Boston Society of Architects Announces the Six Finalists for the 2019 Harleston Parker Medal

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BOSTON—The Boston Society of Architects announced the finalists for the 2019 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.

Paul Pettigrew AIA, director of Undergraduate & Alumni Outreach, Career Development at the MIT Department of Architecture led a panel of eight other acclaimed Boston professionals representing a wide range of disciplines, from architecture to art curation to civic engagement.

The winner will be announced at the BSA Design Awards Gala held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the Morris Auditorium at the 1981 Harleston Parker Medal-winning Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

List of 2019 Harleston Parker Medal finalists:

Collier Memorial designed by Höweler and Yoon Architecture for Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research – 181 Massachusetts Avenue designed by Maya Lin Studio with Bialosky + Partners Architects and CannonDesign for Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research – 22 Windsor Street designed by Toshiko Mori Architect with CannonDesign for Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

The Exchange at 100 Federal designed by Perkins and Will for Boston Properties

The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center designed by Hopkins Architects with Bruner/Cott for Harvard University

Tozzer Anthropology Building designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture for Harvard University

Past winners include the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (2018) designed by Payette for Northeastern University; Boston Public Library Johnson Building Transformation (2017) designed by William Rawn Associates, Architects for Boston Public Library; Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2016) by Mecanoo Architecten with Sasaki for City of Boston; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Addition (2015) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Stantec for Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

List of jury members:

Paul Pettigrew AIA, chair, director of Undergraduate & Alumni Outreach, Career Development at the MIT Department of Architecture; Natasha Espada AIA, founder and principal, STUDIO ENÉE, and 2019 vice president, BSA/AIA; Katie Flynn AIA, principal, Hisel Flynn Architects; Vinicius Gorgati AIA, principal, Sasaki; Justin Kang, vice president, Economic Growth, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Nicole Martineau AIA, senior associate, Arrowstreet; Catherine Offenberg ASLA, principal, CRJA-IBI Group; Ben Rosenberg PE, principal, Silman; Leah Triplett Harrington, assistant curator, Now + There

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) is committed to professional development for its members, advocacy on behalf of great design and, together with its sister organization, the BSA Foundation, sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large. Established in 1867, the BSA/AIA today consists of nearly 4,500 members and produces content for an array of programs and publications, including ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) and ArchitectureBoston. A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the BSA/AIA is a nonprofit, professional-service organization.

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.