Adams receives an Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention

Posted on June 27th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Awards

The Adams Street Branch Library has received a Library Special Mention from the A+ Awards jury. See all the winning library projects HERE!

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MIT wins an AIANY Honor Award

Posted on May 5th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, Awards

As well, the Adams Street Branch Library wins a 2022 AIANY Merit Award! Many thanks to our wonderful collaborators on both projects for making this possible!

From top: NADAAA’s Arthur Chang | Maxine Griffith, recipient of the Champion of Architecture Medal | 2022 AIA New York President, Andrea Lamberti, AIA with Arthur Chang.
All Photos by Samuel Lahoz Photography

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Architectural Record: Adams Street Branch Library

Posted on March 7th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Press

Mark Lamster writes for Architectural Record: ‘The new Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, which opened last summer in the working-class municipality of Dorchester, is pleasing (if a bit of an odd duck), a work of inventive geometries that fits neatly into its low-rise context. The library’s quirky form was the product of a lengthy community-design process, one that forced the architects, Boston-based NADAAA, to rethink its original proposal for the building. The stumbling block was a large oak tree at the north end of the site, which runs along Adams Street, Dorchester’s primary commercial strip. The Boston Public Library wanted it removed, to create a tabula rasa for the new building, and the architects followed that directive. The community, however, desired the tree to stay put, and made that clear in no uncertain terms. In turn, NADAAA founding principal, Nader Tehrani, embraced this “productive friction,” as he calls it, redrawing the plan with the tree as a focal point.’

Read on HERE.

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2022 AIANY Awards recipients!

Posted on January 12th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, Awards

MIT Site 4 has won an AIA New York Honor Award and the Adams Street Branch Library has won an AIA New York Merit Award.

See the jury and check out all the winning projects on the Center for Architecture’s website HERE.

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MIT Site 4 and Adams Library win Architect’s Newspaper Honorable Mention Awards

Posted on December 23rd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, Awards

The Adams Street Branch Library received an Honorable Mention in the library category and MIT Site 4 also picked up an Honorable Mention Award in the mixed-use category. Check out all the winning projects HERE!

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Adams wins Interior Design’s Best Library of the Year!

Posted on December 9th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Awards

The Adams Street Branch Library has just won the Interior Design Best of Year Award for best library! See all the winners and runners-up HERE.

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Four Global Future Design Awards go to NADAAA projects!

Posted on November 22nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

APR’s 2021 Global Future Design Awards Jury selected MIT Site 4, RISD North Hall, Adams Street Branch Library, and Villa Varoise as winners in their respective categories of Mixed-Use, Housing, Institutional, and Residential projects.

See all the winning projects HERE.

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RISD North Hall and Adams Street Branch Library win 2021 American Architecture Awards

Posted on November 8th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _RISD NORTH HALL, Awards

Since 1994 The American Architecture Awards, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum, The European Center for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies, and the Metropolitan Arts Press, has honored “the most significant new contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, and urban planning in the United States”. This is the country’s most prestigious project award program led by a non-commercial, non-trade affiliated, public arts, culture, and educational institution.

View all winning projects HERE.

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The Adams Street Branch Library Opening!

Posted on August 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Events, Press

The new NADAAA-designed Adams Street Branch Library has opened in the Adams Village neighborhood of Boston. We are so pleased to see this project completed for the Dorchester community!

Mayor Kim Janey and leadership from the Boston Public Library spoke at the opening on Saturday:

I am thrilled that the new and improved Adams Street branch will once again provide an accessible, inclusive place for the Dorchester community to gather, learn, and grow. My local library played a huge part in my upbringing. Libraries like the Adams Street branch continue to bring joy and essential services to residents of all ages.

– Mayor Kim Janey

We’re thrilled and we hope the community will be, too. The old branch was much-loved, but this completely new building certainly raises the bar.

– David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library

Local press on the Adams Street Branch opening:

The exterior of the 13,450-square-foot building is striking, its sharp angles finished with glazed terra cotta panels and copper. Inside, the space is brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows that offer substantial views of the surrounding neighborhoods, a lovely rock garden, and beyond to the Blue Hills. Overhead, the undulating ceiling is accented with wood-beam baffles meant to mimic the peaks of the roofs on neighboring homes. 

– Bill Forey, Dorchester Reporter

New Adams Street library ‘raises the bar’, Dorchester Reporter

Editorial: A victory for libraries, Dorchester Reporter

Mayor Janey & Boston Public Library Announce Completion Of $18.3 Million Reconstruction And Reopening Of The Adam Street Branch, Patch

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Call to Artists: Public Art for the Adams Branch Library

Posted on August 18th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Things We Like

The City of Boston, through the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, is inviting artists to apply to create a permanent public artwork for the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library.

The City released the Call yesterday and there will be a Virtual Q+A on Wednesday, September 9th. The Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 16, 2020. To learn more, check out the Call to Artists HERE and more information can also be found HERE.

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