Greenwich Historical Society’s Reimagined Campus Recognized with a SARA AWARD for Professional Design Excellence

John Wasilewski, David Scott Parker Architects; Debra Mecky, Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director and CEO and David Scott Parker showcase the SARA Award for Professional Design Excellence.

John Wasilewski, David Scott Parker Architects; Debra Mecky, Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director and CEO and David Scott Parker showcase the SARA Award for Professional Design Excellence.

The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) awarded David Scott Parker Architects with a SARA Award Design of Merit for professional design excellence for the Greenwich Historical Society’s reimagined campus.

Now in its 24th year, the prestigious awards program celebrates the work of architects selected from a pool of hundreds of new projects throughout the region by an esteemed jury. The awards were presented at a reception this month at Battery Park in New York. Earlier this year, the Greenwich Historical Society was recognized with an award for Preservation Excellence from the CT Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Greenwich Historical Society’s newly restored campus was opened in October, 2018 and features new exhibition galleries, a visitor center, café, museum store, substantially larger library and archives and gardens inspired by renowned members of the American Impressionist Art Colony who lived studied and worked at the site of the campus.

Greenwich Historical Society was founded in 1931 to preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future. The circa 1730 National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House survived the American Revolution and became the site of Connecticut’s first American Impressionist art colony from 1890 to 1920. Its landscape and gardens are
restored based on documentation from the site’s Impressionist era.

The campus also includes a nationally accredited museum, library and archives, a museum store, café, and a community education center. Greenwich Historical Society educates thousands of school children annually and connects visitors to the history of this globally influential community through exhibitions, lectures, programs, and events. It receives no town funding and relies on donations and grants to continue its work in education and preservation. Learn more at greenwichhistory.org.