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Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Submission Deadline: May 10, 2019
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Past Awardees

Ankara Office Tower by Anmahian Winton Architects with rgg ArchitectsInterdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex by PayetteTozzer Anthropology Building designed by Kennedy & Violich ArchitectureIsland Residence designed by Peter Rose + PartnersClaire T. Carney Library designed by designLAB architects with Austin Architects. Photo by Jonathan HillyerMattapan Branch, Boston Public Library by William Rawn Associates, Architects

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

This program is co-sponsored by Poole Professional and XL Insurance.

What projects are eligible?

Structures (or groups of structures) of any size or type (including rehabilitations, interior architecture, monuments, etc.) may be considered. The Honor Awards for Design Excellence program is intended to honor the year’s “best of the best.”

Projects honored by prior Honor Awards for Design Excellence juries are ineligible, as is work done by this year’s jurors or their firms.

Submissions in which materials refer in any way to the submitters or associated parties will be disqualified.

Who is eligible to submit?

Anyone is eligible to submit. Massachusetts AIA member firms receive special pricing.

Associate AIA members and other unlicensed architecture graduates may submit projects that do not require the stamp of a licensed professional.

Where must eligible projects be located?

Projects by Massachusetts architects, designers, and firms may be located anywhere.

Projects by others must be located in Massachusetts.

When must have eligible projects been built?

Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2018.

How do I submit my project?

Visit the BSA Design Awards submission page, create an account, and submit. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline.

How much is the entry fee?

Massachusetts AIA member firms pay $150 for their first submission and $100 for subsequent submissions.

Nonmembers pay $250 for their first submission and $200 for subsequent submissions.

How are projects judged?

The judging criterion is design excellence as defined by the jury.​

The jury will meet in May or June 2019. The jury may view projects independently on a computer screen; the jury will view projects as a group on a projector screen. 

For more information

Contact the BSA at or 617-391-4026.

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