Project name: Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation & Addition
Project location: Boston
Firm name: Utile
Jury comments: Clean lines and the smart use of glass create a welcoming entry point for this contemporary addition to a Boston branch library. The treatment of the existing interior might have been subtler, but this contrast only highlights the addition’s success. The new structure invites the neighborhood into its community space, sharing its light, harmony, and striking structural planes.
Client: City of Boston Public Facilities Department; Boston Public Library
Consultants: Colantonio; Acentech; Andelman and Lelek Engineering; BLW Engineers; Building Conservation Associates; Hughes Associates; Kalin Associates; Lam Partners; McPhail Associates; Richard Burck Associates; RSE Associates; Samiotes Consultants; Vanderweil Engineers; VJ Associates