Preservation Achievement Awards

2004-2005 Awards

Fenway Park view project

Fenway Park

Rollins Square view project

Rollins Square

South End

Boston Athenaeum view project

Boston Athenaeum

 

Emmanuel Church, South End view project

Emmanuel Church

South End

Jurys Boston Hotel, Back Bay view project

Jurys Boston Hotel

Back Bay

The Opera House view project

The Opera House

Theatre District

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge view project

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

Old State House view project

Old State House

Downtown

Hibernian Hall view project

Hibernian Hall

Roxbury

Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement: David Anderson view project

Codman Award for
Lifetime Achievement:
David Anderson

 

 

Fenway Park

Special Commendation for
Outstanding Stewardship and Commitment
to the Preservation of Fenway Park:
Boston Red Sox

Recipient:

Janet Marie Smith, VP of Planning

Owner:

Boston Red Sox

Built in 1912, Fenway Park's future is secure thanks to the stewardship, commitment, and innovation shown by the new ownership of the Red Sox. Since 2002 a series of improvements have been made, fulfilling the promise to preserve Fenway Park rather than build a new ballpark. The Boston Preservation Alliance commends the Red Sox for their outstanding stewardship, continued preservation, and love of historic Fenway Park.

Photo courtesy of Robert Bernson

Rollins Square

South End

Owner:

Planning Office for Urban Affairs,
Archdiocese of Boston

Architect:

CBT

Contractor:

Suffolk Construction

Rollins Square is a mixed income community containing 184 units on a 2.0 acre site in Boston's historic South End. Commissioned by the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, the objective of the project was to provide a mixed income community within a residential-scaled setting. Architecturally, the building design respects the traditional elements of the South End, featuring bay windows, townhouses, a variety of scale and textures, plus a central courtyard green space.

Photo by Peter Vanderwarker,
Courtesy of Schwartz/Silver

Boston Athenaeum

Owner:

The Proprietors of the Boston Athenaeum

Architect:

Schwartz/Silver

Contractor:

Barr & Barr

The focus of the Athenaeum's renovation project was to provide more space for staff, collections, and new programs. Another primary component of this renovation was to bring a comprehensive preservation environment to the building and collections. The useable floor space was increased significantly through the acquisition of space in the adjoining building at 14 Beacon Street. The Athenaeum has beautifully achieved its goal to preserve, while expanding and improving its space.

Photo courtesy of McGinley Kalsow & Associates, LLP

Emmanuel Church

Back Bay

Owner:

Emmanuel Church

Architect:

McGinley Kalsow & Associates, LLP

Contractor:

Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Designed by Architect Alexander R. Estey, the Gothic Revival style Emmanuel Church was erected in 1861 as one of the first churches built in the new landfill project of Boston's Back Bay. After two fires and significant deferred maintenance, the congregation embarked on an extensive repair and restoration project in 2003. Repairs to the slate roof, copper flashing, and Roxbury Puddingstone exterior were made; Nova Scotia sandstone elements were replaced; and glazing was removed from stained glass windows allowing the return of natural daylight to five apse windows for the first time in 50 years. Exceptional research and craftsmanship evident in this project ensured high quality preservation results.

Photo courtesy of Peter Vanderwarker

Jurys Boston Hotel

Back Bay

Owner:

Jurys Doyle Hotel Group

Architect:

The Architectural Team

Contractor:

Suffolk Construction

Contributors:

Concepts 4, Interior Design

Officially opened July 2, 2004 at the site of the 1925 Boston Police Headquarters, Jurys Boston features 225 guest rooms and three executive suites, restaurants, and meeting space. The interior design features original works of art, rich and exotic wood grains, natural stone, translucent glass, innovative lighting techniques and luxurious materials to create an atmosphere evoking a boutique European collector's gallery. Modern, but with a nod to the company's strong Irish traditions, this four-diamond hotel offers something entirely unique for frequent business and leisure travelers.

Photo courtesy of Clear Channel

The Opera House

Theatre District

Owner:

Clear Channel Entertainment

Architect:

Martinez & Johnson; Finegold Alexander + Associates

Contractor:

Suffolk Construction

Contributors:

Tremont Preservation Services

Designed by Thomas Lamb as a vaudeville palace, the restored 1928 Opera House theatre stands as one of the nation's finest in opulence, gilt, and quality of detailing. At the end of the 1990s, after a decade of neglect and deterioration, the Opera House was in a perilous state of disrepair. A restoration team of architects, engineers, contractors, and artisans set about bringing this jewel back to life. In addition to re-establishing structural integrity and constructing modern stage housing, the team restored the Outer Lobby, Grand Foyer, Memorial Hall, and theatre space to their original splendor.

Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill
Memorial Bridge

Owner:

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

Designer:

Christian Menn

Contractor:

Bechtel/Parsons Brinkerhoff

With its graceful lines and 270-foot towers, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge fuses Boston's future with its historic past. It is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and the first "hybrid" cable-stayed bridge in the United States, using both steel and concrete in its frame. Swiss bridge designer Christian Menn conceived the bridge, with its inverted Y-shaped towers, to reflect the shape of the Bunker Hill Monument in neighboring Charlestown.

Photo courtesy of The Bostonian Society

Old State House

Downtown

Owner:

City Of Boston,
Managed by The Bostonian Society

Designer:

Chris Ripman and Charles Walsh,
Ripman Lighting

Collaborators:

Light Boston,
Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund,
and Osram Sylvania

A complete new exterior lighting design has transformed the night time appearance of the Old State House, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest public building in the city of Boston. Through an initiative of Light Boston, funding was secured to enhance the appearance of the building and improve public safety through a comprehensive new illumination plan. The installation methods honored the historic fabric of the structure, reusing existing fixtures where possible and minimizing the alterations to the building. An energy audit and interior improvements resulted in no net increase in energy costs.

Photo courtesy of New Atlantic Development

Hibernian Hall

Roxbury

Owner:

Madison Park Development Corporation

Developers:

New Atlantic Development,
Madison Park Development Corporation

Contractor:

CWC Builders

Consultant:

Commonweal Collaborative

The redevelopment of the four-story Hibernian Hall restores this 1913 building to its historic prominence as a center for cultural and social activities in the Dudley Square area of Roxbury. Once the liveliest dance hall in Boston, the building was restored to its historic use as a multi-purpose cultural events venue supporting dance, performance, film and video, and other community gatherings. Other space in the building was developed for retail shops and restaurants, office space (targeted primarily toward arts-related users), and rehearsal and studio space.

David Anderson

Codman Award For Lifetime Achievement

As the President of Theatre Management Group, Inc., David Anderson oversaw the restoration of the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C., the Majestic and Empire Theatres in San Antonio and the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, among others. In the 1990s, David responded to the urgent call by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Alliance, and others to restore Boston's derelict Opera House. David served as tireless champion for the preservation of the theater, demonstrating a tenacity in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles that has made him a true preservation leader.