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Each year the BSA, often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England and elsewhere. Design awards celebrate excellent architecture and reward clients for investing in it. By honoring the outstanding achievements of our peers, we are reminded that all building industry professionals have the opportunity to positively affect their communities and the way we live.

Check back at the end of November 2017 for more information and the official calls for entry.

BSA Design Awards Schedule 2018

Harleston Parker Medal
Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018
Jury dates: April–June, 2018

Hospitality Design
Submission deadline: March 30, 2018
Jury date: April 2018

Interior Architecture/Interior Design
Submission deadline: April 13, 2018
Jury date: May 2018

Campus and Urban Planning
Submission deadline: April 27, 2018
Jury date: May 2018

Sustainable Design
Submission deadline: May 11, 2018
Jury date: June 2018

Healthcare Design
Submission deadline: May 25, 2018
Jury date: June 2018

Honor Awards for Design Excellence
Submission deadline: June 8, 2018
Jury date: June–July 2018

Unbuilt Architecture and Design
Submission deadline: June 22, 2018
Jury date: July 2018

AIA New England Design Award
Registration deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018
Submission deadline: Friday, August 17, 2018
Jury date: August–September 2018
Awards dinner: Friday, October 12, 2018

FAQs/Award submission tips:

Keep your submission anonymous
All references to the architect and any consulting firms must be obscured. Client name is acceptable, particularly if the name is integrated into the fabric of the building.

Images and Project Description:
The one-page project description is easiest for jurors to read as a bulleted set of shorter blurbs. Clear, cohesive plans and images illustrating the structure in context (in situ) are also important. Composite images are allowed, but please remember that the image limit is set with the intent of keeping the content of each submission at manageable amount for jurors to review in the limited time allotted.  

Jury Information:
Jury members and dates will be posted on each award page once the information is confirmed.