Project name: Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering
Project location: Boston
Firm name: Payette
Jury comments: The fins on this nine-story academic research building’s intriguing facade add depth and vision to what might otherwise be a bland glass box. Occupying a tight site on a prominent urban avenue, the center is a deceptively simple, beautiful, and stately front door to the university’s science and engineering precinct.
Client: Boston University
Consultants: Turner Construction; Allegion; Arup; BR&A; Cavanaugh Tocci; Copley Wolff Design Group; Faithful & Gould; Field Management Services; Fort Point Associates; Howe Engineers; Irrigation Consulting; Lerch Bates; Nitsch Engineering; RWDI; SGH; Soden Sustainability Consulting; Thornton Tomasetti; Vitatech; Vermeulens; Zapotec Energy
Photography: Chuck Choi; Bob O’Connor