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Mar 06, 2020

Women in Design make IMPACT at BSA Space

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IMPACT opening reception on March 5, 2020

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On Thursday, March 5, 2020, more than 250 awardees and industry partners gathered to celebrate 20 years of women shaping Boston's AEC industry.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the BSA's Women in Design (WID) Award of Excellence.

The exhibition—IMPACT—features the work of awardees over the past two decades and explores how each have influence their profession and the wider world.

Speakers included

  • Natasha Espada AIA, 2020 and first Latina BSA president;
  • Kelly Haigh, designLAB Architects, Exhibition curator;
  • Tamara Roy AIA, Stantec, and Kyla Astley, Neoscape, Lead exhibition sponsors;
  • Jennifer Hardy, Payette, WiD committee chair;
  • Open Mic, Awardees;
  • Felice Silverman IIDA, Silverman Trykowski Associates, and Yanel de Angel FAIA, Perkins+Will, WiD award committee chairs

The evening finished with high energy and a collective drive to continue shaping a more resilient, equitable, and architecturally vibrant city and region.

All of our exhibitions and their related programming are made possible by the support of our visitors. We hope you will continue to be a part of all that is happening at BSA Space.

View a photo gallery from the reception here.

Upcoming BSA exhibition events

Women in Design: Speed Mentoring
Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm

Brick Revisited: Just How Green Is It?
Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 pm

Spring 2021 WATER CFP submission deadline
Thursday, March 19 at 11:59 pm

Northeastern University Panel
Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 pm

IMPACT: Break Up / Break Out
Wednesday, April 1 at 6:00 PM

Sustainable Design in Clay Masonry
Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 pm

Sustainable Building with Concrete
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 pm

Brick Economics and Design
Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm

BSA Space is Boston's leading center dedicated to the exploration of architecture and design.

IMPACT is on view February 14–April 5, 2020. Follow updates and share your experiences with @BSAAIA and #WIDboston.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors for your support of this exhibition.

Lead Sponsors



Contributing Sponsors

Cambridge Seven




Perkins and Will


BFS Business Printing

enviENERGY Studio



Leers Weinzapfel Associates



Studio Enee

Exposure Lighting