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Unbuilt Architecture and Design

Submission Deadline: June 22, 2018
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Past Awardees

Industrial Capriccio: Floating Garden. Designed by La Dallman ArchitectsBamiyan Cultural Centre. Designed by NADAAAMuseo Maya de América. Designed by over,under and Harry Gugger Studio with Seis Arquitectos. Image courtesy of NeoscapeFloatyard. Designed by Perkins + WillNordhaven: The City Regenerative. Designed by FXFOWLE.Lockgrid — city after the periodic blackout. Designed by W.Y. Frank Chen.Republic of Trinidad & Tobago Primary Schools. Designed by Morris Architects.Urban Rack. Designed by Moskow Linn Architects.Crook/Cup/Bow/Twist. Designed by Schwartz and Architecture.ecoFLEX. Designed by Shepley Bulfinch.Tualang Tower. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Wadi. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Stormhouse, Deception Island, Antarctica. Designed by Lewis Edward Wadsworth IV, Assoc. AIA.

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

2018 Winning Projects

LALA Gateway Bridge
Designed by Abramson Teiger Architects

Plus Bridge
Designed by Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Seoul Cinematheque
Designed by NADAAA

Structured Symbiosis
Designed by HKS

Designed by HKS


Peter Lofgren AIA, chair, architect, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Jennifer Brooke, principal, Lemon Brooke
Nazneen Cooper, assistant dean, Campus Design and Planning, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Jeremy Jih AIA, founder and principal, J.Roc Design
Jha D Williams, senior associate, MASS Design Group

What projects are eligible?

Unbuilt architectural designs of any project type are eligible including purely theoretical projects and unbuilt client-sponsored projects (buildings, interiors, infrastructure, monuments, etc.).

Projects under construction or otherwise apparently assured of construction are ineligible.

Projects honored by prior Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards 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.

Where must eligible projects be located?

Projects and designers may be located anywhere in the world.

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?

Projects must be submitted both physically and digitally. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline.

To submit your 20” x 20” foam core presentation board, address it to:

BSA Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards
290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210

To submit digital materials, visit the BSA Design Awards submission page and create an account.

How are projects judged?

Massachusetts AIA member firms pay $100 for their first submission and $75 for subsequent submissions.

Nonmembers pay $125 for their first submission and $100 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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