March 5, 2014
by: Camila Schaulson Frenz
The Architecture jury deliberates.Credit: Camila Schaulsohn
The Interiors jury deliberates.Credit: Camila Schaulsohn
The Projects jury deliberates.Credit: Camila Schaulsohn
The Urban Planning jury deliberates.Credit: Camila Schaulsohn
AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, thanked the jurors for their commitment to design excellence.Credit: Zoe Seibel
Members from each jury and moderator Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, assembled at the start of the Design Awards Juror Symposium.Credit: Eve Rosen

On 03.03.14, four juries comprised of 12 renowned architects, educators, critics, and planners convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the AIANY 2014 Design Awards. After hours of deliberation, 35 winners were selected – 13 in the Architecture category, 8 in Interiors, 10 in Projects, and 4 in Urban Design – which represent the diversity and strength of New York’s architectural design community. At Monday evening’s “AIANY Design Awards 2014 Juror Symposium and Winners Announcement,” moderated by Metropolis magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIA, this year’s recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award, jurors discussed the celebrated projects and spoke of the state of architecture in New York City and architectural competitions in general.

Oftentimes, the last to make its final selections, due in part to the high number of entries, is the Architecture jury. This year, Architecture jurors Regine Leibinger, co-founder of Barkow Leibinger; Sharon Johnston, AIA, principal of Johnston Marklee & Associates; and Alberto Campo Baeza, professor at the Madrid School of Architecture, were one of the first groups to announce their category’s winners. Leibinger noted that all three were “close in their opinions,” and made their selected 13 winners out of 178 submissions through “constructive resolution.” Johnston noted the powerful urban response of some of the projects, while Campo Baeza preferred to describe the projects through single words – “Wonderful” for BIG Bjarke Ingels Group’s Danish Maritime Museum, and “Magnificent” for 4 World Trade Center by Maki and Associates.

The Interiors jury, composed by Dorothée Boissier, founder of Paris design studio Gilles and Boissier; Joeb Moore, AIA, adjunct professor of architecture at the Barnard/Columbia Undergraduate Architecture Department; and Patrick Tighe, FAIA, principal and lead designer of Patrick Tighe Architecture in Los Angeles,made their selections by preemptively selecting a set of criteria, including clear concept, invention, and a project’s experiential qualities. Tighe noted that around 60% of the 89 Interiors submissions were office spaces, with fewer hotel and restaurant entries than expected. The jury’s focus on inventiveness is demonstrated by Moore’s praise for The Barbarian Group by Clive Wilkinson Architects, where a tabletop “expressively takes control of a whole space.”

The most experimental category, Projects, was juried by Kunlé Adeyemi, founder of NLÉ; Lisa Iwamoto, founding partner of IwamotoScott Architecture; and Reed Kroloff, Assoc. AIA, director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum. As with Interiors, jurors were looking for projects that demonstrated research and experimentation – what Ayedemi described as “super sexy serious projects.” Honor Award winner (No) Stop Marconi by N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon, which offers multiple proposals for the re-use of three 1970s semi-abandoned SOM towers in Rotterdam, was one of the projects to make the cut.

The smallest category this year, Urban Design, conferred 4 awards – 2 Honors and 2 Merits. Jurors Robert Campbell, FAIA, architecture critic for the Boston Globe; Susie Kim, AIA, founding principal of Koetter Kim & Associates; and Giancarlo Mazzanti, Intl. Assoc. AIA, were particularly drawn to projects that expressed a concern about current issues. According to Campbell, this is “the moment for urban design to take on” major worldwide issues of infrastructure and population growth. Projects such as the plan for St. Patrick’s Island by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture / Civitas that developed waterfront sites while taking sea level rise into account best exemplified the jurors’ criteria.

Locally-based projects were counterbalanced by a number of international winners, and awards were distributed widely between the usual suspects – high-profile, well-established firms – and newer and emerging firms that are starting to make an impact on New York’s skyline. The AIANY Design Awards winners will be celebrated at the AIANY Honors and Awards Luncheon on 04.23.14 and will be featured in an exhibition opening on the following day, 04.24.14.


Honor Awards
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Project: Donald Judd Home and Studio
Location: New York, NY

Architect: BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Project: Danish Maritime Museum
Location: Helsingør, Denmark

Architect: Maki and Associates
Project: 4 World Trade Center
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Project: Johnson Museum of Art Addition and Alteration
Location: Ithaca, New York

Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Project: Campbell Sports Center – Columbia University
Location: New York, NY

Merit Awards
Architect: Andrew Berman Architect
Project: Stapleton Library
Location: Staten Island, NY

Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Project: Pier A Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Project: East 34th Street Ferry
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Morris Adjmi Architects
Project: 250 Bowery
Location: New York, NY

Architect: N.E.E.D. Architecture
Project: Sanggye 341-5
Location: Seoul, Korea

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners
Project: Fire Island House
Location: Fire Island, NY

Architect: Selldorf Architects
Project: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: Toshiko Mori Architect
Project: House in Ghent
Location: Ghent, NY


Honor Awards
Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Project: The Barbarian Group
Location: New York, NY

Architect: SPaN Architecture
Project: Calvin Klein Collection, Forum 66
Location: Shenyang, China

Merit Awards
Architect: Latent Productions
Project: Runner & Stone
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: o’neill rose architects
Project: West Side Townhouse
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Shelton, Mindel & Associates
Project: Hudson Pier Residence
Location: New York, NY

Architect: SLAB Architecture
Project: Red Bull Studios New York
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Slade Architecture
Project: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK
Location: Queens, NY

Architect: WORKac
Project: Wieden + Kennedy
Location: New York, NY


Honor Awards
Architect: NADAAA
Project: New Hampshire Retreat
Location: Bethlehem, NH

Architect: NAMELESS Architecture
Project: Triangle School
Location: Namyangju-si, Korea

Architect: N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon
Project: (No) Stop Marconi
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Architect: Sage and Coombe Architects
Project: The Edgeless School
Location: New York, NY

Merit Awards
Architect: APTUM
Project: MI’RAJ – Prishtina Central Mosque Competition
Location: Prishtina, Kosovo

Architect: Cooper Joseph Studio
Project: Starlight
Location: New York, NY

Project: New Law Library of Harlem
Location: New York, NY

Architect: OBRA Architects
Project: Sanhe Kindergarten
Location: Beijing, China

Architect: SLO Architecture
Project: Harvest Dome 2.0
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Toshiko Mori Architect
Project: Sinthian Cultural Center and Artists’ Residence
Location: Sinthian, Senegal

Urban Design

Honor Awards
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Project: Zaryadye Park
Location: Moscow, Russia

Architect: Handel Architects
Project: Transforming Boston’s Midtown Cultural District
Location: Boston, MA

Merit Awards
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Project: Ga Mashie
Location: Accra, Ghana

Architect: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture/Civitas
Project: St. Patrick’s Island
Location: Calgary, Canada

Event: AIANY Design Awards 2014 Juror Symposium and Winners Announcement
Location: Center for Architecture, 03.03.14
Speakers: Alberto Campo Baeza; Sharon Johnston, AIA; Regine Leibinger (Architecture); Dorothée Boissier; Joeb Moore, AIA; Patrick Tighe, FAIA (Interiors); Kunlé Adeyemi; Lisa Iwamoto; Reed Kroloff, Assoc. AIA (Projects); Robert Campbell, FAIA; Susie Kim, AIA; Giancarlo Mazzanti, Intl. Assoc. AIA (Interiors), Susan S. Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis
Organizers: AIA New York Chapter


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