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BSA Earl R. Flansburgh Young Designers Award

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View the CFE and submit by Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 11:59 pm.

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This award is named for Earl R. Flansburgh FAIA, a distinguished Boston architect and founder of Flansburgh Associates, who completed more than 200 diverse educational facilities projects during a career spanning more than 45 years. Flansburgh, the 1981 BSA president and 1999 BSA Award of Honor winner, generously supported emerging professionals and advocated for women architects. The firm he founded has been guided by the philosophy that a well-designed building improves the quality of our lives. This award is co-sponsored by the Flansburgh family.

The 2021 Flansburgh Young Designers Award will be juried by the BSA Honors and Awards Committee. The prize includes an online exhibition of the winner’s work hosted through the BSA website, a lecture, and a one-year membership to the Boston Society for Architecture. The winner will be recognized at the BSA Awards Gala in January 2022.


Students, emerging architectural professionals, and aspiring architects under the age of 40 are eligible to apply for this award.


Candidates must submit a digital portfolio, formatted to 8 ½ x 11 of no more than 25 pages in a PDF to [email protected].

The portfolio must include:

  • Biography/resume listing relevant accomplishments, 2 pages max.
  • Personal statement outlining candidate’s design philosophy, 250-word max.
  • Photos, drawings, or other images illustrating design excellence in the candidate’s work.
  • Signed Declaration of Responsibility confirming that the work has been authored by the candidate.
  • Three one-page letters of recommendation. Ideally at least one letter comes from a BSA member, although this is not required.


Nomination deadline extended to Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 11:59 pm

*The original deadline for nominations was May 21, 2021. If you have already submitted, there is no need to resubmit your nomination.

Flansburgh Young Designers Award Presentation: Patricia Gruits AIA

A recording of a presentation by 2020 award recipient, Patricia Gruits RA.