Our goal has always been simple: bring more people and economic life to historic Dudley Square. That is a job that never ends. —Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Join us for Dudley Square | A Community's Catalyst, an exhibition at Boston Architectural College curated by Sasaki Associates and Mecanoo Architecten. The show illuminates the design process of bringing the Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility to fruition.
What Is A Community Catalyst? and Opening Reception
A gallery talk led by Victor Vizgaitis of Sasaki on the role of architecture as a means for fostering a more integrated, transparent, and collaborative environment. Opening reception to follow.
Wednesday, September 4, 6:00 pm; BAC
Dutch Mountains: People, Place, Purpose
A lecture by Francine Houben of Mecanoo on the design of the new Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility.
Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 pm; BAC
Navigating the Nuances
A panel discussion on the unique intricacies of the Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility featuring representatives from the City of Boston, Sasaki, and Boston Architectural College.
Thursday, October 10, 8:30 am; BAC (breakfast at 8:00)
Dudley Square is the geographic center of Boston. It is a transportation hub and the gateway to a major metropolis. It is a unique place with rich history. But the true essence of Dudley Square is found within the vibrant Roxbury community that surrounds it.
In the middle of all this is a new building, rising from the foundations of what once was a thriving commercial node. This is the story of how the promise of a building to enliven Dudley Square inspired those who shaped it—the city, the designers, and the community. The Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility signals a new era. This building is the community's catalyst.
Dudley Square | A Community's Catalyst
August 26 through October 25, 2013
Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Free and open to the public