Boston City Hall Renovation
City of Boston
© Anton Grassl
2020 IALD Awards Special Citation
2020 IES Awards Boston Section – Award of Merit
The lighting of the historic Boston City Hall has given new life to this landmark building. Lam Partners worked with the Boston Public Facilities Department and architectural firm Utile to highlight the Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles building’s original design intent of civic aspiration and monumentality with lighting. LED technology was implemented throughout, providing color-changing flexibili,ty while also helping to meet the city’s sustainability goals. The new scheme removed the unsightly flood lights that were added to the building over the years to make Boston City Hall a more vibrant, safe, and welcoming space at the city’s civic heart.