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Small Firms Design Awards

The Small Firms Design Awards program recognizes structures or buildings of all project types designed by firms with ten employees or fewer.

The call for entries is currently closed.

Sample submission form

This category now asks you to address at least three of the ten AIA Framework for Design Excellence principles. You can use this sample form for reference as you craft your submission.

BSA Design Awards general submission form

2021 Winning Projects


Emerald Necklace Conservancy Renovation, BOS|UA

Image courtesy John Horner


Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Headquarters, BOS|UA with Rukamathu.Smith

Image courtesy John Horner

2 Oceans Edge Premru

Ocean's Edge, Paul Lukez Architecture

Image courtesy Greg Premru

01 Concord Carport Paul Lukez

Concord Carport & Deck, Jacob Lilley Architects

Image courtesy Paul Lukez

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Transforming Gallery, J.Roc Design

Image courtesy James Leng

Red Coach Lane2

Red Coach Lane, Stern McCafferty

Image courtesy of Chuck Choi

Sol Be 13

Redefining the Early Learning Environment, Supernormal

Image courtesy of Trent Bell

Shoreline Dwelling 01

Shoreline Dwelling, Murdough Design

Image courtesy of Chuck Choi

North Adams Hotel Project 7


Image courtesy of Peter Crosby

How do I submit my project?

Visit the BSA Design Awards submission page, create an account or log in, and submit.

Past winners

You may visit past BSA Design Awards winners here.

About the BSA Design Awards

Each year the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA), often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England, and beyond. By recognizing remarkable achievements in architecture, the design community highlights exemplary projects that serve as inspiration for practitioners. Equally important, these awards elevate the potential for positive impact that architecture has on quality of life for everyone.