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Flansburgh Young Designers Award Presentation: Parke MacDowell AIA, Payette

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    Free and open to all

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    Professional Development



The Earl R. Flansburgh Young Designers Award recognizes design excellence by an emerging designer under 40. Join 2021 recipient, Parke MacDowell AIA of Payette for a presentation of his work and how fabricating and prototyping not only enhances ensuing designs, but also bolsters equity and adds value.

As an architect, Parke leverages his background in construction to inform design and project management. Committed to embedding fabrication within architectural practice, Parke uses models, prototypes, and full-scale mock-ups to help all parties understand the problem and have a voice in its resolution. With a special interest in the community-building potential of architecture, Parke leads numerous pro-bono initiatives positioning design as a powerful tool for outreach, community engagement and building for the future.

Parke uses fabrication to expand the agency of our profession: In his own words, “Making clarifies ideas. Clear ideas enable decisions. Decisions move projects forward.”

The BSA Honors and Awards Committee, will moderate the conversation.

Parke MacDowell AIA
Senior Associate | Fabrication Manager

Regan Shields Ives AIA
Finegold Alexander Architects

Elizabeth Stifel AIA
Boston Planning & Development Agency

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About the Earl R. Flansburgh Young Designers Award

This award, named for Earl R. Flansburgh FAIA, a distinguished Boston architect and founder of Flansburgh Associates, who completed more than 200 diverse educational facilities projects during a career spanning more than 45 years, recognizes design excellence by an emerging designer under 40. Flansburgh, the 1981 BSA president and 1999 BSA Award of Honor winner, generously supported emerging professionals and advocated for women architects. The firm he founded has been guided by the philosophy that a well-designed building improves the quality of our lives. This award is co-sponsored by the Flansburgh family.

The Award is juried by the BSA Honors and Awards Committee.

The submission deadline is Friday, May 27 at 11:59 pm. Learn more here and submit entries to [email protected].