Award – William D. Smith Memorial Award
Project name: Old Chapel Student & Event Center
Project location: Amherst, MA
Firm name: Finegold Alexander Architects
Jury comments: The Old Chapel is proof that accessible design and historic buildings do not have to be at odds with each other. The interventions are thoughtful, appearing as though they have always been there. Even the entry ramp is beautiful—harmoniously and elegantly meeting the existing chapel and its landscape.
Client: University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Consultants: Barr & Barr; ART Engineering Corp.; Arup; Crabtree McGrath Associates; Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience; Jensen Hughes; Kessler McGuiness & Associates; Massachusetts Historical Commission; Preservation Technology Associates; Preserve UMass; RSE Associates; Stefura Associates; STIMSON; The Green Engineer; VHB; VJ Associates
Photography: Robert Benson