This program honors work that contributes, by its design, to the creation of a sustainable world. It is open to any design professional practicing anywhere in the world.
The judging criterion is design excellence as manifested by contributions to an aesthetic compatible with sustainability, contributions to environmental balance, energy-efficiency, appropriate land use, minimal ecological impact, reuse of existing buildings or facilities, level of use of nonrenewable resources in the construction of and during the life of the project, level of use of recycled or renewable materials, and/or excellence in integrating sustainable concepts with traditional design requirements.
Biosciences Research Building, Payette
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters, Architerra
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Dimella Shaffer
Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
LBJ Apartments, Tise Design Associates
George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Payette
R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College, Bruner/Cott & Associates
The Tower at PNC Plaza, Gensler
All project types completed after January 1, 2010, that demonstrate the systematic integration of sustainability are eligible. The jury may elect to honor projects by building type or category (rehabs, interiors, housing, etc.) or may honor projects without making such distinctions.
This program includes the Building Enclosure Design Award, which recognizes innovation in building enclosure design through the craft, science and engineering of high-performance building enclosures, either commercial or residential.
Special consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate success through actual metrics, such as energy usage data. Projects that have been honored in past years and work by jurors or by their firms are ineligible.
Applying firms are encouraged but not required to be signatories of the AIA 2030 Commitment, and proposals should attempt to clearly meet and demonstrate the tenets of the 2030 Commitment at their respective points of substantial completion.
Jury date: June 6, 2016
The nonrefundable fee for the first submission is $100 for Massachusetts and New York AIA members and $200 for all others. The fee for each additional submission by the same architect or firm is $75 for Massachusetts and New York AIA members and $150 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:
Sustainable Design Awards
Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
All submissions are due by 4:00 pm on May 6, 2016. Conceal references to the architecture firm on all materials submitted for the jury’s review.
For more information contact the BSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-391-4017.