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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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2021 Winning Projects

02 STCC Student Learning Commons Chuck Choi

Student Learning Commons at Springfield Technical Community College, Ann Beha Architects

Image courtesy of Chuck Choi

1 WITCEIS Albert Vecerka

Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Sciences, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Image courtesy of Albert Vecerka

01 New Science Center Chuck Choi

New Science Center, Payette

Image courtesy of Chuck Choi

01 Hayden Library Horner

Hayden Library, Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Image courtesy of William Horne

1 Multipurpose Arena Jeff Goldberg Esto

Multipurpose Arena, ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge

Image courtesy of Jeff Goldberg/Esto

08 Donahue Family Academic Arts Center Robert Benson

Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Image courtesy of Robert Benson

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.