NBSS honored by New England Home

October 12, 2011

The 2011 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame were announced yesterday during an evening unveiling ceremony held in the beautifully transformed lobby of the Boston Design Center.

The New England Design Hall of Fame honors the region’s finest architects, interior designers and landscape designers whose work is of the highest caliber and who have made a significant contribution to the design field in New England. For a second year there is also a Specialty Award, which will be given periodically to outstanding practitioners in other areas related to residential design. The Hall of Fame will have a permanent “Living Legacy” in the form of a birch grove in front of the Boston Design Center.

This year’s inductees are:


  • Bernard M. Wharton, Shope Reno Wharton, South Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Matthew and Elizabeth Elliott, Elliot + Elliot Architecture, Blue Hill, Maine

Interior Design:

  • Nancy S. Serafini, Homeworks Interior Design, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

Landscape Design:

  • Kris Horiuchi and Daniel Solien, Horiuchi Solien, Inc., Falmouth, Massachusetts

Specialty Award:

  • North Bennet Street School, Boston, Massachusetts

Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home, praised this year’s inductees as “worthy additions to an already impressive roster of gifted and hardworking professionals. These are the people who have defined excellence in the field of residential design in New England, and we’re lucky to live in a region that boasts so many figures of outstanding commitment and creativity.”

The slate of inductees for 2011 was selected by a diverse committee representing different facets of the New England design community, including: Jeremiah Eck, principal, Eck MacNeely Architects, and 2007 NEDHOF inductee; Keith LeBlanc, principal, Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture, and 2010 NEDHOF inductee; Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, principals, C&J Katz Studio, and 2009 NEDHOF inductees; Theodore (Ted) Landsmark, president, Boston Architectural College; Julie Rogowski, vice president/general manager, Boston Design Center and Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief, New England Home magazine.