Adaptation + Preservation
Trinity Church, designed by H.H. Richardson, stands as one of Boston’s most recognizable and beloved buildings. Goody Clancy, under the guidance of the Church’s Building Committee, led a team of design consultants in a comprehensive, multi-phase restoration campaign, that included exterior envelope restoration and building systems upgrades.
The on-going stewardship of the building has been a multi-decade effort that required a collaborative effort between stakeholders, including Parishioners, design professionals, contractors, the city, and local and national agencies.
This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of restoring this Boston icon. With the most recent lighting improvements -- the most extensive since the 1950s -- the panel will discuss the challenges of prioritizing the restoration of exterior and interior elements and balancing the historic aesthetics of a National Historic Landmark with the needs of an active Parish all while integrating improvements to life-safety and energy performance.