The Robert W. Wilson Building at MASS MoCA (Building 6) has been recognized by The Architect’s Newspaper as Northeast Building of the Year in the 2017 AN Best of Design Awards. The jury selects winners based on several criteria – strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and overall design. This year, the Architect’s Newspaper received over 800 submissions, including projects of all shapes and sizes from large and small firms.

The jury noted that “the massive reuse project skillfully renegotiates an old factory, which [we] found to be more successful and important than some other new buildings that might have won in the past.” In addition to being honored as Northeast Building of the Year, MASS MoCA also received an honorable mention in the adaptive reuse category.