Design New England

BSA bestows its first young architect award


Architect Stephanie Horowitz with her husband, Alex, and their son, Charlie, in their newly renovated condo in Boston’s South End, which appeared in the November/December 2014 issue of Design New England. Photo: Eric Roth.

By Gail Ravgiala

It was no surprise to us when the Boston Society of Architects gave a new award recognizing design excellence by an architect under 40 to Stephanie Horowitz of Zero Energy Design (ZED) in Boston. We knew that Horowitz was a talent to watch the first time we met her. It was the spring of 2009 and we were photographing a house she designed on a magnificent bluff overlooking the beach in Truro, Massachusetts, for our July/August 2009 issue. It ended up as our cover story. It was also published in several other magazines and it was clear that Horowitz and ZED had struck a chord in the design world.


A house designed by Stephanie Horowitz graced the cover of our July/August 2009 issue. Photo: Eric Roth.
The award, given at the BSA’s 4th annual Awards Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, is officially named the Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award after Earl R. Flansburgh FAIA, a distinguished Boston architect and founder of Earl R. Flansburgh & Associates, and a man who generously supported emerging professionals and advocated for women architects. The firm he founded has been guided by the philosophy that a well-designed building improves the quality of our lives.
Horowitz took that philosophy to her own home when she renovated a condo in Boston’s North End for her own family. We liked what she did so much we shared it with our readers in our November/December 2014 Visit feature.
You’ll have to wait until our March/April issue to see another project from her diverse portfolio in — a Passive House design in Vermont. It’ll be worth it.
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