Congrats to Icon Architecture. It won awards for two of its affordable housing projects, Egleston Crossing in Roxbury and Maverick Landing in East Boston.
The latter is "Massachusetts’s first green, affordable multi-family housing development, adhering to “healthy homes” principles and achieving LEED certification. [It] is a model for projects funded through the Federal Housing and Urban Development HOPE VI program."
The prize, named for affordable housing advocate Don Terner after he died during a humanitarian mission to Bosnia, was chosen from among 53 applicants in 21 states.
The Egleston Crossing award is from the US EPA and is for "smart-growth development." The EPA praised the development's green-building techniques and its energy-efficient design.