Announcing the honorable mentions of AN’s 2022 Best of Design Awards

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Announcing the honorable mentions of AN’s 2022 Best of Design Awards

Desert Palisades by Woods + Dangaran (Joe Fletcher)

AN’s Best of Design Awards celebrates outstanding built and unbuilt architectural projects in a range of categories, from cultural destinations to temporary installations.

2022 was a bumper crop year: AN received more than double the number of submissions than in typical previous iterations of this program. As a result, our jury found it extra challenging to select only one winner and one honorable mention from each category, leading us to make good use of our honorable mentions and editors’ picks as a repository of strong contenders. As such, those commendations are recognized in separate listings.

Considering the sheer breadth of the work represented here, it’s also difficult to draw a common theme, although it’s clear that formal invention matters as much as the desire to do environmental and social good. This is especially apparent in this year’s Project of the Year: the Reggio School in Madrid, Spain, by Office for Political Innovation, a practice led by Columbia GSAPP Dean Andrés Jaque.

Don’t miss AN’s 2022 Best of Design Awards winners, editors’ picks, and project of the year.


Adaptive Reuse

wood volume inside building
(Albert Vecerka/ESTO)

Nanotronics Smart Factory
Rogers Partners
Brooklyn, New York

Architectural Lighting

nightime view of central park dairy
(Timothy Schenck)

The Dairy at Central Park

Building Renovation

interior of design studio
(Courtesy Studio Melee)

Neighborhood Design Studio
Studio MELEE
West Des Moines, Iowa


rectangular building
(Courtesy Michael Hsu Architecture)

Waterloo Park Family Pavilion


(Courtesy John Pawson)

The Madrid EDITION


brown building
(Courtesy Waechter Architecture)

Waechter Architecture
Portland, Oregon


glass facade
(Courtesy James Carpenter Design Associates)

Nordstrom NYC Flagship Store

Commercial—Sports & Entertainment

exterior view of building with parking lot
(Scott Frances)


sunset over white building
(Jeremy Bittermann)

Corvallis Museum, Benton County Historical Society
Allied Works Architecture
Corvallis, Oregon

Digital Fabrication

wood pavilion
(Courtesy ADR Laboratory, University of Michigan)

Education—Higher Education

view of wood stairway looking upward
(Ema Peter Photography)

Robert G. Kuhn Centre at Trinity Western University
Thinkspace Architecture Planning Interior Design
Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Education—Kindergarten, Primary, High School

green interiors
(Jose Hevia)

Project of the Year

Exhibition Design

view of rounded exhibition space
(Yves Sucksdorff)

ANOHA—The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin
Olson Kundig
Berlin, Germany


white slatted facade
(Jeremy Bittermann)

U.S. Embassy Mozambique
Allied Works Architecture
Maputo, Mozambique


glass building with angled roofline
(Tim Griffith)

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building


nightime view of wood building with glazing
(Brad Feinknopf)

Ohio University Chilled Water Plant 3


beige interiors with lobby reception desk
(Courtesy Alda Ly Architecture)



blue and white tile floors with wood counter
(Gieves Anderson)

Frederick Tang Architecture
Brooklyn, New York


circular light fixtures with chairs lined up in rows
(Courtesy SOM)

Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations


brown furniture in room with sliding door
(Courtesy Woods + Dangaran)

Desert Palisades
Woods + Dangaran
Palm Springs, California


dark painted walls with leather furnishings
(Dylan Chandler)


office space with gray walls and wood ceiling
(Chase Daniel)

frog Austin


pathways diverging with plants on hilly landscape
(Barrett Doherty)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Robert W. Wilson Overlook
Brooklyn, New York


nightime view of circular library
(Nic Lehoux)

Smith College Neilson Library


grey church with pool
(Courtesy David Hotson Architect)

Saint Sarkis Church Campus
David Hotson Architect
Carrollton, Texas

Residential—Mixed Use

(Tim Griffith)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Ute and William K Bowes Jr. Center for the Performing Arts


view of manhattan skyline with 130 william
(Ivane Katamashvili)

130 William

Residential—Single Unit

exterior view of house with low lying roof
(Casey Dunn)

House Zero

Restoration & Preservation

exterior view of brick rowhouse
(David Mitchell)

Brooklyn Neo-Federal Rowhouse
The Brooklyn Studio
Brooklyn, New York

Social Impact

bronze red sculpture in plaza
(Tom Harris)

Otaeciah (Crane)
Appleton, Wisconsin

Student Work

house on hillside
(Courtesy Sanket Gunjal (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Temporary Installation

light instllations
(Courtesy L’Observatoire International)

Hermes’ collections at Milan Design Week 2022

Unbuilt—Commercial, Cultural, Civic, Education

(Courtesy Adjaye Associates)

The Africa Institute
Adjaye Associates
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


rendering of building reaching to clouds
(Courtesy DIALOG)

Hybrid Timber Tower


rendering of housing development
(Courtesy West of West)

Echo Park Co-housing
West of West
Los Angeles


white model of a house

CS2 House

Unbuilt—Landscape, Urban Design & Master Plan

rendering of a riverfront landscape
(Courtesy SALT Landscape Architects)

The Bowtie

Urban Design & Master Plan

fields under train infrastructure
(Courtesy James Corner Field Operations)

The Underline’s Brickell Backyard

Young Architects Award

wood frame installation
(Courtesy Somewhere Studio)

Somewhere Studio
Charlottesville, Virginia