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2023 BSA Design Awards

The BSA Design Awards program celebrates exemplary innovation in the built environment, investment from committed clients, and the unique power of architecture to design buildings and spaces that transform communities and shape the way we live. The BSA honors projects that embody the values of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence and the BSA’s vision of building a just and sustainable Boston, together.

Architecture is ever evolving. Architects play important roles in leveraging the power of design to create innovative processes and new design ideas that create positive social and environmental impact.

The 2023 BSA’s Design Awards program invites visions of varying scales and resources that challenge practice, lead sustainability progress, and broaden conversations about resilience in design.

You can begin submitting here.

Check out the 2022 Design Awards winning projects and firms, featured here.

2023 categories and deadlines

The BSA Design Awards program no longer runs on cycles, so you may submit projects of any type for consideration.

We have structured the Design Awards program into THREE categories – to recognize the diversity of our members and to create a system for jury reviews of both metrics and design based on typology. Divisions include:

BUILT DESIGN EXCELLENCE – Recognizing measured design excellence through performance metrics in all completed projects
SMALL FIRMS – Recognizing design excellence through performance narratives in all completed projects. Eligible for firms of 10 or fewer employees.
UNBUILT PLANNING & DESIGN  Recognizing the promise of design excellence in the broadest possible range of research, conceptual exploration and innovation in design thinking for initiated and theoretical projects.

June 15, 2023 BSA Design Awards Program Opens
June-August, 2023 Design Awards overviews & resources available

September 15, 2023

Extended! September 29, 2023

Submission deadlines. All Awards submissions must be uploaded and completed online with payment by 11:59pm
September-October 2023 Technical Jury Reviews
October-November 2023 Design Jury Reviews
December 2023

Award notifications & announcements

January 2024 BSA Design Awards Gala



Want to learn more about the BSA Design Awards? Find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here, or contact the BSA at awards@architects.org or 617.391.4017.