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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Now that's a Lulu of a building

WELLESLEY

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The building when construction was almost complete last year
(Globe Staff Photo by Bill Polo)

Wellesley College announced that its newest building, The Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, has been named the Boston area’s ‘‘most beautiful piece of architecture’’ of 2006 by the Boston Society of Architects.

The group voted the building —nicknamed ‘‘The Lulu’’-- the annual J. Harleston (cq) Parker Medal for Architectural Excellence, applauding among other features its ‘‘breathtaking views’’ of ‘‘the adjacent wetland valley and woodlands and the more distant lake.’’

The center, which opened in 2005, was designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Atlanta.

-- Lisa Keen

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