Historic Districts Council Design Awards

Historic Districts Council Design Awards

Courtesy COOKFOX

The Historic Districts Council, one of New York’s leading historic preservation organizations, has announced the winners of its first annual design awards. The goal of the awards program is to “broaden perceptions of the possibilities of design in historic settings,” according to a statement from the organization. AN served as a media sponsor for the awards, and I served as a juror for the awards along side jury chair James Stewart Polshek; Leo A. Blackman, principal, Leo A. Blackman Architects; Jean Caroon, principal, Good Clancy; Andrew Scott Dolkart, director of the Historic Preservation program at Columbia; and Adam Yarinsky, principal at ARO. Drawing over 70 entries from within the five boroughs, the award winning projects exemplify the power of contemporary design to engage with history and enrich the life of the city.

Award Winners

Historic Front Street at the South Street Seaport (Pictured at top)
COOKFOX Architects

Nic Lehoux

Weeksville Heritage Center
Caples Jefferson Architects

David Sundberg / ESTO

McCarren Pool and Bathhouse
Marvel Architects

Honorable Mentions

Catherine Tighe

48 Bond
Deborah Berke and Partners

Courtesy HDC

Corbin Building
Page Ayres Cowley Architects

Christopher Wesnofske

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center
Belmont Freeman Architects

Jimi Billingsley

Wythe Hotel
Morris Adjmi Architects