Preservation Massachusetts has announced this year’s Paul & Niki Tsongas Award winners, and we’re proud to share that two Bruner/Cott projects are recipients. The Lesley University Lunder Arts Center and Amherst College Powerhouse have both been recognized as the “Most Innovative” projects of 2017. These projects are both examples of creative adaptive reuse on college campuses. At Lesley, a new studio arts building sits side-by-side with the relocated North Prospect Congregational Church. A glass-enclosed common area connects the new structure with the church, which now holds the school’s arts library. The Powerhouse project transformed a defunct McKin Mead & White steam plant into a lively and raw gathering space for student use.
Past BCA Tsongas Award recipients include the Waltham Watch Factory and Peddocks Island Fort Andrews improvements, both in 2015, and a 2014 award for Principal Henry Moss for his contributions to the field of historic preservation.
We are looking forward to celebrating with the preservation community and other winners at the awards dinner on May 10th. For more information, including the full list of award winners, visit the Preservation Massachusetts website.