AIA Recognizes Alice Paul/David Kemp Halls with Housing Award

by Linda Hou '13

Alice Paul Hall green roof
Students named Alice Paul Hall (above, its green roof) in honor of a member of the Class of 1905 and founder of the National Woman's Party.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently recognized Alice Paul and David Kemp Halls with its 2010 Housing Award. According to the AIA website, the housing award recognizes "the best in housing design and promotes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource." Alice Paul and David Kemp were among 17 other winners, including three in its category of "special housing."

Alice Paul and David Kemp, opened in 2004 and 2009 respectively and designed by William Rawn Associates, are two of the newest buildings on campus. Along with Papazian Hall, Alice Paul and David Kemp are also home to the 14,300 sq. feet of green roofs on campus.

In addition to the AIA award, since their inception, the halls have also won a variety of other awards, including the AIA New England Chapter 2007 Honor Award, the Boston Society of Architects 2007 Higher Education Facilities Design Awards, and the Boston Society of Architects 2006 Honor Award for Housing Design.