Project name: Woburn Public Library
Project location: Woburn, Massachusetts
Firm name: CBT
Jury comments: The architect brings an extraordinary level of detailing, materiality, and elevation to one of the last truly public-facing, accessible places: the library. The light touch of an addition goes beyond respecting the existing H. H. Richardson library–it celebrates the historic building, framing it in a way that newly reveals its brilliance and beauty. The work also restores logic and luster to the H. H. Richardson interior. This project is a true investment in community space.
Client: Woburn Public Library
Images: Robert Benson
Consultants: Acentech; Bryant Associates; Building Conservation Associates; Consigli; Copley Wolff Design Group; Existing Conditions Surveys; Kalin Associates; Rist-Frost Shumway Engineering; R.W. Sullivan Engineering; Schweppe Lighting Design; Scott Love Design; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Thornton Tomasetti