AIA New England Design Awards Program

Date: 9/25/20 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual

The 2020 AIA New England Design Awards Presentation will take place virtually.
The virtual program will be live-streamed over Youtube, and archived for later viewing here:

Panel Discussion
Design for a Changing World: How Can Architecture Respond to Societal Shifts?

Our values and beliefs define us, as well as our built environment. Architecture is a manifestation of our beliefs which, in turn, can lead us to new ways of living and valuing the world around us. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented change as our country responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the social justice movement, Black Lives Matter, and the ensuing economic fall out of failed systems. How will architecture, and the institutions of our communities respond? With representation from the fields of economics, sociology, arts and culture, sustainability, and architecture, our panel discussion will look for evidence of where our culture is going, and provide clues for architects as we look to re-envision our communities.

Panelists will include:

  • Phil Bernstein, Associate Dean of Architecture at Yale School of Architecture
  • Aimee Vieira, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology at Norwich University and Past Interim Director, School of Justice Studies and Sociology
  • Arthur Brooks, Retired Professor at Bennington College, Musician and Founding member of Ensemble 5
  • Steve Pecsok, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics at Middlebury College

Co-Moderators: Gregor Masefield, AIA and Jeff McBride, AIA

Jury Roundtable
Hear from the awards jury as they discuss their definition of design excellence, how they chose the projects selected for awards, and how the events of 2020 influenced their thinking.

Awards Presentation
The winners of the 2020 AIA New England Design Awards will be announced. This year's jury deliberations were recorded, and comments will be included in the announcement of winning projects.

Thank you to our Event Underwriter:
Axis Lighting

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:



Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors:
rk Miles
Sierra Pacific Windows

Media and Livestream by CCTV Productions. Special Thanks to Catherine Lange, AIA for logo design.

Contact: Sarah O Donnell
Email: sarah.odonnell@