Nov 01, 2021 – Dec 31, 2022
Imaginations of Home
Imaginations of Home explores housing through a variety of perspectives. We invite you to explore the work of many groups reimagining housing models for Boston and its communities. Explore the innovative ideas from Boston residents and designers who submitted to Co-Creating Boston’s Future-Decker. See the possible impact of “future-deckers” in Boston and why that matters in Past, Present, Future-Decker. Tour around the 3D model created by high school students in It Takes a Village. Join a class of Wentworth architecture students in reimagining Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester in Weaving the Urban Fabric, and finally, view the winning designs from the Greater Boston Affordable Housing Competition put together by joint teams of graduate students and design professionals. We invite you to explore all these diverse perspectives and to share your own in the Housing Design Studio.
Dec 07, 2022 – Dec 20, 2022
2022 Gingerbread Design Competition & Exhibition
The BSA is excited to announce the 11th annual Gingerbread Design Competition & Exhibition! This exhibition will take place in-person at BSA Space. The competition theme this year is “Climate Ginger-READY Boston,” an edible exploration of the city’s Climate Ready Boston initiative. We encourage all forms of creative, sustainable, climate-resilient gingerbread designs that speak to the unique challenges that Boston faces.
Feb 24, 2020 – Jan 24, 2022
DURABLE is a design imperative to construct sustainable environments that promote not only long life cycles, but also enduring cultural significance. Crucial to a sustainable architecture is the design of buildings that will endure for generations while also constantly adapting to ever-changing cultural needs. This exhibition examines the durability of materials through the lens of built examples of robust architecture that remains useful and valued despite the vicissitudes of time.
Dec 02, 2021 – Dec 21, 2021
2021 Gingerbread Design Competition
The BSA is excited to announce the 10th annual Gingerbread Design Competition & Exhibition. This year's hybrid exhibition will feature physical and virtual submissions for the theme "Home Sweet Home". The more gingerbread, the merrier! The Gingerbread Design competition is a fun and tasty way to highlight great works of edible architecture while spreading holiday cheer.
Nov 09, 2021 – Nov 30, 2021
The Process of Engaging Community and Public Spaces
The exhibition includes a projection mapped sculpture of The People's Memorial Project with cycling representation of the individuals selected by the general public to represent Boston and Chelsea in this "live" monument, as well as images and video showing the process of engaging the public outside city sanctioned forums. Also featured is a 300-foot long ribbon created through a participatory process led by Richard Joon Yoo in remembrance of those that died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911. This ribbon includes all different textures and materials brought by participants to remember the 146 workers who died in this fire. Today, the memorial exists as a stainless-steel version of this original ribbon, descending from the ninth floor of the Brown Building in the Greenwich Village, around the east and south facades.
Oct 11, 2021 – Nov 05, 2021
Canstruction is a charity event and exhibition where teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors compete in awe-inspiring feats of engineering to create sculptures made out of canned goods and other nonperishable food items—without the use of glue or other adhesives. In the past 25 years, Canstruction Boston has collected more than ONE MILLION pounds of food, providing more than 887,000 meals to people experiencing food insecurity in Massachusetts.
The 2021 Canstruction Boston theme is That's Entertainment!