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Finegold Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Maurice (Moe) Finegold / photo by Finegold Alexander Architects

Boston – The American Association of Interior Designers New England (ASIDNE) recently announced that Maurice (Moe) N. Finegold, FAIA, senior principal of Finegold Alexander Architects, is the recipient of ASIDNE’S AD20/21 HOME 11th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was presented at ASIDNE’s Gala Preview of AD20/21 HOME on April 12. Among Finegold’s numerous new buildings and adaptive use projects are housing, synagogues, libraries, courthouses, and urban complexes.

Finegold has been responsible for a wide range of projects, including the design of new structures, renovations, restorations, and additions to historic buildings, and urban revitalization planning. He completed a four-year term as chairman of the board of the Boston Architectural College (the nation’s fourth-largest architectural school). He formerly chaired the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects.

Finegold received IFRAA’s prestigious Edward S. Frey Award, the highest award given nationally for work in ecclesiastical design, and was elected a Fellow of the Society for Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture.

“I am honored by this award, and appreciate the recognition,” said Finegold.

“There have been many projects, each with its own anecdotal history and achievements. These include the seminal works of the adaptive use movement, a movement which my firm founded here in the East. The adaptive use movement is an integral part of the firm’s legacy, initiated by Tim and George, extended and expanded by Jim and me, and now being passed on to Rebecca, Regan, Ellen and Jeff. These successes are not our work alone and we are indebted to our teams of skilled architects and our many consultants who help make it happen,” Finegold said.

“Finegold focused his career around the creation of spaces for people, always with an eye for details that speak to a time and place. His vision, passion and dedication made him only the sixth person to receive the IFRAA’s prestigious Edward S. Frey Award, the highest award given nationally for work in ecclesiastical design,” noted ASIDNE. “Through his dedication to excellence in architecture, the 11th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award wholeheartedly belongs to Moe Finegold,” ASIDNE continued.