THOMAS J. SPARROW LECTURE Unleashing the Future: Innovating for Sustainability with Dr. Habib Dagher

September 29, 2023 @ 6:00PM — 8:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Mechanics' Hall: 519 CONGRESS ST PORTLAND, Maine 04101 Get Directions

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Mechanics' Hall Presents: 3rd Annual Thomas J. Sparrow Lecture UNLEASHING THE FUTURE: INNOVATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Unleashing the Future: Innovating for Sustainability with Dr. Habib Dagher, founding Director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine What role does innovation play in the future of building and construction? Dr. Habib Dagher is working to revolutionize the industry and will present a lecture addressing pressing environmental concerns using sustainable materials to reduce our carbon footprint, enhance energy efficiency, promote healthier living spaces, and mitigate the depletion of finite resources, helping to pave the way for a sustainable and resilient future. Dr. Dagher’s innovative and diverse technologies, including the first 3D printed house, light weight bridges, floating wind turbines and cross laminated timber are upending and transforming the housing and construction industry as we know it.


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Student Workshop in the Classroom

6:00 pm: Sponsor Reception in the Library

7:00pm: Lecture in the Ballroom

Student workshop is brought to you in partnership with:

Sponsorship Levels

Mechanics Hall is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your gift is tax deductible.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association/DBA Mechanics Hall, Tax ID #01-0248533.

Thank you to our Innovator Sponsor:

Turner Construction

Thank you to our Sustainer Level Sponsors $5,000

SMRT | Zachau

● Sponsorship of the 3rd annual Sparrow Lecture.

● Logo and website link on Mechanics Hall event website

● 4 tickets to the before reception and lecture

● Name and logo on all program communications – electronic and printed

● 2 collaborative social media highlight story in advance of the event.

● Verbal and graphic representation at the event.

● Opportunity to have printed/poster material at the event

Thank you to our Constructor Level Sponsors:

Consigli Construction Grimshaw

Cyrus Y. Hagge and Jessica J. Tomlinson | Dick Spencer

Thank you to our Designer Level Sponsors:

Eldredge Lumber & Hardware | Kaloutas | Wright-Ryan | Ames & Gough, Inc. | Eldredge Lumber & Hardware | Lebel & Harriman | Marvin Gallery by Eldredge | Revision Energy | Kone Elevators | Thornton Tomasetti | PCM Company | Bernstein Shur & Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Institute | Oak Point Associates | Arch Street Glass

Designer: $1,000

- Logo/name on Mechanics Hall event website

- 2 tickets to the before reception and lecture

- Name and logo on all program communications – electronic and printed

- Verbal and graphic recognition at the event.

Thank you to our Apprentice Level Sponsors!

Scattergood | TimberHP | Landry/French Construction | RJ Grondin & Sons | Barba & Wheelock | Aero Heating & Ventilation | RJ Grondin & Sons

Apprentice Sponsorship: $500

- Name listed on Mechanics Hall event website

- 1 ticket to the lecture

- Verbal recognition at the event

Why sponsor the 3rd Annual Sparrow Lecture?

Sponsoring the 3rd Annual Sparrow Lecture will provide your organization valuable exposure and networking opportunities. It allows you to contribute to a worthy cause and align your business with innovation and sustainability. It is an investment that combines marketing benefits with social responsibility, community support and more.

1. Targeted Marketing and PR Opportunities: Mechanics' Hall attracts a wide range of individuals interested in sustainability, architecture, construction, engineering, and community enrichment. Our last benefit was covered in the Scene and Heard section of the Maine Sunday Telegram.

2. Networking and Collaboration: Sponsoring the event grants you access to networking opportunities with industry leaders, experts, and like-minded individuals in the sustainability and innovation space, fostering valuable relationships and potential collaborations.

3. Community Support: Mechanics Hall is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving its nationally significant historic building while providing exceptional programming to our community. In the last two years, our organizations has transformed itself from an underused gathering space to a major player in the downtown arts and culture scene. By sponsoring this event, you contribute to the restoration efforts of Mechanics' Hall, sustain our mission, and demonstrate your support of a beloved and growing organization in the center of downtown Portland.

4. Association with Innovation and Sustainability: By sponsoring a program

centered around innovating for sustainability, you position your organization as a leader and advocate for positive change. Showcasing your support for cutting-edge technologies, sustainability initiatives, and community engagement demonstrates your commitment to these values with environmentally conscious consumers.

About Mechanics Hall – In 1815 the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association was founded to support Maine’s early creative workers. In 1859 member masons carpenters, blacksmiths and artists constructed Mechanics Hall, now recognized as a nationally significant building on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, Mechanics Hall celebrates our rich history with literary, art, music and performance programming while restoring our landmark building.

About The Sparrow Lectures – This annual lecture series features innovators and makers presenting their process and work. Named after Thomas J Sparrow, architect of the Hall and Portland’s first architect, the lectures raise funds to support the programming and restoration of our building.