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2017 BSA Design Awards

Exhibition Opening:
November 14, 2017
Exhibition Closing:
January 31, 2018

2017 BSA Design Awards

As a finale to the BSA’s 150th anniversary, BSA Space will mount an exhibition showcasing the recipients of the 2017 BSA Design Awards. Through a combination of video installation, large scale graphics, and excerpts from jury comments, the exhibition will celebrate great design and the people who create it. Represented categories include Housing Design, Small Firms/Small Projects Design, Unbuilt Design, Honor Awards for Design Excellence, and the Harleston Parker Medal, recognizing the most beautiful structure built in Boston in the last 10 years. These outstanding achievements express the idea that all building industry professionals have the opportunity to positively affect their communities and the way we live.

2017 BSA president Josiah Stevenson FAIA focused on fostering design excellence in the public and private realms throughout his term.


The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.