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Education Facilities Design

Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019
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Past Awardees

Roger E. Wellington Elementary School, designed by Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec ArchitectureBoso Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, designed by Payette. Photo by Warren Jagger.Silliman College, designed by KieranTimberlake. Photo by Peter Aaron/Esto.Children's School, designed by Maryann Thompson Architects. Photo by Chuck Choi Architectural Photography.

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

Any education facility built anywhere in the world designed by a New England or New York architect/firm, or any education facility built in New England or New York by any architect/firm anywhere in the world is eligible. 

The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is defined by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainable, social or other characteristics. The jury may also elect to honor all or part of a project, in any category they choose. 

2016 Winning Projects

Higher Education Facilities

Honor Awards
Arts Center, Seton Hill University, designLAB architects with BSHM Architects
Powerhouse, Amherst College, Bruner/Cott & Associates
Western Dining Commons, Miami University, CBT Architects

Academic Center, Cornell University Law School, Ann Beha Architects
​Design and Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Ennead Architects
Hardiman Research Building, National University of Ireland, Galway, Payette

​Duke Hall, James Madison University, GUND Partnership with Clark Nexsen
Gateway Center, SUNY–ESF, Architerra
Health and Social Sciences Building, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, Cambridge Seven Associates
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) IT Convergence Building, Kyu Sung Woo Architects
The Lofts, Washington University, William Rawn Associates, Architects
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, NADAAA

K-12 Facilities

Honor Award
Arts & Innovation Center, Indian Mountain School, Flansburgh Architects

Catherine Houghton Arts Center, White Mountain School, Ruhl Walker Architects with Randall Walter AIA
Corning Children's Center, D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture
West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School, Flansburgh Architects

​City of Methuen High School, Finegold Alexander Architects
Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Robert A.M. Stern Architects


This award comprises two distinct categories that will be independently assessed: 
A. Higher Education Facilities 
B. K–12 Facilities
(including pre-K, elementary and secondary educational facilities, public or private) 

Projects submitted for either category must have been built after January 1, 2006. Note: Campus-planning projects are honored by the BSA Planning Awards Program; details are available at

Projects that have been honored in past years and work by jurors or by their firms are ineligible.

2016 Jury
Ned A. Collier AIA, LEED AP, ICON Architecture Education Studio
Nazneen Cooper, assistant dean of campus design & planning, Harvard University
Marcy Stefura IIDA, Stefura Associates

Entry fees

The nonrefundable entry fee for the first submission is $150 for Massachusetts or New York AIA members and $250 for all others. The fee for each additional submission by the same architect or firm is $100 for Massachusetts or New York AIA members and $165 for all others. (There is no limit on submissions.) Checks should be made payable to Boston Society of Architects.

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