A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Convert a former military airport into a sustainable urban park? Now you can imagine the challenge faced by Associate Professor of Architecture Manuel Delgado (left) when he entered the Venezuelan design competition La Carlota. Along with a team of Venezuelan and Colombian architects, Delgado won the design challenge over 69 other entries. The team’s proposal,...

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...

The Master’s Plan

The Master’s Plan

For more and more professions, a bachelor’s degree is just the beginning. “To get better jobs and to better position yourself in industry today, it’s almost like master’s degrees are required,” says Provost Russell Pinizzotto. The number of master’s degrees awarded has doubled in the US over the past three decades, according to the Council of...

Construction with a Conscience

Construction with a Conscience

When the military recalled a Chapman/Construction Design employee to serve in Afghanistan, his colleagues got together, painted his home, and installed siding and trim. When he was sent to Iraq, some of the guys put up a lighted flagpole in his yard, something he’d always wanted. That’s just how the Newton-based firm operates, says Senior Vice President...