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introduction Super, Sexy, Serious By Karen Fairbanks, AIA, LEED AP, and Alexander P. Lamis, AIA All Photos ©Camila Schaulsohn J (top-bottom) Architecture jury (l-r): Alberto Campo Baeza, Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, Madrid; Sharon Johnston, AIA, Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles; Regine Leibinger, Barkow Leibinger, Berlin. Interiors jury (l-r): Joeb Moore, AIA, Joeb Moore + Partners, Greenwich, CT; Dorothée Boissier, Gilles & Boissier, Paris; Patrick Tighe, FAIA, Patrick Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica, CA; (proctor Emma Haberman, AIANY Development Manager, at computer). Urban Design jury (l-r): Giancarlo Mazzanti, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Bogotá, Colombia; Robert Campbell, FAIA, Boston Globe; Susie Kim, AIA, Koetter Kim & Associates, Boston; (proctor Emma Pattiz, AIANY Policy Coordinator, at computer). Projects jury (l-r): Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉ, Amsterdam and Lagos; Reed Kroloff, Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and Principal, jones|kroloff, Washington, DC; Sheila Kennedy, AIA, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston. 2014 AIANY Design Awards urors from around the world gathered to review entries for the AIA New York Chapter 2014 Design Awards, an annual program open to projects worldwide by New York City-based architects and work within New York by architects from other locales. The four juries in each of four categories (Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, Projects) premiated 13 Honor Awards and 22 Merit Awards from a total of 383 submissions from 203 firms. Honor Award winners in Architecture included the sensitive restoration of the Donald Judd Home and Studio in New York City, a new museum built around an existing dry dock in Denmark, and a new sports complex for Columbia University, organized to capture views of playing fields and the city beyond. Interiors jurors noted they were looking for work that transcended type, had clear concepts and notable experiential qualities, and was inventive and well executed. They selected two projects for honors: one an undulating, continuous work surface forming a ribbon that envelops meeting spaces, and the other a carefully sequenced and elegantly detailed shop for Calvin Klein in China. Honor Award winners in the Projects category included a house in the White Mountains that looks out on the landscape through rooms positioned around an elliptical wood structure, and an exhibition about schools displayed at the Center for Architecture. Urban Design honors were given to potentially transformational projects in Russia and Boston. We were pleased to learn that, for a number of the architects and firms, this was their first AIA award. In selecting jurors for the AIANY Design Awards, we look for a range of perspectives and expertise in different areas. This year's jurors hailed from four continents and also reflected regional diversity in American practice. The public got a glimpse of their deliberations when jury members commented on the projects and the process during the Design Awards Jury Symposium on March 3, 2014, at the Center for Architecture. When symposium moderator Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, editor-in-chief and publisher of Metropolis, asked jurors what they thought was missing from the submissions, or what they'd like to see in the future, Architecture category jurors asked for "less architecture," as they believed many projects were "overdone." The Projects category jurors thought much of the work was "safe" - solving real problems, which is important, but not formally experimental or utopian. Juror Kunlé Adeyemi wondered if this reflected a change in focus from experimental formalism (super sexy) to a focus on design work that was very serious (and important): "Couldn't we have both?" To juror Reed Kroloff, who was looking for how architects "understand the contemporary moment," the awards are given to encourage risk-taking. We would like to thank fellow committee members, the jurors, and all who submitted their work to the AIANY 2014 Design Awards program. \ Karen Fairbanks, AIA, LEED AP, a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks, and Alexander P. Lamis, AIA, a partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, co-chaired the 2014 Design Awards Committee. Summer 2014 Oculus 25

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