Jonathan Evans MArch ’10 serves as lead architect for Embrace Boston Memorial
Boston and Kigali, Rwanda, based MASS Design Group, lead by Jonathan Evans MArch ’10, is the lead architect of the Embrace Boston Memorial. This tribute to Coretta Scott King and Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. will open on the Boston Common on Friday, January 13th, 2023. The memorial is completed in partnership with Embrace Boston and designer Hank Willis Thomas.
The Embrace Memorial is an important cultural symbol of equity and justice for Boston residents and all those who visit the city and region. The artwork is a permanent monument representing the Kings’ time and powerful presence in Boston, a time that helped shape their approach to an equitable society. Five years in the making, The Embrace is a physical reflection of Boston’s diversity. Chosen from 126 submissions, The Embrace memorial depicts the embrace between Coretta Scott King and Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. when he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
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