Project name: Global Flora Conservatory
Project location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Firm name: Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Jury comments: This is a jewel box of a project–small, unique, and beautiful. It has merit beyond the harmony of its form and materiality, bringing into the building the values of the community, the responsibility to the environment–including the pursuit of the Living Building Challenge Water Petal–and creative craft and technical solutions. This free public botany lab and museum offers an inspiring and high-quality learning experience to anyone who cares to enter it.
Client: Wellesley College
Images: Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Consultants: Andropogon Associates; Buro Happold; Jensen Hughes Associates; Nitsch Engineering; Re:Vision; Small Design Firm; Tillotson Design Associates; Transsolar; Turner Construction