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Interior Architecture and Spatial Design Awards

Description: Working from the inside out, spatial design considers how spaces feel, how they are organized, and how they enrich the lives of those who experience them. By understanding the user experience, impactful building interiors contribute to our health and well being as well as our communities. They offer healing, reflection, and a place for commerce, while also exploring reuse and carbon neutral design.

Eligibility: Projects submitted for this award may be interior architecture or spatial design work of any type or scale that accounts for the functionality, safety, and deep understanding of places, people, stories, and activities.

Project submissions criteria include a robust approach to sustainability and equity, as well as addressing environmental, social, and economic factors. Projects that contain attributes which successfully reduced the carbon footprint of the architecture, construction, or usage, should make every attempt to highlight those aspects within their entry submission.

Submission fees: All submission fees are non-refundable

  • Massachusetts AIA firm members pay $150 for their first submission
    • $100 for subsequent submissions per category.
  • Nonmembers pay $250 for their first submission
    • $200 for subsequent submissions per category

2020 Winning Projects

Mass moca

MASS MoCA Building 6, designed by Bruner/Cott Architects

Image courtesy of Bruner/Cott Architects; MASS MoCA; Michael Moran

401 park

401 Park Repositioning, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects

Image courtesy of Connie Zhou; Robert Benson


Billerica Memorial High School, designed by Perkins&Will

Image courtesy of Chuck Choi

Kendall sq

Kendall Square Workspace, designed by Utile, Inc. and Merge Architects

Image courtesy of Chuck Choi


Ryovan, designed by Andrew Wade Keating AIA

Image courtesy of Saul Estrada

Beverly clinic 2

Beverly Clinic, designed by Merge Architects

Image courtesy of John Horner

Em necklace

Emerald Necklace Conservancy Renovation, designed by BOS|UA

Image courtesy of BOS|UA; John Horner

More than words

More Than Words Renovation, designed by Peter Rose + Partners

Image courtesy of Matthew Snyder

View more past Campus Planning and Urban Design Awards winning projects on the Design Awards website.

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