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Professor Jan Wampler’s work as an educator and architect was prominently featured in New Architecture – a prestigious Chinese architectural journal. Jan asked me to write an introduction about him and his work. I was very fortunate to have counted Jan as one of my mentors. Jan inspired hundreds, if not thousands of students during his long tenure as a Professor of Architectural Design at MIT, propelling his students to advance their design abilities beyond what they might have otherwise thought possible. I have come across many students from different generations and locations who attributed Jan’s guidance as being instrumental … Continued

By: Paul Lukez Boston’s 2024 Olympics nomination presents a unique opportunity to invest its vast educational, technological and athletic resources toward not only hosting this time-honored international sports spectacle, but also heightening the city’s climate-change resiliency. Boston can now build on its historic harbor city identity while facing environmental threats to its future by combining an Olympic City’s required infrastructural investments with those needed to protect its coast. Better yet, let’s harness the harbor’s amenities as a focus for Olympic upgrades, as a means of linking its future development to its rich heritage by making the harbor a model metropolis … Continued

 

Can We Do It? Ask any Bostonian to describe their hometown, and watch them beam at their mention of world-class universities, stellar cultural institutions, innovative technology companies, and championship-caliber sports teams. Although public support for the 2024 Olympics has dwindled recently, our civic pride will certainly move Olympics fans who reach our shores. But unless drastic changes occur in the next nine years, something else won’t go unnoticed: our transit system. Future visitors will inevitably encounter the MBTA’s quirks. But Boston’s recent blast of record-breaking arctic weather made the T’s deficiencies more obvious. If it can’t weather storms, how can … Continued

Paul Lukez was recently interviewed by MassRealty.com, a full service brokerage firm serving all of Massachusetts. As part of their endeavors, they focus on having a comprehensive and up to date database of real estate listings which customers can access the best tools to search and compare homes. In addition to real estate listings, they also provide an informative library of articles and guides on local architects, engineers and others in the design profession. MassRealty.com will often interview people to help better inform their client-base in the effort of providing useful information which can be obtained online at their website. … Continued

This post provides a “cheat sheet,” and recap of a ‘Bisnow’ event highlighting key points made by esteemed panelists.The event was moderated by Douglas Howe of Mintz Levin.   On the morning of December 16, 2014, Starbucks Coffee was poured and continental breakfasts were provided as professionally dressed ladies and gents networked in a bustling Back Bay Sheraton conference room. Enthusiastic emcees introduced a stage of one opening speaker and six panelists, each boasting impressive credentials that would allow them to illuminate a room full of eager real estate enthusiasts. They reminded us of why it’s great to be a … Continued

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