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Boston Society of Architects presents the 2013 Design Award Winners
Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 |

Recognizing the best design throughout Massachusetts and the New England region, the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) revealed the winners of the 2013 BSA Design Awards.

The Design Awards featured several Programs like Accessible Design; Education Facilities Design; John M. Clancy Awards for Socially Responsible Housing; Sustainable Design; Unbuilt Architecture and Design; Honor Award for Design Excellence; and the Harleston Parker Medal.

Winners received Honor awards (the highest rank), Awards, or Citations in each Program.

Keep reading to see the full list of winners and a selection of project photos.

Honor Awards for Design Excellence, Honor Award Education Facilities Design (K-12 Facilities Design) and Winner of the Harleston Parker Medal: Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School. Photographer: David Lena

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Honor Awards for Design Excellence, Honor Award Education Facilities Design (K-12 Facilities Design) and Winner of the Harleston Parker Medal: Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School. Photographer: David Lena

Education Facilities Design (set out in two categories: K-12 and Higher Education) 

In K-12 Facilities Design: 

One Honor Award  

  • Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School  

Three Awards  

  • Abacus Architects + Planners for Allencrest Community Center  
  • Ann Beha Architects for Nulman Lewis Student Center  
  • Maryann Thompson Architects for The Foote School Science and Technology Building 

Three Citations  

  • D. W. Arthur Associates Architecture with Ward + Blake Architects for "The Ranch"  
  • Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/Architects and Dattner Architects for New Settlement Community Campus  
  • Flansburgh Architects for Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana Classroom Buildings 

Honor Awards for Design Excellence, Honor Award Education Facilities Design (K-12 Facilities Design) and Winner of the Harleston Parker Medal: Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School. Photographer: David Lena

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Honor Awards for Design Excellence, Honor Award Education Facilities Design (K-12 Facilities Design) and Winner of the Harleston Parker Medal: Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School. Photographer: David Lena

Harleston Parker Medal

"The intent of the award is to acknowledge the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument, or structure within the City of Boston or Metropolitan Parks District limits."

  • Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for the Roger E. Wellington Elementary School--Town of Belmont and Massachusetts School Building Authority, clients

Honor Award Education Facilities Design (Higher Education Facilities Design): Leers Weinzapfel Associates for University of Connecticut Social Sciences and Classroom Buildings, Oak and Laurel Halls. Photographer: Anton Grassl | Esto Photographics

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Honor Award Education Facilities Design (Higher Education Facilities Design): Leers Weinzapfel Associates for University of Connecticut Social Sciences and Classroom Buildings, Oak and Laurel Halls. Photographer: Anton Grassl | Esto Photographics

Education Facilities Design cont'd

In Higher Education Facilities Design: 

One Honor Award 

  •  Leers Weinzapfel Associates for University of Connecticut Social Sciences and Classroom Buildings, Oak and Laurel Halls  

Three Awards  

  • Ann Beha Architects for Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding  
  • GUND Partnership for Gund Gallery, Kenyon College  
  • Payette for New London Hall Science Center  

Eight citations  

  • ADD Inc for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Tree House Student   Residence  
  • Architerra for Keene State College—TDS Center  
  • Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects for Miller Performing Arts Center —Phase II  
  • Dattner Architects for Cordish Family Pavilion at Lenz Tennis Center 
  • Wilson Architects for Chevron Chemistry Annex  
  • designLAB architects with Austin Architects for the Claire T. Carney Library  
  • GUND Partnership with Acock Associates Architects for The Ohio State University William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library 
  • Perkins+Will for Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Honor Awards for Design Excellence: Flansburgh Architects for American International School of Johannesburg New Aquatics Center. Photographer: Stephen O'Raw

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Honor Awards for Design Excellence: Flansburgh Architects for American International School of Johannesburg New Aquatics Center. Photographer: Stephen O'Raw

Honor Awards for Design Excellence

Three Honor Awards 

  • designLAB architects with Austin Architects for the Claire T. Carney Library  
  • Flansburgh Architects for American International School of Johannesburg New Aquatics Center  
  • Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School  

Five Awards  

  • Anmahian Winton Architects for Red Rock House 
  • KVA Kennedy & Violich Architecture for East 34th Street Ferry Terminal  
  • KVA Kennedy & Violich Architecture for Soft House  
  • Machado and Silvetti Associates for New York University Global Center for Academic  and Spiritual Life  
  • Schwartz/Silver Architects for McCoy Federal Building  

Eight Citations  

  • Flansburgh Architects for Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center 
  • Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Federal Office Building 
  • Kyu Sung Woo Architects for Northeastern University International Village  
  • Perkins + Will for Bigelow Ocean Laboratories  
  • Ruhl Walker Architects for Hawai`i Wildlife Center  
  • Sasaki Associates for Linda E. McMahon Student Commons  
  • William Rawn Associates, Architects with TRO Jung|Brannen for the W Boston Hotel and Residences

Honor Award Accessible Design (Public Architecture): GUND Partnership for Grousbeck Center for Students & Technology. Photographer: Chuck Choi Architectural Photography

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Honor Award Accessible Design (Public Architecture): GUND Partnership for Grousbeck Center for Students & Technology. Photographer: Chuck Choi Architectural Photography

"Accessible Design includes three categories: Public Architecture; Private Residential; the William D. Smith Memorial Award, which recognizes projects that integrate accessibility with historic preservation"

Four Honor awards
In the category of Private Residential: 

  • LDa Architecture & Interiors for the Accessible LEED Residence     

In the category of Public Architecture:  

  • GUND Partnership for Grousbeck Center for Students & Technology     

In the William D. Smith Memorial Award:  

  • Institute for Human Centered Design for Boston Architectural College at 951 Boylston Street
  • Schwartz/Silver Architects for Paresky Commons, Phillips Academy

Two Awards 
In the category of Public Architecture:  

  • Abacus Architects + Planners for New Accessible Passive Solar Housing  
  • Dietz & Company Architects for Hoosac Hall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts  

Two Citations
In the category of Public Architecture:  

  • GUND Partnership for Copley Square MBTA Improvements     
  • Leers Weinzapfel Associates for Taunton Trial Court

Honor Award John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing: Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects for Via Verde—The Green Way. Photographer: David Sundberg| Esto Photographics

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Honor Award John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing: Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects for Via Verde—The Green Way. Photographer: David Sundberg| Esto Photographics

John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing 

Two Honors Awards     

  • Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects for Via Verde—The Green Way    
  • Union Studio Architecture & Community Design for Sandywoods Farm .

One Award

  • The Architectural Team for The Homes at Old Colony (Phase I)

Two Citations 

  • Abacus Architects + Planners for New Accessible Passive Solar Housing  
  • Architects for Olmsted Hill Residences

Honor Award Unbuilt Architecture and Design: over,under and Harry Gugger Studio with Seis Arquitectos for Museo Maya de America. Image courtesy of Neoscape

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Honor Award Unbuilt Architecture and Design: over,under and Harry Gugger Studio with Seis Arquitectos for Museo Maya de America. Image courtesy of Neoscape

Unbuilt Architecture and Design

Two Honor awards  

  • over,under and Harry Gugger Studio with Seis Arquitectos for Museo Maya de America  
  • Perkins+Will for Floatyard  

Three Awards  

  • ARCHOLAB for Afterhouse  
  • NADAAA for Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design  
  • William O’Brien, Jr. for Hendee – Borg House: A Study in Nested Symmetries  

Four Citations  

  • KVA Kennedy & Violich Architecture for OCEAN (in)SIGHT  
  • Made Studio for Liquid Planning Detroit  
  • NADAAA for New Hampshire House  
  • University of Arkansas Community Design Center for Maumelle Environmental Trailhead Complex

Honor Award Unbuilt Architecture and Design: Perkins+Will for Floatyard. Image courtesy of Perkins+Will

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Honor Award Unbuilt Architecture and Design: Perkins+Will for Floatyard. Image courtesy of Perkins+Will

Sustainable Design 

Honor awards 

No projects recognized with Honor awards this year.  

Three Awards 

  • Architerra for SUNY- College of Environmental Science & Forestry Gateway Center  
  • Maryann Thompson Architects for The Foote School Science and Technology Building 
  • Perkins+Will for Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences  

Three citations  

  • CBT Architects for Atlantic Wharf 
  • Perkins+Will for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital  
  • Cited for Building Enclosure is Peter Rose + Partners for Housing Tower at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

People’s Choice Award: Office dA with Stantec Architecture (formerly Burt Hill) for the Macallen Building. Photographer: John Horner

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People’s Choice Award: Office dA with Stantec Architecture (formerly Burt Hill) for the Macallen Building. Photographer: John Horner

People’s Choice Award - The People’s Choice Award is determined by the results of a survey hosted by media partner boston.com.

  • Office dA with Stantec Architecture (formerly Burt Hill) for the Macallen Building

All images courtesy of the BSA Design Awards



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