Harvard project wins BSA Design Award

The Boston Architects Association has named the Harvard Art Museums expansion and renovation the most beautiful building in Boston.

On the exterior of that now award-winning project are some "clapboards" like no other. Boards made from Alaskan yellow cedar start flush at the corners and then flare out thanks to complex engineering and craftsmanship.

The design is the work of Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Payette. Experienced in both interior and exterior architectural millwork, Mark Richey Woodworking collaborated with Skanska to bring the designers' vision to life.


The Harleston Parker Award seeks to identify "the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument or structure within the city."