BSA Design Awards
The Revolution Hotel - 2021 Hospitality Design Award
Project overview: The Revolution Hotel redefines the boundaries of where urbanites meet, stay, eat, work and socialize. This adaptive reuse project met the challenge of converting a historic YWCA dormitory into a modern boutique hotel that also hosts a restaurant, café, community co-working space and street level, walk-up coffee window.
Project location: Boston, Massachusetts
Firm name: PCA, Inc. (PCA)
Project type: Hotel; Coworking space
Project information: Adaptive reuse, Renovation/restoration
Jury comments: The midcentury modern YWCA has been transformed into a vibrant, eclectic, and energetic space. We appreciate the interventions on the façade that create visibility into the building and activate the streetscape with a new public courtyard. Community involvement is evident in the design. The coworking space, art gallery, and performance venue invite the community in to share the hotel’s amenities. For guests, the mix of guest room sizes, with triple and quad options, offers choice and affordability. The partnership with local artists and makers and the eclectic mix of decorative typologies make the spaces lively and inviting.
BSA Impact: Equity | Environment | Advancing Architecture
Client: The Mount Vernon Company
Images/Photographer(s): Robert Benson; Elisif Brandon; Regan Wood
Consultants: Adam&Co.; Boston Light Source; C3; Chamberlain Co.; Erik Rueda Design Lab (ERDL); Furniture Concepts; Individuals Collective; Lajoie Purchasing; Mark Grundig; Roome & Guarracino; South End Landmark District CommissionTristan Eaton; Waypoint KLA
AIA Framework for Design Excellence: Integration | Equitable Communities | Economy | Well-being | Resources
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