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John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

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Project description from KMW firm website:

"Spanning the Massachusetts Turnpike and incorporating an existing substructure and renovated service areas, the new Hynes Convention Center accommodates large conventions and multiple events in the historic Back Bay district of Boston. The facility contains 193,000 sf of exhibition space, generous pre-function gathering areas, 71,000 sf of meeting rooms, an auditorium for 5,000 people, a triple-space ballroom, a cafeteria and requisite service and circulation space. The exhibition and convention areas are structured around the monumental entry drum and moving escalators, a linear atrium, a small rotunda and long double height glazed loggia with views of the city. A stoa-like like frontal volume along Boylston Street, containing break-out and circulation spaces connects the building with the life of the city street. The 500 foot long, stone-clad façade and arcade lend coherence to a major thoroughfare and a sequence of buildings embellished by Richardson’s Trinity Church and the Public Library of McKim Mead, White and Johnson."


- 1993 AIA Honor Award for Architecture

- 1991 BSA Honor Award for Architecture

- 1991 BSA Honor Award for Interiors

- 1989 Harleston Parker Medal, City of Boston

- 1989 Interiors Magazine, Award for Institutional Design

- 1989 Honor Award, American Consulting Engineers Council of New England


- Interiors, January 1990

- The Boston Globe, September 1989

- Architecture, May 1989

- Progressive Architecture, May 1989

- The New York Times, February 1989

- The Boston Globe, January 1989

See David Dillon, "The Architecture of Kallmann McKinnell & Wood" (2004), pp. 36-41.