The Boston Architectural College was pleased to present Charles Redmon '08 (Hon.), FAIA, with the Selfless Labor Award on the evening of Thursday, April 25 during a special reception at 951 Boylston Street. The Alumni Association honored Chuck with the award for his decades of steadfast faith in support of the BAC, its philosophy, mission, students, and alumni. Bill Boxx ‘06, president of the Alumni Association, presented Chuck with the award. Members of the Board of Trustees, Overseers, faculty, students, staff, and special guests were in attendance to celebrate Chuck and his longstanding support of the BAC.
The Selfless Labor Award is presented to members of the BAC community who have exhibited exemplary levels of service for the common good of the institution. It was named after Dean Arcangelo Cascieri's philosophy, depicted by his sculpture, "Selfless Labor," which has become an important and enduring symbol of the BAC.
"Chuck's dedication to the BAC is philosophically driven to improve and expand the education of design professionals," said Bernie Goba '07 (Hon.), AIA, DFA honoris causa, NCARB. "This is more impressive when you learn of his other honors and achievements and still has time for the BAC. Briefly, he has been former chair of the AIA's Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team Program and has provided consulting assistance to over 50 communities across the US and Canada. For this the AIA awarded him the Kemper Award for service to the profession. Has been the on the BSA Board and as BSA president, the Bridge Design Committee now known as the Zakim Bridge. And in 2006 his alma mater, Rice University, named him a Distinguished Alumni. For all of his profession activities and achievements he has always carried forward the mission and goals of the BAC offering service and support when called upon."
Chuck Redmon, architect and urban designer, brings a command of site context to the design overview of our projects at Cambridge Seven Associates. With an intuitive grasp of large-scale architectural issues, a gift for drawing, and the ability to give shape quickly to complex ideas, he has played a major role in the conceptual development of many projects here at C7A. Nationally, Mr. Redmon was the winner of the AIA's Kemper Award for service to the profession and community. He was awarded the 2002 Boston Society of Architects Honor Award, the BSA's highest award recognizing individuals who have made profound and significant contributions to the professional community. Mr. Redmon is a graduate of Rice University, and he continues to be very active in the Boston region regarding local issues around transportation, growth and urban design, and design education.