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7th BSA Design Awards Gala

The 7th BSA Design Awards Gala will be held on January 18, 2018 at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston. Hundreds of industry professionals will gather for a cocktail reception to celebrate the 2017 design award winners.

The BSA Design Awards Gala is the design community's best and highest celebration of great design and the people who create it. As always, the Gala will provide ample opportunity for networking and connecting with architects, designers, developers, builders, and other top industry professionals. This year, the 7th BSA Design Awards Gala will feature an awards ceremony and a cocktail party. The awards ceremony is open to everyone, with seating first come, first served, and will take place in Waterfront Square, on the first floor of Atlantic Wharf at 5:30 pm. The awards hierarchy will be revealed for the first time during the ceremony.

Then, at 6:30 pm, all Gala attendees with a valid ticket will gather in BSA Space galleries for the cocktail party. This black-tie event will include hors d’oeuvres, cash bars, tunes, networking, and photo ops. Guests holding tickets may enter the BSA Space galleries at any time to observe the ceremony from the balcony while also enjoying an exhibition featuring the 2017 winning firms and projects. Buy tickets and register for the cocktail party here.

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2017 Winning Projects

Housing Design

Artist Retreat, GLUCK+
Courtyard House, NO ARCHITECTURE
El Chalet, ISA—Interface Studio Architects
Enclave at the Cathedral, Handel Architects
Green House, Roger Ferris + Partners
Grow Box, MERGE architects
Malabia 933, studio ai architects
Powerhouse, ISA—Interface Studio Architect
Wythe Corner House, Young Projects

Small Firms/Small Projects Design

Cabin on a Rock, I-KANDA Architects
David H. Kich Childcare Center at MIT, D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture
Environmental Law Offices, Kennedy and Violich Architecture
Fisher Hill Reservoir Park Gatehouse and Comfort Station, Touloukian Touloukian
Five Fields Play Structure, Five Fields Neighborhood, Matter Design and FR|SCH Projects
Health Yoga Life, BOS | UA
Meyer Street Residence, Studio Luz Architects
Micropolis, Reverse Architecture
Piedmont Park Square, Studio Luz Architects
Rudolph House, Ruhl Walker Architects
Six Rural Interventions, Constable Farm, Moskow Linn Architects
Trefoil House, J.Roc Design
Wood Flow, J.Roc Design
​ZigZag House, Reverse Architecture

Unbuilt Architecture and Design

A Shelter in a Forest, HDR
FBI Headquarters Repo/Hack: The Josef K. Ministry of Dataism and Cyber Intelligence, HKS
Industrial Capriccio: Floating Garden, La Dallman Architects
Justice in Design, NADAAA
Thematic Pavilion, 3six0 architecture
​Waterlily Landing, La Dallman Architects

Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Alan and Sherry Leventhal Admissions Center, Goody Clancy
Brakel Police Station, ORG Permanent Modernity
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Mecanoo Architecten and Sasaki
Design Building, Leers Weinzapfel
Farnham-Connolly State Park Pavilion, Touloukian Touloukian
Fisher Hill Reservoir Gatehouse and Comfort Station, Touloukian Touloukian
Forest of Light, Asia Culture Center, Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Girard, Utile
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Payette
Keene State College, Living+Learning Commons, Perkins+Will
Martire Business and Communications Center, Sasaki
Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab at Harvard University, Shepley Bulfinch
Qasr Al Muwaiji, Machado Silvetti
Saieh Hall for Economics, Ann Beha Architects
Seaholm Power Plant Offices, Charles Rose Architects
Seton Hill Arts Cecnter, designLAB architects
Six Rural Interventions, Constable Farm, Moskow Linn Architects
Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge, John Wardle Architects with NADAAA
​The Winsor School, Lubin O’Donnell Center for Performing Arts and Wellness, William Rawn Associates, Architects

Harleston Parker Medal

2017 Finalists

Boston Public Library, Central Library Renovation Project (Transformation of the Johnson Wing), William Rawn Associates, Architects

Collier Memorial, Höweler + Yoon

Field Elementary School, Jonathan Levi Architects

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Payette