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2021 Design Awards

HOBSON AWARD 2020

The Hobson Award, BSA Awards Gala 2020, designed by Parke MacDowell AIA and fabricated by MakeTank and MKR|MGR.

Image courtesy of Payette.

Harleston Parker Medal
Nomination deadline: April 2, 2021 | 11:59 pm
Established in 1921 in memory of J. Harleston Parker, this highest honor awarded by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA recognizes "the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument or structure within the City or Metropolitan Parks District limits."

Accessible Design Awards
Submission deadline: August 6, 2021 | 11:59 pm

Supported by: BSA Access Committee; Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
Creative solutions are sought that include effective accessibility as part of well-designed, responsive architecture in these categories: the Thomas P. Hopkins Memorial Award for public architecture (buildings and facilities to which Massachusetts statute 521 CMR applies); private residential (projects that address an individual's personal accessibility needs); and the William D. Smith Memorial Award for historic preservation (projects that integrate accessibility with historic preservation).

Higher Education Facilities Design Awards
Submission deadline: August 6, 2021 | 11:59 pm
Supported by: BSA/SCUP College and University Roundtable
Projects may be new construction or rehabilitation of private-sector or public-sector projects.

Hospitality Design Awards
Submission deadline: August 13, 2021 | 11:59 pm
Projects may be new construction or rehabilitation of private-sector or public-sector projects.

Housing Design Awards
I
n partnership with AIA New York
Submission deadline: August 13, 2021 | 11:59 pm
Supported by: BSA Housing Committee
Projects may be high- and low-density multi-family housing with more than four units serving any income level. Mixed use projects may be considered in this category.

Small Firms Design Awards
Submission deadline: August
20, 2021 | 11:59 pm
Supported by: BSA Small Practices Network
Projects by firms with ten or fewer full-time employees are eligible.

Sustainable Design Awards
Submission deadline: August 20, 2021 | 11:59 pm

Supported by: BSA Committee on the Environment (COTE); CLF Boston
Projects should be those that demonstrate the systematic integration of sustainability. Special consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate success through actual metrics.

Honor Awards for Design Excellence
Submission deadline: August 27, 2021 | 11:59 pm

Projects may be new construction or rehabilitation, of any type or scale.

Unbuilt Architecture and Design
Submission deadline: August 27, 2021 | 11:59 pm

Projects may be purely theoretical, competition-driven, or client-sponsored, including buildings, interiors, infrastructure, monuments, etc.). Work should not be under construction or otherwise assured of construction.

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