You can’t miss Bill Rawn. On the beach near his second home in Provincetown, on the street by his downtown office, even inside the Cambridge Public Library (where he’s pictured), his 6-foot-7 frame is usually the tallest around. His building designs—including Boston’s elegant W Hotel and Residences and the Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood—share a similar prominence. It’s for this reason that his firm, William Rawn Associates, has earned 181 awards in the past 26 years. We caught up with the lawyer turned architectural hero to learn more about his inspirations.
Most recognize Dawn Barrett as the international designer, artist, and professor who recently returned to Boston to become MassArt’s 11th president. Very few know that she owns two Alessi watches (one emerald, one red) and would be an 18th-century highboy if reincarnated as a piece of furniture. Here, she tells us a bit more about herself.
To streamline a 1,000-square-foot South End condo for her clients, interior designer Stephanie Sabbe went a little custom and a little Ikea. Here, she reveals six tips for creating an artfully designed, efficient space on a budget.