A Match Made on Huntington

A Match Made on Huntington

When the YMCA on Huntington Avenue wanted new furniture for its front lobby area, IKEA was not going to cut it. The Y reached out to members of Wentworth’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management for ideas on how they could spruce things up in a unique way. Erik Miller, director of Wentworth’s Center for Community and...

Three New Leaders, Countless New Ideas

Three New Leaders, Countless New Ideas

TAKE A WALK around campus and you’ll meet three new Wentworth administrators, all playing different—but equally vital—roles in the lifeblood of the Institute. Deborah Wright, dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CPCE), Kevin Kidd, director of the library, and Robbin Beauchamp, director of cooperative education and career...

Boston as a Lab

Boston as a Lab

ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LAST FALL, a group of first-year architecture students stood in the middle of Summer Street in Downtown Crossing, pencils and paper in hand, sketching their surroundings while trying to find the horizon line in the distance. As the students worked, Robert Trumbour, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Design, and...

For Freshman Engineers, A Leg Up

For Freshman Engineers, A Leg Up

At Wentworth, even freshmen have the chance to work with industry—right from the get-go. In last spring’s Introduction to Engineering Design course, first-year students worked together to tackle a challenge from Dr. Sang-Eun Song, a surgical robotics expert at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Come up with a simple engineering solution to address the issue of...

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Painter Edward Hopper, known for his shadowy, realist take on American life, consistently dismissed the idea that there was any hidden meaning or metaphor in his work. But industrial design professor Fredrick Kuhn says that Hopper’s work is, in fact, filled with numeric symbolism. As part of a faculty lecture series this spring, Kuhn laid out the evidence...