Childe Hassam Park project wins Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance!

Childe Hassam Park, a passive park designed by BSC in Boston’s South End, has earned a Preservation Achievement Award. The award is being presented by the Boston Preservation Alliance in recognition of the project’s high level of commitment to Boston’s historic character.

The park was designed in honor of the first American impressionist painter and former South End resident, Childe Hassam. BSC’s team of designers created a park that combined artwork, landscaping, seating, and a plaza area configured as two outdoor rooms in a keyhole design. The park is surrounded by custom ornamental iron picket fencing with a bronze relief of Childe Hassam set into a decorative gate post at the main entrance to the park.

Leslie Dale Fanger, RLA, the project manager for the design of the park, will join nine other project winners as well as Jonathan Davis of the Davis Companies, recipient of the 2015 Presidents Award for Excellence, and Henry Moss of Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners, the 2015 Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient, at Boston’s marquis preservation awards event in October.

For a quarter century, the Boston Preservation Alliance has presented Preservation Achievement Awards to people and projects that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to Boston’s historic character.

The Boston Preservation Alliance is a nonprofit organization that protects and improves the quality of Boston’s distinct architectural heritage. Through advocacy and education, the Boston Preservation Alliance brings people and organizations together to influence the future of Boston’s historic buildings, landscapes and communities.

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