The Boston Preservation Alliance will will honor Suffolk University's Modern Theatre residence hall development with a Preservation Achievement Award on Oct. 5, 2011.
The annual Preservation Achievement Awards honor outstanding accomplishment in historic preservation and compatible new construction, as well as individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to Boston’s historic built environment.
The Preservation Alliance called the Modern Theatre project “a true standout” among a strong group of nominees in the category of Integration of Preservation and New Construction.
The Modern Theatre already had captured Boston Preservation Alliance honors when photographer Renée DeKona's image of its restoration won the organization’s first Historic Preservation Photo Contest and was displayed with other submissions this summer in the Mayor's Office at Boston City Hall.
DeKona documented Suffolk University's restoration of the Modern Theatre stonework, which was then used to reconstruct the historic facade. The University's Adams Gallery featured DeKona's photographs of the Modern Theatre in two exhibits.