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Michael Ford gives Boston architecture a new beat

Thursday, 17 August 2017

“Hip hop is modernism’s post-occupancy evaluation.” – Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture

We recently invited the city of Boston to step outside traditional architecture channels and explore the built environment through a different lens – hip hop. As a long-time supporter of the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), Shepley Bulfinch was more than inspired to sponsor a two-day lecture and workshop from renowned designer Michael Ford earlier this month.

Known as the Hip Hop Architect, Michael intends to disrupt the AEC world with a mission to increase the number of minorities in architecture and urban planning. To do so, he ...[more]

Firm hosts National Organization of Minority Architects

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Last night Shepley Bulfinch welcomed members of the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) for the chapter’s monthly meeting.

Design Principal Ralph Jackson led a tour of Shepley Bulfinch’s new offices, which it has occupied since January 2006. Coordinating the meeting was Shepley Bulfinch intern Sonya Bivins, vice president of BACNOMAS, the organization’s student chapter in Boston.

NOMA traces its roots to a meeting during the 1971 AIA National Convention in Detroit. The organization has become an increasingly influential voice promoting the quality and excellence of minority design professionals. Boston hosts both student and professional chapters, one of a number of US cities to do so.