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8th BSA Design Awards Gala

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  • COST

    $175 per person; $800 per 5-pack**; $1,500 per 10-pack**

  • TYPE

    Professional Development



Calling all industry professionals: Be our guests at the 8th annual celebration of the BSA Design Award winners.

Once a year, we gather to recognize design excellence, the strength of our community, and the many people who make the Boston AEC industry so dynamic. Then we party.

Hosted at BSA Space, the hub of the Boston architecture scene, the BSA Design Awards Gala is a chance to reconnect with colleagues, meet your competition, and aspire to do great things in the year to come. Enjoy great company and an abundance of refreshments served up by Smith & Wollensky set against the backdrop of the 2018 BSA Design Awards exhibition.

The order of events:

5:30–6:30 pm
Awards ceremony
Waterfront Square and BSA Space galleries
Watch from Waterfront Square (free; seating is very limited) or get a bird’s eye view from the BSA Space mezzanine (admission required)

Jean Carroon FAIA
Principal, Goody Clancy; 2019 BSA President

Sheena Collier
Director of Economic Growth, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Managing Director, City Awake

Christopher Moyer Assoc. AIA
Design Coordinator, Stantec; BSA Emerging Professionals Network Co-chair

6:30–9:00 pm
BSA Space galleries
Indulge in food, music, multiple bars, photo ops, and other fun (admission required)

Plan accordingly. Wear your black-tie best. Don’t miss this glimmer of glamor when January is at its grayest.

**Coming with your usual crew? Bring along a young professional or two! New this year:

  • 5-packs will include an additional free ticket for a young professional only.
  • 10-packs will include two additional free tickets for young professionals only.

Use this opportunity to invite young professionals who would not otherwise attend.

Find more information and purchase tickets at

Harleston Parker People's Choice Award

Every year, a jury convened by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) is asked to award the Harleston Parker Medal, which recognizes “the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument, or structure built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years.”

After careful consideration, site visits, and a few days of healthy debate, the 2018 Harleston Parker jury made their choice for Boston's "most beautiful" new building. The most significant criteria for this year's jury was the depth of a building’s conversation—architectural and philosophical—with its community. But how do YOU define beauty in architecture? Cast your vote in the 2018 People’s Choice Award poll and have your say in which building deserves the coveted medal.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award—as well as the winner of the Harleston Parker Medal—will be revealed at the 8th Annual BSA Design Awards Gala, on the evening of Thursday, January 17. Voting closes at noon, January 17.


Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Copley Wolff Design Group

Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors


Andersen Windows Doors

Crownpoint Cabinetry

DiCicco Gulman and Company


Microsol Resources

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger logo






Media Partner

High Profile

Event Partners

Atlantic Wharf logo

KI Furniture

Mass Art

Smith and Wollensky

Three Phase productions