The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) announced the winners of the following 2016 BSA Design Awards: Accessible Design; Education Facilities Design; Sustainable Design; Unbuilt Architecture and Design; Honor Awards for Design Excellence; the Harleston Parker Medal; and the People’s Choice Award, selected among the Harleston Parker Medal finalists.
The sole criterion was design excellence. Juries also considered evidence of holistic design thinking, consideration for universal access, sustainability, sensitivity to site, innovation, and aesthetics. Other award types, given to individuals by their peers, included the Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award, BSA Award of Honor medal, the BSA Commonwealth Award, and the BSA Honorary Membership.
To launch the BSA’s 150th anniversary and honor all the winners, BSA Space is showcasing the recipients of the 2016 BSA Design Awards through April 3. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more details visit:
Winners are listed below.
**** Accessible Design
Three Honor Awards: Public Architecture

  • Cambridge Seven Associates for New England Aquarium Giant Ocean Tank Renovation, Boston, Mass.
  • Ellenzweig for Framingham State University Science Complex Addition and Renovations, Framingham, Mass.
  • Weston & Sampson | Spurr Design Studio for Mayor Thomas M. Menino Park, Boston, Mass.

One Honor Award: William D. Smith Memorial

  • Kieran Timberlake for Harvard University River Houses, Cambridge, Mass.

Two Awards: Public Architecture

  • Abacus Architects + Planners for Framingham Library Frontispiece Addition, Framingham, Mass.
  • Beals and Thomas for the Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge, Worcester, Mass.

Two Awards: William D. Smith Memorial

  • McGinley Kalsow & Associates for Upton Town Hall Restoration and Renovation, Upton, Mass.
  • Mills Whitaker Architects for Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, Mass.

Two Citations: Public Architecture

  • Abacus Architects + Planners for The Peter Bulkeley Terrace Senior Housing and Community Center, Concord, Mass.
  • MDS/Miller Dyer Spears for Codman Academy Charter Public School, Lithgow Building Renovation, Boston, Mass.

One Citation: William D. Smith Memorial

  • Frank Shirley Architects for Christ Church, Cambridge, Mass.

**** Education Facilities Design
One Honor Award: K-12 Facilities

  • Flansburgh Architects for Arts & Innovation Center, Indian Mountain School, Lakeville, Conn.

Three Honor Awards: Higher Education

  • Bruner/Cott & Associates for Powerhouse, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • CBT Architects for Western Dining Commons, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • designLAB architects with BSHM Architects for Arts Center, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Penn.

Three Awards: K-12 Facilities

  • D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture for Corning Children's Center, Corning, N.Y.
  • Flansburgh Architects for West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School, West Bridgewater, Mass.
  • Ruhl Walker Architects with Randall Walter AIA for Catherine Houghton Arts Center, The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, N.H.

Three Awards: Higher Education

  • Ann Beha Architects for Academic Center, Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Ennead Architects for Design and Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Mass.
  • Payette for Hardiman Research Building, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Two Citations: K-12 Education:

  • Finegold Alexander Architects for City of Methuen High School, Methuen, Mass.
  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects for Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn.

Six Citations: Higher Education

  • Architerra for Gateway Center, SUNY–ESF, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Cambridge Seven Associates for Health and Social Sciences Building, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, Lowell, Mass.
  • GUND Partnership with Clark Nexsen for Duke Hall, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virg.
  • Kyu Sung Woo Architects for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) IT Convergence Building, Daejeon, South Korea
  • NADAAA for Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • William Rawn Associates, Architects for The Lofts, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

**** Sustainable Design
Two Honor Awards

  • Architerra for Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters, Westborough, Mass.
  • Bruner/Cott & Associates for R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.

Two Awards

  • Gensler for The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Tise Design Associates for LBJ Apartments, Cambridge, Mass.

Four Citations

  • DiMella Shaffer Associates for Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Boston, Mass.
  • Payette for Biosciences Research Building, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Payette for Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects for Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn.

****Unbuilt Architecture and Design
Two Honor Awards

  • CannonDesign for Elms College Chapel, Chicopee, Mass.
  • ORG Permanent Modernity with P-REX for African Agribusiness Knowledge Center, Afram Plains, Ghana

Four Awards

  • Architect, Alfredo Pimentel for Nature Center for Walden Pond, Concord, Mass.
  • FXFOWLE in association with Cooper Carry for Georgia Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Sebastian Mariscal Studio for Not A Building, A Park/Mission Hill, Boston, Mass.
  • Supernormal and BOS|UA for SolBe Learning Center Prototype, Cambridge, Mass.

Three Citations

  • Charles Rose Architects for Busan Opera House, Busan, South Korea
  • Christoph Hesse Architects for Infrastructural Lifeline for Palestine and Israel, Israel
  • STUDIO ENÉE architects for Moon Island Zipline, Boston, Mass.

****Honor Awards for Design Excellence
Two Honor Awards

  • Machado and Silvetti Associates with Sweet Sparkman Architects for The Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Paul Lukez Architecture for Proyecto Clamor de Paz, Guaimaca, Honduras

Four Awards

  • Anmahian Winton Architects for Gemma Observatory, Central New Hampshire
  • MERGE Architects for Grow Box, Lexington, Mass.
  • ORG Permanent Modernity for Brussels Market Building, Brussels, Belgium
  • Payette for Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Five Citations

  • Hacin + Associates for Public Garden Townhouse, Boston, Mass.
  • Höweler + Yoon Architecture for Shadow Play, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Schwartz/Silver Architects for Charles Shain Library Renovation at Connecticut College, New London, Conn.
  • Sebastian Mariscal Studio for Venice House, Venice, Calif.
  • Touloukian Touloukian for 38 Newbury Street—Office Suite, Boston, Mass.

****Harleston Parker Medal
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, designed by Mecanoo Architecten with Sasaski, Boston, Mass.
****People’s Choice Award
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, designed by Mecanoo Architecten with Sasaski, Boston, Mass.
****Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award
Co-sponsored by the Flansburgh family, the 2016 winner is Aaron C. Bruckerhoff AIA, principal at Anmahian Winton Architects.
****BSA Award of Honor
Alex Krieger has combined a career of teaching and practice, dedicating himself in both to improving the quality of place and life in our major urban areas. Alex is the founding Principal of Chan Krieger Sieniewicz which merged with NBBJ in 2009. He is a Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1977. During his tenure he has served as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Director of the Urban Design Program, and Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture. Alex is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
****BSA's Commonwealth Award
This year’s recipient is pinkcomma gallery.
****BSA Honorary Member

This year’s recipient is ArchitectureBoston magazine editor, Renée Loth Hon. BSA.