Honor Award – Thomas P. Hopkins Memorial Award
Project name: Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library Addition & Renovation
Project location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Firm name: Utile
Jury comments: The new addition to this 1909 library presents a unified, inviting entrance that connects the library to a nearby community center and main neighborhood thoroughfare. Everyone enters from the street, at-grade with the sidewalk, improving both physical and cultural accessibility. The glass facade provides a wow factor without looking out of place.
Client: Boston Public Facilities Department; Boston Public Library
Consultants: Colantonio; Acentech; Andelman and Lelek Engineering; BLW Engineers; Building Conservation Associates; Kalin Associates; Lam Partners; McPhail Associates; Richard Burck Associates; RSE Associates; Samiotes Consultants; Vanderweil Engineers; VJ Associates of New England
Photography: Anton Grassl | ESTO