Guided by the iconic Cutmaster Dc lyric “Hey good lookin’ / you know you gotta be from Brooklyn,” the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Brooklyn) has selected nine winners of its 2022 Brooklyn Design Awards.
To qualify for an award, projects had to be located in Brooklyn or completed by Brooklyn-based architects or designers. Almost half of the projects are in the borough, and the rest are as near as Montauk and as far away as North Carolina and the Philippines. Each entry was judged on overall design, innovation, environmental sustainability, social impact, and technical skill.
The five-person jury included The Van Alen Institute Senior Project Manager Diana Araujo; Carnegie Mellon University Paul Mellon Chair Vivian Loftness; Studio Gang New York Design Director Arthur Liu; FX Collaborative Director of Sustainability Daniel Piselli; and ZH Architects Founder and Partner Stas Zakrzewski. The Brooklyn AIA chose architects and designers whose work focuses on sustainability to judge the entries.
“Brooklyn is a hotbed of culture, industry, creativity, and ingenuity,” said Jason Boutin, the 2022 Brooklyn Design Awards Committee Chair and partner at The Brooklyn Studio, in a statement. “Today, it is one of the best-known place names in the world and this program is proud to celebrate those Brooklyn architects driven by the values of the borough.”
The jury awarded projects in Excellence, Merit, and Commendation categories. Check out the nine winners below:
Garrison Architects clinched the Excellence Award for Piaule Catskill, a boutique hotel in Catskill, New York and The Seventy-Six, a triple net-zero development in Albany, New York.
ARCHITECTUREFIRM won the Merit Award for Hither Hill Montauk, an oceanside residence in Montauk, New York.
Act Lab-Architecture Office’s (ALAO) Pasig City Parks Waterfront won a Merit Award. The studio proposed a cluster park along the Pasig River, a major waterway in the Manila metro area.
Gans and Company, David Cunningham Architecture Planning, H2M Architects + Engineers
A team comprised of Gans and Company, David Cunningham Architecture Planning, H2M Architects + Engineers’ The Courts of Sheepshead Bay won a Commendation Award for Resilience. The project rebuilds a bungalow colony that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
CO Adaptive Architecture
CO Adaptive Architecture’s Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater won a Commendation Award for Climate Action. The studio transformed a double A-frame building and former metal foundry in Gowanus, Brooklyn into a theater.
Khanna Schultz’s Apartment on Garden Place, a renovation of a Greek Revival rowhome in Brooklyn Heights, garnered a Commendation Award for Biophilic Design. Landscape architect Julie Farris of XS Space collaborated with Schultz on the project.
The Brooklyn Studio
The Commendation Award for Engagement with the Outdoors was awarded to The Brooklyn Studio’s Park Slope Neo-Federal Rowhouse.
The Urban Conga
The Urban Conga’s pARC received a Commendation Award for Site Activation. The interactive sculpture at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum was designed to connect the museum with the street below.