The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) is committed to professional development for its members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large.
Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of more than 3,500 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including the annual tradeshow and conference, ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) and ArchitectureBoston magazine.
A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, The BSA is a nonprofit, professional-service organization.
The BSA Foundation seeks to enhance public understanding of the built environment and the processes that shape it. With understanding, our communities will be better equipped to enrich and preserve our physical and natural surroundings.
Established in 1984, the BSA Foundation supports activities that illuminate the ways that design improves the quality of our lives. Foundation programs reach Boston’s children and families, residents and community groups, as well as policy makers, urban planners, students, and visitors.
The BSA Foundation’s vision is to build a better Boston by engaging communities, inspiring vision, and provoking positive change. >>Watch this video to learn more.
Both organizations are located at BSA Space at 290 Congress Street at Boston's Ft. Point Channel. BSA Space, which is free and open to the public, features more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space for creative explorations of the potential of design to inspire, create community and transform the world we inhabit.