Here is last month’s blog post for Traditional Building magazine. It applauds a recent Palladio Award winner, HBRA Architects of Chicago, for reopening a library entrance at Northwestern University that was closed in 1970 after a Brutalist new library was built. I compared this righting of a historic wrong to the as yet unrighted wrong of closing the beautiful Washington Street entrance to the Providence Public Library. Maybe someday the firm that rights that wrong will win a Palladio award.
Traditional Building has run a monthly blog post by me since January, and I’ve been running these a month later on Architecture Here and There. I have not run posts taken from AHAT because its readers have already seen them. For the last couple of months my posts for TB have been either from AHAT or a combination of AHAT and other material that readers have already seen there. The Palladio Awards, which are sponsored by Active Interest Media, which publishes TB out of Boulder, Colo., were celebrated in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday, July 19. Here are the winners.