AIANY 2015 Housing Awards


39 Social Housing Units in Madrid
Architect: Inaqui Carnicero
Location: Madrid, Spain

West 53rd Street
Architect: Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects
Location: New York, NY

The Stack
Architect: GLUCK+
Location: New York, NY

One Madison
Architect: CetraRuddy Architecture
Location: New York, NY

Navy Green Supportive Housing
Architect: Architecture in Formation and Curtis+Ginsberg
Location: Brooklyn, NY

The AIA New York Chapter 2015 Housing Design Awards, organized by the AIANY Housing Committee, are intended to recognize and honor design excellence and innovation in multifamily housing design.

Entries are welcomed and encouraged regardless of project size or budget from both established and new practitioners throughout the world.

Submission Categories

  • Multifamily housing – All types
    High and low density projects including two family and row houses serving any income level. Mixed use projects may be considered in this category.
  • Specialized housing
    Housing that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types such as student/faculty housing, elderly and supportive housing, homeless housing, and single-room occupancy residences.
  • Community design
    New neighborhoods or large-scale multi-building residential developments

Single family residences are not eligible for submission


Philip Casey is a Principal at CBT and has over 20 years of professional experience as a Senior Project Manager leading a wide range of projects with specialization in large scale multi-family residential and commercial mixed-use developments, such as the 1.2 million SF Atlantic Wharf Project, Boston’s first LEED platinum certified sky-scraper. Phil is leading the firm’s most complex large scale mixed-use residential projects currently on the rise in Boston including the 30-story AVA Theater District project, the 38-story Avalon North Station Tower as well as two new Seaport District developments: 121 Seaport Boulevard and Waterside Place 2. Phil is an active supporter of the United Way and the Citizen’s School and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.
Tom Kundig, FAIA,is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. Over the past three decades, Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2014, Kundig was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 and in 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.
 Nancy Ludwig is President of ICON architecture Inc., a 40-person Boston-based firm that focus on sustainable urban projects that create new paradigms for city living, and range from transit-oriented development to innovative adaptive reuse, and from low-rise to high-rise construction. Her projects have been case studies for nationally distributed books on sustainable housing, published by Urban Land Institute, Harvard University Press, and Global Green, and honored by multiple awards. Ms. Ludwig is the Co-chair of ULI Boston's Housing and Economic Development Product Council and ULI Advisory Board Member. Also, she is a member of Boston Society of Architects and a board member of Homestart, a non-profit seeking to end homelessness in Greater Boston. She received a BA in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, magna cum laude
Michael Maltzan is the founder of Los Angeles-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, an architectural, urban, and landscape design practice. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Michael teaches and lectures internationally. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.
 Michael Sorkin is an American architectural critic and author of several hundred articles in a wide range of both professional and general publications.[He is also Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, part of the City University of New York (CUNY).He is the Principal of Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, a design practice devoted to both practical and theoretical projects at all scales, with special interest in sustainable urban environments/green city architecture. He is also Chair of the Institute for Urban Design, a non-profit organization that provides a forum for debate over critical issues in contemporary urban planning, development, and design.


Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials

The architectural firm of record, associated architects, the project team including the names of contributing professional staff, consultants and general contractor shall be credited. The original architect, if known, should be identified for projects involving restoration, renovation, or adaptive re-use of existing buildings. Submissions of work done as an employee of or as a consultant to another architect must include a release from a principal in the firm concerned acknowledging that the submitting architect has primary design responsibility, and that the credits as listed are correct.


Submission Deadline
Friday April 17, 2015, 5:00 pm EST

Announcement of Awards
May 11, 2015

Awards Presentation and Symposium
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Center for Architecture



Projects located anywhere in the world may be submitted if designed by members of the AIA New York Chapter or the Boston Society of Architects. Any registered architect anywhere in the world may submit projects located in New York City or Boston.

Associate AIA members or other unlicensed architectural graduates are not eligible, except for International AIA Associates licensed in their countries.

Eligible projects may be new construction or rehabilitation of any private or public sector project type completed after January 1, 2010.

Projects that have been honored by this awards program in the past and work by the design professionals (or their firms) serving as jurors this year are not eligible.

Entry Fees

The nonrefundable fee for the first submission is $125 for AIANY & BSA members and $200 for all others. The fee for each additional submission by the same architect or firm is $100 for AIANY & BSA members and $150 for all others. There is no limit to the number of submissions by a firm.

Submission Requirements

Project images must be submitted in a single .PDF file not to exceed 10 MB and 24 pages.

Conceal any references to the architecture firm on all materials submitted for the jury’s review.

  • It is your responsibility to make sure the architect’s name and/or firm name is not revealed on any of the images, plans, narratives, or file names. Failure to follow this requirement will automatically disqualify the entry
  • When possible, images should include the building in use and the following in any order to best tell the jury your project’s story:
    • At least one photograph of each building façade.
    • Photographs of the site context showing all adjacent structures and/or natural features.
    • Photographs of primary interior spaces.
    • For projects involving renovations or alterations, provide ‘before’ and ‘after’ images.
    • To the extent possible, these images should describe the new work.
    • A site plan showing the building and its context, a building section, and floor plans with
    • A graphic scale and an orientation arrow.
    • Labeled renderings. 

In the concealed documents section submit a credit list that includes your firm name and complete addresses, associated architecture firms, the contractor or construction manager, engineering firms, and other consultants, and a project description in text format.

Publicity & Publication Release

Each entrant must clear all elements of each submission for reuse, unrestricted publicity, and reproduction by the AIA New York Chapter. Release forms signed by the owners and copyright holders of the material will be required as a part of the submission. Copyright notices, if any, will be used on material that the Chapter publishes or distributes. Entrants are responsible for any royalties or copyright/photographic fees. Entries must include electronic images (jpg or tif), including proper credits, of every project entered in each category for inclusion in the Housing Design Awards Presentation and Chapter publications, including the AIA New York Chapter website. Participation in this part of the Housing Design Awards program is mandatory; submission of a project shall constitute permission by the submitting architect for publication of the project regardless of outcome

For More Information

Contact Eve Dilworth Rosen at the AIA New York Chapter offices at 212-358-6117


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