Today, the Muncipal Society of New York has revealed the six winners of its 2023 MASterworks Awards. Established in 2001, the advocacy organization's annual awards program aims to recognize exemplary architecture and urban design projects completed in New York during the previous calendar year. The honors celebrate achievements in categories including adaptive reuse, restoration, infrastructure, and more. "There’s a real plethora of projects that significantly improve and evolve historical places and landscapes," Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the Municipal Art Society, says of this year's winners. "In every case, the winning projects have made those spaces more publicly accessible than before and improved the tone and use of those places all in the context of stunning architecture and urban design."

This year's awardees were selected by a four-person jury comprising Wellington Chen, the executive director of Chinatown Partnership; Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, of the MAS Board of Directors and Studio Joseph; Signe Nielsen, the founding principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; and Aniket Shahane, the principal of Office of Architecture and a senior critic at Yale University School of Architecture.

The Winners

Eduard Hueber

Best New Building: Staten Island Animal Care Center
Design Team: Garrison Architects

Sahar Coston Hardy & ESTO

Best Urban Landscape: Battery Playscape
Design Team: BKSK Architects and Starr Whitehouse

Michael Moran

Best Restoration: David Geffen Hall
Design Team: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Diamond Schmitt

Naho Kubota

Best Adaptive Reuse: Mercury Store
Design Team: CO Adaptive Architecture

courtesy Municipal Art Society of New York

Best New Infrastructure: MTA – Grand Central
Design Team: AECOM and MLJ Contracting Corporation

©Iwan Baan

Best New Urban Amenity: Powerhouse Arts
Design Team: PBDW Architects and Herzog & de Meuron