Design Biennial Boston selected four emerging designers for a new exhibition at BSA Space, home of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), and for installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Chosen from an open call for entries, the biennial, now in its fourth year, will feature Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture, Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere of GLD Architecture, Dan and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio, and Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group. Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim of IK Studio and Daniel Ibañez and Rodrigo Rubio of Margen-Lab received honorable mention awards.
The Design Biennial is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission, along with Pinkcomma Gallery, BSA Space, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The program aims to promote the work of the city's emerging talents. This year's winning projects include a library in Slovenia, an installation at MIT, the redesign of an industrial tank farm into a shared salt dock and public park in Massachusetts, and a cholera treatment center with a wastewater purification facility in Haiti.
In addition to displaying their previously completed work at BSA Space, the four winning teams will develop site-specific installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which will be on view from late June through mid-September.
“This fourth installment of the Biennial highlights emerging designers who reflect the diversity and vitality of Boston’s academic and professional architectural scenes,” said Chris Grimley of Pinkcomma and Over,Under, one of the exhibition’s curators in a press release. “At a time when the mayor has brought forth much-needed questions about the quality of buildings being produced in the city, the Biennial demonstrates how Boston’s new design talent can be drawn on for its innovative thinking and ability to respond to the challenges we will face in the future.”
The jury for the 2015 Biennial included curators Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Mark Pasnik (Pinkcomma Gallery) along with Lucas Cowan (Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy), Eden Dutcher (GroundView), Michael Evans (Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics), Mary Fichtner (BSA Space), Karin Goodfellow (Boston Art Commission), Dan Hisel (Dan Hisel Architect/Wentworth Institute), Eric Höweler (Höweler + Yoon/Harvard University), Tim Love, AIA (Utile/Northeastern University/2015 BSA President), and Ana Mijlacki (Project_/MIT).