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March 10, 2015

AIA New York Announces 2015 Design Award Winners

NEW YORK CITY, March 10, 2015 – On March 9, 2015, seven eminent architects, landscape architects, educators, critics, and planners convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the 2015 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards. That night, they publicly announced the 35 winning projects and one Best in Competition award at a symposium at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. The conversation was moderated by Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design for the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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 other architects practicing in New York City in four categories: Interiors, Architecture, Projects, and Urban Design. The best in Competition is selected from the four categories.

Each winning project, granted either an “Honor” or “Merit” 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 members of the AIA New York Chapter, architects/designers practicing in New York, or be New York projects designed by architects/designers based elsewhere. There were 391 entries in four categories, including 186 submissions in the architecture category alone. The winners ranged from small pavilions to large-scale master plans. 17 of the 35 winners were also NYC-based projects.

“This year’s jury was demanding and thoughtful,” said AIANY 2015 President Tomas Rossant, AIA, “and their selections speak to new values: Form is no longer to be celebrated for its own sake and architecture in its greatest expression must positively impact institutions, strengthen communities, act sustainably and resiliently, and spark optimism, curiosity, and generosity in the human spirit. The selected projects prove this can be done.” The winning projects included seven Honor Awards in Architecture, two in Interiors, two in Projects, and one in Urban Design. The jurors and full list of winners follows.

Design Awards Exhibition
All winning work will be exhibited in the 2015 AIANY Design Awards exhibition at the Center for Architecture beginning Thursday, April 23, with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through June 20. The exhibition is designed by Perrin Studio.

Honors and Awards Luncheon and Upcoming Programs
In addition to the Jury Symposium, winning projects will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, April 22, at Cipriani Wall Street (www.aiany.org/awardslunch).

The Luncheon will also fete Medal of Honor recipient Grimshaw Architects; Award of Merit recipient Mary Miss; and Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award recipient Justin Davidson. The Luncheon serves as an important fundraiser for the AIA New York Chapter and our ongoing mission to show that design matters.

The Design Awards Honor Winners’ program is scheduled for May 12 at 6pm at the Center for Architecture.

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 or for press RSVP to Design Awards events, contact Camila Schaulsohn at AIA New York, 212-358-6114 or cschaulsohn@aiany.org.

Jurors for the 2015 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards
Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz
Stan Field, SAIA, RIBA, Int’l Assoc. AIA, Field Architecture
Simon Frommenwiler, HHF Architects
Johanna Hurme, 5468796 architecture
Richard Maimon, FAIA, Kieran Timberlake
Hadrian Predock, predock frane architects
Nick Winton, Anmahian Winton Architects

WINNING PROJECTS

Winners Statistics:
35 Awards Conferred
ARCHITECTURE - 17 total (7 honor; 10 merit)
INTERIORS - 8 total (2 honor; 6 merit)
PROJECTS - 6 total (2 honor; 4 merit)
URBAN DESIGN - 4 total (1 honor; 3 merit)

BEST IN COMPETITION

Architect: SsD
Project: Songpa Micro Housing
Location: Seoul, Korea
SUBMISSION PDF

ARCHITECTURE

HONOR AWARDS
Architect: Davis Brody Bond
Project: National September 11 Memorial Museum
Location: New York, NY
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: NADAAA and John Wardle Architects
Project: Melbourne School of Design
Location: Melbourne, Australia
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: REX
Project: Vakko Fashion Center
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Project: Henderson-Hopkins School
Location: Baltimore, MD
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: SsD
Project: Songpa Micro Housing
Location: Seoul, Korea
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Project: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Project: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Location: Philadelphia, PA
SUBMISSION PDF

MERIT AWARDS
Architect: Garrison Architects
Project: NYC Emergency Housing Prototype
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Project: Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Project: Toroishiku (Marc Jacobs Building)
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Architect: Louise Braverman, Architect
Project: Village Health Works Staff Housing
Location: Kigutu, Burundi

Architect: Maryann Thompson Architects
Project: Pier Two at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: OPEN Architecture
Project: Garden School
Location: Beijing, China

Architect: PARA-Project
Project: Haffenden House
Location: Syracuse, NY

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Project: University Center – The New School
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Project: United States Courthouse, Salt Lake City
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Project: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Location: Chicago, IL

INTERIORS

HONOR AWARDS
Architect: Clouds Architecture Office
Project: St. Mark's Bookshop
Location: New York, NY
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Architect: Desai Chia Architecture
Project: Photographer's Loft
Location: New York, NY
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MERIT AWARDS
Architect: de-spec
Project: Chilewich
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Helpern Architects
Project: Restoration of the Nave of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT

Architect: LEVENBETTS
Project: Cornell Sibley Hall
Location: Ithaca, NY

Architect: LTL Architects
Project: David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Lynch / Eisinger / Design
Project: David Yurman Headquarters
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Lynch / Eisinger / Design
Project: The Guidance Center
Location: Long Beach, CA

PROJECTS

HONOR AWARDS
Architect: Ennead Architects
Project: Rethinking Refugee Communities
SUBMISSION PDF

Architect: The Living
Project: Hy-Fi
Location: Queens, NY
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MERIT AWARDS
Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Project: Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus Master Plan
Location: Washington, DC

Architect: CDR Studio
Project: Governor's Cup Pavilion
Location: New York, NY

Architect: OBRA Architects
Project: Church in the Arctic
Location: Tana Bru, Norway

Architect: raad studio
Project: The Lowline
Location: New York, NY

URBAN DESIGN

HONOR AWARD
Architects: WORK Architecture Company, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, SLAB and Studio Zhu Pei
Project: Beijing Horticultural Exposition Master Plan and Pavilions
Location: Beijing, China
SUBMISSION PDF

MERIT AWARDS
Architect: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Project: The Dryline
Location: New York, NY

Designers: Sagi Golan and Peterson Rich Office
Project: Nine by Eighteen (9x18)
Location: New York, NY

Architects: WXY architecture + urban design and dlandstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Project: The QueensWay
Location: Queens, NY

Special thanks to our Honors and Awards Luncheon Patrons:

BENEFACTORS
Arup
Grimshaw
Porcelanosa

PATRONS
Ennead Architects
FXFOWLE

SPONSORS
AKF Group
Boston Properties
Desai Chia Architecture
Gensler
Ibex Construction
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
KPF
Langan
MechoSystems
Perkins+WIll
Sciame
SHoP Architects
Skanska
Syska Hennessy Group
Studio Daniel Libeskind
STV Incorporated
TEN Arquitectos
Thornton Tomasetti

SUPPORTERS
JFK&M
Marvel Architects

List as of March 5, 2015

About the AIA New York Chapter
AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, with more than 5,000 architects, allied professionals, students and community members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development, and towards these aims, AIANY launched the Center for Architecture, a storefront exhibition space that hosts public programs, publishes a magazine, and provides scholarship and educational opportunities.

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