Boston Society of Architects announces the winners of the 2018 BSA Design Awards Gala


BOSTON—The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) announced the winners of the 2018 BSA Design Awards in various categories, including: Campus and Urban Planning; Healthcare Facilities Design; Hospitality Design (hosted for the first time in 2018); Interior Architecture and Design; Sustainable Design, Unbuilt Architecture and Design; Honor Awards for Design Excellence, juried by AIA Minnesota; the Harleston Parker Medal; and the People’s Choice Award, selected from the Harleston Parker Medal finalists.

The sole criterion was design excellence, BSA said in a statement. Other award types, given to individuals by their peers, included BSA Award of Honor Medal, the BSA Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award, the BSA Commonwealth Award, and BSA Honorary Membership.

The winners were announced at the 8th BSA Design Awards Gala on January 17, hosted at BSA Space. The Gala was sponsored by:

Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Copley Wolff Design Group; Gold Sponsor: Autodesk; Bronze Sponsors: Acentech; Andersen Windows and Doors; Crownpoint Cabinetry; DiCicco, Gulman & Company; Dimeo Construction; Microsol Resources; and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. Supporters: BVH Integrated Services; McPhail Associates; NCGIT; STIMSON; JB Ventures and TCR Development; and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

Winners are listed below:

Campus and Urban Planning

Three Awards:

  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects for UConn Downtown Hartford Campus, Hartford, Connecticut (for both Campus Planning and Urban Design
  • Sasaki for the Urban Design project,  Las Salinas: An Ecological and Urban Regeneration in Viña del Mar, Chile; and for the Campus Planning project, West Java New University, Subang, Indonesia

Two Citations:

  • Arrowstreet for MIT Green Roof Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Utile for domestiCITY [for an affordable atlanta]: Everyone Wants a Home of Their Own, Atlanta

Healthcare Facilities Design

Two Honor Awards:

  • HDR with Perkins+Will for Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Amenta Emma Architects for The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights, Hartford, Connecticut

Two citations:

  • Höweler + Yoon Architecture for MINT, Boston
  • Shepley Bulfinch with Barber McMurry Architects for Scripps Networks Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee

Hospitality Design (Hosted for the first time in 2018)

Two Honor Awards:

  • Perkins+Will for Hotel Grinnell, Grinnell, Iowa
  • Touloukian Touloukian for Lumen at Beacon Park, Detroit, Michigan

Two Awards:

  • Hacin + Associates for Glass House, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • GLD Architecture for Taste Wine Bar and Kitchen, Boston                                             

Four Citations:

  • Group One Partners with Stantec for Envoy Hotel, Boston
  • Finegold Alexander Architects with The Gettys Group, Bergmeyer, and Niemitz Design Group for The Godfrey Hotel, Boston
  • ASK Design/Build for Lamplighter Brewery and Taproom, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects for The Verb, Boston

Interior Architecture Design

Three Awards:

  • Amenta Emma Architects for Brand Strategy Group, Hamden, Connecticut
  • Leers Weinzapfel Associates for the John W. Olver Design Building, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • BOS|UA with rukamathu.smith for Sushi Kappo, Boston

Three Citations:

  • Kennedy and Violich Architecture for Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Vanserg Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • William Rawn Associates, Architects for East Boston Branch Library, Boston Public Library, Boston
  • Utile for Jamaica Plain Branch Library, Renovation and Addition, Boston Public Library, Boston

Sustainable Design

Two Honor Awards:

  • designLAB for Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Leers Weinzapfel Associates for the John. W. Olver Design Building, Amherst, Massachusetts

Three Awards:

  • Piatt Associates for 719 Washington Residences, Boston
  • Payette for the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Boston
  • ZeroEnergy Design for Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse, Lincoln, Massachusetts

One Citation:

  • SMMA for Winchester High School, Winchester, Massachusetts

Unbuilt Architecture and Design

Two Honor Awards:

  • HKS for both Structured Symbiosis and Wastescraper

One Award:

  • NADAAA for Seoul Cinematheque

Two Citations:

  • Abramson Teiger Architects for LALA Gateway Bridge
  • Höweler + Yoon Architecture for Plus Bridge

Honor Awards for Design Excellence

One Honor Award:

  • Anmahian Winton Architects for Ankara Office Tower, Ankara, Turkey

Seven Awards:

  • CBT for 10 Farnsworth, Boston
  • NADAAA for Daniels Building, Toronto, Canada
  • William Rawn Associates, Architects for Rubenstein Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Touloukian Touloukian for Lumen at Beacon Park, Detroit, Michigan
  • Bruner/Cott for MASS MoCA Building 6, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Sasaki for Tecnológico de Monterrey New Main Library, Monterrey, Mexico
  • O’Neill Rose Architects for Undermountain House, Sheffield, Massachusetts           

One Citation:

  • Payette for Science and Engineering Complex, Medford, Massachusetts

Harleston Parker Medal

This year’s recipient of the 2018 Harleston Parker Medal is the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex designed by Payette for Northeastern University, Boston.

People’s Choice Award

This year’s winner is As If It Were Already Here designed by Janet Echelman for The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and the Smith Family Foundation.

2018 BSA Award of Honor

Ann M. Beha FAIA

Ann Beha is Principal of Ann Beha Architects, a Boston-based firm known for its exploration of heritage in dialogue with contemporary design. She founded ABA 40 years ago to address the overlooked potential of preservation and adaptive reuse to revitalize cities and communities, and expanded the firm’s practice to award-winning new design, nationally and internationally.

2018 Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award

Co-sponsored by the Flansburgh family, the 2018 winner is Vince Pan AIA, principal and founder of Analogue Studio.

As an emerging professional working with a diverse range of performing arts, research, academic, healthcare, residential, and commercial clients, Vince identified the need for a more ecosystem-based approach to design. This observation became the foundation of Analogue Studio, and has led to a practice where graphics, branding, interior design, and architecture hold equal potential in the designer’s toolkit.

2018 BSA’s Commonwealth Award

This year’s recipient is the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for the significant transformation and increasingly dynamic programming it has brought to Downtown Boston.

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources.

2018 BSA Honorary Membership

This year’s recipients are Lisa Brothers PE and Judy Nitsch PE from Nitsch Engineering in recognition of their commitment to collaboration and the advancement of the AEC industry.

Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of roadway, site development, sustainable design, and infrastructure-related projects. As chairman and CEO of Nitsch Engineering, Lisa is responsible for the vision, growth strategy, strategic direction, and overall performance of the firm.

Established in 1867, the BSA/AIA today consists of nearly 4,500 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/AIA is a nonprofit, professional-service organization.

Each year the BSA, often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors award programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England, and elsewhere. All winners are announced at the annual BSA Design Awards Gala. The call for entries to the 2019 programs will be released in February.