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.
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).
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.View sample form
Visit the BSA Design Awards submission page, create an account or log in, and submit.
You may view past BSA Design Awards winners here.
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.