Co-sponsored by the City of Boston, this annual honor seeks to recognize “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years.
Nominations are invited for the 2011 Harleston Parker Medal, which is presented to “such architects as shall have, in the opinion of the Boston Society of Architects...completed the erection for any private citizen, association, corporation or public authority, the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument or structure within the limits of the City of Boston or of the Metropolitan Parks District” (Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Chelsea, Dedham, Dover, Everett, Hingham, Hull, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Weymouth, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn).
To be eligible, a project:
You may nominate your own or any other that work you believe merits consideration. Projects that have been honored in past years and work by jurors or by their firms are ineligible.
The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics.
All submissions are due by 4:00 pm on February 23, 2012.
Nick Winton AIA, Anmahian Winton, jury chair
Kathy Acerbo-Bachmann, Trinity Church at Copley Square
Christina Crawford AIA, LEED AP, architect and urban designer
Willie Jones, The Community Builders
Clifford Gayley AIA, LEED AP, William Rawn Associates, Architects
Shauna Gilles-Smith ASLA, LEED AP, Ground
Prataap Patrose Assoc. AIA, Boston Redevelopment Association
Mark Walsh-Cooke, Arup
Jane Weinzapfel FAIA, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
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