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​The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. To celebrate its history as its gaze turns toward the future, each week throughout the year the BSA will publish a new essay from a leader or ally of the organization. An exhibition focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years is mounted at BSA Space.

Boston City Hall and the Governor’s Office of Massachusetts proclaims June 21, 2017 as the Boston Society of Architects/AIA Day. Join the sesquicentennial celebration as the summer solstice aligns with the day of the BSA’s incorporation to ring in the new season and honor a century and a half of the architecture community in Boston. 

Feature: I Gave at the Office

Richard Fitzgerald Hon. BSA, former BSA executive director
"Richard Fitzgerald Hon. BSA was executive director of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA from 1984 through 2008. His leadership, collegiality, and achievements have been well-documented throughout this 150th anniversary year." Read more.

Anniversary letters

Deep in the game!

Aisha Densmore-Bey, principal, Aisha Densmore-Bey, Designer
As I write this reflection, it’s almost unbelievable how much the BSA has meant to me both professionally...


Architects keep an open door

Vivien Li Hon. BSA, former president, The Boston Harbor Association
Whenever I’m in the Seaport District, I am reminded of the dedication, expertise, and creativity of the Boston...

Make that change

Ted Landsmark, president emeritus, Boston Architectural College
The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) is at the forefront of professional advocacy on behalf of design...


It’s About Time, It’s About Space…

Audrey O’Hagan AIA, 2011 BSA president
In January 2011, I became the 76th president of the Boston Society of Architects. When I first received Tim Love FAIA’s phone call in early 2009 informing me that...

Peter Kuttner FAIA created a cartoon panel in 2005, after running into a small cluster of past-presidents on the show floor of BuildBoston. This chance occurrence happened again in 2007, and at ABX 2013, and 2014. With each new photo, Peter continued to extend the cartoon panel with the line-up of each year's photo. In the spirit of celebrating the BSA's 150th, he has submitted his ongoing panel of past-presidents as a memory for the community to share.

The line up is as follows from left to right.
Rebecca Barnes FAIA (2001), Robert Brown AIA (2001–2002), David Dixon (2003), Brian Healy FAIA (2004), Hubert Murray FAIA (2007), Jane Weinzapfel FAIA (2006), Laura Wernick FAIA (2012), Mike Davis FAIA (2013), Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA (2014), Larry Chan FAIA (2010), George Metzger AIA (2005), Peter Kuttner FAIA (1998), Chuck Redmon FAIA (1988), and Tom Payette FAIA (1984).

Image courtesy of Peter Kuttner FAIA.

Past Events

June 21, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 9, 2017 (All day)
April 8, 2017 (All day)
February 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM