Buildings are DRAMATIC. Okay, they might look sort of quiet and serious on the outside, but those orderly bricks conceal a whole world of human messiness. I love telling stories about buildings, letting people in on the crazy stories, tricky policies, feuds, backstabbing, and overall reality-TV-worthy world of making and operating buildings. We'll ask questions about power, politics, money, and feelings, and have conversations about how our built world serves us, and how it fails us. We will start over coffee, where we'll set some basic frameworks for how to look at buildings during our tour. Then we'll take a lovely stroll to buildings old and new, and I'll tell stories all along the way--all the juice, the behind-the-scenes conflicts, the ongoing drama. We'll talk about buildings affect people, the economy and the future of the city, from job creation and investment to gentrification and displacement. You'll learn about architectural design, yes, but you'll also develop a more critical--and dare I say, gossipy--eye for understanding the built world around you and how it came into being, and how we can build better in the future.
I'll buy you a yummy coffee at the beginning of the tour!
I'm a trained architect and urbanist with over a decade of experience working and living in Boston. In my career, I've probably done almost every job you can do that has to do with buildings: architecture, interior design, property management, planning, even fixed a toilet or two. I've spoken at the Brookings Institution and at many conferences, including the national American Institute of Architects conference. I've consulted on building projects all over the world, and contributed to many case studies, research reports and articles about buildings, economic development and urbanism.
We'll tour the Fort Point + Seaport neighborhoods. This area has some crazy history: originally a railyard, then an abandoned wasteland known for crime, then empty buildings full of artist squatters, who fought developers building luxury condos once the wildly over-budget Big Dig was completed. Today it's gorgeous, full of expensive coffee and galleries, but you'll hear all the drama of how it developed--and the conflicts that continue to arise.
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 6명, 만 18세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 트립에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
We'll end our tour in early afternoon in the Seaport, and I'm happy to provide recommendations for food, museums, parks, shopping...anything you need!
디자인 도보 여행
Let’s gossip about architecture!