Over 20 projects located in or designed by firms in the New York Metropolitan region have received a 2012 American Architecture Award. The annual awards program, organized by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, recognizes the best new design in America. Selected by the Korean Federation of Architects, there were a total of 87 projects recognized from around the globe.
Local winners include four projects by Ennead Architects, The New York City Center, The William H. Neukom Building Stanford Law School, The Gateway Center Westchester Community College, and the Natural History Museum of Utah; The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems by Toshiko Mori Architect; two projects by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University and the High Line (Phase II); two projects by Rafael Vinoly Architects, The Milennium Science Complex, Pennsylvania State University and The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, University of California San Francisco; The National September 11 Memorial, Handel Architects, Michael Arad lead designer; The Sagaponack Barns, Christoff: Finio Architecture; HL23 by Neil Denari; The National World War II Museum Phase 1, Voorsanger Architects; Village Health Works Staff Residence in Burundi by Louise Braverman, Architect; NASCAR Hall of Fame, Yvonne Szeta/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Cite de L’Ocean et du Surf, Steven Holl Architects with Solange Fabiao; McGee Art Pavilion School of Art and Design at New York State College of Ceramics, ikon.5 architects; East Hampton Town Hall, Minneapolis, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP; Master Plan for Central Delaware, Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library District of Columbia, Davis Brody Bond Aedas; W24 Loft, Desai Chia Architecture; Hunters Point South Waterfront Park,WEISS/MANFREDI with Thomas Balsey Associates; and the Clyfford Still Museum, Allied Works Architecture, Brad Cloepfil lead designer.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP with offices in New York and around the globe was recognized for four projects, the HongQiao Central Business District, Shanghai, The San Diego Superior Courthouse, Midway Loop, Chicago, and the China World Trade Center Tower Phase III, Beijing.
Congratulations to all!