Hayden Library renovation honored with BSA Design Awards

Hayden Library's first floor with green upholstered chairs in the foreground; the central staircase is seen from below and large windows are on the right

Photo: John Horner

The Hayden Library renovation was honored by the Boston Society for Architecture as part of the 2021 BSA Design Awards. The awards celebrate exemplary projects that represent excellent design work, collaboration across disciplines, and investment from committed clients. The Hayden renovation, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, was recognized in three categories:

Jurors for the 2021 Design Awards commented: “The diversity of the study/reading spaces—with views of the Charles River and Courtyard—introduced in this submission was found to be not only artful, but also significantly more inclusive and open than its predecessor.”

Related video: Go inside the Hayden Library renovation