Harleston Parker People’s Choice Award

The Harleston Parker Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Boston Society For Architecture (BSA). It recognizes “the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument or structure in the Metropolitan Boston area from the last ten years.” And we have been nominated!

Brookline Teen Center Exterior Shot of the Building

Every year the BSA invites the public to choose its favorite from among the finalists, to be designated the Harleston Parker People’s Choice honoree. Voting will close on February 16th! Please share this with your friends. Vote Today!

About the Brookline Teen Center

The Brookline Teen Center (BTC) is an adaptive reuse success story and an example of intense collaboration between architects, construction professionals, and end-users: teenagers. The project converted an existing 98-year-old, 13,350 SF parking garage structure into an exciting place for teens to hang out and engage with each other.Brookline Teen Center Exisiting Conditions

A new vertical circulation tower creates an entry beacon to the previous non-hierarchical facade. The interior takes advantage of the raw exposed structure and highlights the rugged garage environment, both appropriate and durable for its occupants. The building was designed with sustainability in mind and is LEED Silver certified.

Offering a wide range of youth programming, the BTC was immediately popular among Brookline teens upon opening. Its features include a cafe complete with a pool table and game room, a much-used state-of-the-art recording studio, a computer lab, a production room, a conference room, and a multi-purpose room for dance and fitness. The building’s highlights include a half-court gym with adjacent workout space and a 2-lane bowling alley.

Brookline Teen Center Collage of Photos