BOSTON—The Boston Society of Architects/AIA announced the finalists for the 2017 Harleston Parker Medal. This annual award seeks to recognize “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years.
List of finalists:
Boston Public Library, Central Library Renovation Project (Transformation of the Johnson Wing) by William Rawn Associates, Architects;
Collier Memorial by Höweler + Yoon;
Field Elementary School by Jonathan Levi Architects; and
Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex by Payette.
The winner will be announced at the 7th BSA Design Awards Gala on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Past winners include the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2016) by Mecanoo Architecten with Sasaki; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Addition (2015) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Stantec; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Art of the Americas Wing (2014) by Foster + Partners with CBT Architects.
List of jury members:
Yugon Kim, founding owner and partner, IKD; associate and director, TSKP Architects Boston; Karin Goodfellow, director, Boston Art Commission; Cynthia Smith FASLA, vice president and principal, Halvorson Design Partnership; Anne-Sophie Divenyi AIA, senior capital project manager, Harvard University, Office of Physical Resources and Planning; Malia Lazu, president, EpiCenter Community; Lee Moreau AIA, principal, Continuum Alexa Pinard, urban designer, Boston Planning & Development Authority; Dante Ramos, Ideas editor, The Boston Globe; Kishore Varanasi, principal, CBT Architects; Richard A. Yeager AIA, assistant director of planning and design, Boston College.
The Harleston Parker Medal award was established in 1921 by J. Harleston Parker in memory of his father. The first award was granted by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA in 1923. The intent of the award is to acknowledge the “single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years.