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Harleston Parker People's Choice Award

Every year, a jury convened by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) is asked to award the Harleston Parker Medal, which recognizes “the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument, or structure built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years.”

After careful consideration, site visits, and a few days of healthy debate, the 2018 Harleston Parker jury made their choice for Boston's "most beautiful" new building. The most significant criteria for this year's jury was the depth of a building’s conversation—architectural and philosophical—with its community. But how do YOU define beauty in architecture? Votes were collected for the 2018 People’s Choice Award poll to represent your say in which building deserves the coveted medal.

The winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award was As If It Were Already Here, designed by Janet Echelman, for The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

Nominate your favorite building for the 2019 Harleston Parker Medal by emailing by Friday, March 22, 2019.

As If It Were Already Here

Designed by Janet Echelman
Client: The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Photos: Bruce Petschek, Melissa Henry