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New Meetup: Contemporary Boston (lecture w/ field trip) @ Boston By Foot Lecture Series

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:46 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Contemporary Boston (lecture w/ field trip) @ Boston By Foot Lecture Series

When: May 2,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Boston by Foot's Spring Lecture & Field Trip Series -- built for Boston By Foot's Guides-in-Training -- has been opened up to the general public. Individual sessions (10:00 am - 3:00 pm) include a lecture, a break for lunch, followed by a tour of the Boston area that was discussed. Auditors and Guides-in-Training attend a bring-your-own brown-bag lunch discussion group to go over the material covered in the lectures. Guides-in-Training must complete four papers, and auditors may also participate if they wish. Go to one, or go to 'em all!

Price: $35.00 / lecture & tour, Auditors (all 5): $150.00, Guides-in-Training ( 5 lectures + Final Footwork): $95.00. "Refunds will be granted until April 9, less the $15 registration fee included in the tuition".

Topic for 5/02/2009: Contemporary Boston (1900 - present day):

"1900-present. Follow the progression of 20th and 21st century architecture through the modern and post-modern office buildings, government buildings, condos, skyscrapers, convention centers and hotels of Boston. Lecturer: David Fixler, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering Field Trip: Government Center & the Financial District

Boston by Foot's Spring Lecture & Field Trip Series:

Saturday: (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
* 4/11/2009: Colonial Boston
* 4/18/2009: Federal Boston
* 4/25/2009: Victorian Boston
* 5/02/2009: Contemporary Boston
* 5/09/2009: Subterranean Boston
* 5/16/2009: Final Exam (For Guides-in-Training)

Lecture Calendar:

Guides-in-Training must pass a final exam, conduct a practice tour, and lead "a minimum of six 90 minute tours each season".

Please RSVP MAYBE if you have not submitted money to Boston By Foot.
Please RSVP YES if you have submitted money Boston By Foot.

Feel free to sign up with Boston By Foot for one lecture, or sign up for them all!

How to register: a) Print out a brochure and mail it in or Fax it to (617)[masked] b) Email Veronika McDonald King, Program Coordinator, at [address removed] with which lectures you wish to attend and payment information. c) Call Boston By Foot at[masked]-2345.

Where to Meet:
T.J. Maher will show up by 9:30 am at the Boston Architectural College, find the lecture hall, and reserve a section for us by placing red Nerd Fun MEETUP table tent signs on the chairs for all the people who RSVPed YES. He is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, and will prolly stake out a place near the front.

Directions by MBTA: "Take the Green Line B, C, or D lines to Hynes Convention Center. Exit the station through the Newbury Street exit, and turn right. The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is at the end of the block on the right, at 320 Newbury St".

Parking -- from BAC site:

"Parking is available at the Danker and Donohue Garage on Newbury Street just beyond the BAC on the right. Parking is also available at the Pilgrim Parking Garage on Dalton Street".

About David Fixler: (From the "Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architects & Engineers" site):

"David, a Principal with the firm, has over 27 years of experience in the architectural design of major projects. He has guided the restoration and renovation of significant projects built during the 18th through the 20th centuries and has worked on a broad variety of both new and existing academic buildings. He is a past national and local Director for the Society of Architectural Historians, co-chair of the Technical Committee on Modern Heritage of the Association for Preservation Technology (APTI), President of DOCOMOMO-US/New England, and on the ISC for Registers for DOCOMOMO International, as well as being an active member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Boston Society of Architects. A frequent writer and lecturer on architecture and preservation, David has had his design and written work published both domestically and internationally in such magazines as Architecture, Architectural Record, and Spazio (Italy)".

Disclaimer: Nerd Fun isn't affiliated with Boston By Foot...we did inspire their Boston By Foot Meetup Group, though. We just love their walking tours, and we are actively being recruited as guides.

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