AIA New York Announces 2020 Design Awards Recipients

January 14, 2020


NEW YORK CITY, January 14, 2020 – On Monday, January 13, 2020, 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 2020 AIA New York Design Awards. Yesterday evening, the jurors publicly announced the 35 winning projects at a symposium at the Center for Architecture.

The 35 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 five categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design, and Sustainability. The jury also selected one project as Best in Competition: Glenstone by Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Each winning project, granted either an “Honor”, “Merit”, or “Citation”, 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. 17 of the 35 winners are projects located in New York City.

Design Awards Exhibition
All winning work will be exhibited in the 2020 AIANY Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture beginning Thursday, April 16, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition, designed by Omnivore, will remain on view through June 27.

Honors and Awards Luncheon
In addition to the exhibition, winning projects will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Luncheon, Friday, April 17, at Cipriani Wall Street.

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

Kunlé Adeyemi, Founder | Principal, NLÉ
Dina Griffin, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, President, Interactive Design Architects
Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, Founding Principal, Reed-Hilderbrand
Lisa Iwamoto, Founder, IwamotoScott Architecture
Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Architect and Consultant, Cameron MacAllister Group
Bryan C. Lee Jr., Director of Design, Colloqate
Carme Pinós, Founder, Estudio Carme Pinós


Design Awards 2020 Statistics:
35 awards conferred
ARCHITECTURE – 14 total (7 honors; 7 merits)
INTERIORS – 10 total (4 honors; 5 merits; 1 citation)
PROJECTS – 4 total (1 honor, 1 merit, 1 citation)
URBAN DESIGN – 3 total (2 honors; 1 merit)
SUSTAINABILITY – 3 total (3 merits) 


Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Landscape Architects: PWP Landscape Architecture
Location: Potomac, MD



Richardson Olmsted Campus Renovation
Architect: Deborah Berke Partners
Architect of Record: Flynn Battaglia Architects
Historic Preservation Architect: Goody Clancy
Landscape Architect: Andropogon Associates
Location: Buffalo, NY

The Shed
Lead Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Collaborating Architect: Rockwell Group
Location: New York, NY

Anita May Rosenstein Campus — The Los Angeles LGBT Center
Design Architects: Leong Leong and Killefer Flammang Architects
Executive Architect: Killefer Flammang Architects
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Calgary Central Library
Architect: Snøhetta
Architect of Record: DIALOG
Location: Calgary, Canada

Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Architect of Record: BNIM
Landscape Architect: Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Location: Washington, DC

Masa Café & Bakery
Architect: Studio Cadena
Location: Bogota, Colombia

Five-Story House
Architect: stpmj Architecture
Location: Seoul, South Korea


Neeson Cripps Academy
Architect: COOKFOX Architects
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

55 Hudson Yards
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Location: New York, NY

St. Augustine Terrace
Architect: Magnusson Architecture & Planning
Landscape Architect: Terrain
Location: The Bronx, NY

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
Architect: ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Location: New York, NY

One Manhattan West
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Location: New York, NY

Hunters Point Library
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Location: Long Island City, NY

Solar Carve
Architect: Studio Gang
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Location: New York, NY



Ford Foundation for Social Justice Restoration
Architect: Gensler
Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles in collaboration with SiteWorks
Location: New York, NY

Poster House
Architect: LTL Architects
Location: New York, NY

Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre
Architect: Trahan Architects
Location: Atlanta, GA

Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center
Architect: Barker Associates Architecture Office
Architectural Designer: 4|MATIV
Location: Brooklyn, NY


Architect: Bates Masi + Architects
Architect of Record: SRAA+E
Location: New York, NY

NYU Bobst Library Special Collections Renovation
Architect: CannonDesign
Location: New York, NY

AFNY Project 6
Architect: Desai Chia Architecture
Architect of Record: RH Consultants & Associates
Location: New York, NY

Hopp Apartment
Architect: Martin Hopp Architect
Location: New York, NY

Crye Precision Headquarters
Architect: MN Design Professional Corporation
Landscape Architect: Verdant Landscape Architecture
Location: Brooklyn, NY


For lighting and ceiling innovation
Casper New York Headquarters
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Location: New York, NY



Location: Ghent, NY

LX Pavilion
Architect: OLI Architecture
Location: Bedford Hills, NY


A New Campus for the Rothko Chapel
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Location: Houston, TX


For spatializing a social justice narrative
Missing Voices
Architect: Studio Joseph
Location: Princeton, NJ



Domino Park
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Master Plan Architects: SHoP Architects (with Vishaan Chakrabarti)
Location: Brooklyn, NY


Housing No. 8 (Laboratorio de Vivienda)
Architect: MOS Architects
Location: Apan, Mexico

District Wharf
Master Plan Architect/Urban Designer: Perkins Eastman
Phase I Architects: BBGM; Cunningham | Quill Architects, FOX Architects, Handel Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Moffatt & Nichol; MTFA Architecture; SK+I Architecture; SmithGroup; StudioMB, WDG Architecture
Landscape Architects: Lee and Associates and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Location: Washington, DC



Star Innovation Center: Sri Lanka Passive House Industrial Building
Architect: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture
Architect of Record: Vinod Jayasinghe Associates
Energy Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mount Sinai Ambulatory Surgical Facility
Architect: Kliment Halsband Architects
Location: Kyabirwa, Uganda

18 Robinson
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Associate Architect: architects61
Landscape Architect: Grant Associates
Sustainability Consultant: Building System and Diagnostics
Location: Singapore

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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