The Boston Society of Architects/AIA announced today five finalists competing for the 2018 Harleston Parker Medal. Established in 1921 by J. Harleston Parker in memory of his father, the medal recognizes “the single most beautiful building or other structure” in the metro Boston area within the past decade. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA bestowed the first medal to the Boston Lying-in Hospital in 1923.
Anne-Sophie Divenyi, senior capital project manager at the Harvard University Office of Physical Resources and Planning, led a nine-member jury to select the finalists. In the meantime, we'll have to sit tight for the winning announcement, which will happen during the 8th BSA Design Awards Gala on January 17.
Check out the finalist projects below.
↓ Collier Memorial by Höweler and Yoon Architecture
↓ As If It Were Already Here by Janet Echelman
↓ East Boston Branch, Boston Public Library by William Rawn Associates, Architects
↓ Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex by Payette
↓ Tozzer Anthropology Building by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
The 2018 jury:
Anne-Sophie Divenyi AIA, chair, senior capital project manager, Harvard University Office of Physical Resources and Planning
Leonie Bradbury, director of Art and Creative Initiatives, HUBweek
Stephanie Hubbard, principal, SiteCreative
Kathleen MacNeil, principal, MP Boston
Nicole Martineau AIA, senior associate, Arrowstreet
Lee Moreau, principal, Continuum
Paul Pettigrew AIA, coordinator of Undergraduate Initiatives and manager of Special Projects, MIT Architecture
Leah Triplett Harrington, director of Programs and Exhibitions, Fort Point Arts Community; senior editor, Big Red & Shiny
Kishore Varanasi, principal and director of Urban Design, CBT
Jake Wayne, senior lighting designer, Arup
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