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Education Facilities Design

Submission Deadline: April 22, 2016
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Past Awardees

Roger E. Wellington Elementary School, designed by Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec ArchitectureBoso Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, designed by Payette. Photo by Warren Jagger.Silliman College, designed by KieranTimberlake. Photo by Peter Aaron/Esto.Children's School, designed by Maryann Thompson Architects. Photo by Chuck Choi Architectural Photography.

Click on any of the thumbnails above to view a slideshow of recent award winners.

Any education facility built anywhere in the world designed by a New England or New York architect/firm, or any education facility built in New England or New York by any architect/firm anywhere in the world is eligible. 

The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is defined by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainable, social or other characteristics. The jury may also elect to honor all or part of a project, in any category they choose. 

2016 Winning Projects
(Award levels will be announced at the BSA Design Awards Gala in early 2017.)

Higher Education Facilities

Cornell University Law School, Academic Center, Ann Beha Architects
Amherst College Powerhouse, Bruner/Cott & Associates
Design and Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Ennead Architects
Duke Hall, James Madison University, GUND Partnership with Clark Nexsen, Architect of Record
Gateway Center, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Architerra
Hardiman Research Building, Payette
Health and Social Sciences Building, UMass Lowell, Cambridge Seven Associates
IT Convergence Building, Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Lofts of Washington University, William Rawn Associates, Architects
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, John Wardle Architects in collaboration with NADAAA
Seton Hill Arts Center, designLAB Architects
Western Dining Commons at Miami University, CBT Architects

K-12 Facilities

Catherine Houghton Arts Center, White Mountain School, Ruhl Walker Architects with Randall Walter AIA (Architect of Record)
Corning Children's Center, D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture
Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Methuen High School, Finegold Alexander Architects
West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School, Flansburgh Architects
Indian Mountain Arts & Innovation Center, Flansburgh Architects


This award comprises two distinct categories that will be independently assessed: 
A. Higher Education Facilities 
B. K–12 Facilities
(including pre-K, elementary and secondary educational facilities, public or private) 

Projects submitted for either category must have been built after January 1, 2006. Note: Campus-planning projects are honored by the BSA Planning Awards Program; details are available at

Projects that have been honored in past years and work by jurors or by their firms are ineligible.

2016 Jury

Ned A. Collier AIA, LEED AP, ICON Architecture Education Studio
Nazneen Cooper,  Assistant Dean of Campus Design & Planning, Harvard University
Marcy Stefura  IIDA, Stefura Associates

Entry fees

The nonrefundable entry fee for the first submission is $150 for Massachusetts or New York AIA members and $250 for all others. The fee for each additional submission by the same architect or firm is $100 for Massachusetts or New York AIA members and $165 for all others. (There is no limit on submissions.) Checks should be made payable to Boston Society of Architects.


Mail completed entry form, with your entry fee and design materials, to:
BSA Education Facilities Design Awards
Boston Society of Architects 
290 Congress Street 
Boston, MA 02210

All submissions are due by 4:00 pm on April 22, 2016. Conceal references to the architecture firm on all materials submitted for the jury’s review. 

For more information contact the BSA at or 617-391-4017.


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