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Women in Design Award of Excellence

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 26
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Past Awardees

Rebecca Barnes FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2000)ann Beha FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2004)Barbara Boylan FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2002)Doris Cole FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2006)Valerie Fletcher, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2005)Diane Georgopulos FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2008)Joan Goody FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2002)Sarah Harkness FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2003)Nancy Jenner, Hon. BSA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2008)Jennifer Jones FASLA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2005)Sheila Kennedy AIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2010)Andrea Leers FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2003)Sharon Matthews AIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2002)Judith Nitsch PE, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2000)Marion Pressley FASLA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2004)Coco Raynes, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2006)Adèle Naudé Santos FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2006)Martha Schwartz FASLA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2004)Laura Solano ASLA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2010)Maryann Thompson FAIA, Women in Design Award of Excellence (2005)

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

This award is presented in recognition of a person who has designed her own life in design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and practice, and who uses a position of achievement to give back to the world of design and to the community at large.

Criteria for consideration

Person

  • A living person, who works and/or has worked in the New England region.*
  • Ethical, confident, exemplifies exceptional excellence.
  • Brings multiple experiences to work in the design of the built environment.

Process

  • Celebrates the "long and winding road."
  • Shares responsibility and information, cares for others' well-being.
  • Invites participation and encourages participation.

Product

  • Demonstrates exceptional excellence, reflects process.
  • Content of design and built work: formal design issues and programmatic experience in equal measure.
  • Content of non-design and non-built work (i.e. writing, teaching): formal design issues and programmatic experience in equal measure.

Position

  • Sucess has been achieved well and then used well.
  • Affects change; position/success is part of an evolving career. 

*Persons who have died may receive an honorary award, posthumously, at the committee's discretion.

All nominations stay active for three years.

Submissions

Complete this entry form and mail it and supporting materials to:

Women in Design Award of Excellence
c/o Ruth Super
BSA Space
290 Congress Street, Boston 02210

All nominations are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 26, 2013. Awards will be presented to recipients at ABX.

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