Julian Phillips Elected to BSA Membership Committee

We are thrilled to congratulate Julian Phillips, NOMA, on his election to the BSA Membership Committee!

The Membership Committee focuses on the diverse concerns of the BSA/AIA membership: gauging interest, advising on issues and generating ideas that foster professional growth. The nine elected members of this committee serve as membership ambassadors to the building-industry community.

“Expanding upon the current role of membership by introducing architecture students to the BSA and connecting emerging professionals with firm leaders, I believe the BSA can become a conduit for students and aspiring architects to learn and grow from exposure and access to firms and leaders in the architecture profession. A strong peer network is valuable to growing the Boston architecture profession.”
– Candidate statement

The 2022 BSA Elections took place from October 5 to November 2. With all the votes counted, the winners have been elected to the 2022 BSA Board of Directors and governance committees. As BSA leaders, these individuals will serve as bellwethers for the architecture & design community in Boston at this pivotal time for the city.

Julian joined Bruner/Cott as a designer in August 2021 and has been working on several of the firm’s preservation projects, including the Arlington Street Church, Hope Central Church, and the Blackstone Steam Plant at Harvard University. He is active in a variety of local and national industry organizations such as the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and its Boston Chapter, BosNOMA, where he serves as Executive Secretary and program coordinator for Project Pipeline 2021. He is also a Young Advisor Board Member for the Boston Preservation Alliance, a Fenway Community Advisory Committee CAC member, Youth Programs Instructor for the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and a 2021 BSA Unbuilt Architecture Design Award jury member.

Congratulations, Julian! We cannot wait to see what you accomplish during your term!

Vote for the Harleston Parker People’s Choice Award

The Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center is a finalist for the Harleston Parker People’s Choice Award!

Each year, the BSA selects one building to receive the Harleston Parker Medal, recognizing it as “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area. All Harleston Parker Medal finalists are also finalists for The People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice is determined by online voting and encourages voters to think about what they value and think of as “beautiful” in architecture.

Anyone may vote in this poll, open now through January 23, 2020 at 12pm. The winner of both the People’s Choice Award and the Harleston Parker Medal will be announced at the BSA Awards Gala on January 23, 2020.

Cast your vote here!

 

Harvard Smith Center is Harleston Parker Medal Finalist

We are thrilled to share the Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center is a finalist for the Harleston Parker Medal!

This annual award seeks to recognize “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years. A panel of eight jurors, led by Paul Pettigrew, AIA, narrowed down nominations to six finalists, including the Smith Campus Center at Harvard.

The winner of the 2019 Harleston Parker Medal will be announced at the BSA Design Awards Gala, held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, in the Morris Auditorium at the 1981 Harleston Parker Medal-winning Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Read more about the Smith Campus Center here.

View the other Harleston Parker Medal finalists here.