Vakko Fashion Center, REX, Istanbul
Iwan Baan Vakko Fashion Center, REX, Istanbul

The New York City chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) has conferred 35 Design Awards and one Best in Competition Award to a distinguished set of projects completed by New York-based architects and designers. From a pool of 391 entries, the 35 winners were revealed at a jury symposium at the New York Center for Architecture on March 9, and will be recognized during an AIANY fundraiser and awards luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on April 22. SsD’s design for Songpa Micro Housing, which won an honor award in Architecture, was also this year’s Best in Competition recipient. 

Winners were recognized in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design. The projects were evaluated on design quality, innovation, thoughtfulness, technique, and response to the project’s surrounding community and context. The judging panel favored works that exemplified a creative approach to incorporating technical requirements as well as demonstrated consideration of ecological responsibilities.

The 2015 panel included: Teddy Cruz of Estudio Teddy Cruz, Stan Field of Field Architecture, Simon Frommenwiler of HHF Architects, Johanna Hurme of 5468796 architecture, Richard Maimon, FAIA, of Kieran Timberlake, Hadrian Predock of predock frane architects, and Nick Winton of Anmahian Winton Architects.

“This year’s jury was demanding and thoughtful,” said Tomas Rossant, AIA, the 2015 AIANY president. “Their selections speak to new values: Form is no longer to be celebrated for its own sake, and architecture in its greatest expression must positively impact institutions, strengthen communities, act sustainably and resiliently, and spark optimism, curiosity, and generosity in the human spirit. The selected projects prove this can be done.”

Winning work will be featured in the Perrin Studio-designed 2015 AIANY Design Awards Exhibition, which will be displayed at the Center for Architecture beginning April 23 with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. The projects will remain on view through June 20.

For more information on each of the Honor Award winners below, please follow the link to its ARCHITECT Magazine Project Gallery page.

Best in Competition

Songpa Micro Housing, SsD, Seoul

Courtesy SsD Songpa Micro Housing, SsD, Seoul

Honor Awards for Architecture

National September 11 Memorial Museum, Davis Brody Bond, New York

James Ewing National September 11 Memorial Museum, Davis Brody Bond, New York

Melbourne School of Design, NADAAA and John Wardle Architects, Melbourne

The atrium features a faceted wooden structure called the Suspended Studio.
Peter Bennetts Melbourne School of Design, NADAAA and John Wardle Architects, Melbourne

Vakko Fashion Center, REX, Istanbul

Vakko Fashion Center, REX, Istanbul
Iwan Baan Vakko Fashion Center, REX, Istanbul

Henderson-Hopkins School, ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers, Baltimore

Henderson-Hopkins School, Baltimore, by Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers
Courtesy Albert Vecerka/ESTO Henderson-Hopkins School, Baltimore, by Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers

Songpa Micro Housing, SsD, Seoul

Songpa Micro Housing, SsD, Seoul
Courtesy SsD Songpa Micro Housing, SsD, Seoul

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Brooklyn, N.Y.
Albert Večerka/Esto Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Brooklyn, N.Y.

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, Philadelphia

Dusk view from the street.
Albert Večerka/Esto Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, Philadelphia

Honor Awards for Interiors

St. Mark's Bookshop, Clouds Architecture Office, New York

St. Mark's Bookshop, Clouds Architecture Office, New York
GION St. Mark's Bookshop, Clouds Architecture Office, New York

Photographer's Loft, Desai Chia Architecture, New York

Photographer's Loft, Desai Chia Architecture, New York
Courtesy Desai Chia Architecture Photographer's Loft, Desai Chia Architecture, New York

Honor Awards for Projects

Rethinking Refugee Communities, Ennead Architects

Rethinking Refugee Communities, Ennead Architects
Courtesy Ennead Architects Rethinking Refugee Communities, Ennead Architects


Hy-Fi, The Living, Queens, N.Y.

Hy-Fi, The Living, Queens, N.Y.
BarkowPhoto Hy-Fi, The Living, Queens, N.Y.

Honor Award for Urban Design

Beijing Horticultural Exposition Masterplan and Pavilions, WORK Architecture Company, SCAPE, SLAB and Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing

Beijing Horticultural Exposition Masterplan and Pavilions, WORK Architecture Company, SCAPE, SLAB and Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing
Courtesy WORKac/SLAB/SCAPE/Studio Pei-Zhu Beijing Horticultural Exposition Masterplan and Pavilions, WORK Architecture Company, SCAPE, SLAB and Studio Zhu Pei, Beijing

For more information on each of the Honor Award winners below, please follow the link to its ARCHITECT Magazine Project Gallery page.