SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Restoration or Preservation,
Boston College for Gasson Hall with Shawmut Design and Construction
During the last 100 years, Gasson Hall has become the symbol of Boston College and dominates the campus skyline. It was constructed of Roxbury Puddingstone and cast stone in 1909. Cast stone was a new building material then, and the technical and engineering properties were not well understood. A 2006 inspection determined that the puddingstone had weathered very well but much of the early cast stone had weathered away.