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AIA New York reveals winners of 2021 Design Awards

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AIA New York reveals winners of 2021 Design Awards

Newark Housing Authority Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects. (Photo: Jeffrey Totaro)

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) announced the winners of its 2021 Design Awards earlier this month, recognizing a variety of projects and firms based in New York City. This year’s jury comprised seven practitioners, educators, and critics from across the architecture discipline, including the following:

  • Marlon Blackwell, principal, Marlon Blackwell Architects; Fay Jones Chair in Architecture and Distinguished Professor, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, University of Arkansas
  • Julie Eizenberg, founding principal, Koning Eisenberg
  • Stephen Gray, associate professor of urban design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; founder, Grayscale Collaborative
  • Andrea Love, principal, director of building science, Payette
  • Maria Paz de Moura Castro, founding partner, Rizoma Arquitetura
  • Francesca Perani, founder, Francesca Perani Enterprise; Co-founder and president, RebelArchitette

The 24 winning projects are sorted into four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design, with scales and scopes that range from exhibition installations to urban parks. Eleven of the 24 winning designs are situated in New York State, while 7 are located in countries outside the United States, including South Korea and Mexico. 

The award-winning projects received one of three levels of recognition: “Honor,” “Merit,” or “Citation,” judged on the basis of “design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.” The Best in Competition prize went to New York-based ikon.5 architects for the Newark Housing Authority Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) in the south ward of Newark, New Jersey. Defined by two “slipping triangular forms,” the building provides underserved residents of the neighboring communities with spaces for educational training, exercise, and large gatherings.

BEST IN COMPETITION

A slanted white volume
Newark Housing Authority Training Recreation Education Center (Photo: Jeffrey Totaro)

Architect: ikon.5 architects
Project: Newark Housing Authority Training Recreation Education Center (TREC)
Location: Newark, NJ

ARCHITECTURE

HONOR

A spiraling underground museum
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet (Photo: Iwan Baan)

Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Landscape Architect: Muller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten
Project: Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet
Location: Le Brassus, Switzerland

A gabled house-like commons center with glass box
Bennington College Commons Renovation (Photo: Scott Frances)

Architect: Christoff:Finio Architecture
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand
Project: Bennington College Commons Renovation
Location: Bennington, VT

A low-slung wooden building with triangular skylights
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center (Photo: Michael Moran)

Architect: nARCHITECTS
Landscape Architect: Starr Whitehouse
Project: Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Location: Wantagh, NY

A triangular scaffolding cover
Rooftop PRIM (Photo: Onnis Luque)

Architect: PRODUCTORA
Landscape Architect: PLANTA
Project: Rooftop PRIM
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

a concrete apartment block
DL1310 Apartments (Photo: Rafael Gamo)

Architect: Young & Ayata
Associate Architect: Michan Architecture
Project: DL1310 Apartments
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

MERIT

a red shingled library
New York Public Library Van Cortlandt Branch (Photo: Michael Moran)

Architect: Andrew Berman Architect
Project: New York Public Library Van Cortlandt Branch
Location: Bronx, NY

tall monolithic house with one window
Boulder House (Photo: Namgoong Sun)

Architect: atelierjun
Project: Boulder House
Location: Seoul, South Korea

a collection of mirrored cubes
National Museum of the United States Army (Photo: Dave Burk, SOM)

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Landscape Architect: AECOM
Project: National Museum of the United States Army
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA

Collection of wavy wallks
Yale University Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking (Courtesy WEISS/MANFREDI)

Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI
Project: Yale University Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking
Location: New Haven, CT

a covered and canvased center
Rhode Island School of Design Student Center (Photo: Bruce Damonte)

Architect: WORKac
Original Architect: Perry, Shaw & Hepburn
Project: Rhode Island School of Design Student Center
Location: Providence, RI

A curving black clad home
6 Square House (Photo: Alan Tansey)

Architect: Young Projects
Landscape Architect: Coen+Partners
Project: 6 Square House
Location: Bridgehampton, NY

CITATION

A box on wavy concrete legs
LAND Community Center (Courtesy EID Architecture)

Architect: EID Architecture
Collaborating Architect: ZHOYU
Project: LAND Community Center
Location: Xi’an, China

INTERIORS

MERIT

A floating stone pyramid
Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum (Courtesy Atelier Alter Architects)

Architect: Atelier Alter Architects
Project: Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum
Location: Xiamen, China

Interior of a white library with skylight
New York Public Library Macomb’s Bridge Branch (Photo: Alexander Severin)

Architect: Michielli + Wyetzner Architects
Project: New York Public Library Macomb’s Bridge Branch
Location: New York, NY

Interior of a renovated arts space with exposed trusses
LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island (Courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners)

Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Executive Architect: Adamson and AAI
Project: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
Location: New York, NY

PROJECTS

HONOR

A spikey white dome
Pollinators Pavilion (Photo: Ariane Harrison)

Architect: Harrison Atelier
Project: Pollinators Pavilion
Location: Hudson, NY

MERIT

Curving wooden pavilions in a chinese landscape
Chengdu Architectural Design & Research Institute (Photo: SAN)

Architect: EID Architecture
Associate Architect: Chengdu Architectural Design & Research Institute
Project: The Panda Pavilions
Location: Chengdu, China

A zigzagging sinuous bridge over the brooklyn bridge
Perch (Courtesy HardingOstrow)

Architect: HardingOstrow
Project: Perch
Location: Brooklyn, NY

An orange community center with ridged walls and ceiling
Make the Road New York Community Center (Courtesy TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten with Andrea Steele Architecture/Andrea Steele)

Architect: Andrea Steele Architecture
Architect: TEN Arquitectos
Project: Make the Road New York Community Center
Location: Queens, NY

CITATION

Cover of Manual of Physical Distancing
Manual of Physical Distancing (Courtesy LTL Architects and Guy Nordenson & Associates)

Authors: LTL Architects, Guy Nordenson & Associates
Project: Manual of Physical Distancing
Location: New York, NY

Rendering of curbside waste pickup
Containerized Waste DaRT (Courtesy Marvel)

Architect: Marvel
Project: Containerized Waste DaRT
Location: New York, NY

URBAN DESIGN

MERIT

Sinuous road loops over a sunken square park
St. John’s Park (Courtesy Ballman Khapalova)

Architect: Ballman Khapalova
Project: St. John’s Park
Location: New York, NY

An urban cove in front of new williamsburg towers
River Ring (Courtesy BIG)

Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Project: River Ring
Location: Brooklyn, NY

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