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AIA New York Announces 2016 Design Awards Winners

March 1, 2016

NEW YORK CITY, March 1, 2016 – On February 29, 2016, a jury of independent architects, educators, critics, and planners from outside New York City convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the 2016 AIA New York Design Awards. That night, they publicly announced the 31 winning projects at a symposium at the Center for Architecture.

The 31 selected projects and the architecture firms that designed them – many of whom were on hand for the symposium – represent the exceptional work by AIA New York members and architects practicing in New York City in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design. Collectively, the jurors enthusiastically decided not to award a Best in Competition, noting that each winning project had successfully developed an idea and approach to resolve and elevate particular challenges.

Each winning project, granted either an “Honor” or “Merit” award, was chosen for its design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. Submitted projects had to be completed by AIANY members, architects/designers practicing in New York, or be New York projects designed by architects/designers based elsewhere. There were 366 entries in the four categories, including 185 submissions in the architecture category alone. The winners range from a chicken coop to large-scale urban interventions. 19 of the 31 winners were also NYC-based projects.

“This year’s jury was drawn to projects that engaged the environment, were innovative, and showed clarity of concept,” said AIANY 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA. “They celebrated the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and recommended that Preservation be its own category next year.”

Design Awards Exhibition
All winning work will be exhibited in the 2016 AIANY Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture beginning Friday, April 15, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition, designed by Tsto, will remain on view through Saturday, June 25.

Honors and Awards Luncheon and Upcoming Programs
In addition to the Jury Symposium, winning projects will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Luncheon, Friday, April 15, at Cipriani Wall Street (www.aiany.org/awardslunch).

The Luncheon will also fete Medal of Honor recipient Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA; Award of Merit recipient Robert M. Rubin; and Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award recipient Iwan Baan. The Luncheon serves as an important fundraiser for AIA New York and the organization’s ongoing mission to show that design matters.

Members of the press are invited to all events. Jurors and a list of the winning projects are on the following pages. For project details or for press RSVP to Design Awards events, contact Camila Schaulsohn at AIA New York, 212-358-6114 or cschaulsohn@aiany.org.

2016 AIANY DESIGN AWARDS JURORS
Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, CEO, Richter Architects
Shane Coen, Founder and Principal, Coen+Partners
Julien De Smedt, Founder, JDS Architects
Mark Johnson, Assoc. AIA, Co-founder, Civitas
Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, Founder, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA)
Shih-Fu Peng, AIA, Co-founder, heneghan peng architects
Michel Rojkind, Founder, Rojkind Arquitectos
Michael Speaks, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture

WINNING PROJECTS

Winners Statistics:
31 Awards Conferred
ARCHITECTURE – 20 total (9 honor; 11 merit)
INTERIORS – 5 total (3 honor; 2 merit)
PROJECTS – 4 total (1 honor; 3 merit)
URBAN DESIGN – 2 total (1 honor; 1 merit)

ARCHITECTURE

HONOR AWARDS
Architects: Dattner Architects in association with WXY architecture + urban design
Project: Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed
Location: New York, NY
SUBMISSION PDF

Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler
Project: The Broad Museum
Location: Los Angeles, CA
SUBMISSION PDF

Design Principals: Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA (Ennead Architects); Frank Lupo, FAIA; Randy Antonia Lott
Project: Chipakata Children’s Academy
Location: Chipakata Village, Zambia
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: Marvel Architects
Project: St. Ann’s Warehouse
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Architect: nARCHITECTS
Project: Carmel Place
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: Selldorf Architects
Project: David Zwirner
Location: New York, NY
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Architects: Snøhetta with Ziedler Partnership Architects
Project: Ryerson University Student Learning Center
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners
Project: Lefrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Project: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Building
Location: East Hanover, NJ
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MERIT AWARDS
Architects: Adjaye Associates with SLCE Architects
Project: Sugar Hill Housing
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: Bernheimer Architecture
Project: Quonochontaug House
Location: Charlestown, RI
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Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Project: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Location: Berkeley, CA
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Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Project: Ernie Davis Hall at Syracuse University
Location: Syracuse, NY
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Architect: Murphy Burnham & Buttrick
Project: Public School 330Q
Location: Queens, NY
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Architect: Murphy Burnham & Buttrick
Project: St. Patrick’s Cathedral Restoration
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: o’neill rose architects
Project: Choy House
Location: Queens, NY
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Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper Robertson
Project: Whitney Museum of American Art
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: TEN ARQUITECTOS
Project: CENTRO University
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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Architect: TEN ARQUITECTOS
Project: Mercedes House
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Project: Corning Museum of Glass
Location: Corning, NY
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INTERIORS

HONOR AWARDS
Architect: A+I
Project: Horizon Media Expansion
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: Clouds Architecture Office
Project: CRS Studio
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: Collective-LOK
Project: Van Alen Institute
Location: New York, NY
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MERIT AWARDS
Architect: Architecture Workshop
Project: Pivot
Location: New York, NY
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Design Architect: INABA WILLIAMS
Executive Architect: SLAB
Project: Red Bull New York Office
Location: New York, NY
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PROJECTS

HONOR AWARDS
Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Project: 2 World Trade Center
Location: New York, NY
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MERIT AWARDS
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Project: Chicken Coop
Location: East Hampton, NY
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Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Project: 390 Madison
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: NBBJ
Project: Reinvent Paris: Creative Mixed-Use Hub
Location: Paris, France
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URBAN DESIGN

HONOR AWARD
Architects: W Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Project: Plaza 33
Location: New York, NY
SUBMISSION PDF

MERIT AWARDS
Architect: ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Project: The New St. Pete Pier
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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