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Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Submission Deadline: June 8, 2018
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Past Awardees

Interdisciplinary 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.

2018 Winning Projects

10 Farnsworth
Designed by CBT Architects
Client: Farnsworth Congress

Ankara Office Tower
Designed by Anmahian Winton Architects with RGGA Architects
Client: private

Daniels Building
Designed by NADAAA with Adamson Associates Architects
Client: University of Toronto

Interdisciplinary Arts Center
Designed by William Rawn Associates, Architects
Client: Duke University

Lumen at Beacon Park
Designed by Touloukian Touloukian
Client: DTE Energy

MASS MoCA Building 6
Designed by Bruner/Cott
Client: MASS MoCA

New Main Library
Designed by Sasaki with GLR Arquitectos and RDLP Arquitectos
Client: Tecnológico de Monterrey

Science and Engineering Complex
Designed by Payette
Client: Tufts University

Undermountain House
Designed by O’Neill Rose Architects
​Client: private

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.

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, 2011 and December 31, 2017.

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.​

For more information

Contact the BSA at or 617-391-4026.

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