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The Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, and
Anjuman-e-Ezzi (Boston) – the Congregation of Dawoodi Bohras
cordially invite you to a presentation and tour of

246 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA   01862-2016

11:00 am, meet at the Educational Center next to the Mosque

Coffee and light refreshments will be served

11:15 am, Lecture on Islamic Architecture by

Sharon Clarice Smith, Harvard University
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Following the lecture our host, Mr. Moiz Bhindarwala,

a Board Member of the Congregation of Dawoodi Bohras, will guide us on a tour of the Masjid.

The white marble Masjid features beautiful decorative elements which were designed and crafted in India, since many of the members of the congregation are of Indian descent. 

Please join us at this handsome site completed in 2004.Following the tour, visitors are on their own for luncheon. 

Nashua Road is Rt. 4 which leads into Lexington with several choices for dining.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Schedule

9 am Meet at main MIT entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue

Tour leader:  Mark Jarzombek

9:15 am Baker House, 1947-49, Alvar Aalto

Comments by Stan Anderson

10 am Simmons Hall by Steven Holl
11 am Building 10 and Bosworth
11:30 Stata Center by Frank Gehry

Comments by William Mitchell

12-1 Lunch at Stata Center Cafeteria

Following lunch, participants take taxis to Harvard Square.  Meet at

Sever Hall.  Participants are responsible for lunch and taxi expenses.

1:30 Sever Hall, 1878-80, H.H. Richardson

Walking tour led by Douglass Shand-Tucci

3:30 Vincent and Celia Scully Dormitory by Machado & Silvetti

Comments by Rodolfo Machado