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8th Gingerbread Design Competition Reception

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Old & New: Boston's First Off-Price Department Store & Tallest Residential Tower designed by Perkins Eastman

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    Free and open to the public.

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    Design Enthusiasts

Please join the BSA for the Gingerbread Reception to view gingerbread designs from teams of architecture and landscape architecture firms, enjoy light refreshments, and celebrate the incredible bakers.

This year’s theme is “World Monuments" enabling participants to create Gingerbread structures interpreting their favorite landmark.

Guest judges will be announcing their favorite entries at the reception, as well as awarding the Golden Spatula and Golden Whisk to the designs that are most beloved by the public. Donations will continue to be collected through the run of the exhibition in support of the BSA's community design programs.

2019 Judges:
Matthew Dickey, Communications and Operations Manager, Boston Preservation Alliance
Maura Kilpatrick, Executive Pastry Chef/Owner Sofra Bakery and Cafe
Courtney Sharpe, Director of Cultural Planning, City of Boston

The top winners are as follows:

Golden Whisk Award for most amount of money raised: Array Architects with Liberty and Christmas for All

Golden Spatula for most number of votes: Finegold Alexander with Gingerella’s Confectionary Castle

Golden Rolling Pin for judge’s choice: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates with God Save the Gumdrops

Honorable Mentions:

Most likely to be eaten by the judges/best smelling: Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture with The Pioneer Cabin Tree

Best Dragon: Lda Architecture and Interiors with Festivities in the Forbidden City

Best use of Raw Materials on a Raw building: OverUnder with Paul Rudolph's Government Service Building

Most likely to conclude with a disappointing ending: designLab Architects withThe Wall (Game of Thrones)

Now in its eighth year, the Gingerbread Design Competition and Exhibition is a fun and tasty way to highlight the delicious talents of Boston architecture firms while challenging designers to explore a new a sweet new medium. The Gingerbread Design Competition, a program of the BSA, was launched by the Community Design Resource Center (CDRC) in 2012.