In Memoriam: Bill Solomon

In Memoriam: Bill Solomon

Some days Bill Solomon, EEE ’68, practically lived in his toolshed. There wasn’t anything in his factory that he couldn’t fix. Even at an advanced age, he insisted on buying a fixer-upper. This kind of engineering focus took Solomon from working on tail-end stabilizers for the B-52 bomber in the Air Force to a career in high-tech connectors and...

Coupling: Porter, BCMT, ’07 & Sopalsky, BINT ’08

Coupling: Porter, BCMT, ’07 & Sopalsky, BINT ’08

Scene: A large, loud crowd celebrates in the street. Then the noise fades and soft music begins to play as the crowd parts and a man and a woman catch each other’s eye. It’s as if no one else is there. They smile at each other and both think they’ll never see each other again. Until they do, serendipitously—bumping into one another, exchanging...

Profiles in Giving: Gary Miller

Profiles in Giving: Gary Miller

When Gary Miller, AE ’77, was getting ready for graduation, he had one goal in mind. “A job,” says Miller with a laugh. “I was getting married in thirty days.” He ended up with a career. Miller started working at design and manufacturing company NELCO a few days after graduation and has been with them ever since. During his 35 years there, he’s...

Portfolio: “Cracked”

Portfolio: “Cracked”

piece / “Cracked” (coffee table) designer / Julie Bruton, BIND ’12 gallery / Korean Church of Boston, Brookline description / “I wanted to have some sort of natural element. Before I even knew what it was going to be, I knew I wanted to incorporate that…. I thought the grass was dynamic and I wanted to play on the whole idea of a...

Designer Without Borders

Designer Without Borders

When Anna Engström, BIND ’05, arrives at work each morning, there is no personal office waiting for her. No cubicle, no desk— just an ever-changing designated “project space,” a shared room where groups of designers, engineers, researchers, and managers meet to work on specific projects. “Walls start to get covered with Post-its and photos and...