Awards List by Project

Amherst College Wieland and King Residence Halls | Amherst, MA
2011 Educational Facilities Design Awards, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Award for Design Excellence, AIA New England
Babson College Glavin Family Chapel | Wellesley, MA
2003 Higher Education Facilities Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2002 Award for Interior Design, Boston Society of Architects
2001 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2001 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
2001 Religious Art and Architecture Design Award, Faith & Form Magazine
Babson College Reynolds Campus Center | Wellesley, MA
2001 Merit Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Babson College Sorenson Center for the Performing Arts | Wellesley, MA
2000 Honor Award in New Architecture, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Back of the Hill Rowhouses | Boston, MA
1993 Urban Design Award of Excellence (forerunner to Honor Award), National American Institute of Architects
1994 Metropolitan Home, “The Design 100”
1991 Urban Design Award (First Award), Boston Society of Architects
1990 Excellence in Housing Award, AIA
1989 Design Excellence in Housing Award, Boston Society of Architects
Berklee College of Music, 160 Massachusetts Avenue | Boston, MA
2016 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
2015 Education Facilities Design Excellence Award, AIA/CAE
2015 Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Merit, SCUP/AIA-CAE
2014 Housing Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch Library | Boston, MA
2018 BSA Interior Architecture Award
2017 Library Building Award, AIA/ALA
2017 AIA New England
2016 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
Boston Public Library, Johnson Building Transformation | Boston, MA
2017 Harleston Parker Medal (BSA) – Most Beautiful Building in Boston, Built in the Last 10 Years + People’s Choice Award
2017 AIA/American Library Association Library Building Award
2017 Grand Prize – Congress for New Urbanism, Charter Award
2017 AIA New England Design Excellence Award
2018 American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts – Gold Award
2018 CISCA Construction Excellence Gold Award
2017 Boston Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award for Design
2017 Preservation Massachusetts Paul & Niki Tsongas “The Power of Preservation” Award, Biggest Impact: Urban Category
2017 Boston Preservation Alliance, Preservation Achievement Award
2017 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award
2017 Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, AGC Build New England, Honor Award
2017 ENR New England Region Best Projects Award, Renovation/Restoration Category
2017 Construction Management Association of America, CMAA New England Chapter, Project Achievement Award, Renovation/Modernization Project of the Year
2017 Illumination Engineering Society – Section Award
2020 WalkBoston, Golden Shoe Award
Bowdoin College Residence Halls | Brunswick, ME
2000 Honor Award for Housing Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
1998 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall | Brunswick, ME
2012 National AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Award, National American Institute of Architects
2011 Sustainable Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2009 Citation for Recognizing Opportunity in an Adaptive Reuse Project, Boston Society of Architects
2008 Honor Award for Design, New England Chapter, AIA
2008 Honor Award for Interior Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
2008 Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Restoration and Preservation, Society for College and University Planning/AIA-CAE
2008 Merit Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology
2007 Higher Education Facilities Award, Boston Society of Architects
Cambridge Public Library | Cambridge, MA
2012 CNU Charter Award, Congress for the New Urbanism
2012 Green Dot Awards: Citation
2011 Finalist: International Design Awards
2011 AGC Build New England Award
2011 Metal Architecture Magazine Design Award - Sustainable Design Category
2011 Finalist: Urban Land Institute (ULI) Awards for Excellence
2011 Sustainable Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2010 Harleston Parker Medal for the Most Beautiful Building in Boston, Boston Society of Architects
2010 Annual Design Review Award, ARCHITECT Magazine (November 2010 Issue)
2010 Honor Award for Design Excellence, New England Chapter, AIA
2010 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
2010 IDID Excellence in Sustainable Design and Development Award, AIA New Hampshire
2010 Interior Architecture/Interior Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2010 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award
2010 Special Recognition from Cambridge Historical Commission's Preservation Recognition Program
2010 Library Design Showcase, American Libraries Magazine
2010 AGC Aon Build America Award, Associated General Contractors of America & Aon Construction
2011 Illumination Award, Illumination Engineering Society of Boston (IES)
The Boston Herald: “One of the 10 Best Boston-Area Buildings of the Decade” (January 4, 2010)
Charlestown Navy Yard Rowhouses | Charlestown, MA
1994 Honor Award in Architecture, National American Institute of Architects
1993 Brick in Architecture Award, Brick Institute of America, AIA
1991 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
1991 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
1990 Excellence in Housing Award, AIA
1990 First Award, Boston Society of Architects, Design Excellence in Housing Award
1990 Honor Award, Waterfront Center, Washington, DC
Time Magazine: “Design: Best of 1988,” Time 1.2.89
New York Times: “The Year’s Best: 1988 in Review,” New York Times Sunday Arts and Leisure, 12/25/88
Church of the Transfiguration | Orleans, MA
2012 Faith & Form, Religious Architecture
2003 BAC Craft Award, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center | Cleveland, OH
2017 BSA Honor Award
2017 AIA New England Design Award (Merit)
2017 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award
2017 AIA Pittsburgh Honor Award
2017 IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Award
2017 Construction Owner’s Association of America Award
Columbus Fire Station No. 6 | Columbus, IN
2001 Honor Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2000 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
Duke University Rubenstein Arts Center | Charlotte, NC
2018 BSA Honor Award
2018 AIA New England Award
2018 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
2020 SCUP Excellence in Architecture Award - New Building, Honorable Mention
King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex
2019 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Best of Massachusetts Award
2020 Congress for New Urbanism, Charter Award
2020 IES Illumination Award Award of Merit for Energy and Environmental Lighting Design - Merit for Energy
2020 ENR New England Best Project, Best K-12 Education
Lowell Performance Pavilion | Lowell, MA
1995 Federal Design Achievement Award, National Endowment for the Arts
Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library | Boston, MA
2012 AIA New England
2011 Illumination Award, Illumination Engineering Society of Boston (IES)
2010 National Library Award, AIA/ALA
2010 Merit Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
2010 Library Design Showcase, American Libraries Magazine
Milton Academy Pritzker Science Center | Milton, MA
2016 National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, AIA
2012 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award
2012 National AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Award, National American Institute of Architects
2011 Education Facilities Design Award, Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
2011 Metalmag Architectural Award - Metal Building Category - Honorable Mention
2010 Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA New England
2010 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
Milton Academy Schwarz Student Center | Milton, MA
2006 Citation for Design, Boston Society of Architects
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Bigelow Chapel and New Crematory | Watertown, MA
2019 Preservation Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmstead Award
New Main Public Library, City of Rochester | Rochester, NY
1998 Excellence in Design Award, Rochester, NY Chapter, AIA
Northeastern University College of Computer & Information Science and Residence Hall | Boston, MA
2006 Merit Award, New England Chapter, AIA
2006 Award for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Harleston Parker Medal for the Most Beautiful Building in Boston, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Higher Education Facilities Award, Boston Society of Architects
Northeastern University Institutional Master Plan | Boston, MA
2005 National Honor Award in Regional and Urban Design, AIA
2005 Merit Award, Society for College and University Planning
2004 AIA Honor Award for Architecture (Phase I)
2001 APA Massachusetts Planning Award
Northeastern University Residence Hall, Classroom Building and Cultural Center | Boston, MA
2011 National Housing Award, National AIA
2009 Higher Education Facilities Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2008 Merit Award for Design, New England Chapter, AIA
2008 Award for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects
2008 New England Golden Trowel Award, International Masonry Institute
Northeastern University West Campus Residence Halls | Boston, MA
2004 National Honor Award in Architecture, AIA
2002 Honor Award for Housing, Boston Society of Architects
2002 Charter Award, Congress for the New Urbanism
2001 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2001 BAC Craft Award, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Phillips Exeter Academy Forrestal Bowld Music Building | Exeter, NH
1996 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
Pittsburg State University, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts | Pittsburg, KS
2017 Merit Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology
Rochester High Falls Parking Garage | Rochester, NY
1995 Honor Award, City of Rochester, AIA
1995 Honor Award, New York Chapter, AIA
1996 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
Rochester Sister Cities (City Hall) Parking Garage | Rochester, NY
1995 Design Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
1995 Honor Award in Architecture, Boston Society of Architects
1991 Citation of Merit, Central New York Chapter, AIA
Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood | Lenox, MA
2000 National Honor Award in Interior Architecture, AIA
2000 Honor Award in Interior Architecture, Boston Society of Architects
1995 National Honor Award in Architecture, AIA
1995 Brick in Architecture Award, Brick Institute of America, AIA
1995 Honor Award in Architecture, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
1994 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
1994 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
Swarthmore College Alice Paul & David Kemp Residence Halls | Swarthmore, PA
2012 Residential Architect Design Award, Residential Architect Magazine
2010 National Housing Award, National AIA
2008 Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Society for College and University/Planning/AIA-CAE
2007 Honor Award, New England Chapter, AIA
2007 Higher Education Facilities Design Awards, Boston Society of Architects
2006 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2006 Honor Award for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects
Temple Beth Elohim | Wellesley, MA
2012 Faith & Form, Religious Architecture
2012 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award
2011 BSA Honor Award
2011 Project Achievement Awards - Best New Building Under $20M - Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
2011 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
The Amphitheater at Regency Park | Cary, NC
2003 Merit Award for Design, North Carolina Chapter, AIA
2002 Honor Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Inc.
2001 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2001 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
The Carneros Inn | Napa, CA
2012 Best Hotels in the World, Travel & Leisure Magazine
2010 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Selection
2009 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Selection
2008 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Selection
2008 National Housing Award, American Institute of Architects
2007 Condé Nast Traveler Top 50 Mainland U.S. Resorts (Ranked 11th)
2007 National Honor Award in Regional and Urban Design, American Institute of Architects
2007 Charter Award, Congress for the New Urbanism
2004 Citation for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects
2004 Platinum Award for Best Single-Family Detached Home, Best In American Living, Professional Builder Magazine
2004 Silver Award for Best Smart Growth Neighborhood, Best In American Living, Professional Builder Magazine
The Music Center at Strathmore | Montgomery County, MD
2016 Design Excellence Award, Citation, Montgomery County Planning Department
2007 Prague Quadrennial: Selected for Exhibition on Music Facilities
2006 Award for Interior Design, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Honor Award, Maryland Chapter, AIA
2005 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Honor Award, Northern Virginia Chapter, AIA
The Winsor School, Lubin O'Donnell Center | Boston, MA
2018 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
2017 BSA Honor Awards
Trinity College Summit Residence Hall and Court | Hartford, CT
2001 Honor Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2001 Design Award, Connecticut Chapter, AIA
Tufts University Sophia Gordon Hall | Medford/Somerville, MA
2008 Honor Award for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Merit Award, New England Chapter, AIA
2007 Higher Education Facilities Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Citation for Sustainable Design, Boston Society of Architects
US Courthouse | Cedar Rapids, IA
2016 Justice Facilities Review Program Citation, AIA/AAJ
2016 Architecture Design Awards Citation, General Services Administration
2014 Honor Award, AIA New England Chapter
2014 Design Excellence Award, Merit, Boston Society of Architects
University of Virginia Arts Precinct Conceptual Study | Charlottesville, VA
2003 Merit Award for Analysis and Planning, American Society of Landscape Architects
University of Virginia, Ruth Caplin Theatre | Charlottesville, VA
2016 Design Award Citation, AIA New England Chapter
2016 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
2018 Honor Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology
University of Virginia/City of Charlottesville West Main Street Plan | Charlottesville, VA
1997 Honor Award in Urban Design, Boston Society of Architects
1996 National Honor Award in Urban Design, AIA
Village of Park DuValle | Louisville, KY
2000 National AIA Honor Award in Regional and Urban Design
W Boston Hotel and Residences | Boston, MA
2010 Interior Architecture/Interior Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2011 Illumination Award, Illumination Engineering Society of Boston (IES)
Washington University in St. Louis, The Lofts | St. Louis, MO
2017 Housing Award, AIA
2016 Charter Award, Congress for New Urbanism
2016 Educational Facilities Award, Boston Society of Architects
2016 Honorable Mention, Society for College and University Planning / AIA-CAE
2015 Distinguished Award, St. Louis Chapter, AIA
2015 New Construction Award, St. Louis At Home Magazine Architect and Designer Awards
Williams College ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance | Williamstown, MA
2008 National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, AIA
2008 Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Society for College and University Planning/AIA-CAE
2007 Prague Quadrennial: Selected for Full Exhibition
2006 Honor Award, New England Chapter, AIA
2006 Honor Award for Interior Design, Boston Society of Architects
2006 Merit Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology
2005 Higher Education Facilities Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2005 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2005 National Merit Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
2005 BAC Craft Award, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Yale University The Rose Center | New Haven, CT
2009 Higher Education Facilities Citation for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2006 Honor Award, Connecticut Chapter, AIA
2006 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2006 Merit Award, New England Chapter, AIA

Government

City of Cambridge, MA
City of Charlottesville, VA
City of Columbus, IN
General Services Administration
Louisville Housing Authority, Louisville, KY
Montgomery County, MD
National Park Service

Private Sector

Carneros Partners
City Center Development Corporation
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Keen Development Corporation
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Napa Redevelopment Partners
Sawyer Enterprises
Temple Beth Elohim
The Blackland Group
The Community of Jesus

Institutional

Asheville Area Center for the Performing Arts
Battleroad Farm
Boarding House Park & National Park Service
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bricklayers and Laborers Non-Profit Housing
Cummins Engine Foundation Architectural Program, Columbus, IN
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Lincoln Center for Performing Arts

Academic

Agnes Scott College
Alfred State College (SUNY)
Amherst College
Bates College
Berklee College of Music
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Dartmouth College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Gordon College
Grinnell College
Harvard Business School
Johns Hopkins University
Keene State College
Lawrenceville Academy
Loomis Chaffee School
Miami University
Northwestern University
Phillips Exeter Academy
Pine Manor College
Pittsburg State University
SUNY Alfred State College
Sonoma State University
Swarthmore College
The Celebration Company (A subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company)
The College of William and Mary
University at Albany, SUNY
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Virginia
Washington University in St. Louis
Westfield State College Foundation
Wheaton College
Wheelock College
Winsor School
Yale University

Principals + Associates

Samuel M. Lasky, FAIA, LEED AP, is a Principal at William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. Since joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Lasky’s work has focused on complex institutional projects and their relationship to the public realm, including the U.S. Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, IA, the new Taussig Cancer Center for the Cleveland Clinic, and Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA. Mr. Lasky’s higher education work includes a mixed-use performance venue and residence hall for the Berklee College of Music, Tata Hall at Harvard Business School, and the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He is currently leading the design of the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper School and Community Complex in Cambridge, MA, the firm’s, and the City’s, first Net Zero Emissions project

Projects under Mr. Lasky’s leadership have won 9 national level AIA awards, including 3 AIA Honor Awards. He has taught design studios at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design on multiple occasions and was the recipient of the AIA Young Architects Award in 2008. Mr. Lasky is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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Clifford V. Gayley, FAIA, LEED AP, is a Principal of William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., of Boston.

Since joining the firm in 1989, Mr. Gayley has contributed to a number of the firm’s best known projects, including the 1,200-seat Seiji Ozawa Hall for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. Mr. Gayley has led many of the firm’s large-scale urban projects, including a Master Plan plus 6 buildings (totaling 840,000 s.f.) for Northeastern University, the new W Boston Hotel and Residences, and the new Main Public Libraries in Cambridge, MA and Rochester, NY. Mr. Gayley’s performing arts experience with William Rawn Associates ranges from the Music Center at Strathmore and the Recital Hall at Bowdoin College to current work at the Caplin Theatre at the University of Virginia and the Performing Arts and Humanities Building at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Mr. Gayley has been involved in projects receiving six of the firm’s ten Honor Awards from the National American Institute of Architects. He is a graduate of Haverford College and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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Douglas C. Johnston, FAIA, LEED AP, is a Principal of William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. of Boston. After completing undergraduate architectural studies at Washington University in St. Louis and graduate studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, he joined the practice in 1986. Mr. Johnston balances his time between active leadership of major institutional and private clients with a broader responsibility for management of the practice.

Mr. Johnston has led award winning Urban Design and Masterplanning projects, including a Cultural District for Rochester, NY and campus plans for Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Amherst College. His campus and university experience at Dartmouth College, Grinnell College, Yale University, Bates College, and Milton Academy is complemented by early work in affordable housing in the Charlestown Navy Yard and recent leadership of the Carneros Inn in Napa, CA, winner of a 2007 AIA Honor Award in Regional and Urban Design. Mr. Johnston has been a guest juror and critic for numerous awards programs and studios including the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the MIT School of Architecture.

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William L. Rawn III, FAIA, LEED AP, is the founding Principal of William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., of Boston, which has developed a national reputation for the design of a range of major public buildings, cultural facilities, and college and university projects.

William Rawn is a graduate of Yale College, Harvard Law School, and the MIT School of Architecture. Rawn has been a GSA Peer since 1998, and served on the MIT Visiting Committee for the Department of Architecture from June 1996 until June 2006. He has also served on the Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Committee since 2006, and the Boston Civic Design Commission since 1994. Before becoming an architect, Rawn was an attorney at a large Washington D.C. law firm and served as Assistant Chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus.

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Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 104
Charlestown, MA

Existing Building: Early 20th-century Ship-fitting building

Building 104, a turn-of-the-century shipfitting building, was transformed into 46 units of elderly affordable housing. This waterfront building plays an important civic role in defining the edges of both the main street in the Navy Yard (First Street) and an urban park. Structural upgrades were completed and new mechanical and life safety systems were installed. Two new floor plates were added within the existing, tall interior volume, all ADA compliant. Exterior renovation work included the complete repair and restoration of historic brickwork and the reconstruction of the building envelope (glazing, walls and roof) to meet energy code. Three interior courtyards were incorporated into the existing footprint to increase perimeter and create outdoor gathering spaces, and to bring natural light into the housing units. (Renovation: 47,000 s.f.)
Photography: © Steve Rosenthal
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