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The Boston Society of Architects/AIA is committed to professional development for our members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large.

Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of more than 3,500 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including ABX and ArchitectureBoston.

A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it is a nonprofit, professional-service organization.

The BSA is located at BSA Space. BSA Space features more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space for creative explorations of the potential of design to inspire, create community and transform the world we inhabit. BSA Space is also home to the BSA Foundation (formerly the Boston Foundation for Architecture).

Sustainability statement

Architects have a unique responsibility for the sustainability of the built environment. This responsibility extends beyond the design of high-performance buildings to include project siting and impacts on transportation, water, land, air and habitat.

All projects can and should minimize energy and resource demands to combat climate change and provide healthier communities.   

We advocate laws and standards that promote not only sustainability but also improved integration of the built and natural environments.   

The BSA will be a leader in educating designers, contractors, owners and the public about inspiring and environmentally responsible design, construction, operation and renovation of the built environment.

Annual Reports

View the 2013 Annual Report.

View the 2012 Annual Report.

View the 2011 Annual Report.

View the 2010 Annual Report.   

View the 2009 Annual Report.

American Institute of Architects

The BSA's parent institution, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.

Held annually, the AIA Convention is a place for architecture professionals to take a pulse of the industry, discover and discuss innovation, and further develop their skills. Read more at  

Statement in Compliance With Antitrust Law

The following practices are not, in themselves, unethical, unprofessional, or contrary to any policy of The American Institute of Architects or any of its components:

(1) submitting, at any time, competitive bids or price quotations, including in circumstances where price is the sole or principal consideration in the selection of an architect;
(2) providing discounts; or
(3) providing free services.

Individual architects or architecture firms, acting alone and not on behalf of the Institute or any of its components, are free to decide for themselves whether or not to engage in any of these practices. Antitrust law permits the Institute, its components, or Members to advocate legislative or other government policies or actions relating to these practices. Finally, architects should continue to consult with state laws or regulations governing the
practice of architecture. (from the 2012 AIA Code of Ethics)

Read the AIA Code of Ethics

The AIA Trust: Where smart architects manage risk 

The new AIA Trust site has been redesigned for you, the AIA Member, to find what you need based on where you are in your career. Select the stage that most represents where you are now to find the most relevant benefits & practice resources for you—or, if you know exactly what you want, just click on the list of All Products—or Practice Resources—or search the site.