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Paul & Niki Tsongas Award

The Tsongas Award is Preservation Massachusetts' highest honor, honoring people and projects that have displayed the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth.  Named for the award's first recipient, Senator Paul Tsongas, it was expanded in 2016 to include the contributions of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas to preservation efforts across all of Massachusetts. ​

Congratulations to our 2024 Tsongas Award recipients! 

Charles (Charlie) M. Sullivan

Cambridge Historical Commission

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Fred Ecker


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Robert J. Verrier

The Architectural Team, Inc.

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William (Bill) Smith +
Carlton Street Footbridge

Registered Architect


Boston Athenaeum

Project Team

Annum Architects, formerly Ann Beha Architects; Consigli; Allied Consulting Engineering Services;
Beacon Hill Architectural Commission; Kalin Associates; Kiln Brook LLC; Richard Burck Landscape Architect;
Thornton Tomasetti; Tom Goemaat Construction

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Fábrica Lofts

Project Team

Aberthaw Construction, Architectural Heritage Foundation, Bohler Engineering, ICON Architecture, McPhail Associates, LLC, Nixon Peabody, R.W. Sullivan Engineering, Souza True & Partners Inc, Trinity Financial, Vertex


Lower Basin Barracks

Project Team

Copley Wolff Design Group Inc., Epsilon Associates, Inc., Finegold Alexander Architects, Kalin Associates, McPhail Associates, R.W. Sullivan Engineering, RSE Associates, Samiotes Consultants Inc., STV Inc., The Green Engineer 

Memorial Hall Roof Restoration at Harvard University

Project Team

Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge Historical Commission, Shawmut Design & Construction,

Perry & Radford Architects, Preservation Technology Associates, Gilbert & Becker

The First Church of Christ, Scientist - The Mother Church Original Edifice and Extension Edifice

Project Team

ARUP, Building Conservation Associates, Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Fennessy Consulting Inc., Finegold Alexander Architects, GEI Consultants, Grande Masonry, John Canning & Co., Kalin Associates, SGH, Shawmut Design & Construction

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