2017 Awards Book: Design, Excelsior & Honor Awards

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a publication by the American Institute of Architects New York State


table of contents Honor Awards 3 Firm Of The Year Award

16 Institutional

4 Matthew W. DelGaudio Service Award

22 Residential, Multi Family

5 William Kideney Gold Medal

22 Residential, Small

6 Student Award

25 Unbuilt, General

7 AIANYS Intern – Associate Award

25 Urban Planning/Design

8 Honorary Member of New York State Awards 10 Frederic Schwartz Community Development Award 11 President’s Award

Excelsior Awards 28 The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award 29 Henry Hobson Richardson Award

Design Awards

30 New Construction

12 Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation

32 Renovation/Addition

13 Interiors

35 Historic Preservation

14 Commercial/Industrial Large 15 Commercial/Industrial Small

The Design Awards of the American Institute of Architects New York State has a longstanding tradition of honoring architects and celebrating their work. New York State architects are known worldwide for their creative designs, sculpting cityscapes, picturesque homes and enhancing the communities in which we live. We saw record submission numbers in 2017, totaling more than 300. Our jury included: Robert J. Svedberg, AIA – Jury Chair TVS Design, Principal Gary Beyerl, AIA Burns+Beyerl Architects, Principal Michael A. Speaks, Ph.D. Syracuse University, Dean of the School of Architecture Charlie H. Johnson IV Johnson Consulting, President and CEO

The Excelsior Awards program was no less impressive. Publicly funded projects across the state ranging from schools, athletic centers, to public and private housing. The jury was made up of a cross section of industry professionals: Robert Eisenstat, FAIA – Jury Chair Port Authority of New York & New Jersey John Tobin, AIA EYP Inc. David M. Rubin Sano-Rubin Construction Services, LLC Linda Stancliffe, RLA Creighton Manning Engineering and Land Surveying Ann Clark, PE Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis

Rick Kuhn, AIA, NCARB Perkins+Will Boston, Director of Design

Congratulations to all of our award recipients! 2

Cover Image: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture | Novartis Oncology Building - East Hanover, NJ | Photo Credit: Paul Warchol


2017 firm of the year

nArchitects Principals Eric Bunge, AIA, and Mimi Hoang, AIA, founded nArchitects in 1999 with the aim of joining innovative concepts, social responsibility and technical precision in addressing contemporary issues. As a small practice operating internationally, inspiration and purpose was found in the uniqueness of local contexts. Working across the scales of individual, building, community and city, nArchitects connect a micro scale focus with macro scale impact. Design is an essential catalyst for shaping research and policy which improves how we live and work in cities and public spaces. In 2004, nArchitects design-built Canopy, a temporary environment in green bamboo in the Courtyard of MoMA PS1, which cemented a priority on sustainable submissions in the subsequent years. The same year, a fast-track process for Switch Building, a multi-family residential building with a cultural facility on the ground floor. Canopy and Switch Building set the tone for nArchitects moving forward - a commitment to socially active public space, innovative construction techniques and inventive live/work initiatives. Through academic engagement, independent projects and grants, research and speculation operate in parallel with practice, as nArchitects are invested in the realism of construction and implementation as visionary projections to expand the role of architecture. Since 1999, Bunge and Hoang have conducted graduate design studios and workshops that explore the future of housing, civic architecture, urban infrastructure and material innovation in the U.S. and internationally. Currently at Colombia, Bunge teaches the second-year housing studio and

Hoang coordinates the first-year studio exploring the future of public libraries. nArchitects have been honored as recipients of a 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, a 2016 National AIA Honor Award and the 2016 AIANY Andrew J. Thomson Pioneer in Housing award. Past recognitions include several AIANY Honor and Merit Awards, the 2006 Emerging Voices and 2001 League Prize from The Architectural League of NY. Bunge and Hoang and the nArchitects team have contributed to many lectures, articles, charrettes, juries and exhibitions. Mimi Hoang, AIA, NCARB, LEED, is a co-founding Principal and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, and has also taught at Yale University, Harvard University, and UC Berkeley. Mimi received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from M.I.T. Eric Bunge, AIA, is a co-founding Principal and, also, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, and has also taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Parsons School of Design, R.I.S.D., UC Berkeley and University of Toronto. Eric received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University. Mimi and Eric oversee the design and technical development of all projects in the office. 3

matthew w. delgaudio service award

Laurie Kerr, FAIA The Matthew W. DelGaudio Award recognizes outstanding and valuable service to the profession through promoting the profession of architecture. Recipients must demonstrate distinguished service to AIANYS, notable competence advancing the profession of architecture, and an active interest and leadership role in AIANYS. This year’s recipient is Laurie Kerr, FAIA. Laurie has served the architectural profession in numerous roles, most notably, her leadership in the field of sustainable design and policy. Laurie began her career at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, where she became an Associate, followed by having her own practice for ten years. She has been working in public policy related to green building and energy efficiency ever since. Fifteen years ago, her passion for green design led her to the Office of Sustainable Design at New York City’s Department of Design & Construction (DDC). As Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, she was responsible for developing the city’s signature green building policies, including the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the NYC Green Codes Task Force, the Mayoral Challenges to Universities and Hospitals, and the Energy-Aligned Lease. Subsequently, she was the Founding Director of the City Energy Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council, which is helping 10 major American cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta, adopt policies similar to New York’s. Currently, Kerr leads Urban Green’s policy team, which is advising New York City on how to achieve 80% carbon reductions and helping research and craft the specific strategies to achieve its sustainability goals. She also


advises on Urban Green’s research, strategy, and public programs. Laurie is a national leader in the development of green building and urban sustainability policy. Kerr was awarded the AIANY’s Public Architect Award in 2012 and was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2015. She serves on the board of the Global Cool Cities Alliance, the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board for Sustainability, and the Building Energy Exchange, and is the inaugural Director for Sustainability at AIANY. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University, Ms. Kerr has a B.A. (cum laude) from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science and a M.Sc. from Cornell University in Applied Physics — a multi-disciplinary education that provided a great foundation for her work in sustainability.


william kideney gold medal

Orlando T. Maione, FAIA This award recognizes a lifetime of notable contributions by an architect to the profession, the professional society, and the community. Recipients must demonstrate a lifetime of sustained community leadership, thus advancing the profession of architecture through making the community a better place to live. Recipients must also demonstrate an active interest in leadership role in the profession and professional society at the local, state, or national level. This year’s recipient is Orlando T. Maione, FAIA. Orlando is a native New Yorker and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects for over 64 years, starting out as a member of the Student Chapter. During his four summer intern years with a New York City architectural firm, he actively participated as a “young architects” (now Associates) and served on the New York Chapter Committees. After graduation he was hired full-time and, while he served his military service, the firm employed him on as a corresponding member until his honorable discharge and, returning full time.

In 2001 he was appointed to the AlA National Board of Directors as Regional Director representing NY State to fill out the final year a term and in 2002, as a result of his notable representation and accomplishments, was elected to his own full three-year term ending in 2004. During his term he served effectively on many committees such as the Secretary’s Advisory, National Convention, Continuing Educations Advisory, Financial Alignment, and Convention Resolution Committees. He also chaired various AIANYS committees and was elected President Elect in 2007, serving as the AIANYS President in 2008 and Immediate Past-President in 2009 leaving his state service in 2010. Orlando achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

Relocating to California, he transferred to the Santa Clara Chapter. In 1975, he was the first Associate elected to an AlA State Board of Directors of the California Council, immediately after the AlA permitted associates to hold such offices. After being licensed in 1976, Orlando chaired all committees and held every elected office in the Santa Clara Valley Chapter, culminating in being elected Chapter President in 1985. He served as Chapter Director to CCAIA four times and was elected state Vice President for Communications/Public Affairs, 1989-1990. In 1994, he was recruited for the position of Chief Architect for the State University of New York Hospital at Stony Brook and transferred back to the AlA Long Island Chapter. In 2001, he was invited to be a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and became one of the nation’s first Board Certified Healthcare Architects. He became a member of the Long Island AlA Board of Directors in 1998, serving on numerous committees and becoming an Alternate Director to AlA New York State (AIANYS) in 1998. He was elected AIANYS Director in 1999. 5

student award

Joseph Ortiz The AIANYS Student Awards were established in 2007 in order to enrich and reinforce design exploration among students; to establish a stronger relationship between the profession and the academy; and recognize the future leadership of our profession and society. This year’s recipient is Joseph Ortiz, AIAS. Joseph is a leader both inside and outside of the classroom at the New York Institute of Technology. He has served as NYIT’s AIAS Chapter President, organizing outreach events and BIM workshops for the student body. Through his leadership, NYIT’s student chapter, members have had excellent opportunities to interact with industry leaders in NYC and to learn how best to advance their careers and obtain licensure. His efforts have led to him representing his colleagues at conferences such as the AIA National Grassroots Conference, the AIAS Northeast Quad Conference in Pittsburgh and Forum Conference in San Francisco. Joseph has accomplished all of this while maintaining a 3.8 GPA in an honor architectural studio. As a student, Joseph wanted to serve other students, similarly to how the architect’s duty is to serve the public. In starting his architectural education, he immediately was involved in Student Government and held the position of a General Member for a year, and was voted in to be Vice-President of the organization the following year. This organization was the building-block for many of the clubs and organizations at Northampton Community College. The Student Government were the gatekeepers for the funding given by the school, as well as representatives of the student body.


Graduating from Northampton Community College with an Associate’s Degree in architecture, he later transferred to the New York Institute of Technology, and became involved with the American Institute of Architecture Students. Joseph, not deterred by the arduous work needed to be done to improve the issue, went from Secretary of the organization to the chapter’s President, poised to inspire others on the team and future architects and leaders, alike, aspiring to not only to impact others, but to improve this profession.


AIANYS Intern – Associate Award

Delphine Daniels, Assoc. AIA Established in 2005, the purpose of the Intern-Associate Award is to recognize notable contributions and accomplishments by an intern or associate member of AIANYS. This year’s award recipient is Delphine Daniels, Associate AIA.

Currently, Ms. Daniels is currently the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Mitchell|Giurgola Architects. She leads the marketing, business development and communications efforts for 32-person design studio of architects, urban designers and landscape architects based in New York City, with an office in Houston.

Delphine’s vast skillset and impressive abilities have enabled her to educate the profession around the power of communication and how to elevate the important role good design plays in our lives. Delphine’s contribution to the AlA has been critical to the growth and success of architects and architecture. Delphine has served as Co-Chair of the AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee since 2015. During that time, she has delivered multiple programs for the chapter. These programs educate and create unique connections through collaborations with other chapter committees and a diverse array of institutional, cultural, and urban leaders in our community. Her expertise in strategic communication paired with a keen sense of design has enabled Delphine to successfully work across many platforms and ensure the message is clear and accessible. This is evident in her work with printed materials, monographs, social media and website development. Whether it is through her contribution to the quality architectural firms where she works, or her active role at the AlA, Delphine has successfully demonstrated that good architecture needs more than just good architects. It relies on people like Delphine who have the knowledge, passion and drive to elevate the importance of design.


Honorary Member of New York State Award

Ramon Gilsanz This honorary award recognizes outstanding and significant accomplishments of a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the Institute, but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or the arts and sciences allied there with. Ramon is a partner and an outstanding engineer at the award-winning structural engineering firm Gilsanz Murray Steficek (GMS) that has worked with or is currently working with nine Pritzker laureates and employs 120 people across three states. Ramon Gilsanz, along with partners Philip Murray and Gary Steficek founded Gilsanz Murray Steficek(GMS) in 1991. Headquartered in New York City, the multidisciplinary firm provides structural engineering and building envelope consulting services along with other specialized services such as art installation design. The firm has won over 250 project awards and has had the privilege of working with many talented architects, including nine Pritzker Prize winners. The firm’s core mission is to implement creative design solutions. To further that goal, Ramon has been active in AIA New York and a strong supporter of the Center for Architecture. He has dedicated resources to educating architects and engineers alike in ways that foster teamwork across disciplines. In the aftermath of 9/11, Mr. Gilsanz worked with others to mobilize the structural engineering community to assist New York City at the WTC site through the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). Over 400 structural engineers responded to the call, volunteering their services to the NYC Department of Design and Construction, their contractors and their lead structural consultant, LZA/Thornton Tomasetti. During the first month of SEAoNY’s volunteer efforts, GMS provided its New York office as a 24/7 base of operations. Mr. Gilsanz received awards from several entities for his role in organizing part of the WTC response. Mr. Gilsanz served on the team investigating the World Trade Center collapse for the national ASCE- FEMA building performance assessment and led the WTC7 collapse analysis and the steel recovery effort. He also participated in the National Institute of Standards and 8

Technology (NIST) investigation and recommendations. He has been a strong advocate for updating the Building Code, both in New York and nationally and continually pushes for improvements to building codes and, along with others, have helped draft and advocate for Emergency Responder legislation in New York and across the country. Following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, GMS performed NYC DOB building assessments and Mr. Gilsanz served on the Urban Green Council’s Building Resiliency Task Force (BRTF) which studied how to help communities, buildings and city infrastructure become more resilient. He collaborated as a structural expert on the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance. GMS is one of the founding members of the United States Resiliency Council (USRC) which promotes resiliencebased building design. Mr. Gilsanz’s other efforts to improve building safety includes developing an AIA CES course to teach earthquake engineering and building resiliency concepts to architects, owners, and other key decision makers. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. Born in Spain, Mr. Gilsanz graduated from Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales with an engineering degree with a specialization in mechanical engineering. He came to the US in 1979 to attend MIT, where he earned both a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Civil Engineer’s Degree. Mr. Gilsanz lives in New York City with his partner Mariko Takahashi.


Honorary Member of New York State Award

Mitchell L. Moss This honorary award recognizes outstanding and significant accomplishments of a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the Institute, but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or the arts and sciences allied there with. Doctor Mitchell L. Moss is the Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning and Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Previously, he served as Director of the Taub Urban Research Center and Chairperson of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has written extensively on information and transportation technologies and how they influence the form and function of cities and metropolitan regions. His work has appeared in leading scholarly journals and in The New York Times, New York Post, Newsday, New York Daily News, The New York Observer, Huffington Post, and Politico.com, among others.

Under Moss’ direction, NYU’s Rudin Center has emerged as a leading resource for new approaches to strengthening the New York-New Jersey region. Moss serves on the steering committee for the Association for a Better New York and recently served as the moderator for an American Planning Association panel on the evolution of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. In April 2017, he was a keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers where he spoke on information technology and the future of the city. Doctor Moss is a graduate of Forest Hills High School, holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, Master’s from the University of Washington and a PhD from University of Southern California.

He has testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the Stafford Act and its role in economic recovery after disasters. Moss has been an expert witness for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in litigation before the US District Court, Southern District of New York. He served on the Board of the New York Housing Partnership and on an expert advisory panel to the Director of the September 11th Memorial and Museum. Moss served as advisor to Michael Bloomberg during his 2001 mayoral campaign. He has also testified on major land use issues before the New York City Planning Commission. Since 2010, Moss has directed NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation where his work highlights critical issues such as: the role of transportation in gaining access to jobs; the impact of new information technologies on commuting patterns; the redevelopment of major transit hubs in downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan; and the emergence of super-commuters in major metropolitan regions. 9

Frederic Schwartz Community Development Award

Aging in Place Guidelines Established in 1985, the purpose of the Community Development Award is to recognize and acknowledge projects and individuals who have had a substantial impact on the built environment within the various localities of New York State or on the State as a whole. This Award, in the form of a citation, may be made to any individual, community or civic organization, governmental agency, or private corporation whose efforts have resulted in a significant and positive improvement to the built environment. About: This report was developed by the NYC Department of the Aging in collaboration with AIA NY Design for Aging Committee, provides useful strategies to make buildings more accommodating for residents aging in place. As the “baby boomer� generation ages and the number of older Americans continues to increase, age-friendly design becomes a more urgent priority for residents, their families and their communities. The Guide describes specific design upgrades and elements that can assist older residents in maintaining their independence in a safe, attractive environment, as well as references for additional information. The Guide presents complex information in an engaging, easily understood format; it is clearly written and graphically well organized. It will be useful not only to building owners, but also to architects, designers, contractors, residents and their families.



President’s Award

Jane Smith, FAIA The President’s Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture by a member architect in education, industry, or government, who, through outstanding efforts of professional competence in nontraditional areas of architectural practice, has demonstrated lasting influence and raised the standards of processional performance and increased the recognition of professional competence by others, and in the processional society at the local, state or national level.

continued to strengthen programs and to broaden their focus to include practical topics related to professional practice. She has also served on event committees, moderated panels, and juried awards programs. Jane is a powerful and influential advocate for small and mid-sized practices, a mentor for emerging professionals, and an exceptional role model for leadership by women. Jane’s efforts for the industry and the recognition from her peers earned her an AIA Fellowship in 2016.

Jane is significant leader in the practice, professional outreach, and education of architecture. The founder of an enduring and successful practice, an educator and chair of an interior design department at a major design college, and a board member of AIA New York Chapter, Jane’s impactful leadership and meaningful contributions to the profession require an integrated and comprehensive knowledge of every element of practice. Jane founded Spacesmith in 1987, and she remains at the head of a firm that has grown to 25, with an extensive portfolio of major projects. The durability, longevity, and stature of Spacesmith are a function of Jane’s premise that business excellence is a prerequisite for design excellence—an approach as unusual as it has been successful. She has established a culture of inclusion and transparency, in which everything to do with practicing architecture is routinely presented to the entire staff who, in turn, regardless of their official role, are responsible for participating in the health of the firm. Everyone is prepared to lead every function and every project. Jane’s expertise, leadership and her dedication to the advancement of her colleagues in the profession have served to strengthen the AIA New York Chapter. A member of the Board and of the Executive Committee since 2013, her accomplishments include the development of a strategic plan that increased membership to more than 5,000 in just one year and the establishment and support of programs that raise awareness of architecture among the general public. As Vice President for Professional Development, Jane has


Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation Award of Excellence

St. Ann’s Warehouse Brooklyn, NY Marvel Architects New York, NY Photo Credit: ©David Sundberg/Esto

St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater has a new home in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. The original warehouse building shell was kept intact, restored and preserved so that the original window and doors appear on the interior and exterior. The program of a lobby, 700-seat theatre, offices, event space and community amenities also required flexibility as a key design element inspired the desire to adapt to a variety of performance programming scales. The architect met this challenge by dividing the space into simple geometries which can support overlapping programming and be modified through small moves to create a variety of staging options. Jury Comments: This is a creative adaptation of existing building reimagined in an elegant and simple plan; extraordinary, especially given level of budget. Great introduction of public space into the heart of DUMBO with impressive flexibility and elegance of the diagram.

Sagamore Pendry Rec Pier Hotel Baltimore, MD Beatty Harvey Coco Architects Hauppauge, NY Photo Credit: Kevin Weber

Originally opened in 1914, the Recreation Pier is listed as an historic building. As part of the hotel’s program, plans for preservation and adaptive reuse of the pier and building required restoration of the head house and the grand staircase, as well as, preservation of the pier structure. The design team responded with a well executed redevelopment of a difficult site. The completed property includes guestrooms that wrap the pier forming a courtyard in the center where the original steel structure is exposed. The end of the pier features an outdoor deck with pool, cabanas, and event space, plus a pool bar and kitchen. Overall this is an exemplary model for repurposing abandoned urban piers. Jury Comments: Well executed redevelopment of a difficult site. This transformative adaptive reuse project is an exemplary model for repurposing abandoned urban piers. 12

interiors Award of citation

Bergdorf Goodman New York, NY MNA New York, NY Photo Credit: Thaddeus Rombauer

Jury Comments: Absolute classic elegance with restrained street presence that respects character of the building. The displays act as jewelry to the spaces.

Dior Seoul Seoul, South Korea Peter Marino Architect New York, NY Photo Credit: Luc Castel

Prominently positioned on a corner in the Gangnam-Gu district in Seoul and in the midst of luxury retail powerhouses is a new 957 square meter flagship store for Dior. The interior scheme, which includes a gallery approach to retail, continues Dior’s traditions yet provides Seoul with a retail flagship that blends the commercial with the cultural fabric of the city. Dior Seoul brings the sense of movement and play to the interior, using this notion as a defining thread and design concept throughout the boutique as it continues the sculptural shapes. The spiral stair of glass and steel connects all six floors and was conceived as an unfurling ribbon, guiding and circulating clients to the luxurious retail display offerings. Upon reaching the top floor, patrons are welcomed into the light filled Café Dior by Pierre Hermé. Jury Comments: Sensory overload that rises to the challenge of the fashion world to be exuberant. 13

design AWARDS

In order to renovate the ground floor of the well known Bergdorf’s department store, extensive sensitivity is shown for the heritage of the building. Reimagined as a series of salons, distinct environments were created on the main floor for the different designer collections while still maintaining a unified richness and elegance that is associated with this iconic department store. Within the new, traditionally detailed rooms are inserted elements that play off the chiseled shapes of gemstone design of the ‘20s and ‘30s - a motif captured in wall paneling, vitrines and custom chandeliers. To unify Bergdorf’s existing suite of period rooms in the French Style, original plasterwork was restored with lighter, pastoral motifs. Portals between rooms are aligned and centered on a newly opened window facing Central Park, and a new marble floor pattern is used throughout.

interiors Award of merit

National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center New York, NY Davis Brody Bond, LLP New York, NY Photo Credit: ©James Ewing/Otto

The design of the 9/11 Memorial Museum creates a visitor experience which is deeply intertwined with the cultural memory and emotional reaction to the events and site of September 11, 2001. The architecture and materials of the museum are used to enhance this visitor experience and articulate four core design principles: Memory, Authenticity, Scale and Emotion. The architectural journey of a ramped descent, supported by key artifacts and the in-situ remains of the Twin Towers, affords a uniquely personal encounter for each visitor, allowing one to re-connect with one’s own memories and emotions. The pace of the sequence, the progressive disclosure of the space as one descends and implicit reference to our memories of past structures and places at the World Trade Center are tools by which the architecture facilitates a personal realization and response to the story of 9/11. Jury Comments: The experience of the void, through the decent is riveting. This is a cathedral of memory that gives a wonderful space to experience your emotions. commercial/industrial large Award of merit

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, NY Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP New York, NY Photo Credit: © Albert Vecerka | Esto

This 32,200-square-meter, 50-story structure contains three distinct programmatic elements which are stacked vertically above one another: a public library located on the ground floor and one level below, a ninestory luxury hotel within the tower’s podium and 60 condominiums, which range in size from one to four bedrooms. From the exterior, Baccarat Hotel & Residences is a study in contrast; its facade design uses innovative applications of glass and metal to express the sophistication of its namesake brand. In a truly collaborative design effort, the architect has shaped a building that accommodates an incredibly diverse program while reflecting the exacting standards and attention to detail of Baccarat. Jury Comments: Slim proportion of tower with restrained elegance and incredibly detailed. The street front has an engaging mystery of hinting what’s on the other side. 14

Commercial/industrial large Award of excellence best of the best in new york state

Novartis Oncology Building East Hanover, NJ WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/Urbanism New York, NY Photo Credit: Paul Warchol

Jury Comments: Stunningly simple. The structure evaporates into landscape being both heavy and light. Elegant play of solid and void in service of expressing circulation, while perfectly detailed and resolved. Award of merit

Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters Indianapolis, IN Deborah Berke Partners New York, NY Architect of Record: RATIO Architects Indianapolis, IN Photo Credit: Chris Cooper

The Cummins engine company comissioned a new global distribution headquarters designed as a tightly compact, mixeduse campus, which includes an office tower, conference center, retail space, and extensive public green areas. The building’s highly articulated facades, with their inflections and projections, add a striking landmark to the city. It also represents the precision of Cummins, offering a modest, dignified expression of the company’s visibility, presence, and commitment to Indianapolis. Inside, the office includes a variety of meeting spaces and work areas, which support different types of individuals engaged in alternative ways of working. The building accommodates more than 600 traveling employees with only 400 desks by using a “hoteling” model. The design and construction employ a number of sustainable strategies, including a high-performance building envelope, green roofs with cisterns, smart lighting, and energy controls. Jury Comments: Restrained streel and exuberant park side. Solid, dynamic and muscular, but has an elegance about it.


design AWARDS

As part of a comprehensive campus master plan, this building reimagines the paradigm of the building as a box. It provides 140,000 square feet of office space and draws in the adjacent landscape by “carving out” an ascending spiral of public spaces. Activated by a restaurant on the ground floor, five floors of open office work areas above are connected by an ascending spiral of “living rooms” with continuous vistas to the generous 230-acre campus. Twenty-four by thirty-foot structural bays impart the clarity and coherence of the open floor plan, furnished with custom-designed workstations at an 8-foot module. The workplace is organized to enable evolving operations for the 350-person workforce in which team size and composition vary over time.

commercial/industrial small Award of excellence

Hublot Fifth Avenue New York, NY Peter Marino Architect New York, NY Executive Architect: Callison Architects, P.C., New York, NY Photo Credit: Adrian Wilson

Commissioned to provide a platform for Swiss watchmaker Hublot within the prominent and high traffic corridor of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City, this 800 square foot store with its 85’ high facade provides a new flagship location. Extending the brand’s presence from the inside out, the facade abstracts the notion of time, movement and the perpetual mechanism of the watch with powder coated stock aluminum extrusions positioned at varying angles. Vertical LED light strips are embedded in the facade and purposefully staggered, furthering the impression of motion. The use of materials within the store is inspired by Hublot’s innovative combination of materials used for their own products. The the 19’ high interior space further builds its tactile qualities with custom perforated aluminum, grey mirrored, and ultra-suede wrapped wall panels. Jury Comments: Miraculous street presence for single story. “Hand in glove” between expression and brand identity. institutional Award of citation

Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater Geddes, NY DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky New York, NY Leadsite Designer & Architect of Record for the back of the house, box office and restrooms: QPK Design,Syracuse, NY Photo Credit: David Revette, Revette Studio

The Onondaga Lakeview Amphitheater, which sits on a capped industrial site, is a reclaimed natural resource that takes full advantage of the existing land contours and lake views. The fully accessible pathways leading to the lawn that seats 12,500, and the covered pavilion that seats 5,000, provide a carefully orchestrated arrival sequence that builds anticipation before revealing the amphitheater against the backdrop of the lake. In the pavilion, the seating design pattern evokes the reflection of the sky in the lake with the shaded troughs and bright crests of the lake waves. The forms, shaping of views, material and color palette, and lighting are designed to enhance the patron perception of the ever-changing quality of the flow of light and space in and around the amphitheater. Jury Comments: Well sited overlooking the lake. Strong cladding makes dramatic statement and the illuminated pavilion provides identity for lawn audience. 16

institutional Award of excellence

Center for Character and Leadership Development Colorado Springs, CO Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP New York, NY Photo Credit: © Magda Biernat

Jury Comments: Iconic and powerful, reverential and sublime. Detailing and technical tour de force. Award of citation

FBI Biometric Technology Center Clarksburg, WV Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP New York, NY Photo Credit: © Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing

The Biometric Technology Facility is a secured high-technology office building which serves as a joint operations center for two federal agencies. Three above-ground floors of flexible office space surround a central and secure courtyard which is accessible to the organization’s employees. The visible building rests on a podium of natural stone, connecting it to its rural surroundings. The podium is partially embedded in an earthen berm in the vicinity of the data center, which provides extra security as well as thermal stability for this critical function. Ideal assembly of space standards were studied and tested for various mixes of open and enclosed office space, as well as various mixes of support and special space. Sustainability is an integrated building system approach, influencing the design, construction and operation of the building and site, with a goal of LEED-Silver certification. Jury Comments: Unexpectedly elegant and high-quality project for institutional building. Nice integration with restraint to keep it simple and sophisticated.


design AWARDS

The 46,000-square-foot Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) serves as a nexus, with spaces dedicated to cadets, professors, distinguished visitors and the public. It contains the Forum, a flexible gathering space for academic and social interaction, a series of collaboration, conference and seminar rooms, offices, library and the Honor Board Room, where inquiries related to the Cadet Honor Code take place. In order to create a meaningful architectural interpretation of the Academy’s aspirations and guiding values, the CCLD’s dramatic 105-foot skylight aligns precisely with the North Star. At the center of the building, the Forum’s terraced levels accommodates gatherings at a variety of scales and levels of formality. Glass-walled collaboration rooms surround the Forum, offering meeting spaces that emphasize the quality of transparency that is central to the building’s design.

institutional Award of citation

Perry World House Philadelphia, PA 1100 Architect New York, NY Photo Credit: Greg Benson

Located at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania campus, Perry World House serves as a new hub for global engagement allowing affiliates from each of the university’s 12 schools to address international affairs in a cross-disciplinary way. Included in the range of spaces are classrooms, meeting rooms, offices, a conference room, and common areas, all designed to encourage interaction. At its core is the World Forum, a glassenclosed atrium serving as a dynamic multi-use event space capable of hosting seminars, lectures, and special events. The building also helps to shape usable outdoor space, as its landscape will be used for informal gathering and as part of the pedestrian experience of the campus. The design also significantly improves pedestrian circulation on campus, linking the nearby campus through landscaped paths. On track for LEED Silver certification, the project incorporates many sustainable design features. Jury Comments: Charmingly unorthodox, an odd reverence to an unremarkable building.

Monroe Community College Theater Renovation Project Rochester, NY Popli Design Group Penfield, NY Photo Credit: Mark Butcher – Next Dimension Photography

This project involves the comprehensive renovation of an existing college theater to transform it into a premier venue for campus and community events. Goals include acoustical livening of the space, improving distribution of sound pressure levels, elimination of echoes and mitigation of all background noise sources. The theater’s final design is composed of three distinct elements. First, large planar surfaces at the front of the theater act as a sound amplifier, forging out from the stage and creating a visual frame. Second, along the two sides of the theater, cherry veneered panels peel away from the concrete walls and sawtooth upwards over the audience, serving to direct sound. Third, a system of cherry veneered ceiling clouds runs in a sawtooth arc from the front to the rear of the house, optimizing sound pressure distribution. Jury Comments: Striking, inviting and warm interior renovation without going over the top. 18

institutional Award of merit

Vassar College Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Poughkeepsie, NY Ennead Architects New York, NY Photo Credit: Richard Barnes

Jury Comments: Spectacularly detailed, beautiful building that doubles as campus infrastructure. The building, clear in intent, connects campus with unique personalities and clarity of surfaces. Award of excellence

Arizona State University Beus Center for Law and Society Phoenix, AZ Ennead Architects New York, NY Associate Architect: Jones Studio, Tempe, AZ Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman

The Arizona State University Beus Center for Law and Society (BCLS) building houses technologically advanced academic classrooms, a law library, an alumni law firm, legal clinics, various meeting spaces, thinktanks and research centers and numerous communal spaces at various scales. A northsouth “slice” through the building’s social core invites the City of Phoenix into the heart of the institution, exposing the public to its three grand double-height rooms. An expansive bi-folding glass door at the front of the Great Hall blurs the boundaries between University and City allowing the space to serve as the public’s “legal living room.” Establishing a new type of community and architectural experience, people can now connect and communicate in a way previously unknown in a university setting. Jury Comments: Masterful as urban building and as a campus building. Striking exterior overshadowed by interior.


design AWARDS

The new Bridge for Laboratory Sciences redefines the sciences at Vassar (VBLS) is both literally and figuratively a bridge connecting the disciplines of science, while spanning over a wetland ravine. The building reflects Vassar’s goal to expose undergraduate students to the sciences and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration by keeping the sciences in view and drawing students in with appealing spaces like a café, an outdoor terrace, modern classrooms, informal seating, and study spaces. Throughout the VBLS, the design breaks down the old divide between classroom and lab and features many new integrated scientific spaces where instruction, experimentation and discovery can be fluidly accomplished. The project received a Pilot LEED Point for bird-friendly glass.

institutional Award of excellence

Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design Kent, Ohio WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism New York, NY Architect of Record: Richard L. Bowen & Associates, Cleveland, OH Photo Credit: Albert Vecerka/ESTO

The 117,000square foot “Design Loft” at the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design establishes an innovative center for the design disciplines. The heart of the building is an expansive loft of studios designed to maximize flexibility, accommodate a growing academic program, and meet the evolving educational needs of the architecture and design fields. Continuous sightlines throughout the loft unite spaces of creation and critique, encourage interdisciplinary discourse, and enhance the sense of peripheral vision for students and faculty. A series of stairs activate both the north and south facades of the building and provide continuous circulation which connects all of the studio levels. Jury Comments: Exciting to see such formal inventiveness add freshness as campus architecture using a restrained hand. Expresses open collaboration in a nice way. Award of citation

Duke West Union District Bridge/ Pavilion Durham, NC Architecture Operations D.P.C. New York, NY Photo Credit: Reid Freeman

The Bridge/Pavilion, at the heart of the Duke University Campus, balances its interconnected functions as both a bridge above and a habitable space below by supporting wayfinding and socializing. The underside of the bridge acts as the pavilion ceiling, with prismatic glass lenses gather and display the sky dome, projecting light within the bridge deck’s cast shadow. In the pavilion, the mirror surface of the structural concrete ceiling, and the mirror finish of the polished stainless-steel columns captures views of the adjacent landscape and surrounding student activity, heightening the dynamic presence of nature and light within the pavilion. Jury Comments: Interesting non-building that transforms campus infrastructure into a compelling experience. Turns simple circulation into experience and extends student activity zone outside. 20

international Award of citation

Josai i-House Dormitory Togane, Japan Studio SUMO Long Island City, NY Architect of Record: Obayashi Corp. Tokyo, JPN Photo Credit: Masaki Hamada, Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office Co.Limited

Jury Comments: High quality piece of architecture for a campus dormitory using nice materials, creating a strong identity for the entry.

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics Durham, United Kingdom Studio Libeskind New York, NY Consulting Architect: Garbers and James, London, UK Photo Credit: Hufton + Crow

Durham University commissioned the Ogden Center for Fundamental Physics to provide eighty new offices for professors, lecturers, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and support staff. Light and openness is at the core of the design for the Ogden Center; a spiral in plan, the Center appears to be two stacked forms clad in a Scottish Larch rain screen. The interiors are detailed in a pallet of natural wood and concrete with common areas for informal meetings and gathering areas. Generous roof terraces create communal areas while the ground floor areas are open and available to the public. With sustainability at the heart of the new Ogden Center design, it has achieved a BREEAM Excellent standard of sustainability and has a goal of Net Zero Energy. Jury Comments: Adventurous campus architecture. The aggressive form does not compromise organizational clarity and the cladding lightens force of the forms. 21

design AWARDS

The i-House Dormitory is designed to house, educate and integrate a community of 140 culturally and economically diverse international students. The building includes both a 9-meter wide Dormitory Bar and the International Center that projects out to engage the landscape. The International Center is comprised of a gallery, archive room and event space. Dormitory rooms all look north to the rice fields beyond. Behind the louvered facade, multiple sliding glass doors open onto the walkways, recalling the ‘engawa’ space of traditional Japanese houses. The provision of shared spaces, the walkway, and balcony system expand the compressed living space to the outdoors.

residential, multi family Award of excellence

VIA 57 West New York, NY BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group New York, NY Architect of Record: SLCE Architects New York, NY Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux

VIA 57 West is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and the traditional Manhattan high-rise. By keeping three corners of the block low and lifting the northeast corner up towards its 467-ft peak, the courtyard opens with views towards the Hudson River. The team secured modifications to existing zoning restrictions in order to develop the 709-unit high-rise residential tower and streetscape. VIA introduces a new typology: the courtscraper. Like a metropolitan backyard, the courtyard is framed by the amenities of the skyscraper building. The project has been successful in translating the design vision into an integrated architectural, engineering and construction process. Jury Comments: New and inventive take on New York Alphabet City block design. A dramatic new addition to the New York skyline. residential, small Award of excellence

Michigan Lake House Leelanau County, MI Desai Chia Architecture New York, NY Architect of Record: Environment Architects Traverse City, MI Photo Credit: Paul Warchol

Perched on a woodland bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this home is an assemblage of three offset wood structures. The ‘gathering’ structure contains the living room, kitchen and a covered vista seating terrace, while the two ‘sleeping’ structures house the master bedroom suite and three children’s bedrooms. A dining area/entry breezeway connects all three structures. The roofscape has gentle undulations that follow the movement of the natural terrain. At the southern end of the house, a 20-foot cantilevered roof extends over the ‘vista’ terrace, providing a protected, unobstructed view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding woodlands. The home elegantly integrates sustainability into its design. Jury Comments: Pure, simple and clear plan that is wonderfully unexpected in form. Admirable restraint of materials and colors, and the design hides the garage in spectacular way. Study of solid and void creates a wondrously curious porch space that you want to inhabit. 22

residential, small Award of merit

Southampton House Southampton, NY Peter Marino Architect New York, NY Photo Credit: Manollo Yllera

This 3,400-square foot single family residence was conceived as an elegant ‘glass container’ atop stone plinths. The long span between the stone plinths underneath the elevated platform sponsors a generous ground level outdoor living area, protected by cantilevers on all four sides that act as balconies on the upper level. The glass container is shielded from the summer sun by a cantilevered roof plane to the south and a solid stone wall to the west. The interior space was conceived as a series of freestanding ‘cubes’ or rooms within the ‘glass container’. A centralized open living space separates the master suite and the remaining program.

Award of citation

Old Orchard East Hampton, NY Blaze Makoid Architecture Sagaponack, NY Photo Credit: Joshua McChugh

The original 4,500 square foot structure was configured as a linear, single story, glass and metal box with the grade carved down to basement level at both ends. The intervention of simple wood and glass elements offers a recognizable contrast to the aluminum skin of the existing building and begins to warm the material palette. The first wood ‘tube’ bisects the main structure, creating an entry plinth a few steps above the existing floor and setting up a visual alignment with a new pool house structure across the property. The second and third elements occur at either end of the existing structure, separated by small glass bridges. Jury Comments: Masterful plan resolution and artful entry sequence. The architect has created an elegant separation of uses and integration into the site.


design AWARDS

Jury Comments: Striking presence in the landscape, transforms known house form into something poetic. An excellent execution of a common house type.

residential, small Award of merit

Bar House East Hampton, NY Audrey Matlock Architect New York, NY Photo Credit: Peter Aaron

The Bar House sits lightly on the ground with two linear volumes stacked in perpendicular fashion to physically engage the landscape at ground level and to view the treetops above. In contrast to its natural surroundings, the building exterior has a machine-like quality. Exposed steel structure, vertical sunshades and alternating glass and zinc panels are precisely detailed. At the ground level, thin ‘V’ shaped columns that support the upper floor recall lanky forest trees. Interior spaces are choreographed to reflect the family’s active lifestyle and love of nature while highlighting their contemporary art collection. The design incorporates passive and active sustainable strategies. The architect was responsible for the design of the building, landscape, interiors and furnishings. Jury Comments: Distinctive take on crossing bar type house. The house benefits from the lightness of structure and simplicity of the plan. Award of citation

De Maria Pavilion Bridgehampton, NY Gluckman Tang Architects New York, NY Photo Credit: Nikolas Koenig

Located in Bridgehampton, NY, De Maria Pavilion is a 1,600-square-foot brick-andconcrete pavilion contains sculptures and drawings by Walter De Maria. New gates adorn the original garden entrance, and oversize bluestone treads lead visitors down to a sunken patio of riverstone that runs the width of the pavilion’s west wall. The brick facades of the pavilion reference the 1920s garden wall, while their color relates to the dark granite of the “Large Grey Sphere” sculpture. A board-formed, concrete interior frames the artwork, and is day-lit by a large skylight and window-wall. Light levels are modulated by light-diffusing glazing, motorized shades, and a fixed scrim. Jury Comments: Simple and pure, but not completely expected, paying reverence to De Maria’s sculptures. It is a sublime viewing pavilion. 24

unbuilt, general Award of citation

Maker Park Brooklyn, NY STUDIO V Architecture New York, NY Photo Credit: Bill Anderson

Jury Comments: Inspiring reimagination of defunct industrial zone, as a compelling before and after vision to transform an industrial site. Wonderfully promising potential. Urban Planning/Design Award of excellence

Southwest Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY AECOM New York, NY Image Credit: AECOM

As a visioning strategy the Southwest Brooklyn project is a framework to begin a conversation. The team created a framework to inspire discussion on potential strategies, as well as a Triple Bottom Line economic working tool for decision-makers to compare various scenarios related to types of building development, coastal protection, parks and open space, streetscapes and a new subway line. Worldwide economic forces, questions of equity and climate change will drive and transform New York. Southwest Brooklyn presents a framework for a civic discussion on how the city might balance these challenges by asking: What kind of city do people want to live in? Jury Comments: Comprehensive and proactive plan for long term urban resilience.


design AWARDS

Maker Park is a vision to reconcile the erasure of the Brooklyn industrial waterfront and reimagine what a public park of the 21st century should be. The vision is grown from the location on the site of Charles Pratt’s historic Astral Oil Works, which is nestled against an inlet with a series of ten large, abandoned oil tanks. Pratt used the money from the sale of this site to find his namesake school, The Pratt Institute, one of the earliest inclusive educational establishments. Empty for half a century, the design for Maker Park adaptively reuses the majestic tanks for community gardens, performance spaces and art installations. The design vision also provides public green spaces, play areas, gardens, a more resilient ecological Inlet, native species and community boating.

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About the Excelsior Awards

AIA New York State, in collaboration with the New York State contracting agencies, has created the Excelsior Awards for Public Architecture. We congratulate these thirteen publicly funded projects from around the State which exemplify design and excellence in the public sector and provide a model of excellence for future state-funded building design.


the daniel patrick moynihan award

Howard Zemsky Managing Partner, Larkin Development Group & President and CEO of Empire State Development In his numerous political and academic roles, Daniel Patrick Moynihan emphasized social and economic justice. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as Counselor to the President for Urban Affairs and was noted for his ability to meld academic research to public policies. As chair of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, he expanded awareness of the effects of the environment and public infrastructure on communities. The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award recognizes public officials or individuals who, through their efforts, have furthered the public’s awareness and/or appreciation of design excellence in public architecture. This award is intended to recognize members of the public who made contributions to architecture. Howard Zemsky, president and CEO of Larkin Development Group and CEO of Empire State Development, was born in Brooklyn to Belarusian immigrants. The family started a distribution business, where through expansion and need, purchased a plant in Buffalo for Russer Foods. Selling Russer Foods almost 20 years ago, Zemsky began Larkin Development, virtually, across the street from Russer Foods, where the Larkin Development group is currently headquartered, in the Larkin at Exchange (LCo) building. Howard Zemsky, along with partners Joe Petrella, Leslie Zemsky and the entire LDG team have lead the continuous renovation and management of more than a million square feet of office space in central downtown Buffalo and the Larkin District. Since 2002, the LDG has been transforming the Larkin District back to its roots as a vibrant, mixed - use neighborhood, home to offices, residences, restaurants, parks and other public gathering spaces. Zemsky’s interest in Buffalo’s rich history and architecture goes back to his involvement with the Darwin Martin House where he first learned about the connection of Martin and Wright, and the Larkin Company. He is proud to have been involved with the soon to open Richardson


Center restoration efforts, the former State Psychiatric Hospital, where he worked with great staff and board members, alongside his good friend and 2015 AIANYS Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award recipient, Stanford Lipsey. Zemsky has served as Chairman of the NFTA and as Cochair of Governor Cuomo’s WNY REDC for four years. Under his leadership, the western part of New York State distinguished itself statewide with its planning and implementation. In large part because of the successes in Buffalo, Governor Cuomo tapped Zemsky to head Empire State Development over two years ago. Howard Zemsky earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Rochester. He is a Brooklyn native, and a longtime resident of Buffalo, where he and his wife Leslie have lived for 30 years with their three grown children; Kayla, Harry and David.

henry hobson richardson award

Barbara L. Nelson, AIA Executive Director, TAP, Inc. One of the founding fathers of American architecture, Henry Hobson Richardson designed many significant public buildings in New York State and the United States. His design of the New York State Capital, Albany City Hall and the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane led to the establishment of his signature style, Richardsonian Romanesque, and greatly impacted the landscape of the cities in which they were built. Admired by his peers and lauded by architects since his death, Richardson’s career and body of work exemplify the importance of design excellence in the public sector. The Henry Hobson Richardson Award recognizes AIA members licensed in NYS and practicing in the private sector who have made a significant contribution to the quality of NYS public architecture and who have established a portfolio of accomplishments to that end.

Barbara L. Nelson is a longtime Troy resident and architect with a strong belief that community design, historic preservation and public art can be catalysts to better disadvantaged communities and neighborhoods.

Nelson started her career at TAP, spending five years before a short tenure in private practice, then started an illustrious 24-year career at RPI, her alma mater, as an architect and planner in the Campus Planning and Facilities Design office. She also taught courses as an adjunct in the School of Architecture, instilling in her students how architecture, particularly when practiced to appropriately use rehabilitation and preservation, is a tool for community renewal.

Most recently, she helped shepherd a successful application to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, which in 2015 pledged $1 million to support a public art installation called “Breathing Lights.” The project involved illuminating hundreds of vacant buildings in Troy, Albany and Schenectady, from the inside, implying, through an intermittent glow in front windows, that these structures can be reclaimed to become homes, “places of warmth.” Breathing Lights sponsored spinoff events, such as poetry and video about vacancy, often by the people and especially youth living in blighted neighborhoods. Even as the complex system of light panels is being dismantled, neighbors, governments and institutions continue to discuss solutions to urban blight at a level that would not be supported but for Breathing Lights.


Nelson is the Executive director of TAP, Inc., the region’s only nonprofit design center. TAP works to promote livable communities through good design, planning and public engagement. Central to its mission is providing architectural, planning and preservation services to individuals and communities in need. TAP’s legacy includes the rehabilitation of hundreds of Troy’s vernacular 19th century row houses, as well as the rescue of individual landmarks.

Nelson may best be known for her community contributions, as she has served on the Troy Planning Commission, worked with Transport Troy, promoting complete streets and urban trails, and cofounding Troy Alley Action to facilitate the reclamation of blighted public spaces with participatory public art projects.


new construction honor award

Public Safety Answering Center II, Bronx, NY Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles, New York, NY Civil Engineer: Philip Habib & Associates, New York, NY Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY Landscape Architect: Thomas Balsley Associates, New York, NY Construction Manager: Tishman Construction, New York, NY Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, New York, NY Photo Credit: Albert Verceka/Esto

Jury Comments: “The very nature of the building program demands a largely windowless facility, and this call center project embraces that requirement to create a sculptural solution and a strong visual statement to the surrounding public environment.”

honor award

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles, New York, NY Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, New York, NY Construction Manager: Turner Construction, New York, NY Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, New York, NY Photo Credit: Edward Hueber/Archphoto

Jury Comments: “This visually spectacular project’s carefully-composed façade successfully deals with a large program mass and breaks it down into smaller elements, creating visual interest.” 30

new construction honor award

Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Center, Staten Island, NY Architect: Sage and Coombe Architects, New York, NY Structural Engineer: Tomasetti-Weidlinger Associates, New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder Consulting Engineers, New York, NY Landscape Architect: Miceli Kulik Williams & Associates, P.C., Rutherford, NY Civil Engineer: HDR, Pittsburgh, PA Environmental Engineer: Roux Associates, Islandia, NY Contract 1 (Foundations & Site Utilities): Nasdi, Bay Shore, NY Contract 2 (Long Span Pre-Engineered Structure): Fitzpatrick & Associates, Tinton Falls, NJ Contract 3 (Building Interiors, Systems, Finishes, Hydraulic Track): C&L Construction, Lake Success, NY Photo Credit: Paul Worchol

Jury Comments: “The project is an elegant response to building in a challenging location post Hurricane Sandy. All of the elements, interior and exterior, work well to create a cohesive site and building.” award of merit

Boston Road Supportive Housing, Bronx, NY


Architect: Alexander Gorlin Architects, New York, NY Structural Engineer: Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C., New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: O’Dea Lynch Abbattista, Hawthorne, NY Civil Engineer: Philip Habib & Associates, New York, NY Landscape Architect: Terrain, New York, NY Geotechnical/Environmental Engineer: Mueser Rutledge, New York, NY General Contractor: MOUNTCO, Scarsdale, NY Photo Credit: Michael Moran

Jury Comments: “The team was confronted with a building program that was clearly larger than typical in its surroundings, so a critical issue for this design centered on how to successfully articulate the larger mass of the building.”


renovation/addition honor award

REACT Day Treatment Center, Roosevelt, NY Architect: Think! Architecture & Design, New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: WASA, New York, NY Structural Engineer: SDG Engineering, Port Washington, NY Constructor: Tekton Builders, New York, NY Photo Credit: REACT

Jury Comments: “This project took a difficult building type and powerfully transformed it on a tight budget.”

honor award

Stocking Hall Rehabilitation and Addition, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Architect: Mitchell | Giurgola Architects, LLP, New York, NY Structural Engineer: Ysrael A. Seinuk, PC, New York, NY M/E/P/FP Engineer: ME Engineering, PC, Rochester, NY Site/Civil Engineer: T.G. Miller, PC, Ithaca, NY Landscape Architect: Dirtworks, PC, New York, NY Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company, Syracuse, NY Contractor: The Pike Company, Rochester, NY Photo Credit: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Jury Comments: “This project, with a simple geometry, skillfully creates an elegant architectural solution which successfully coordinates the addition with the existing facility.” 32

renovation/addition honor award

The Javits Center, New York, NY Architect: FXFOWLE, New York, NY Associate Architect: Epstein, New York, NY Construction Manager: Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, New York, NY Structural Engineer of Record: Weidlinger Associates (now Thornton Tomasetti), New York, NY Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson & Associates, New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz, New York, NY Site, Civil, & Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering, New York, NY Landscape Architect: Ken Smith Workshop, New York, NY Photo Credit: David Sundberg/Esto

Jury Comments: “This renovation successfully advances the Pei design with more sophisticated building envelope technologies than had been available at the time of his design, improving the energy performance, while maintaining the quality of this iconic space.” honor award

Beacon High School, New York, NY Architect: John Ciardullo Associates, New York, NY M/E/P Engineer: DVL Consulting Engineers, Hackensack, NJ Site Civil & Acoustic Engineer: AKRF, New York, NY General Contractor: Skanska USA Building Inc., New York, NY Photo Credit: Anna Marie Kellen EXCELSIOR AWARDS

Jury Comments: “This project takes a utilitarian warehouse located in what is becoming a more residential community and transforms it with a very simple strategy – to create a white backdrop and to add moments of delight through splashes of color and attention to lighting.”


renovation/addition honor award

Rehabilitation and Addition at Fernow Hall, Ithaca, NY Architect: di Domenico + Partners, Long Island City, NY M/E/P Engineer: M/E Engineering, P.C., Rochester, NY Structural Engineer: Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C., New York, NY Environmental Engineer: AECOM Environmental, East Syracuse, NY Civil Engineer: T.G. Miller, P.C., Ithaca, NY General Contractor: LeChase Construction, Ithaca, NY Preservation Architect: Crawford & Stearns, Syracuse, NY Photo Credit: John di Domenico, AIA

Jury Comments: “This project illustrates how a small addition can make a meaningful impact to a building and its surroundings.” honor award

Wooster Hall, New Paltz, NY Architect: Croxton Collaborative Architects, PC, Long Island City, NY Associated Architect: NK Architects, Morristown, NJ Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineer: Larsen Engineers, Syracuse, NY M/E/P & Light Safety Engineer: Kallen & Lemelson Consulting Engineers, New York, NY Landscape Architect: Mathews Nielsen, New York, NY General Contractor: APS Contracting, Inc., Paterson, NJ Construction Manager: Jacobs, New York, NY Photo Credit: Timothy Hursley

Jury Comments: “This project is a well-crafted solution nestled within an existing facility. Of particular note is the sophisticated use of digital technologies during design and construction to help guide the successful implementation of the design, and to providing an integrated solution in a tight envelope.” honor award

Monroe Community College Theater Renovation, Rochester, NY Architect: Popli Design Group, Penfield, NY Associate Architect (Stage Rigging Design): SWBR Architects and Engineers, PC, Rochester, NY Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection Engineer: M/E Engineering, P.C. General Construction: Holdsworth Klimowski Construction, Victor, NY Photo Credit: Mark Butcher/Next Dimension Photography

Jury Comments: “This project is a well-crafted solution nestled within an existing facility. Of particular note is the sophisticated use of digital technologies during design and construction to help guide the successful implementation of the design, and to providing an integrated solution in a tight envelope.” 34

historic preservation honor award people’s choice award winner!

Evergreen Lofts, Buffalo, NY Architect, Interior Design, Structural Engineer: SWBR, Rochester, NY M/E/P Engineer: ME Engineering, Rochester, NY Site/Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect: C&S Companies, Buffalo, NY Environmental Engineer: Stohl Environmental Consultants, Blasdell, NY General Contractor: LP Ciminelli, Buffalo, NY Photo Credit: Gene Avallone/Park Avenue Photography

Jury Comments: “This project artfully preserves and blends the best of the old brick fabric with new elements in a manner that is contrasting yet complimentary.” Each year, we invite the public to vote online on their favorite projects from our annual Design and Excelsior Awards programs. The People’s Choice Awards allows the public to choose this winner of the Award. These designs can be found around the world, in the state, in our communities, and are representative of the architects and projects a distinguished jury of peers has chosen. After months of voting, the winner of the 2017 People’s Choice Awards goes to Evergreen Loft in Buffalo, NY. Congratulations!

honor award

195 Broadway - Lobby & Retail Spaces, New York, NY


Design Architect: Gabellini Sheppard Associates, New York, NY Executive Architect: Highland Associates, New York, NY Engineering Consultant: Cosentini Associates, New York, NY Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY General Contractor: Sciame Construction, New York, NY Photo Credit: Alan Schindler

Jury Comments: “This project creates a new public concourse and improves connectivity to mass transit by skillfully inserting glazed separations in an existing space. The modifications allow occupants to experience the historic character and details the interior of this landmark building” 35


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