Amenta Emma Architects Receives Two Awards From Boston Society of Architects


BOSTON – Amenta Emma Architects has received two awards from Boston Society of Architects/AIA. The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights received a Healthcare Facilities Design Award, and the Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group received an Interior Architecture/Interior Design Award.

Avery Heights is a 45-acre Life-Plan Community, but its 26-year-old facilities had no space or services for an increasing population of residents suffering from dementia. The renovation of a 10,000-square-foot independent living apartment wing now provides a secure memory care environment in an active, engaging living space.

For the new offices for Quinnipiac University’s Brand Strategy Group, the Amenta Emma design team’s ambitious approach to the transformation of a 19th-century house involved a radical opening of the interior spaces of the house. The result is a collaborative, contemporary environment for the organization, which is responsible for the University’s marketing, communications, brand identity, and digital initiatives.

The BSA Design Awards “celebrate excellent architecture and reward clients for investing in it. By honoring these outstanding achievements, the BSA Design Awards highlight the opportunity that all building industry professionals have to positively affect their communities and quality of life.” All projects will be celebrated at the annual Design Awards Gala on January 17 at the BSA Space in Boston, MA.

Amenta Emma Architects is an award-winning architectural firm with offices in Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and New York, NY. Since its founding in 1985 by Anthony J. Amenta and Robert A. Emma, it has achieved an award-winning design reputation, as well as one for technical strength.