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6th BSA Design Awards Gala

Save the date!

The 6th BSA Design Awards Gala will take place February 16, 2017 at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston. Hundreds of industry professionals will gather for a cocktail reception to celebrate the 2016 design award winners. 

The BSA Design Awards Gala is the design community's best and highest celebration of great design and the people who create it. This year, the Gala will provide more opportunity than ever before for networking and connecting with architects, designers, developers, builders, and other top industry professionals. The cocktail party for this black tie event begins at 6:30 pm at BSA Space, which will be transformed into a venue that showcases the year's design award-winning projects. Winners will be revealed late that afternoon at an invitation-only event and will be publically identified for the first time that evening.

This year, instead of dinner, the party will offer hors d'oeuvres, multiple cash bars, and hours of time to network, mingle, and toast the winning firms and projects. 

Ticket sales

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the industry’s best party of the year.
Get your tickets now. Prices start at $150. Need mutliple tickets? Purchase ticket packs with this registration form

Doors open at 6:30 pm at BSA Space.

After party at the bar at Smith & Wollensky starts at 9:00 pm. 

Want to sponsor the Gala? Learn more.

The Gala will also be the first official chance in 2017 to honor the BSA's 150th anniversary.

Information for award winners.

For help with purchasing tickets and general inquiries, email gala@architects.org.

2016 Winning Projects

Acessible Design

Public Architecture (projects are buildings and facilities to which Massachusetts statute 521 CMR applies)

Codman Academy Charter Public School, Lithgow Building Renovation, Miller Dyer Spears
Elm Park Red Bridge, Beals and Thomas
Framingham Frontispiece Addition, Abacus Architects + Planners
Framingham State University Science Addition, Ellenzweig
Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park, Weston & Sampson with Spurr Design Studio
New England Aquarium Giant Ocean Tank Renovation, Cambridge Seven Associates
Peter Bulkeley Terrace Senior Housing and Community Center, Abacus Architects + Planners

William D. Smith Memorial Award (integrating accessibility with historic preservation)              

Christ Church, Frank Shirley Architects
Hancock United Church of Christ, Mills Whitaker Architects
Harvard University River Houses, Harvard University (Kieran Timberlake)
Upton Town Hall Restoration and Renovation, McGinley Kalsow & Associates

Codman Academy Charter Public School, Lithgow Building Renovation, Miller Dyer Spears
Elm Park Red Bridge, Beals and Thomas, Inc.
Framingham Frontispiece Addition, Abacus Architects + Planners
Framingham State University Science Addition, Ellenzweig
Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park, Weston & Sampson with Spurr Design Studio
New England Aquarium Giant Ocean Tank Renovation, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Peter Bulkeley Terrace Senior Housing and Community Center, Abacus Architects + Planners
Christ Church, Frank Shirley Architects
Hancock United Church of Christ, Mills Whitaker Architects LLC
Harvard University River Houses, Harvard University (Kieran Timberlake)
Upton Town Hall Restoration and Renovation, McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Education Facilities Design

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

Cornell University Law School, Academic Center, Ann Beha Architects
Amherst College Powerhouse, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
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, Inc.
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
Catherine Houghton Arts Center, White Mountain School, Ruhl Walker Architects, Inc. with Randall Walter AIA (Architect of Record)
Corning Children's Center, D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture, Inc.
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sustainable Design

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

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

 

 

 


Unbuilt Architecture and Design

African Agribusiness Knowledge Center, ORG Permanent Modernity with P-REX
Busan Opera House, Competition, Charles Rose Architects
Elms College Chapel, CannonDesign
Georgia Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal, FXFOWLE in association with Cooper Cary
Infrastructural lifeline for Palestine and Israel, Christoph Hesse Architects
Moon Island Zipline, STUDIO ENÉE architects
Not A Building, A Park/Mission Hill, Sebastian Mariscal Studio
SolBe, Supernormal and BOS|UA
Unbuilt_Walking Gallery: Nature Center for Walden Pond, Alfredo Pimentel

African Agribusiness Knowledge Center, ORG Permanent Modernity with P-REX
Busan Opera House, Competition, Charles Rose Architects, Inc.
Elms College Chapel, CannonDesign
Georgia Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal, FXFOWLE in association with Cooper Cary
Infrastructural lifeline for Palestine and Israel, Christoph Hesse Architects
Moon Island Zipline, STUDIO ENÉE architects
Not A Building, A Park/Mission Hill, Sebastian Mariscal Studio
SolBe, Supernormal and BOS|UA
Unbuilt_Walking Gallery: Nature Center for Walden Pond, Alfredo Pimentel

 

 

 


Honor Awards for Design Excellence

38 Newbury Street, Touloukian Touloukian
Brussels Market Building, ORG Permanent Modernity
Charles Shain Library Renovation at Connecticut College, Schwartz/Silver Architects
Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Machado Silvetti  
Gemma Observatory, Anmahian Winton Architects
Grow Box, Merge Architects
George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Payette
Proyecto Clamor de Paz, Paul Lukez Architecture
Public Garden Townhouse, Hacin + Associates
Shadow Play, Howeler + Yoon Architecture
Venice House, Sebastian Mariscal Studio

38 Newbury Street, Touloukian Touloukian, Inc.
Brussels Market Building, ORG Permanent Modernity
Charles Shain Library Renovation at Connecticut College, Schwartz/Silver Architects
Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Machado Silvetti
Gemma Observatory, Anmahian Winton Architects
Grow Box, Merge Architects, Inc.
George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Payette
Proyecto Clamor de Paz, Paul Lukez Architecture
Public Garden Townhouse, Hacin + Associates
Shadow Play, Howeler + Yoon Architecture
Venice House, Sebastian Mariscal Studio

 

 

 


Harleston Parker Medal

East Boston Branch Library, Boston Public Library, William Rawn Associates, Architects

East Boston Branch Library

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Mecanoo Architecten with Sasaski

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

Education and Community Center, Korean Church of Boston, Brian Healy Architects

Korean Church of Boston

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Harvard University, Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Tozzer Anthropology Building