On Tuesday, 6 January, Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 aired a program called “Building Beauty” showcasing the five buildings nominated for the 2014 Harleston Parker Medal. The medal is awarded to the most beautiful new building in Boston as chosen by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). Of the five projects nominated by the BSA, three of them are SGH projects.
All projects were featured on Chronicle: Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch, and the Museum of Fine Arts expansion. For the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, SGH coordinated design and construction of the structure in collaboration with Utile, the architect, and CW Keller, the concrete formwork contractor. SGH consulted with William Rawn Associates on the design of the exterior envelope of the Boston Public Library East Branch; the unusual undulating roof design posed significant challenges for drainage and flashing. For the Museum of Fine Arts expansion, SGH consulted on the design and construction of the entire building enclosure for CBT Architects and Foster + Partners, with the goal of providing reliable enclosure systems for controlling water leakage, moisture migration, and condensation.
The BSA is inviting people to vote for “The People’s Choice Award” for the most beautiful building in Boston. The winner will be revealed at the 4th BSA Design Awards Gala on Thursday, 29 January 2015 at the InterContinental Boston. Cast your vote here.