BPA Receives Multiple Awards

| September 28, 2017

Boston – Boston Public Library’s $78 million Central Library Renovation has recently been awarded seven national and local awards, celebrating the project’s design excellence, preservation, and outstanding collaboration.

Among the honors are the prestigious 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards from the joint American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) program as well as the Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award.

The project team includes architecture and design services by William Rawn Associates; Architects, Inc.; construction manager, Consigli Construction Co., Inc.; and owner’s project manager, PMA Consultants LLC.

July 9 marked the one year anniversary of the Central Library Renovation grand reopening. The Central Library Renovation was a City of Boston capital project approved and executed under the leadership of Mayor Martin J. Walsh and in conjunction with the City of Boston Public Facilities Department and Boston Public Library.

The Central Library project, completed in July 2016, features updates to the lower level, first and second floors, mezzanine, and the building exterior of the Johnson building. Goals of the renovation included reconnecting the building to the street and providing a welcoming and 21st century urban library experience to patrons and visitors from around the world.

Offerings include a state of the art lecture hall, business library and innovation center, a new Children’s Library and Teen Central, a WGBH satellite news bureau and studio, a café, a hi-tech community learning center, and more.

 

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