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February 2018

Entrance Closures

The Innovation and Design Building will soon enter the next phase of the ground floor repositioning project. This exciting new phase will involve the construction of new entrance lobbies at both 17 & 19 Drydock.

During this construction there will be intermittent changes to the means of entry to the Boston Design Center (17 & 19 Drydock).

1) 19 Drydock Entrance Schedule:

  • For the period 2/16 to 2/25 the 19 Drydock ground floor passenger elevator lobby and elevators 3 & 4 will be inaccessible on all floors.
  • During this time primary building access will be through the Boston Design Center main lobby entrance at 1 Design Center Place and access to all floors will be via 17 Drydock passenger elevators 1 & 2.
  • 19 Drydock freight elevators will remain accessible during construction.
  • On 2/26 the 19 Drydock ground floor passenger elevator lobby and elevators 3 & 4 will reopen.

2) 17 Drydock Entrance Schedule:

  • On 2/23 the Boston Design Center main lobby entrance at 1 Design Center Place will permanently close.
  • From 2/23 to 2/25 primary building access to the Boston Design Center (17 & 19 Drydock) will be via the 19 Drydock entrance and freight elevators.
  • On 2/26 the 19 Drydock ground floor passenger elevator lobby and elevators 3 & 4 will reopen.
  • On 3/5 the new Boston Design Center lobby entrance at 17 Drydock will open.

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4

Challenge the Makers at Open Studios

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: IDB Makers’ Guild, 25 Drydock Ave, 2nd Floor

Challenge the Makers at Open Studios

Join Fort Point Cabinetmakers, Blanche P. Field, and Boston Furniture Collaborative for a creative design challenge during their annual open studios party. Bring your thorniest design problem and a panel of designers, makers, artists, and educators will offer ideas, thoughts, and solutions to your particular design challenge.

The Makers’ Guild members include thought leaders in design, space, and lighting solutions. This is your opportunity to ask questions, get custom-made advice, and develop a plan for executing that difficult-to-complete project! Bring an object, photos, clippings, articles – anything that will illustrate the particular design challenge you are wrestling with – and sit across the table from people who have decades of experience solving those exact problems. Share a beer with your friends while seeing some of the best customized work being done anywhere.


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Apr
5

Center for Workplace Innovation Announcement Event

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Boston Design Center Galley West, Suite 200

Center for Workplace Innovation Announcement Event

Design Museum Boston and Jamestown are excited to announce the launch of the Center for Workplace Innovation, a platform for sharing the latest thinking in workplace design and innovation through articles, videos, interviews, and multimedia content — coupled with an annual Workplace Innovation Summit signature event, pulling together the thought leaders of the industry for keynote presentations, demonstrations, and workshops. Join workplace industry professionals, design leaders, our partners as we announce the Center and honor two local workplace innovators for this kick-off event.

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Apr
6

IDB Ideas: The Future of Making Things

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Autodesk, 23 Drydock Ave, 6th Floor

Sponsor: Autodesk

IDB Ideas: The Future of Making Things

IDB Ideas is a speaker series that focuses on the intersection of design, technology, and innovation in a variety of fields. Co-hosted by the Innovation and Design Building and Autodesk, this edition reviews the way disruptive technologies are changing how we design, plan, build, and manufacture. Engage in thoughtful conversation with:

Networking and refreshments will follow the panel discussion. Tour the new Autodesk office and BUILD Space including new installations by Jaywalk Studio and check out a private showing of Recontextualizing Objects, an exhibition of Northeastern University student design work.

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Apr
7

The Neoscape Design Challenge

Thursday, April 7

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor

The Neoscape Design Challenge

As a creative agency, Neoscape spends their days trying to solve client problems—in ways that are innovative, different, and exciting—with specific limitations (budget, schedule, etc). This Boston Design Week event will provide a hands-on opportunity to think creatively under constraints to develop design solutions that the client loves.

The workshop session will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

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Apr
21

Spring into Design: Celebrating Urban Sustainability

This dynamic reception-style event will focus on the wide theme of urban sustainability and its impact on the future of design practices.

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 23 Drydock Avenue

Spring into Design: Celebrating Urban Sustainability

The Boston Architectural College welcomes our community to celebrate with us on April 21 at the Innovation and Design Building from 7 - 10pm. Dress Code: Creative Cocktail Attire. This dynamic reception-style event will focus on the wide theme of urban sustainability and its impact on the future of design practices. We anticipate approximately 300–400 guests throughout the night. Our audience attracts members of the entire Boston design community, composed of industry professionals including commercial and residential architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, design, construction, engineering, real estate, and many other related fields. Guests will be treated to food tastings from a variety of local and sustainable producers and restaurants and a full bar, compliments of our food and beverage sponsors. Connect with industry leaders while sipping cocktails, enjoying live entertainment, and browsing our high-end silent auction.

Our Honorary

Committee includes: Marianne Bowler and Marc Pfeffer, Corinne Barthelemy,

Janice Byrd, Scott Harshbarger and Judith Stephenson, Eric M. Haydel, William

Hodgins, Glen and Susanne LeRoy, Taniya Nayak, Gail Ravgiala, Elizabeth Chu

Richter, Dana Rowan, Cheri Ruane, Daniel and Kara Ryan, and Wendy Shattuck and

Samuel Plimpton


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