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Higher Education Facilities Design Awards

Well-designed higher education facilities can motivate students to think creatively, inspiring people to help build a better world. The BSA Higher Education Facilities Design Awards honor higher education facilities of any kind— including new construction or rehabilitation of private-sector or public-sector projects—that invigorate academic environments.

The call for entries is currently closed.

Sample submission form

This category now asks you to address at least three of the ten AIA Framework for Design Excellence principles. You can use this sample form for reference as you craft your submission.

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2019 Winning Projects

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Lunder Arts Center, Bruner/Cott Architects

Image courtesy of Richard Mandelkorn

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McMullen Museum and Conference Center, DiMella Shaffer

Image courtesy of Robert Benson

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Pence Union Building Renovation, Perkins and Will

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Rubenstein Arts Center, William Rawn Associates, Architects

Image courtesy of Robert Benson


South Street Landing, Tsoi Kobus Design with Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects

Image courtesy of Robert Benson

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The Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center, Hopkins Architects with Bruner/Cott Architects

Image courtesy of Nic Lehoux

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The Weissman Foundry, William Rawn Associates, Architects

How do I submit my project?

Visit the BSA Design Awards submission page, create an account or log in, and submit.

Past winners

You may view past BSA Design Awards winners here.

About the BSA Design Awards

Each year the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA), often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England, and beyond. By recognizing remarkable achievements in architecture, the design community highlights exemplary projects that serve as inspiration for practitioners. Equally important, these awards elevate the potential for positive impact that architecture has on quality of life for everyone.