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Architecture Trivia

“… what is… an amazing night of trivia??”


Fun was exactly what the BSA Foundation’s event was on March 8!  The BSA Foundation (Foundation) put the fun in FUNdraising that night with a wildly successful and first ever, Architecture Trivia Night! With sponsors such at Newburyport Brewing Company, Pastoral Artisan Pizza, and Gordon’s Fine Wines,  BSA Space was transformed into an energetic and competitive atmosphere.

It didn’t take long, well as long it takes a couple of beers to take effect, to get the crowd fully into things. I was honored to host the event and do my best ‘Alex Trebek’. We had six rounds of a variety of questions. Pop Culture, Film, historical and even pictorial based—but all related to architecture in some way. From practicing architects to architectural enthusiasts, the participants varied in their association to the profession. What an amazing impact to have that kind of outreach and create a new community of not only trivia buffs, but supporters of architecture, design, and the BSA Foundation!

Each round of questions featured curated, unique and amazing throwback music to fill the “thinking time” and once the round was complete, answers were handed in and the tally for the lead team was in. After all rounds were complete and all the final answers were given, the top two contender teams were neck and neck. We had a final round question and the winner walked away with a spectacular $100 gift certificate to Smith and Wollensky!

Overall the Foundation raised $1,800!! A tremendous success and we look forward to this being a great new tradition at the BSA. Congrats and thanks to all BSA staff and volunteers who helped make the night fun and successful. It’s the Foundation’s mission to enhance the public understanding of the built environment through awareness programs, hands on learning, and events. 

View photos from the evening on Facebook.

Image courtesy of BSA staff.

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