Hostelling International Boston Wins Boston Society of Architects’ Honor Award

January 31, 2013
Hostelling International,  Bergmeyer arch.

The sole judging criterion for the Boston Society of Architects’ Honor Awards is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics.

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The AIA 2030 Commitment: A Letter to the President

January 23, 2013
Website - Mike - President

January 23, 2013

Dear Mr. President:

Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m the 2013 President of the Boston Society of Architects. This voluntary one-year position is of course by no means comparable to the truly awesome office to which you were just re-elected. But we both serve with the hope that we can do lasting good.

Next, I would like to offer my highest compliments on your truly inspiring Inaugural address last Tuesday. As … [Read More]

Joe Nevin named Fellow of the Retail Design Institute

January 14, 2013
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Joseph P. Nevin, Jr., Senior Principal at Bergmeyer Associates, Inc., was named Fellow of the Retail Design Institute at the 2013 Awards Gala on January 14th. This prestigious honor is granted to those who have achieved the highest degree of professionalism and performed outstanding service to and on behalf of the Retail Design Institute. Widely recognized as a leader in the field of retail store design, Joe has been an active member of the Retail … [Read More]

The AIA 2030 Commitment: Cheers from Down-Under

January 8, 2013
Website - Mike  (1)

Congratulations on surviving the holidays.

If your life is anything like mine, the holidays hold the potential for exquisitely painful conversations with friends or relatives that don’t exactly share your world view. Climate-change deniers tend to seek me out at parties with eggnog on their breath and confrontation in their eyes.

A favorite greeting goes like this: “Hi, Mike. Happy holidays. Why should we in the US put our economy at risk to stop this … [Read More]