day less to recover. They played yesterday, we played today. We played in the Amazon, they played in the locations where they don’t have to travel as much. Everything was done for the big favorites to move on. We have to do … Continued

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