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Practice / Creating better architects, one program at a time

  • Just in time for license renewal season! Earn AIA continuing-education credits and stay up-to-date on industry issues with BSA workshops each summer.
  • The BSA Equity Roundtable’s goal is to make the conversation about diversity and equity engaging and accessible. Educational and interactive programs throughout the year will focus on...
  • While women make up over half of the field at graduation, they only constitute between 15 and 18% of licensed architects and firm leadership. The Build Yourself+ Workshop is a 6-week 'bootcamp...
  • Young designers get the business training they need to for their firms to succeed in a yearlong, monthly half-day format. About this program Winner, AIA Emerging Professionals Program of the Year...
  • CoA has emerged multiple times since the mid-1980s to deliver intimate opportunities for dialogue with today’s designers. All are welcome; the $15 fee ($10 for BSA members) includes one...
  • The Client Conversation series connects building industry professionals with high-profile clients from key New England market sectors.
  • New England’s premier architecture and building event attracts more than 15,000 professionals every year. www.abexpo.com

Civic Engagement

  • The City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects invited the public to participate in an Ideas Competition about the future of the Northern Avenue Bridge. The Northern Avenue Bridge...
  • The Suffolk Downs Urban Design Workshop is the third in an ongoing series of Urban Design Workshops organized by the BSA Foundation. The workshops’ overall goal is to open up dialogue...
  • The Designing Boston Series provides a forum to discuss current trends and concerns in architecture and urban planning that may shape Boston’s future. Topics include designing for...
  • Traffic Advisory was a speaker series focused on opportunities and challenges for Greater Boston. Traffic Advisory speakers include regional, national, and international transportation policy makers...
  • These workshops provide a valuable resource to public agencies and major property owners by providing big-picture design thinking that supports larger planning and public outreach processes. Modeled...
  • The Beacon Yards Urban Design Workshop was the first in this new series.Two interdisciplinary teams, composed of designers from various firms and disciplines and led by Alex Krieger of NBBJ and...
  • The second BSA Urban Design Workshop examined Mayor Walsh’s housing initiative and took place March 30–April 2. The site focuses on the Dorchester Avenue corridor between the Broadway and...
  • Boston Futures is a community discussion series about the future of Boston and how Boston’s Olympic and Paralympic bid might help us achieve a shared vision for that future.   
  • The clock is ticking. As Climate Change and rising sea levels become the new norm, Boston called upon leading planners, designers and thinkers to envision a more resilient, sustainable, vibrant, and...

Public / Sharing our love of architecture

  • The K-12 education program of the BSA Foundation, Learning By Design encourages children to explore and formulate ideas about the people, architecture and design of their own communities as they...
  • High school and college students interested in an architecture/design career are united with colleges and universities from across the country at this annual BSA event. The Architecture/Design...
  • Boston’s first-ever architecture boat tours chronicle the evolution of Boston’s built environment, telling the story through an architecture and neighborhood lens. 
  • BSA Space presents a series of film showings which document some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change.  
  • Would you like to get outside this summer? Have you wanted to meet others with an interest in art and architecture? Why not do both together at City Sketch? Sketch-artist extraordinaire Andrew Guild...
  • Children and families learn about architecture and urban design in hands-on activities at Atlantic Wharf.
  • The Common Boston festival is a unique opportunity to discover and explore the region's rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources. From civic spaces to sacred interiors to hidden...
  • Through conversations and tours hosted by the architect and chef of each restaurant, these intimate Dining With Design sessions will explore the unique design challenges and solutions for various...
  • Mobility and the City: Six Ideas To indicate the extraordinary breadth of sites, systems, and approaches that the problems of commuting, travel, and migration have brought to the fields of...

People / Connecting architects and industry professionals

  • Building professionals enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting BSA Foundation programs designed to elevate public awareness of design and construction.
  • How does the built environment impact health, and how can it foster physical activity on our streets and in our buildings?