The new BSA Space houses the Boston Society of Architects in a 16,000sf space at Atlantic Wharf in Boston. The new space houses meeting spaces as well as 6,000sf of exhibition space dedicated to architecture and design. The design of the BSA Space, won by competition in 2010, creates a single gesture of a sofﬁt, a stair and a billboard to make the BSA Space both visible and accessible to the public. The sofﬁt on the second ﬂoor acts as a facade, visible from the sidewalk below. Drawing the public up to the second ﬂoor, a grand stair drops down from the ceiling above, and provides a ﬂuid transition between ﬂoors with a single gesture. Conference rooms are distributed within the free-ﬂowing gallery zone on the second ﬂoor. The conference rooms form an archipelago of program distributed within the ﬂows of public gallery, maximizing the contact between the BSA members, visitors, stakeholders, and members of the general public.
Description from the architects