The two architectural elements like an iconic stair and cloud ceiling are the main visible features in the BSA Space by Boston-based firm Höweler+Yoon Architecture. BSA space is one of the leading institutions on design and architecture which has been opened recently in Boston. The design was chosen in a competition which was launched to find a best designing idea from emerging architect for their new centre. The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) planned to create a strong public presence with its services. So it had to move to a bigger, more visible spot. The head quarters with two story space is situated on water front between the Kennedy Greenway and the Fort Point Channel at Congress Street, in a corner on high rise of Atlantic Wharf.
The stairway in green steel extends from ground floor onto the second floor’s ceiling, incorporated with LED signboard for information. The new centre comprises of the gallery housing conference rooms, meeting areas and exhibition gallery which will be an extension of the BSA’s website. The BSA Space with six thousand square feet gallery has envisioned the city’s increasing access, new possibilities of development with cultural expansion, built and non-built projects. Currently the display includes Mapping Big Bend, cities historical and contemporary architectures highlighted by interactive map and an origami inspired installation and more.
The new headquarters will promote architecture and culture in Boston, additional to the gallery exhibits; BSA Space hosts lectures, walking tours, architectural boat, films, events and professional programs. BSA Space gallery will opened daily during working hours.