WINNERS ANNOUNCED! AIA New York's annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by New York City architects and for work in New York City. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.
2012 Winners


Architecture Honor Award Winners:

Architect: Allied Works Architecture
Project: Clyfford Still Museum
Location: Denver, CO

Architects: Handel Architects and Davis Brody Bond
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker Partners
Project: National September 11 Memorial
Location: New York, NY

Architecture Merit Award Winners:

Architects: Studio SUMO and Obayashi Design Department
Project: Mizuta Museum of Art
Location: Sakado, Japan

Architect: Davis Brody Bond
Project: The Frick Collection Portico Gallery
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Ennead Architects
Project: Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Location: Queens, NY

Architects: Bernard Tschumi Architects and Hugh Dutton Associates
Project: Pedestrian Bridge
Location: La Roche-sur-Yon, France

Architect: Architecture Research Office
Project: Structure for Long Dock Park
Location: Beacon, NY

Architect: Fiedler Marciano Architecture
Project: 219 West / Subcat Studios
Location: Syracuse, NY

Architect: Andrew Berman Architect
Project: MoMA PS1 Entrance Building
Location: Queens, NY

Architects: The Port Authority of NY & NJ and Beyer Blinder Belle
Project: TWA Flight Center, JFK International Airport
Location: Queens, NY

Architects: Pencil Office and ARYA Architects
Project: A Simple Factory Building
Location: Singapore

Architect: NBBJ
Project: Massachusetts General Hospital, Lunder Building
Location: Boston, MA

Architect: Neil M. Denari Architects
Project: High Line 23
Location: New York, NY

Architect: CR Studio
Project: Marine Company 1, Firehouse
Location: New York, NY


Interiors Honor Award Winners:

Architect: N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon
Project: Nam June Paik Library
Location: Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Architect: Formactiv
Designer: SO-IL
Project: Logan
Location:  New York, NY

Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent in collaboration with Office dA, Inc.
Project: Hinman Research Building, Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Atlanta, GA

Interiors Merit Award Winners:

Architect: Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects
Project: Greenwich Village Townhouse
Location: New York, NY

Architect: 1100 Architect
Project: Manhattan Triplex
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Slade Architecture
Project: Barbie Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, China

Architect: Gage / Clemenceau Architects
Project: “Nicola’s” Nicola Formichetti Concept Store
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Brian Gillen
Designer: de-spec
Project: Xocolatti
Location: New York, NY

Architect: EASTON + COMBS
Project: Ohne Titel & EASTON+COMBS / BOFFO Building Fashion 2011
Location: New York, NY


Un-Built Work Honor Award Winners:

Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and KlingStubbins
Project: Hirshhorn Museum Seasonal Inflatable Pavilion
Location: Washington, DC

Architect: NADAAA, Inc.
Project: Dortoir Familial
Location: Ramatuelle, France

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Project: USAFA/Center for Character & Leadership Development
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Un-Built Work Merit Award Winners:

Architect: BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and SLCE
Project: West 57th
Location: New York, NY

Architects: 1100 Architect and RicciGreene Associates
Project: Brooklyn Detention Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: UnitedLAB
Project: Magok Waterfront : INTER-CITY
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Architect: Perkins+Will and Dar al Handasah
Project: Sabah Al-Salem University College of Education
Location: Shadadiyah, Kuwait University City, Kuwait

Architects: Bernheimer Architecture and LevenBetts
Designer: Guy Nordenson Associates
Project: The House on Chicken Feet: Fairy Tale Architecture
Location: Various

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Project: Center for Architecture Science and Ecology
Location: New York, NY


Urban Design Honor Award Winners:

Architect: Frederic Schwartz Architects
Landscape Architect: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
Artist: Mary Miss
Project: Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Architects: Cooper, Robertson & Partners and Kieran Timberlake
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Project: Master Plan for the Central Delaware
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Urban Design Merit Award Winners:

Architect: LTL Architects
Project: Water Proving Grounds: Rising Currents
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Interboro Partners
Project: Holding Pattern
Location: Queens, NY

 Schedule 2012

3 February 6:00pm Submission Deadline
5 March 6:00pm Winners Announced at Design Awards Jury Symposium
18 April 11:30am Design Awards Luncheon at Cipriani, Wall Street
19 April 6:00pm
Design Awards Exhibition Opening
1 May 6:00pm Panel of Design Awards Honor Recipients

All events take place at the Center for Architecture unless otherwise noted.


Thomas H. Beeby FAIA
Anne Fougeron FAIA
Carme Pinós Hon. FAIA

Rand L. Elliott FAIA
Alice Y. Kimm FAIA
Gary L. Lee

Bernardo Fort-Brescia FAIA
Michael Lehrer FAIA
Donlyn Lyndon FAIA

Scott Erdy AIA
Thomas Hacker FAIA
Bruce Lindsey AIA


Previously there was a maximum number of images. Is there a maximum this year?

No. However, the file can be no larger than 6MB, so use your space wisely. Jurors will be viewing your entries on computer screens, and they will also be projected. Please consider this when deciding on number of images vs. image quality.

Can I enter more than one project?

Yes. However, projects must be entered and paid for individually.

If more than one architect in my firm worked on a project, do I list the second architect as an "associate"?

No. That category refers to any architect with whom you collaborated outside the submitting firm.

My project has more architects/consultants/etc. than there are fields in the concealed ID portion of the submission form, where should I credit them?

A: As stated in the instructions on the submission website:
If more space is required to list all contributing Firms and/or Associate Firms/Owners/etc…you may list these on a separate document to be included as the last page of the single PDF file uploaded in the next section (All Concealed ID Forms Upload) with your Copyright and Release Forms. Please type in “See additional list” in the appropriate fields.
To be absolutely clear – this should be included in the concealed ID upload (page 12 of the walkthrough) – not the submission section which will be seen by the judges.

Are there specific requirements for the content of my PDF upload?

No. You can submit any mix of images, plans, drawings, text, etc. Use your discretion, keeping in mind that the file size limit compels you to consider the balance between image quality and quantity (the whole submission is ONE pdf no larger than 6MB). The 2000 character project description is entered separately from the uploaded portion, though you can include additional text in the upload if you wish.

How will I know if we've won an award? What is the schedule?

The jury will meet and deliberate on March 5, after having sorted through projects on their own during the weeks preceding. Winners will be notified on the afternoon of March 5 (one reason accurate contact information is essential) and should plan to attend the Jury Symposium at the Center for Architecture at 6pm that evening, where winners will be formally announced.

Click here to see a list of 2011 Winners.

Please email the Committee Programs Coordinator at with any questions


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