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Please join SEGD Boston for a behind the scenes shop tour of Steel Art Company. One of the premiere manufacturers of premium quality Architectural Signage, metal letters ,illuminated designs and much more since 1952. Learn how raw materials are taken into their manufacturing process and transformed into large scale signage projects and works of art.

Event Details:
Steel Art Company 198 Dean St. Norwood, MA 02062 
Wednesday, November 28th
5:30-7:30 open house, tours + networking
7:30-8 SEGD Announcements and remarks from Co-Chairs; Welcome from Steel Art President
8pm more tours and Q& A with Steel Art

SEGD Members & Students: Free
General Admission: $5.00

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite

Sponsored by: 
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We look forward to seeing you there!

Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs
Kayte Muse | [email protected]
Sam Pease | [email protected]

Contact us for chapter sponsorship and volunteer opportunities!



NEON: Past, Present and Future


Please join SEGD Boston at this fun event featuring the exhibition GLOW - hosted by our friends at Arrowstreet!


A unique glow emerged on the American landscape in 1923 with the unveiling of the first neon signs and quickly spread across the country as sign manufacturers and popular culture embraced the new phenomenon. However, starting in the 1970s that glow began to fade as other signage medium took its place. That trend continues today as businesses are more likely to favor LED screens and LED substitutes in place of neon, but the artform is making a comeback as designers are drawn to the distinct glow only neon can provide.

Currently, Boston is the home of its own neon resurgence as eight antique neon signs light up the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the exhibition GLOW.

In celebration of this exhibit and all things neon, Arrowstreet is hosting Neon: Past, Present, and Future. The evening will feature presentations by Dave Waller (Owner of Brickyard VFX and collector of over 50 neon signs including those featured in GLOW), Lucas Cowan (Public Art Curator for the Rose Kennedy Greenway), and Mike Vickers (Project Executive for Design Communications, Ltd. (DCL), and former neon shop owner). Together they will discuss the history of neon signage, the design and installation of GLOW, the state of neon in the industry today and where it is headed in the future, and provide tips for designers and architects on how to design with neon. A visit to GLOW will follow the presentations.

Click here to RSVP early as seating is limited.

Event Details:

Neon: Past, Present, and Future
Arrowstreet, 10 Post Office Square, Suite 700N, Boston
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Reception: 5:30–6:00pm
Presentations: 6:00–7:15pm
Visit to GLOW: 7:15pm (Weather permitting. GLOW is a five minute walk from Arrowstreet)


SEGD members: Free
General Admission: $5.00
Student Admission: Free

For more information, visit:

Dave Waller:


See you there!

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


Sponsored by:

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Please join us July 19, 2018, 6pm at Sasaki's new Incubator to learn about the 2010 Standard (SAD) for Room Identification Signage. During this IDCEC certified course, Bob Greenberger of Nova Polymers will cover ADA codes, Sign types and Understanding Photopolymers.

Event details:
Date: 7/19
Time: 6pm
Location: Sasaki Associates | 64 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472
Presenter:  Bob Greenberger, Director of Education, Nova Polymers, Inc.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by July 13th via Eventbrite

See you soon, 

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


Sponsored by:

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Celebrate 2017 with SEGD Boston and our friends at ArtLifting!

Please join us on 12/19 at 6pm for a holiday gathering at Artlifting, 77 North Washington St. 2nd floor, to share some holiday cheer, learn about a great cause and discuss ideas for 2018 SEGD Boston chapter events.

We will kick off with a festive build-your-own hot cocoa bar (spiked or not – you decide) and “Starbucks-style” #whitecupcontest. Prizes will be awarded for best drink name, best drink recipe and best white cup doodle art.  

Next, we will hear about ArtLifting’s story and how they empower artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. ArtLifting has a wonderful purpose to create opportunity, empowerment, and validation.

To wrap up we will have a roundtable discussion about you, your projects and what you’d like see or share with the Boston chapter in 2018.

Event Details:

77 North Washington Street 2nd floor
December 19, 2017
Tickets: Free

RSVP here through eventbrite by December 12th


See you there!

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

This event was made possible by:


2017 SEGD Boston Holiday




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!


Hosted and Sponsored by:

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