Tozzer Anthropology Building receives BSA design honor

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The Tozzer Anthropology Building has received one of the highest design honors from the Boston Society of Architects. The Hobson award celebrates the bold, transformative construction that fits in seamlessly with the University’s traditional sensibility.

The LEED Gold-certified building is a modern sanctuary for one of the most comprehensive anthropology collections in the world. Designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, the space is enlightened from its core. A sizable new skylight illuminates Tozzer’s central social space, and the copper roof rotates to allow for maximum natural light.

The textured brick-bound entryway invites the public to access the library and reading rooms on the first and ground floors. Offices and classrooms for faculty and graduate students are housed on the top three floors. The Harvard FAS renovation, helmed by the office of Physical Resources & Planning, was completed in May 2014.