Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Hon. ASLA
Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects
Architect, Educator, and Author
Billie Faircloth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Studio Munge
Garth Rockcastle, FAIA
Founding Principal, MSR Design
Brigitte Shim, Hon. FAIA
Carol Ross Barney has been in the vanguard of civic design since founding Ross Barney Architects in 1981. With a career that spans over 40 years, Barney has made significant contributions to the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. As an architect, urbanist, mentor, and educator, she has relentlessly advocated that excellent design is a right, not a privilege. Her body of work, almost exclusively in the public realm, represents this ethos and occupies a unique place within the panorama of contemporary architecture.
Fabrizio Barozzi, born in 1976 in Rovereto, Italy, studied architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and completed his studies at the School of Architecture of Seville and at L’Ecole d’Architecture Paris La Villette. In 2004 together, with Alberto Veiga he founded Barozzi/Veiga in Barcelona. Throughout his career, Barozzi has maintained a balance between his professional work and his academic involvement. Barozzi has served as professor at the International University of Catalonia at the University of Girona, the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently teaching. Barozzi/Veiga has received several prestigious distinctions, including the Mies van der Rohe Award and the RIBA Award for International Excellence.
Craig Evan Barton is an accomplished architect, educator, and author.
Barton is the author of the editor of the anthology Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Architecture and Race and has contributed to a range of anthologies, including the City of Memory, Row: Trajectories Through the Shotgun House, and Writing Urbanism. His work has been included in a wide range of exhibitions, including an installation at Project Rowhouse in Houston, TX and The Dresser Trunk Project.
He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and currently serves as a trustee of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and as a member of the board of the Design Museum of Chicago.
Billie Faircloth is a practicing architect, educator, and Partner at KieranTimberlake, where she leads transdisciplinary research, design, and problem-solving processes across fields including environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between trades, academies, and industries to define a relevant problem-solving boundary for the built environment. Faircloth has published and lectured internationally on themes including research methods for trans-disciplinary and trans-scalar design practices; the production of new knowledge on materials, climate, and thermodynamic phenomena; and the history of plastics in architecture.
Born into a world of design, Alessandro Munge quickly transcended his teenage sketches to become one of North America’s most sought-after designers. With an innovative point of view earning him Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year Award and Interior Design’s Hospitality Design Leader, Munge approaches every project with a deep understanding of practicalities, artistic expression, and human connectivity. Strengthening his ties to top-tier hospitality brands and clients, Munge continues to establish himself as a multidisciplinary visionary through architecture, landscaping, and product design. His boundless passion for art, culture, and travel his team of over fifty to sculpt distinctive, signature spaces that reflect the essence and vibrancy of their inhabitants.
Garth Rockcastle, FAIA, is founding principal of MSR Design and the leader of the firm’s Maryland branch office. He has led many of MSR Design’s distinguished and award-winning projects over the firm’s 38-year history. Throughout his career, he has also taught as professor of architecture at two leading academic institutions: at the University of Minnesota, where he also served as Head of Architecture, and at Maryland University, where he served as Dean of Architecture.
Brigitte Shim along with her partner, A. Howard Sutcliffe, are both principals in the design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Shim-Sutcliffe’s built work explores the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape, furniture, and fittings. To date, Shim and Sutcliffe have received fourteen Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an AIA National Honor Award, along with many other professional accolades, for their built work.
Shim is also a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and has been an invited visitor at Yale, Harvard, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Auckland University, and others.
December 3, 5:00pm
Submission Deadline NOW EXTENDED to December 5, 2018 at 5:00pm.
January 14, 6:00pm
Winners announced at Design Awards Jury Symposium
April 15, 11:30am
Honors and Awards Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street
April 15, 6:00pm
Design Awards Exhibition Opening
All events take place at the Center for Architecture unless otherwise noted.
Awards will be granted in five categories:
Architecture – Recognizes design excellence in completed buildings.
Interiors – Recognizes design excellence in building interiors and related architectural work, as well as new and improved approaches to building components and architectural products.
Urban Design – Recognizes the most compelling work and ideas, both built and unbuilt, that confront and resolve environmental and urban challenges at a scale larger than that of an individual building.
Projects – Recognizes temporary structures, conceptual work, pavilions, and research. Work in this category does not need to be intended for construction. Projects undertaken for academic credit are not eligible. Entries to competitions will be considered.
NEW CATEGORY: Sustainability – Recognizes excellence in ecological stewardship, including reduced environmental impact and reduced energy consumption, as well as attention to quality of life issues, resiliency, and community engagement within the urban environment.
Award levels for all categories:
• Honor Award – Represents the highest level of achievement.
• Merit Award – Represents distinguished achievement.
• Citation – Represents exemplary achievement in a specific aspect of a project.
• Best in Competition – Jurors may select one entry among the Honor Award recipients across all categories to receive this unique recognition.
We strongly encourage submissions that reflect a broad and inclusive definition of design excellence. Each entry is judged for the success with which it has met its individual requirements. Submissions must exhibit design achievement that demonstrates exemplary skill and creativity in the resolution and integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, history, and purpose.
Submissions may be exemplary in the following areas (including, but not limited to):
• Best of Typology, including outstanding achievement in building type (i.e. education, affordable housing, justice, healthcare, community facility, historic preservation, corporate interiors, high-rise, commercial retail. etc.)
• Technical Advancement, including engineering achievements (i.e. structural, mechanical, transportation, computer, etc.) as well as innovative use of materials and urban systems.
• Innovation and Research, including projects investigating design advocacy, cross-disciplinary research, pilot projects, public service, and theoretical propositions.
• Preservation/Restoration, including the demonstration of exemplary skill, sensitivity, and thoroughness in preservation, restoration, or adaptive reuse and/or sensitive reinforcement of successful historical development patterns.
• Architecture – Registered architects only
• Interiors – Registered architects only
• Sustainability – Registered architects only
• Urban Design – Registered architects, Associate and International Associate AIA members. AIANY local member at these levels are also eligible: Corporate, Corresponding, and Allied Professional.
• Projects – Registered architects, Associate and International Associate AIA members. AIANY local member at these levels are also eligible: Corporate, Corresponding, and Allied Professional.
Who is eligible?
• AIA New York members who are registered architects are eligible regardless of project location or architect’s residence.
• Registered architects practicing in New York City are eligible regardless of the project’s location.
• Work located in New York City designed by any registered architect is eligible regardless of the architect’s residence, location of primary office or membership status.
• Registered architects who are Members of other AIA Chapters are eligible to submit any project if they become or currently are Corresponding Members of AIA New York.
• Associate and International Associate AIA New York members may submit projects in the Urban Design and Projects categories only.
What projects are eligible?
• Architecture and Interiors projects completed after January 1, 2014.
• Sustainability projects completed after January 1, 2014 and in operation for at least one year.
• All completed New York State projects must credit New York State licensed architect of record.
• Urban Design and Projects submissions must have been initiated after January 1, 2014.
• Prior winning projects in any category may not be resubmitted.
Registration and Submission
The Design Awards submissions process is completely digital. Any references to architects and designers on any images, plans, narrative, file names, or supplemental materials will disqualify a submission.
$200 AIA New York members
$200 AIA New York Corporate, Corresponding, and Allied Professionals
$100 Associate AIA and International Associate AIA members
$500 other registered architects
The architect or firm of record, associate architects, project team, consultants, client, and general contractor must be credited. Client names will be withheld from publication upon request.
For restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, the original architect must be identified.
Submissions done as an employee or consultant must include a release from a principal of the firm acknowledging that the submitting architect had primary design responsibility and that the credits are correct.
AIA New York will publicly announce the winners of the Design Awards at the January 14th Jury Symposium. All winners will be recognized for their achievements at the Honors and Awards Luncheon on April 15th at Cipriani Wall Street. Winning projects will be presented at a Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture and will be published in a special spring awards issue of Oculus magazine.
Award recipients shall be notified regarding exhibition materials following the jury symposium and announcement of the winners on January 14. The 2019 Design Awards exhibition will open on April 15 and will remain on view through early summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I would like to submit a project that is in Boston, MA. The project architect is registered as an architect in New York state, a member of AIA Pennsylvania, and located in our Philadelphia office. Would this project be eligible for submission to the AIA New York awards program?
A: This project can only be eligible if the Registered Architect becomes a Corresponding Member of AIA New York. If you would like to become a Corresponding Member, please download this form. Send your completed copy to Joseph Corbin at email@example.com.
Q: Our project won as an “Unbuilt” project in the 2009 Design Awards. Can we submit this as a completed project for another category in the 2019 Design Awards?
A: No. Prior winning projects in any category may not be resubmitted.
Q: My project was built in Singapore. I am a Registered Architect with an office in New York City. May I submit my project for the 2019 Design Awards? I am not a member of AIA.
A: Yes. You may submit under the $500 “Registered Architects” fee.
Q: Does the AIANY Design Awards accept unbuilt projects?
A: Yes. These projects are eligible for the Urban Design and Projects categories only.
Q: Our projects are all built in Upstate New York. Our Registered Architect is a member of AIA New York State. Can we submit our projects?
A: You may submit only if the RA becomes a Corresponding Member of AIA New York. If you would like to become a Corresponding Member, please download this form. Send your completed copy to Joseph Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I am an Associate Member. Can I submit for the Architecture, Interiors, or Sustainability categories?
A: You may ask the Registered Architect who signed off on the project to submit the project and include you/your firm as collaborators. If the RA is not an AIA New York member, the registration fee will be $500; if they are an AIA New York member, $200.
Q: Are we allowed more than one image per page in the Submission Upload, or only one image per page with a max of 16 pages?
A: You may have multiple images per page, but individual images smaller than one-quarter of a page are not recommended.
Q: What should be written in the “Specific Use of Project” section?
A: . The “Specific Use of Project” section allows you to expand further if there are specific aspects that you would like to highlight. Essentially especially if the project includes sustainable or energy reducing features that may have a more technical aspect.
Due date: December 05, 2018