BSA in Review: A Farewell to 2023

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January 3, 2024

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Discovery, Healing, Learning

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the remarkable individuals, noteworthy milestones, and outstanding achievements that defined the past year at BSA LifeStructures. From project groundbreakings to inspiring acts of resilience, 2023 has left an indelible mark.


2023 saw the rise of new leadership at BSA. The newly appointed leaders, Tim Spence, Sam Jackson, and Kenyon Worrell, bring diverse expertise and vision to guide BSA LifeStructures toward continued growth and success in architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning.

Reinforcing the leadership team was the appointment of a new board chair and two new members. David, Melanie, and Andrew bring valuable perspectives and experience, enhancing the strategic direction and governance of the firm.

BSA also promoted various people within the firm, recognizing their exceptional contributions and demonstrating expertise and leadership roles. Congratulations to Jen Worley, Director of Interior Design; Zahra Zamani, Director of Research; Brian White, Director of Architecture; and Ron Meyer, Principal.

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BSA reinforced its commitment in Tampa with the acquisition of Carastro & Associates. This strategic move enhanced BSA’s ability to offer comprehensive solutions and strengthened its position in the architecture and engineering industry.

BSA achieved notable rankings, securing the 15th position as a Modern Healthcare Design and Construction Firm, the 19th spot among Top University Architecture Firms by Building Design and Construction, and the 41st position in the Top Science and Technology Facilities Firms category.

There are many additional achieved recognitions, but most notable is being named a Healthcare Design Showcase Finalist for projects at UNC Rex Cancer Center and Jordan Specialty Hospital. Additionally, the firm received the Learning by Design Magazine Outstanding Design Award in New Construction for its work on Purdue University Dudley Hall and Lambertus Hall.


Our commitment to creating inspired solutions that improve lives couldn’t hold without our client’s dedication to their communities. In partnership with our clients, work has started on the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Heart & Vascular Addition/Renovation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CABBI Greenhouse, the Wake Tech Community College Perry Health Science Campus – New Health Sciences Building and Parking Deck, and the BayCare Health System Manatee Hospital. These diverse projects highlight the firm’s success in the three areas of practice – healing, higher education, and discovery (science and technology).

In Learning, Purdue University opened its new Dudley Hall and Lambertus Hall. Miami University opened the Health Sciences Building, and ongoing work on the ECU Howell and Brody projects continues. In Healing, the firm continues work on the IU Health New Downtown Hospital, a $1.95 billion acute-care adult hospital.

We conclude with heartfelt gratitude to our clients and colleagues. As we turn the page to a new year, let these moments of achievement and lessons learned inspire us to strive for an even brighter 2024.