MIT receives 3 Cambridge awards

Published in MIT News: May 26, 2010

Institute is honored for historical preservation and sustainability

MIT received three awards from the City of Cambridge this month for various preservation, transportation and environmental projects.

The Cambridge Historical Commission honored preservation projects across the city at the 14th annual Preservation Recognition Program, held on May 20 at the newly renovated Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. MIT was among the nine honorees for its exterior restoration of W1, the old Ashdown House at 305 Memorial Drive, formerly the Riverbank Court Hotel.

The program promotes high-quality preservation work in the City and honors property owners who conserve and protect the city’s architecture. Department of Facilities Program Manager Sonia Richards and Senior Planner Thayer Donham accepted the award on behalf of the Institute. Historical Commission Executive Director Charles Sullivan expressed his appreciation to MIT for giving such robust attention to the exterior features of this historical structure.

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