Citation – Thomas P. Hopkins Memorial Award
Project name: Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts
Project location: Salem, MA
Firm name: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Jury comments: A 1958 general use auditorium retains its shell but is transformed into a standout example of what a universally accessible teaching, performing, and exhibition center can be. The stage in particular is a “how-to” for designing inclusive performance spaces. Architects and clients can learn from this remarkable design solution.
Client: Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
Consultants: Daniel O’Connell’s Sons; Acentech; Atelier Ten; Campbell McCabe; Cosentini Associates; EFO Global; Faithful + Gould; Fisher Dachs Associates; GeoEnvironmental; Green International Affiliates; Ground, Inc.; Kalin Associates; Lam Partners; LeMessurier; Sebesta
Photography: Alan Karchmer