10 Winners Announced in 2024 Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

April 15, 2024

AIA New York and ASLANY, alongside program partners ASLA Illinois and AIA Austin, are proud to announce the winners of the 2024 AIANY + ASLA-NY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards. Ten projects were selected by an independent jury of architects, landscape architects, and planners, with Best in Competition awarded to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru – Terminal 2 in Bengaluru, India, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Grant Associates.

The selected projects represent exceptional transportation and infrastructure work designed by registered architects, landscape architects, planners, and students. Each project was evaluated based on its commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture.

Architects and landscape architects submitted 37 entries in five categories: Open Space, Planning, Projects, Structures, and Student Work; awards were conferred in all categories. Entries within those categories were eligible for recognition as Honors (the highest level of achievement), Merits (distinguished achievement), or Citations (exemplary achievement on specific project aspects).

Award recipients were announced and celebrated at the Winners’ Event on Wednesday, April 10 at the Center for Architecture and on Zoom.


David Burney, FAIA, Co-Founder and Director of Urban Placemaking and Management, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Lonnie Coplen, LEED AP BD+C, ISI ENV SP, CPHC, Founder & President, ARC Alternative and Renewable Construction LLC
Stephie Motal, AIA, Managing Partner and Director of Architecture, Black + Vernooy Architecture and Urban Design
Lisa Padilla, RA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal & Owner, Cityworks Design
Kris Sorich, ASLA, Senior Landscape Architect, Chicago Department of Transportation


Best in Competition

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru – Terminal 2
Bengaluru, India
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Landscape Architect: Grant Associates



High Line – Moynihan Connector
New York, NY
Design Co-Leads: Field Operations and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill



Sunset Park
Brooklyn, NY
Landscape Architect: AECOM

Citation for an Innovative Infill Approach to Address the Scarring of a Neighborhood

Brooklyn Yards
Brooklyn, NY
Architect: Studio V

Open Space


Bronx River Greenway/Starlight Park
Bronx, NY
Landscape Architect: NV5


East Midtown Greenway
New York, NY
Landscape Architect: Stantec




East Newark Waterfront Park
Newark, NJ
Landscape Architect: AECOM


Prospect Trace: Transforming an Expressway into Civic Space
Brooklyn, NY
Architects: Civic Architecture Workshop and David Cunningham Architecture Planning

Citation for Community Engagement

Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience
New York, NY
Landscape Architects: AECOM and Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture
Architect: One Architecture & Urbanism



Conflux: Where Rivers of the Bronx Meet
Bronx, NY
Student: Lok Tim Chan, Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University


About AIA New York

AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects with more than 5,000 architect, allied professional, student, and public members interested in architecture and design. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. aiany.org


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