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March 9, 2012

2012 AIANY Design Award Winners Announced

NEW YORK CITY, March 9, 2012 – Twelve eminent architects, educators, critics, and designers convened at the AIANY headquarters at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the 2012 AIA New York Chapter’s Design Awards. The winning projects were publicly announced at a symposium on Monday night; the conversation was moderated by architecture critic and journalist Alexandra Lange.

Click HERE to see the full press release with images of the winning projects.

The thirty-six (36) selected projects represent exceptional work by AIA New York Chapter members and other architects practicing in New York in four categories: architecture, interiors, un-built work, and urban design. Each winning project, granted either an “honor” or “merit” award, was chosen for its exemplary originality and quality. Criteria considered  by the juries included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. Under the rules of the Design Awards program, projects had to be completed by architects/designers practicing in New York, or be New York City projects designed by architects/designers based elsewhere. Three hundred ninety-one  (391) entries were submitted in four catego­ries, including 178 submissions in the architecture category. The juries gave 36 awards, including two Honors Awards in architecture, three in interiors, three in un-built work, and two in urban design. 

Design Awards exhibition
All winning work will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, beginning April 19, 2012 with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The Design Awards Exhibition will remain on view through May 31.

Upcoming programs
In addition to the Jury Symposium, winning projects will be recognized at the AIANY Honors & Awards Luncheon 2012, April 18 at Cipriani Wall Street ( The Design Awards Winners’ program is scheduled for May 1st, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm. Press are invited to all events.

Exhibition design: Rumors

Juror biographies and a list of the winning projects are available.  For project details, press images, or for press rsvp to Design Awards events, contact Nicole Friedman at AIA New York, 212-358-6126 or More information on the Awards Luncheon at

Jurors for the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards

Thomas H. Beeby, FAIA, Principal in Charge of Design, Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge
Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Principal, Fougeron Architecture
Carme Pinós, Hon. FAIA, Principal, Estudio Carme Pinós

Rand L. Elliott, FAIA, President, Elliott + Associates Architects
Alice Y. Kimm, FAIA, Partner, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)
Gary L. Lee, Founder and President, Gary Lee Partners

Scott Erdy, AIA, Principal, Erdy McHenry Architecture
Thomas Hacker, FAIA,  Founding Principal, THA
Bruce Lindsey, AIA, Dean, College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University

Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA, Principal, Arquitectonica
Michael Lehrer, FAIA, Principal, Lehrer Architects
Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California BerkeleyWinners of the AIANY Design Awards 2012


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
Location: New York, NY

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

Architect: EASTON + COMBS
Project: Ohne Titel Concept Store
Location: New York, NY


Un-Built Work Honor Award Winners:

Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Kling Stubbins
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
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
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

AIANY Design Awards 2012 Patrons

AIANY Honors & Awards Luncheon 2012 Sponsors
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
Forest City Ratner Companies
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
IBEX Construction
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Mancini Duffy|TSC
MechoSystems, Inc.
Rudin Management Company, Inc.
Studio Daniel Libeskind
STV Group, Inc.
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Syska Hennessy Group
Thornton Tomasetti
TriPyramid Structures, Inc.
Turner Construction Company
Vanguard Construction and Development Co., Inc.
Zetlin & De Chiara, LLP

List as of March 6, 2012

About the AIA New York Chapter
AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, with over 4,000 architects, allied professionals, students and public members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development, and towards these aims, AIANY runs the Center for Architecture, a storefront exhibition space in Greenwich Village, sponsors public programs, publishes a magazine, and works with its charitable affiliate, the Center for Architecture Foundation, to provide scholarship and educational opportunities. For more information on AIANY, please visit

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