Article in Hampshire Gazette features wood-concrete bench

Article in Hampshire Gazette features wood-concrete bench

An article in this Monday's Business section of the Daily Hampshire Gazette described the Design Building project at UMass. It also featured prominently our student-built floor mockup bench that now adorns Holdsworth Hall. You can read the complete article here: http://goo.gl/2h16Su...
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BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event was a great success

BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event was a great success

The combined BCT/Arch/LARP Alumni Weekend event on June 6th not only showcased the new Design Building, it also gave us a chance to reconnect with some of our successful alumni. Attendees came from Commodore Builders, Hill International, Integrity Design & Construction, and Next Step Living. The group photo above and the gallery below give some nice impressions of the event. You can find even more images on the BCT Facebook page. ...
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Leers Weinzapfel’s Tom Chung to Speak at BCT(BMATWT)/Arch/LARP Reception on June 6th

Leers Weinzapfel’s Tom Chung to Speak at BCT(BMATWT)/Arch/LARP Reception on June 6th

We are excited to announce that the Project Architect on the (Integrated) Design Building, Tom Chung of Leers Weinzapfel Associates will speak at our upcoming Alumni Weekend Event, giving an overview of the project's developments so far. If you are a BCT/BMATWT alumnus or a friend of the program, join us on June 6th at UMass! Follow the instructions in the original announcement (copied below) to register as soon as possible so that we can make sure we have enough food for everyone. Join fellow alumni and friends of the Building and Construction Technology program (formerly Building Materials and Wood Technology – BMATWT) and our friends in Architecture and Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning (LARP) on Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm during Alumni Weekend to hear about plans for our new building and current developments in our program. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. No cost to attend. Please register at the following link: http://umassalumni.com/s/1640/alumni/interior-2col.aspx?sid=1640&gid=2&pgid=1789&content_id=1465 For more information about Alumni Weekend: http://umassalumni.com/AlumniWeekend You can also download this event to your...
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Learn more about the IDB on our project page

First renderings have been made available by the architects of the Integrated Design Building (IDB), BCT's new home starting 2016. You can view those and learn more about the project (including current status and donation opportunities) on our new project page: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/about-us/the-integrated-design-building-at-umass-bcts-new-home-in-2016/...
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Leers Weinzapfel Associates recommended for Integrated Design Building at UMass

Leers Weinzapfel Associates recommended for Integrated Design Building at UMass

  Boston-based Architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates has been recommended to Katherine Craven, the Executive Director of the UMBA, to be the design firm for the Integrated Design Building at UMass. As mentioned before, this building will in a few years become the new home for BCT, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, and Architecture+Design. We are looking forward to working with this excellent design firm to create the most sustainable and most exciting building on the UMass Amherst campus. In the meantime, we would like to thank the selection committee and especially our graduate student representative Patricia O'Flaherty for their hard work on making this happen....
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