Flapping His Wings

Flapping His Wings

When Scott Houtchens, BSEN ’16, got the assignment to create a simple gear assembly for his 3D printing class, inspiration struck. “Our design goal was to create something that contained interlocking pieces and moved,” he says. “I decided to take a creative route.” Houtchens’ creativity came to him in the form of a bird, one that would flap its...

Designer on Board

Designer on Board

Listening to bedtime stories. Building with Legos. Watching Toy Story at the drive-in. These are childhood pastimes that Joe Bradford, BIND ’12, isn’t quite ready to give up. And as designer in the Boy’s Gaming division at Hasbro, he doesn’t have to. “Storytelling is a thread that runs through all of product design,” Bradford says. “I get to...

Crowning Achievement

Crowning Achievement

When Michael Santora, BSA ’05, turned 26, he gave himself an unusual birthday present: He quit his job at M. Moser Associates, a Manhattan-based design firm where he had been the youngest director in company history, and started his own business—a goal he had been striving toward since he was 12 years old. To be one’s own boss is a common aspiration,...

The Art of Experience

The Art of Experience

Nick Greene, BSA ’09, MArch ’10, document control assistant for the Clark Art Institute’s massive renovation and campus expansion program, completed last year, is passionate about his work, and it shows. He speaks with enthusiasm on subjects ranging from his childhood in the Berkshires to his experience as a Wentworth student to art and...

Remembering Sean Paradis

Remembering Sean Paradis

The Wentworth community was left saddened and stunned last March when Sean Paradis, BSA ’13, M.Arch ’14, a standout athlete and dean’s list student during his time at the institute, was killed in a snowboarding accident at age 23. Friends and family, inspired by Sean’s positive outlook on life, honored his memory with the creation of the Sean K....