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BSA Commonwealth Award

Submission Deadline: April 12, 2019
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Past Awardees

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (2018)Vivien Li Hon. BSA (2017)pinkcomma gallery (2016)MBTA (2013)Boston Public Library (2010)Emerson College (2009)Emerson College (2009)

Click on any of the thumbnails above to view a slideshow of recent award winners.

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding influence on our built environment or our awareness of it.


Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (2018) Cambridge Historical Commission (2000)
Vivien Li Hon. BSA (2017) Robert Campbell and
Peter Vanderwarker (1999)
pinkcomma gallery (2016) BCDC (1998)
Boston Survivors Accessibility
Alliance (2015)
Trustees of Reservations (1997)
MBTA (2013) AGC of Massachusetts (1996)
Edward Linde (2012, posthumous) The Boston Globe (1995)
Boston Harbor Island Alliance (2011) UrbanArts/Pam Worden (1994)
Boston Public Library (2010) Bridge Design Review Cte. (1993)
Emerson College (2009) Fred Salvucci (1992)
Boston Redevelopment Authority (2008) Boston Preservation Alliance (1991)
Norman Leventhal (2007) National Parks Service,
N.E. Office (1990)
Boston Harbor Assn. (2006) Harbor Clean-Up Project (1989)
Adaptive Environments (2005) SPNEA/Nancy Coolidge (1988)
Citizen Schools (2004) MDC (1987)
“Back to the Beaches” (2003) Boston By Foot (1986)
Historic Neighborhoods
Foundation (2002)
First Night (1985; first year given)
Women’s Institute for Housing
& Economic Development (2001)


The individual, group, concept, or object (other than an architect or a building) has influenced significantly our built environment or our awareness of it. Prospective recipients might be a public agency, a public policy, or a private developer/user who encourages good design. Also eligible would be such diverse candidates as a publication or an outstanding education program.

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