AIA New York Announces 2018 Design Awards Recipients

January 9, 2018

Updated 3/22: As of March 22, 2018, the AIANY Board of Directors rescinded the Architecture Merit Award given to the Leblon Offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects; Associate Architect: RAF Arquitetura) and the Interior Merit Award given to The Lobster Club in New York City (Architect: Peter Marino Architect).

NEW YORK CITY, January 9, 2018 – On Monday, January 8, 2018, 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 2018 AIA New York Design Awards. That evening, they publicly announced the 32 winning projects at a symposium at the Center for Architecture.

The 32 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. The jurors named the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture by Freelon Adjaye Bond / Smithgroup Best in Competition.

Each winning project, granted either an “Honor,” “Merit,” or “Citation” 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. The winners range from temporary installations and exhibitions to large-scale urban interventions. 12 of the 32 winners are projects located in New York City.

Design Awards Exhibition

All winning work will be exhibited in the 2018 AIANY Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture beginning Friday, April 20, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition, designed by Once-Future Office, will remain on view through Wednesday, June 27.

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 20, at Cipriani Wall Street (

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 and photographs or to RSVP to Design Awards events, contact Camila Schaulsohn at AIA New York, 212-358-6114 or


Gro B0nesmo, Partner, S P A C E G R O U P

Ila Berman, DDes MRAIC, Dean and Edward Elson Professor, UVA School of Architecture

Aaron Forrest, AIA, NCARB, Principal, Ultramoderne

Walter Hood, Creative Director, Hood Studio

Tom Kundig, FAIA, Principal and Owner, Olson Kundig Architects

Debra Lehman Smith, Partner, LSM Studio

  1. Meejin Yoon, AIA, Co-Founder, Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Design Awards 2018 Statistics:

30 Awards Conferred

ARCHITECTURE – 18 total (5 honors; 11 merits; 2 citations)

INTERIORS – 6 total (1 honor; 3 merits; 1 citation)

PROJECTS – 3 total (1 honor; 1 merit; 1 citation)

URBAN DESIGN – 3 total (3 merits)



Architect: Freelon Adjaye Bond / Smithgroup
Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Project: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Location: Washington, DC



Architect: Architecture Research Office
Project: Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Landscape Architect: Bach Landskab
Project: Tirpitz Museum
Location: Blåvand, Denmark

Landscape Architect: Marc Peter Keane
Project: Square House
Location: Stone Ridge, NY

Architect: MQ Architecture
Project: Magazzino Italian Art
Cold Spring, NY

Architect: NADAAA
Associate Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Restoration Architect: ERA Architects
Project: University of Toronto Daniels Building at One Spadina
Location: Toronto, Canada


Architect: Desai Chia Architecture
Architect of Record: Environment Architects
Landscape Architect: SURFACEDESIGN
Project: Michigan Lake House
Location: Leelanau County, MI

Architects: LTL Architects and Perkins+Will
Landscape Architect: Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects
Project: Cornell University Upson Hall Renovation
Location: Ithaca, NY

Architect: nARCHITECTS
Project: NYC DOT Harper Street Yard Structures
Location: Corona, NY

Architect: N.E.E.D. Architecture
Project: The Book Company Headquarters
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Design Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Executive Architect: Davis Brody Bond
Associate Architect: Body Lawson Associates
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Project: Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Selldorf Architects
Architect of Record: C+D architecture
Landscape Architect: Bureau Bas Smets
Project: LUMA Arles
Location; Arles, France

Architect: Studio Libeskind
Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier + Associés
Project: Canadian National Holocaust Monument
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Architect: StudioSUMO
Architect of Record: Obayashi Corporation
Project: Josai International University i-House Dormitory
Location: Togane, Japan

Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners
Associate Architect: Ballinger
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Project: Princeton University Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Location: Princeton, NJ

Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Architect of Record: Richard L. Bowen + Associates
Landscape Architect: Knight & Stolar
Project: Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Location: Kent, OH

Architect: WORK Architecture Company
Project: Queens Library at Kew Gardens Hills
Location: Flushing, NY


Architect: David Scott Parker Architects
Architect of Record: Bosch Architecture
Project: Williamsburgh Savings Bank
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: Michielli + Wyetzner Architects
Project: Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage
Location: New York, NY



Architect: N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon
Architect of Record: ALab Architects
Project: Nam June Paik Art Center Renovation
Location: Yongin, South Korea


Project: Cornell University Rhodes Hall
Location: Ithaca, NY

Architect: Rice+Lipka Architects
Project: Parsons Making Center
Location: New York, NY

Architects: SheltonMindel in association with A+I
Project: New York Family Office
Location: New York, NY


Architect: Young Projects
Landscape Architect: Future Green Studio
Project: The Gerken Residence
Location: New York, NY 



Architect: LTL Architects
Project: Manual of Section


Architect: APTUM Architecture
Project: Thinness Pavilion
Location: San Francisco, CA


Architect: Studio Joseph
Architect of Record: Foster + Partners
Project: London Mithraeum
Location: London, UK



Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Project: One Vanderbilt
Location: New York, NY

Architect: NADAAA
Project: Justice in Design
Location: New York, NY

Architect: ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers
Project: Houston-Galveston Area Protection System (H-GAPS)
Location: Galveston Bay, TX

About AIA New York
AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects with more than 5,500 architect, allied professional, student, and public members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development.



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