Award: William D. Smith Memorial Award
Project name: Upton Town Hall Restoration and Renovation
Project location: Upton, Massachusetts
Firm name: McGinley Kalsow & Associates
Jury comments: This town hall restoration and renovation is a true asset to the community from an historic and public perspective. The entrances are segregated, which is not ideal, but the accessible entrance does go directly to two of the most frequently visited offices in the building, which is a positive move. In fact, it’s likely that for many visitors, the accessible entrance will simply become the main one. The accessibility is not seamless here, and the focus of the project seems more about restoring historic spaces to the original quality, but it is beautiful, and definitely an improvement over what existed before.
Client: Town of Upton
Consultants: Vertex Companies, MacRitchie Engineering, MacLeod Consulting, Savello & Associates, Ripman Lighting Consultants, Sara B. Chase, McPhail Associates, Pezzuco Construction, Cenedella Masonry, SML Metal Co, Folan Waterproofing, Kapiloff Glass, JRJ Construction, JM Painting, Delta Beckwith Elevator, Carlyse Engineering, Rober W. Irvine & Sons, Seekonk Heating Services, Energy Electric, Westmill Preservation Servvices, Sign Plus