Citation – William D. Smith Memorial Award
Project name: Boston City Hall, Council Chamber Renovation
Project location: Boston
Firm name: Finegold Alexander Architects
Jury comments: This exemplary renovation brings relief to a challenging building. The interventions are subtle and holistic. Once a pit, the center of the room is now level, requiring no ramps or lifts that isolate accessibility moves. The chamber gains gravitas by providing universal accommodations. A public gallery includes seating for all.
Client: Boston Public Facilities Department
Consultants: Acentech; Fennessy Consulting Services; Kalin Associates; Meek Consulting Group; RSE Associates; Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting; WSP; Reliable New England General Contractors
Photography: Finegold Alexander Architects, Raj Das Photography