Boynton House Rehabilitation Receives Award

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We are honored to receive an AIA Rochester 2014 Design Excellence Grand Honor Award for the Boynton House Rehabilitation.

Winners of the AIA Rochester’s annual Design Excellence Awards are chosen by a jury of national architectural professionals, who review presentations submitted by are architecture firms nominating their recent projects. These awards, along with photography, scholarship and the Mayor’s award are announced at a special reception, held this year on April 25th.

Project Narrative:

We drew inspiration for the re-imagined landscape from lost features of the original design, the Prairie-Style design vocabulary, and similar Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties.
The rear yard was reconfigured to provide the type of outdoor experience lost to the subdivision. A new 1½-story garage and covered pergola were inspired by Wright’s unrealized preliminary designs and defined a new courtyard in what had been a service yard. These features were carefully differentiated from the unbuilt designs and from the existing house. The courtyard design was inspired by the axial relationships and landscape features found in the original design for this and other Wright properties, integrating a new lily pond, a raised platform/bio-filter, and buffer plantings.

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The Boynton House has long been admired for its architecture, but was physically
deteriorating to a degree no one realized. While addressing this critical threat to the building’s future and sensitively rehabilitating the home to twenty-first century standards, this project has ensured that this architectural masterpiece will remain a cherished home for many decades to come.

See also:

Boynton House Site

Restoration In Progress

Boynton House Rehabilitation