Any structure or building of any size or project type anywhere in the world designed by a Massachusetts architect/firm; or any structure, building or project type built in Massachusetts 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.
This program is co-sponsored by Poole Professional Ltd. and XL Insurance.
The 2011 Jury
This year's jury is composed of a subset of North Carolina's distinguised Triangle Architecture and Design Society (TADS).
Roger Clark FAIA, Distinguished Professor at the College of Design NCSU
Jeffrey Lee FAIA
Irv Pearce AIA
Ellen Weinstein AIA
Phil Szostak FAIA
Bryan Bell AIA
Victoria Bell ( Alternate)
Frank Harmon FAIA
David Hill AIA, Associate Professor at the College of Design NCSU
The Triangle Architecture and Design Society (TADS) fosters collaboration among competing area practitioners and encourages greater public understanding of architectural design. The society has proven so successful that it has garnered national AIA attention, and participants receive AIA learning credits. The 20 participants meet once a month to critique each other’s work, to visit each other’s built projects and to discuss ways they can increase public awareness of architecture and its role in a sustainable society. They view their involvement in TADS as a means to improve their own work. The also use the organization to encourage design excellence throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For example, in 2003 TADS organized and presented The Art of Architecture, a comprehensive exhibition of North Carolina’s modernist tradition at the former Duke University Museum of Art. A companion exhibit is currently being planned. TADS participants also frequently participate in design charrettes and professional awards juries.
The jury meets September 23. Notifcations will be sent thereafter.
Structures or buildings (or groups of either) of any size and any project type (including rehabs, interior architecture, monuments, etc.) completed after January 1, 2004, are eligible. Associate AIA members and other unlicensed designers may submit projects that do not require the stamp of a licensed professional.
Projects that have been honored in past years and work by jurors or by their firms are ineligible.
The nonrefundable entry fee for the first submission is $150 for Massachusetts AIA members and $250 for all others. The fee for each additional submission by the same architect or firm is $100 for Massachusetts AIA members and $165 for all others. (There is no limit on submissions.) Checks should be made payable to Boston Society of Architects.
Complete this entry form, and mail it with your entry fee and design materials to:
BSA Honor Awards for Design Excellence, The Architects Building, 52 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109
All submissions are due by 4:00 pm on August 26, 2011. Conceal references to the architecture firm on all materials submitted for the jury’s review.
Mailed entries must be in an 8.5" × 11" portfolio that includes:
Project description requirements (one page, typed)