Project name: Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center
Project location: Boston
Firm name: Elkus Manfredi Architects
Jury comments: This theatre, with its reflective exterior and warm, wood-clad central volume, stands out among the rest. It has multiple personalities, with varied facades, but it changes languages artfully. The compressed truss adds drama and intrigue inside and out. The detailing is excellent. This is a “statement” building.
Client: Boston University
Consultants: Bond Brothers; Acentech; Auerbach Glasow; Auerbach Pollock Friedlander; Gordon H. Smith Corporation; Haley & Aldrich; Jensen Hughes; Kalin Associates; WSP; Mikyoung Kim Design; Nitsch Engineering; R.G. Vanderweil Engineers; Stantec; Van Deusen & Associates
Photography: Robert Benson; Eric Laignel