DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies and Cultures

sustainable building materials exhibition

The materials used to construct the built environment are critical components to the sustainability of our cities. Buildings often last generations, and can have lasting environmental and cultural impacts.

A  new exhibition at the BSA Space – DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures, curated by Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty David Fannon and Matthew Eckelman, as well as Architecture faculty Michelle Laboy and Peter Wiederspahn, explores these important issues. The exhibition focuses on four iconic materials of building: wood, masonry, steel, and concrete, and examines how they may play a role in constructing a sustainable future. DURABLE aims to challenge “architects, clients, and the general public to consider the lifespan and the global and local impact of buildings by demonstrating how the design for durability can shape a sustainable future.”

The exhibition runs from February 21 to May 31 at BSA Space at 290 Congress Street, Boston. All are welcome at the opening reception, on Thursday, February 27th from 6-8pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here.

Related Faculty: David Fannon, Matthew J. Eckelman, Michelle Laboy

Related Departments:Civil & Environmental Engineering