Bottle Bill

Bottle Bill

When you pop the top and take a sip of your favorite soft drink, how much time do you spend thinking about the bottle you’re holding? Do you consider the weight of the container? The way it feels in your hand? The designs integrated into the plastic and what they might signify? What about the height of the cap? For Bill Eaton, BCMT ’90, director of R&D...

High-Tech Highway

High-Tech Highway

UNTIL RECENTLY, walking through the ground-floor corridor of Wentworth Hall was almost like taking a step back in time. Pedestrians were greeted by a painted concrete floor, high-school style lockers, and in some cases, lab equipment that dated to the middle of last century. Today, construction is underway on two major renovations that will transform this...

Making the Grade Abroad

Making the Grade Abroad

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, Wentworth architecture students have traded Boston for Berlin for a semester. Each year, nearly 100 Wentworth students travel to the German capital for a full semester of design studio, two architecture electives, and one humanities elective—the same curriculum as their peers in Boston. Students also travel elsewhere in Europe to visit...

Building Dreams

Building Dreams

DESIGNED TO LAST Dennis Colwell, BSA ’06, who completed 135 commercial and residential projects last year with his small architecture firm,Dennis Colwell Architects, Inc., is often reminded of his Wentworth days as he puts in 80-hour workweeks in his home office. “It’s just like studio mode,” he says. Despite this demanding schedule, Colwell makes time...

Space Man

Space Man

A revolution of sorts is taking place in office spaces all over the world, and Chris Coleman, AET ’81, has been one of its pioneering forces. “The walls are coming down. It’s kind of like Berlin, if you will,” says Coleman, Wentworth’s 2013 Spring Commencement speaker, who recently stepped down from his role as director of global design at Google to...