Award – Thomas P. Hopkins Memorial Award
Project name: Westwood Accessible Family Housing
Project location: New Bedford, MA
Firm name: Abacus Architects + Planners
Jury comments: This neighborhood makes accessible housing the status quo. Porches are at grade, making for easy transitions in and out of the interlocking volumes. The kitchens are accessible—no easy feat. The living spaces are as pleasant and modern as any homeowner could hope for. We hope to see more of such communities in the future.
Client: New Bedford Housing Authority
Consultants: Vareika Construction; Norian/Siani Engineering; Patricia Van Buskirk Landscape Architecture; RSE Associates; Waterfield Design Group
Photography: David Eisen FAIA, Abacus Architects + Planners; Samara Vise