BSA Gingerbread Design Competition and Exhibition Explores Architectural Styles

Gingerbread University

BOSTON— BSA Space’s 7th Annual Gingerbread Design Competition and Exhibition is displaying masterful sweet renditions by local architecture firms from Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts.

This year, nine teams are exploring the theme: Rep your arch’ style” inspiring participants to create Gingerbread structures interpreting their favorite architectural style.

Visitors can feast their eyes on the whimsical creations from December 10-31, 2018 at BSA Space, and then vote for their favorites at The exhibition is free and open Monday through Friday, 10am6pm, weekends and holidays 10am5pm.

The Gingerbread Design Competition and Exhibition is sponsored by the Boston CDRC and the BSA Foundation, both 501c(3) nonprofit organizations. An auction takes place throughout the exhibition to raise funds for design-related public programming. Donations of any size are welcome, and all donations count.

A list of the architecture firms participating includes (in alphabetical order):

Acentech, designLAB Architects, LDa Architecture and Interiors, TBA Architects, Phase Zero Design, Olson Lewis + Architects, and StudioMLA Architects.

The 7th Gingerbread Design Competition and Exhibition Reception, free and open to everyone, will be hosted on December 18, 6:00–8:00 pm. For more details and RSVPs, visit

BSA Space, Boston’s leading cultural institution for architecture and design, is home to the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AA) and the BSA Foundation. The BSA/AIA is one of the oldest chapters of the American Institute of Architects. The BSA Foundation, a charitable organization, supports activities that illuminate the ways in which design improves the quality of our lives. All exhibitions at BSA Space are supported by the BSA Foundation. Admission to BSA Space is free and open to the public.

The mission of the BSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is to build a better Boston by engaging communities, inspiring vision, and provoking positive change. The Foundation’s vision is that by 2030 Boston is a model of a resilient, equitable, and architecturally vibrant city and region. Foundation activities seek to enhance public understanding of the built environment and the processes that shape it, and empower citizens to be active advocates for change in their built environments. The BSA Foundation was established by Boston Society of Architects/AIA in 1971 as the public service sister organization to the BSA/AIA. Since 2014 the BSA Foundation has served more than 120,000 people.

The Community Design Resource Center (CDRC) of Boston is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides pro bono technical assistance to community groups, nonprofits, and municipalities in projects that involve and benefit underserved communities throughout metropolitan Boston. The CDRC also supports, promotes, and celebrates Boston-area architects and designers doing public interest work.