CLEVELAND, OHIO – www.mbma.com: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) creates free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors at https://www.mbmaeducation.org/resources/. The resources include MBMA’s Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings folio series providing in-depth case studies for use in undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. The newest is a 20-page folio that delves into the design and construction of the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
“Architecture faculty and students learn how metal building systems can create amazing design solutions through our folio series,” says Tony Bouquot, MBMA general manager. “Each folio focuses on a single facility and dissects the design priorities, goals and outcomes.”
MBMA created the Boston Sports Institute folio in coordination with Dacon Corporation, ESG Associates, Inc. (dba EDGE Sports Group), and BARNES buildings & management group, inc. It includes:
- Exclusive interviews with the owner, architect and construction team.
- Project design insights involving the building’s two NHL-regulation-size ice rinks, its fieldhouse, elevated track, competition swimming pool and much more.
- Abundant photos, drawings and graphics illustrate phases/element of the design and construction.
This is MBMA’s third Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings folio. Others spotlight Alamo Beer Company in San Antonio and the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex in Los Angeles.
Founded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers that work with industry professionals, architects, building designers, educators, building code officials and others to advance the metal building systems industry. The efforts of member volunteers and association staff regularly lead to industry improvements and groundbreaking research. Resources at MBMA.com include technical materials, research reports, videos and design guides. The MBMA blog provides the most current research and new ideas to propel the industry.