As neighborhoods change over generations, it’s important that touchpoints to their past both remain in place and sensitively evolve to maintain their relevance. Old becomes newly pertinent, rejuvenated, present.
Sometimes work focuses on high-level restoration techniques. Other times stronger modern interventions with a sensitive nod to the context of their surroundings are at play.
Regardless of place on the spectrum of intervention, this engagement with a neighborhood’s past both anchors a community and provides a foundation for its future. The projects recognized with the Alliance’s 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards do just that—connecting past, present, and future in diverse ways, as our Awards have done for three decades.
On this, the 40th Anniversary of the Alliance and the 30th year we’ve awarded projects, an emphasis on neighborhoods which percolated up from our nominees collectively exemplify what is central to Boston’s success: historic places working in harmony with new construction throughout the city’s neighborhoods. This year public, private, residential, commercial, and open space are each represented, demonstrating the many ways preservation-minded work benefits Boston.
Congratulations to our 2018 Preservation Award recipients:
10 Farnsworth, Fort Point | Compatible New Construction
316 Shawmut Ave, South End | Historic Rehabilitation & Compatible New Construction
Feldman Headquarters, Roxbury | Historic Rehabilitation & Adaptive Reuse
George Robert White Memorial Fountain, Boston Public Garden | Historic Rehabilitation
Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch | Compatible New Construction & Historic Rehabilitation
Ohabei Shalom Cemetery Chapel | Stewardship Recognition
We look forward to recognizing the efforts of the talented teams behind these projects at our most anticipated event of the year, the 2018 Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony and anniversary celebration. The event will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at State Room at 60 State Street in downtown Boston.