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Accessible Design Awards

Buildings should be accessible for all persons of all abilities. The Accessible Design Awards program recognizes design excellence in buildings or facilities that emphasize accessibility, helping to create a more equitable future. Successful projects integrate and exceed the legal requirements for accessibility with features that anticipate diverse user needs and benefits.

The call for entries is currently closed.

Sample submission form

This category now asks you to address at least three of the ten AIA Framework for Design Excellence principles. You can use this sample form for reference as you craft your submission.

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2019 Winning Projects

Boston City Hall Council Chambers 08

Boston City Hall, Council Chamber Renovation, Finegold Alexander Architects

Image courtesy of Raj Das

Franklin Couny Justice Center1

Franklin County Justice Center, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Image courtesy of Brad Feinkopf

Gap Cove House 01

Gap Cove House, Ruhl Studio Architects

Image courtesy of Michael Graydon

HDR Government Center Station BSA 2018 Photo1

Government Center Station Reconstruction, HDR with Halvorson Design Partnership and NBBJ

Image courtesy of James Lane

JP Library3

Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, Utile

Image courtesy of Anton Grassl | Esto

Massachusetts State Senate Chamber 1 Resize

Massachusetts State Senate Chamber, CBT

Image courtesy of Anton Grassl | Esto

Finegold Alexander UMASS Amherst Old Chapel 08 West

Old Chapel Student & Event Center, Finegold Alexander Architects

Image courtesy of Robert Benson

Paul Revere Education Visitor Center 06

Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center, Mills Whitaker Architects

Image courtesy of Mills Whitaker Architects

Salem State 2

Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Image courtesy of Alan Karchmer

Garden Within Reach 4

The Court: A Garden Within Reach, Ryan Associates Landscape Architecture and Planning

Image courtesy of Mark Warfel Jr.

Walden Pond02

Walden Pond Visitor’s Center, Maryann Thompson Architects

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan

7 1 View from Southwest 2

Westfield State University Davis Hall Addition & Renovations, Stegman + Associates: Architects with Caolo & Bieniek Associates

Image courtesy of Leigh Chodas

Westwood 05

Westwood Accessible Family Housing, Abacus Architects + Planners

Image courtesy of Samara Vise

How do I submit my project?

Visit the BSA Design Awards submission page, create an account or log in, and submit.

Past winners

You may view past BSA Design Awards winners here.

About the BSA Design Awards

Each year the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA), often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England, and beyond. By recognizing remarkable achievements in architecture, the design community highlights exemplary projects that serve as inspiration for practitioners. Equally important, these awards elevate the potential for positive impact that architecture has on quality of life for everyone.