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Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Submission Deadline: March 24, 2017
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Past Awardees

Tozzer Anthropology Building designed by Kennedy & Violich ArchitectureIsland Residence designed by Peter Rose + PartnersClaire T. Carney Library designed by designLAB architects with Austin Architects. Photo by Jonathan HillyerMattapan Branch, Boston Public Library by William Rawn Associates, Architects

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

Any structure or building of any size or project type anywhere in the world designed by a Massachusetts architect/firm; or any structure or 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 informed by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, social, or other characteristics. The jury may elect to honor projects by building type or other categories, or may choose to make no such distinctions.

This program is co-sponsored by Poole Professional.

Jury

Joanne Aitken FAIA, associate, Kieran Timberlake
Katie Broh AIA, partner, MGA Partners
Scott Erdy FAIA, principal, Erdy McHenry Architecture
Antonio Fiol-Silva FAIA, founding principal, SITIO
Fon Wang AIA, director of historic preservation, Ballinger

Eligibility

Structures or buildings (or groups of either) of any size and any project type (including rehabs, interior architecture, monuments, etc.) completed after January 1, 2010, are eligible.

Associate AIA members and other unlicensed architecture graduates may submit projects that do not require the stamp of a licensed professional. Projects that have been honored in this program in past years and work by the design professionals serving as jurors this year (or by their firms) are not eligible.

Entry fees

The nonrefundable fee for the first submission is $150 for Massachusetts AIA members; $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. 

Submission

Complete this entry form and mail it with your entry fee and design materials to:

BSA Honor Awards for Design Excellence
Boston Society of Architects
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

All submissions must reach the BSA by 4:00 pm EST on March 24, 2017. Conceal references to the architecture firm on all materials submitted for the jury’s review.

For more information

Contact the BSA at awards@architects.org or 617-391-4026.


2016 Winning Projects

Honor Award
The Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Machado and Silvetti Associates with Sweet Sparkman Architects
Proyecto Clamor de Paz, Paul Lukez Architecture

Award
Brussels Market Building, ORG Permanent Modernity
Gemma Observatory, Anmahian Winton Architects
Grow Box, MERGE Architects
Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Payette

Citation
38 Newbury Street—Office Street, Touloukian Touloukian
Charles Shain Library Renovation at Connecticut College, Schwartz/Silver Architects
Public Garden Townhouse, Hacin + Associates
Shadow Play, Höweler + Yoon Architecture
​Venice House, Sebastian Mariscal Studio

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