Honor Award – Thomas P. Hopkins Memorial Award
Project name: Walden Pond Visitor Center
Project location: Concord, MA
Firm name: Maryann Thompson Architects
Jury comments: This project is all about the approach. Visitors are elevated a remarkable six feet as they move along an understated ramp through the woods toward the building where they are ultimately welcomed into the exhibition and education space. Two other accessible entrances keep access equitable. Strong sustainable elements are the cherry on top.
Client: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Consultants: Stutman Contracting; Garcia Galuska DeSousa; Hughes Associates; Kalin Associates; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Nitsch Engineering; RSE Associates
Photography: Chuck Choi; Iwan Baan