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by WAG
by WAG

Society’s award-winning design

The Greenwich Historical Society campus in Cos Cob. Photograph by Duston Saylor. Courtesy Greenwich Historical Society.
The Greenwich Historical Society campus in Cos Cob. Photograph by Duston Saylor. Courtesy Greenwich Historical Society.

The Greenwich Historical Society’s reimagined campus won’t mark its first anniversary until this October, but the massive undertaking has already received quite a bit of recognition.

WAG first covered the extensive Cos Cob project in a feature that ran in the spring of 2018 and followed up in both print and online.

Now, we’ve heard that the project’s architect has been recognized with a SARA Award for professional design excellence.

Here’s what the society has shared with us:

“The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) awarded David Scott Parker Architects with a SARA Award Design of Merit for professional design excellence for the Greenwich Historical Society’s reimagined campus.

“Now in its 24thyear, the prestigious awards program celebrates the work of architects selected from a pool of hundreds of new projects throughout the region by an esteemed jury. The awards were presented at a reception at Battery Park in New York. Earlier this year, the Greenwich Historical Society was recognized with an award for Preservation Excellence from the CT Trust for Historic Preservation.

“The Greenwich Historical Society’s newly restored campus was opened in October 2018 and features new exhibition galleries, a visitor center, café, museum store, substantially larger library and archives and gardens inspired by renowned members of the American Impressionist Art Colony who lived studied and worked at the site of the campus.”

WAG extends its congratulations – and encourages visits to the society to see the impressive work in person, as we have.

For more, visit greenwichhistory.org.

– Mary Shustack