Project name: East Boston Branch Library, Boston Public Library
Project location: Boston
Firm name: William Rawn Associates, Architects
Jury comments: The East Boston Branch Library grants different groups their own spaces in a single room under one remarkable roof. A familiar sense of togetherness is only enhanced by the novel sensation of being under the structure’s huge, floating waves. This project takes the idea of what libraries can be and, with unpretentious sophistication, moves the concept forward.
Client: Boston Public Library
Consultants: Delulis Brothers Construction; Acentech; Arrowstreet; Cosentini Associates; DMI; Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Landworks Studio; LeMessurier; McPhail Associates; Sped-Edit; Sullivan Code Group; The Green Engineer; VHB; Whitney Veigas/Identia