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About the BSA

The Boston Society for Architecture is a partnership between the Boston Society of Architects (BSA/AIA) and the BSA Foundation (Foundation). As a member-led association, the BSA is one of the oldest and largest chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the United States. Comprised of world-renowned architects, designers, engineers, builders, and other industry professionals, the BSA benefits from a committed membership who are some of the leading thinkers and innovators in professional practice today.

The BSA operates as a convener, educator, and action leader to ensure that the power of design is fully employed in creating solutions to the equity and climate crises of our time.

Our Mission

The Boston Society for Architecture exists to improve the quality of life for Boston-area residents by championing innovation in the built environment. To achieve this purpose, the BSA activates our diverse and passionate network through a portfolio of collaborative initiatives that apply solutions that move us toward a more equitable and sustainable future. Join us as we build a just and sustainable Boston, together.

We believe…

Systemic change requires deep partnerships.

We curate ideas that activate our vast network to influence broader ecosystems.

Progress demands diverse perspectives.

We embrace inclusivity, as everyone has a role to play to drive equitable outcomes in the built environment.

Climate and equity are connected.

We understand that climate change impacts communities that are the least responsible and most vulnerable.

For true impact, we need action and audacity.

We think big and take risks on innovative solutions alongside local communities and partners.

Transformative work is never done.

We imagine and build desirable futures through continuous collaboration and experimentation with our network.

Get Involved

Learn more about supporting our work and becoming a member of the BSA.

Support the BSA

Our mission is to build a better Boston by engaging communities, inspiring vision, and provoking positive change. Our work brings building industry professionals together with the public to explore how design solutions can improve the quality of life.

Support the BSA's work to build a better Boston by donating now.