December 14, 20202020 Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards Announced
The winners of the 2020 Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards were announced on Wednesday, December 9 during a virtual event! Submissions were evaluated by an esteemed independent Jury, and honorees were selected from a nationwide pool of entrants. Judging criteria included projects that display outstanding achievement in socially responsible, multi-modal connections between vulnerable neighborhoods, cities, and regions, and demonstrate excellence in transportation and infrastructure systems, such as equitable food and goods distribution; projects that shape, rejuvenate, and promote inclusive neighborhoods and cities, and improve pedestrian experience, health, and safety; projects that display excellence in sustainability, resiliency, and climate-sensitive design; and innovative work, including the demonstration of exemplary new and emerging technologies or pioneering solutions.
At this critical junction, a year in which global transportation patterns have been disrupted, with an existential threat posed to mass transit systems by plummeting ridership, and with the daily habits of mobility inextricably altered, taking this opportunity to recognize Design Excellence in Transportation + Infrastructure could not be more essential.
Merits and Honors were awarded in four categories (Planning, Projects, Structures, and Student Awards) as follows:
Structures – SR99 Tunnel Project, HNTB; Goose Creek Rest Area, VJAA
Planning – Brightline, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Projects – Return to Service: Public Transit, AECOM; Brooklyn Bridge: Back to the Future, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Student Awards – Good(s) Shift: Revitalizing the Port of Newburgh; Three-Dimensional Urban Thresholds; A Porous Poche
Please visit the Awards Archive for a full report.
Transportation and Infrastructure
The AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee focuses on planning, architectural design, technical, and policy issues related to transportation and infrastructure, including systems and civic facilities to accommodate marine, aviation, and land-based transit, as well as energy, water and waste distribution networks. It is the mission of the committee to examine the architecture of, and to advocate for design quality in, transportation and infrastructure projects. We invite all committee members, and those interested in joining the committee, to join us at our monthly meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm on Zoom unless noted. We are always looking for enthusiastic participants interested in contributing to the programs or assisting in other ways!