Architecture Awards are Announced

The AIA New York Chapter recently announced their 2011 Design Award Winners at their Symposium this month. For those that never heard of the AIA, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, with almost 5,000 architects, allied professionals, students and community members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development. 

Lobby at The Standard, New York - Todd Schliemann for Ennead Architects (Polshek Partnership)

We’d like to congratulate Ennead (Polshek) who were honored with the AIA NY Merit Award for The Standard New York in addition to their creative arts center at Brown. Here’s a more comprehensive list of winners in the “Merit” category:

Architecture Merit Award Winners:

• Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Project: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University. Location: Providence, RI

• Architect: A triventure of Greeley-Hansen, Hazen & Sawyer and Malcolm Pirnie in association with Ennead Architects. Project: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment. Plant Location: Brooklyn, New York

• Architect: Ennead Architects. Project: Gateway Center, Westchester Community College. Location: Valhalla, NY

• Architect: Ennead Architects. Project: The Standard, New York. Location: New York, NY

• Architect: Roger Ferris + Partners. Project: Country Estate. Location: New Canaan, CT

• Architect: Foster + Partners, AAI Architects (Adamson). Project: Sperone Westwater. Location: New York, New York

• Architect: SAA / Stan Allen Architect, W.B. Huang Architects & Planners. Project: Taichung InfoBox. Location: Taichung, Taiwan

• Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects, SmithGroup. Project: UCSF Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building. Location: San Francisco, CA

(Architecture Merit Award for Gateway Center, Westchester Community College)

If you want to see the images for yourself, all winning work will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, beginning April 14, 2011 with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The Design Awards Exhibition will remain on view through June 25.

A new addition this year, the Design Awards Exhibition will feature a “Project of the Year.” This project, selected from amongst the winners, will be displayed in the Center for Architecture’s Helfand Spotlight gallery from April 14 through early May.

The selection, which will remain secret until the opening on April 14, will be chosen by AIANY President Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, benefitting from advice from a team of distinguished experts. There will be a celebration luncheon on April 12 at Cipriani Wall Street, with the winning teams, and 500+ others from the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries.

“Competition was fierce, and we were thrilled by the results,” said Castillo. That’s all she said with a hint of anticipation. But you’ll have to wait until April 14 to see which final winner Castillo selects.

The exhibition opening on April 14th is at 6pm at the Center for Architecture (536 Lagaurdia Place), free and open to the public. Both are part of the American Institute of Architects’ National Design Week.


To see a list of Award Winners, go to AIA NY. AIANY runs the Center for Architecture, a storefront exhibition space in Greenwich Village, sponsors public programs, publishes a magazine, and works with its charitable affiliate, the Center for Architecture Foundation, to provide scholarship and educational opportunities. For more information on AIANY, please visit

Photo Credit for Gateway Center: Jeff Goldberg/Esto for Ennead Architects