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Poulin + Morris

A Design Partnership Exposed

Please join us, October 5th, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 pm, at the Boston Society of Architects for an evening with designers and SEGD Fellows Richard Poulin and Douglas Morris for a behind-the-scenes discussion on every aspect of their award-winning design consultant firm, Poulin + Morris Inc. Our moderator, Sam Aquillano, Executive Director, Design Museum Foundation, will guide this open and frank discussion to ensure that no questions go unanswered—how they met, how they built their consultant firm, their staff, their clients, their projects, their ups and downs, and their plans for the future.

Richard and Doug have been a tremendous influence in the design community for over twenty-five years working with architects, interior designers, real estate developers, corporations, and cultural institutions worldwide. Their work for Rowes Wharf, WGBH Headquarters, The Clinton Presidential Library, Smithsonian Institution, Time Warner Center, NPR, Morgan Stanley, Vassar College, and The Franklin Institute—to name a few—are a testament to their enduring contributions to graphic design in the built environment.

After the event, you are invited to join Richard and Doug for a reception and book signing of Richard Poulin’s new book—Archigraphia Redux (Graphis).

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Graphis is offering attendees of SEGD’s Poulin + Morris: A Design Partnership Exposed at the Boston Society for Architecture an exclusive offer. You may purchase Richard Poulin’s new book Archigraphia Redux at 50% off the cover price of $120, for only $60 per copy (shipping and handling not included). As an added benefit, with your purchase, you will receive a complimentary digital version of Walter Herdeg’s original Archigraphia ($ 30.00 value).

Discount codes will be provided with your confirmation email, as well as printed on your eventbrite ticket.

Please note A very limited number of books will be available at the event for $75.00. However, to secure your bonus digital version of Walter Herdeg’s original Archigraphia order your copy today.

Schedule: October 5, 2017
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Doors open and check-in
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Presentation and discussion
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Book signing and reception

SEGD/AIGA student members: $ 5.00
SEGD/AIA/AIGA members: $ 10.00
Design Museum Members: $10.00
Non-members: $ 20.00

RSVP here via eventbrite!


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Chapter Bash

The Boston Chapter welcomes SEGD back to Beantown, with 2017 Wayfinding in Boston. Join the Boston Chapter on Thursday evening, after the tours, to continue conversations, get reacquainted, rub elbows with some fellows and make some new friends.

Take the T, hail an Uber, get a Lyft, just find your way to Central Wharf Co. 160 Milk Street, from 6:30-8:30pm for light snacks and beverages thanks in part to our sponsors, Design Communications LTD., Sasaki and Walton Signage.

RSVP here through eventbrite by August 10th

See you there!

Sam Pease | [email protected]
Kayte Muse | [email protected]


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Hello, SEGD Boston!

Join us on January 26th, as we welcome 2017 with our first event of the new year! The Society of Arts and Crafts has offered to host our holiday party at their new location at 100 Pier 4 in the Seaport District. The move was an opportunity for this century old organization to re-brand, and recreate itself and step out as an authority in the craft movement.

Sasaki was selected for the interior architecture of the gallery and retail space, as well as the re-brand, and the implementation of the brand in the built environment.  Being in the South Boston Neighborhood, the Society selected its neighbor Design Communications to fabricate and implement signage and brand vehicles. One of which is still in construction and will be being assembled in the shop on the days leading up to the event.

Our event will start with a quick tour of DCL, where we will see the final element in the shop being assembled and readied for installation later this month. Then we will move to the Society of Arts and Crafts space for a quick talk about the project, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and socialization.

Schedule of Events

6:00-6:45 PM
Shop Tour at Design Communications
25 Drydock Ave, Boston

7:00-9:00 PM
Project discussion, and refreshments at The Society of Arts and Crafts
100 Pier 4, Boston

RSVP through eventbright by January 23th

Sam Pease
[email protected]

Kayte Muse
[email protected]








Join us on November 2, 2016 from 5-8pm to get the inside scoop on LED Manufacturing, and new technologies during a tours, dinner, cocktails and a networking event at Sunrise Systems.

Sunrise Systems has graciously offered to host SEGD and Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA) at their manufacturing facility in Pembroke, MA. This is an opportunity to mingle with SEGD and NSSA members, and make connection with the Sunrise Systems design and manufacturing team. As well as be introduced to some of Sunrise Systems new and emerging technologies.

Tentative schedule is as follows:

5:00 - 6:00pm Cocktails and Tours of Sunrise manufacturing facility

6:00pm Complimentary Buffet Dinner

6:30pm SEGD Announcements and remarks from Co-Chairs

7:00pm NSSA Announcements and remarks from Executive Director, Jean Gavigan

7:30 - 8:00pm More Tours and Q&A with Sunrise Systems Engineering staff

Sunrise Systems, Inc.
720 Washington Street
Pembroke, MA 02359

Please RSVP here or through Eventbright at

Hope to see you there



Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 11:00am

Did someone say "Roadtrip?" 

Join the Boston Chapter on an overnight excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to experience the latest installment of their evening arts program called "Nightscape" -- a light and sound experience by Klip Collective.

The Boston Chapter will be renting a van to drive down on Saturday morning with an early afternoon arrival at the Gardens. We will then have time to wander the Gardens on our own prior to a talk with Klip Collective designers, before the evening opening of Nightscape. We will depart the gardens between 10-11 pm and stay at a local hotel before departing on our return trip to Boston on Sunday the 30th.

We're working with Klip to arrange for a member of the design team to walk us through Nightscape, and talk about the inspiration and technical details of this light and sound experience.

To get a sneak peak of  the exhibit please visit Longwood Gardens website or their YouTube channel.

Transportation to and from Boston, will be provided by van driven by SEGD Chapter Chair, limited to 10.

Hotels will be on our own, we are working on securing a room block at the Farifield Inn and Suites, in Kennett Square.

We encourage our New York, Philly and DC Chapters to join us after Xlab. A limited number of tickets are available through Eventbrite

Hope to see you there


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