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Architecture Students Explore Boston Sports Institute Via New MBMA Folio

mbma-boston-sports-instituteCleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) creates free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors at 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,” said 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.

About The Metal Building Manufacturers Association

mbma-logoFounded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. Its membership supplies high-quality buildings for use in commercial, retail, office, industrial, institutional and other end-uses. The association provides a wealth of information on its website for anyone who works with or is interested in metal building systems. It includes technical materials and design guides. For more information, visit

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