The Boston Athenaeum receives a 2024 Preservation Massachusetts Award


The Boston Athenaeum has received The Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts for its recent renovation and expansion! This highest honor from Preservation Massachusetts recognizes people and projects that have displayed outstanding commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth.

Led by Ann Beha, our work with the Boston Athenaeum preserves a National Historic Landmark within a National Register District, while supporting a renewed mission of inclusion and transparency by welcoming everyone to visit. Each space is thoughtfully reimagined to engage visitors and facilitate interaction. Events and art collections, many focusing on women artists and artists of color, are now experienced within functional and dynamic layouts. Reconsidered exhibits connect past to present, creating more transparency for the Athenaeum’s history and for the history of Boston itself.

We are thrilled to celebrate this accomplishment on June 28th at the Massachusetts State House along with other awardees dedicated to preserving the important history and landmarks of our communities. You can read more on the Preservation Massachusetts Awards page.

Congratulations to the whole project team, including Consigli (Construction Management), Thorton Tomasetti (Structural); Allied Engineering Services (MEP/FP), Richard Burck (Landscape); Solutions Engineering (Code); Available Light (Lighting); Acentech (Acoustical); One Diversified (AV); Workplace Project Management (FF&E); Anna Farrington (Graphic Design); Kiln Brook LLC (OPM); Anton Grassl (Photography).

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