HMFH Architects

Saugus Middle High School Wins BSA K-12 Honor Award

Our design of Saugus Middle High School has been recognized with an Honor Award from the Boston Society for Architecture Awards Program for excellence in K-12 educational design.

Saugus Middle High School is a contemporary public educational facility that welcomes students and community members alike with light-filled common areas and state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and collaboration spaces. Supporting an equitable and engaging learning experience and a robust STEAM-driven curriculum, the design integrates careful planning with a holistic approach to sustainability to create a facility that inspires a passion for learning and nurtures student well-being.

The BSA Design Awards recognizes outstanding projects designed by and for the greater Boston community that embody design excellence and positively impact their surroundings. The BSA has recently adopted the American Institute of Architects Framework for Design Excellence as a basis for its awards program to promote environmental stewardship across the design community and celebrate projects that exemplify this commitment to holistically sustainable design. HMFH’s Saugus Middle High School earned an award in the K-12 Educational Facilities category for its comprehensive implementation of the AIA Framework.


The holistic approach to sustainability and inclusion, including effective use of break-out spaces daylit from above, was deserving of an Honor Award recognition for the Saugus Middle High School. There is clear, forward-thinking, educational visioning from a wide variety of perspectives. The community engagement process succeeds in restoring the district’s educational reputation to one that inspires an immense amount of pride for a STEAM-driven education, while supporting students’ social emotional well-being.”

Awards Jury | Boston Society for Architecture