The Boston Society of Architects/AIA will host the 7th BSA Design Awards Gala on January 18 to celebrate the 2017 Design Award winners.

(Boston, January 11, 2018)—Organized by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA), the 7th BSA Design Awards Gala (Gala) recognizes and celebrates design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England, and elsewhere. Each year, the Gala brings together more than 400 architects and allied design professionals to honor the outstanding achievements of industry colleagues.

On January 18 at BSA Space, all the 2017 winners and the awards hierarchy will be announced at the 7th BSA Design Awards Gala, a black-tie ceremony and after party.

The 2017 BSA Design Awards programs include:

Housing Design
Small Firms/Small Projects Design
Unbuilt Architecture and Design
Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Award Hierarchy:

Honor Awards

Also announced will be the 2017 recipient of the Harleston Parker Medal, recognizing Boston’s “most beautiful new structure” in the last ten years, and the “People’s Choice Award” which allows the public to go head-to-head with the Harleston Parker Medal jury,

Other award types, given to individuals by their peers, including the BSA Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award, BSA Award of Honor, the BSA Commonwealth Award, and BSA Honorary Membership, will also be announced.

2018 BSA President Jay Wickersham FAIA​  says: “The annual BSA Design Awards Gala celebrates the power of excellent design and the people who create it. This event is an unparalleled opportunity to honor the great work of New England architects at home and abroad.”

This year, the BSA will be delighted to recognize Henry N. Cobb FAIA, founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, as the esteemed recipient of the 2017 BSA Award of Honor.

Itinerary for the evening:

5:30 pm: Awards ceremony in Waterfront Square. This program is open to everyone, with seating first come, first served. Emcee: Peggy Fogelman, Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

6:30 pm: All ticketed attendees are invited to the BSA Space galleries for a reception with hors d’oeuvres, multiple bars, tunes, networking, and photo ops.

9:00 pm: After party at the Smith & Wollensky bar.

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The following sponsors are proud to support the 7th BSA Design Awards Gala:

Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Copley Wolff Design Group

Silver Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods

Bronze Sponsors: Acentech, Crown Point Cabinetry, DGC Accounting.Tax. Advisory, Dimeo, Microsol Resources, and NCGIT.

Supporters: BVH Integrated Services, HLB Lighting, JBV Ventures & TCR, and PM&C.


The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) is committed to professional development for its members, advocacy on behalf of great design and, together with its sister organization, the BSA Foundation, sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large. Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of nearly 4,000 members and produces content for an array of programs and publications, including ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) and ArchitectureBoston magazine. A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the BSA is a nonprofit, professional-service organization. For more information, visit