Citation: William D. Smith Memorial Award
Project name: Christ Church
Project location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Firm name: Frank Shirley Architects
Jury comments: A lift that can also be used as a stair when not in use is stunning and very clever. This idea of “flexibility as accessibility” is innovative and commendable. The moves to extend the alter areas by removing seating are intriguing. Multi-functionality is the theme throughout this restoration and renovation, even beyond accessibility. The removable walls are a nice touch. But it looks like the front door is not accessible. Is there a separate, accessible entrance?
Client: Christ Church Cambridge
Consultants: Charlie Allen Restorations, GF Rhode Construction, Lift-U Lift Manufacturers