AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards winners announced


AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards winners announced

The American Institute of Architects Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards (BQDA), which now works with AIA Staten Island and AIA Bronx, has announced the winners for its 2017 gala, the second edition of the awards.

This year, the AIA chapters of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, all collaborated for the awards. They’re aiming to promote chapter members and affiliates by recognizing, as they said in a press release, “the best architecture and professionals that Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx can offer.” A jury from AIA Long Island sifted through more than 100 entries, and after a month’s worth of deliberation, allocated awards in 13 categories; each AIA Chapter also has its own award.

2017 Brooklyn Chapter Award
Casa de Sombra
Bade Stageberg Cox

2017 Queens Chapter Award
Spire Lofts
Zambrano Architectural Design

2017 Staten Island Chapter Award
Midtown Redevelopment Project: The City of Monessen
v+b Architects

2017 BQDA Design of the Year
Elmhurst Community Library
Marpillero Pollak Architects

Below, are the winners of the 13 categories:

Residential (1-2 Family)

BQDA Award of Excellence and People’s Choice Winner
Artist Residence, Brooklyn
Lynch Eisinger Design Architects, LLP

BQDA Award of Merit
Prismatic Bay Townhouse, Brooklyn
Peterson Rich Office, LLC

Residential (Multiple Family/Multiple Dwelling)

BQDA Award of Excellence
Creston Avenue Residences, Bronx
Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC

BQDA Award of Merit and  People’s Choice Winner
365 Bond Street, Brooklyn
Hill West Architects

Residential (Mix Use Residential)

BQDA Award of Excellence and  People’s Choice Winner
Navy Green, Brooklyn

BQDA Award of Merit
Fulton Street Development, Brooklyn


BQDA Award of Excellence and  People’s Choice Winner
Elmhurst Community Library, Queens
Marpillero Pollak Architects

BQDA Award of Merit
The Novogratz Center for Athletics, Brooklyn
Jack L. Gordon Architects

Commercial – Small Projects

People’s Choice Winner
CREATE, Queens
New York Design Architects

Commercial – Large Projects

People’s Choice Winner
Apple Store Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


BQDA Award of Excellence and  People’s Choice Winner
Olmsted Center Annex, Queens
BKSK Architects

BQDA Award of Merit
Park Slope Townhouse, Brooklyn

Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation

BQDA Award of Excellence and Queens Chapter Award
Spire Lofts, Brooklyn
Zambrano Architectural Design

People’s Choice Winner
Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema & 25 Washington Restoration at Steiner Studios, Brooklyn
Dattner Architects


BQDA Award of Merit
Maple Street School, Brooklyn
Barker Freeman Design Office Architects, PLLC and Marvel Architect and 4Mative Design Studio

People’s Choice Winner
Beyond at Liberty View, Brooklyn
Zambrano Architectural Design

Small Firm/Sole Practitioner

BQDA Award of Merit
Warehouse Loft, Brooklyn
studio modh architecture

People’s Choice Winner
House Front Addition, Queens
Architecture Studio

Local Firm/Beyond BQDA/International

BQDA Award of Excellence
Resort in the Maharashtra Hills, Shillim, India
Khanna Schultz

BQDA Award of Merit
Josai i-House Dormitory, Tokyo, Japan
Studio SUMO and Obayashi Corp

People’s Choice Winner
University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Forman Active Learning Classroom, Philadelphia.
Studio Modh Architecture

Local Firm/Local Project

BQDA Award of Excellence and  People’s Choice Winner
Courtyard House, Brooklyn
vonDalwig Architecture


BQDA Award of Excellence
North Brother Island School + Habitat, Bronx
Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson

BQDA Award of Merit
1490 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Bernheimer Architecture

People’s Choice Winner
The Table Top Apartments: Affordable Housing in New York City, Brooklyn and Queens
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

Student – Urban Design 

BQDA Student Award of Merit and  People’s Choice Winner
Brooklyn Cinematic Hotel, Brooklyn
Yasmine Zeghar