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Spring Dinner 2007

With Hubert Murray

Our annual SPRING DINNER was held on Saturday, 31st March, at the CARLSON HALL of MOUNT IDA COLLEGE in Newton, Massachusetts, starting at 6:30pm.

Our guest of honor for the evening was the distinguished Boston architect, Hubert Murray (Balliol, Oxford), AIA, RIBA, is president of the Boston Society of Architects and founder of Hubert Murray Architect + Planner in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His talk entitled, Dynamic Tension and Dual Visions, explores the conflicting views of architects and the public on what constitutes good architecture using examples mainly from Boston.

After studying architecture in London, Mr. Murray taught at the University of Nairobi and practiced in Kenya and London before emigrating to the United States. With experience in three continents, his practice specializes in urban planning and design focusing mainly on schools, universities and urban housing. Between 1989 and 1992 he served as Chief Architect of Boston's Central Artery Project.

The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T) is the largest and most complex urban transportation project ever undertaken in the United States. Dubbed the "Big Dig" by Bostonians, it is the result of more than 30 years of planning and 12 years of construction to replace the elevated section of Interstate 93 Central Artery through downtown Boston with a much wider underground highway and to extend the Interstate 90 turnpike to Logan Airport via a third harbor tunnel. Among the only other transportation projects on this large a scale were the Panama Canal and the Channel Tunnel.


Ralph Gillis,
Jesus College, Cambridge
President of the Society

Reception: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM