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Building of the Year

Building of the Year

Timothy Hursley

On December 6, in New York City, six jurors convened to parse the merits of the more than 250 projects submitted to AN‘s first annual Best Of Design Awards. The jury included Kate Orff, principal of SCAPE; Thomas Hanrahan, dean of architecture at the Pratt Institute and principal of Hanrahan Meyers Architects; Wes Rozen, principal, Situ Studio; Mic Patterson, partner, Enclos; Dan Wood, principal, WorkAC; and AN‘s own William Menking. Over the next six days we will be posting their selections in six categories, starting with   

 
 

“It’s beautiful. And a great place for architecture students to learn by example.”
—William Menking

 

 
  
 

This project involved the restoration of historic Vol Walker Hall and the addition of a new design center to provide a single facility for the university’s architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design programs. The addition improves accessibility and twin stairwells located at the juncture of the historic building deliver daylight and activity to the center of the complex.

  
 
 
 
 

Project Resources:

General Contractor

Iwan Baan
 

Building of the Year: TIE

Broadway Housing
Santa Monica, CA
Kevin Daly Architects

  
 
 

“This is a very worthy project. It’s affordable housing, but it also provides wonderful social spaces for the residents.”

—Thomas Hanrahan

 

 

This project provides 33 units of affordable housing to low-income families on the Westside of Los Angeles. The environmentally sustainable design—including a green roof, custom window shades, a vegetated screen wall, and a 15,000-gallon stormwater cistern—clusters repeatable housing blocks around a central courtyard with an existing shade tree.

 
 

Project Resources:

Owner’s Representative

Iwan Baan
 

Building of the Year: TIE

Campbell Sports Center
Columbia University
Steven Holl Architects

  
 
 

“Columbia really let loose with this project.”
—Dan Wood

“It’s distinctive, but also draws on its gritty context.”
—Mic Patterson

 

 

The architects derived this design from the ideal of the Columbia University student-athlete and the surrounding infrastructure. The building anchors the urban corner and its western arm is elevated to form a portal between the playing field and the streetscape. External stairs draw a metaphorical connection to the schemes of a coach’s playbook.

Project Resources:

Construction Management
StructureTone
Pavarini McGovern
Civil Engineer
Hirani Group
Environmental Engineer
Transsolar
Geotechnical Engineer
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
ICOR Associates
Structural Engineer
Robert Silman Associates
Facade Consultant
W.J. Higgins
Facade Manufacturer
Architectural Wall Systems
Facade Installer
City Newark Glass
Glass Supplier
Viracon
Shading Systems
MecoShade
Metal Work
Weir Welding
Post Road Iron Works
Custom Millwork/Carpentry
Eastern Millwork
Lighting Designer
Wald Studio

 

Masonry, Stone, Tile
Port Morris Tile & Marble Corporation
Acoustics
Cerami & Associates
Commissioning
Horizon Engineering
Cost Estimating
Davis Langdon
Fire Protection/Code Consulting
Design 2147 Limited
Vertical Transportation
Jenkins & Huntington
Building Control Systems
Schneider Electric
Excavation, Foundation & Geotechnical Construction
Urban Foundation
718-478-3021
Exhibition Design
Cambridge Seven Associates
Painting, Plaster, & Stucco
FCS
Surveying
Control Point Associates
Carpet & Textile
Tretford
Furniture
Steelcase

 

 

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