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Center for Architecture
2017 AIANY DESIGN AWARDS
The winners of the 2017 AIANY Design Awards
represent a varied cross-section of work designed and/or
built in New York City. They include exhibit designs and
freestanding museums, new buildings and renovations
of existing buildings, big and small budgets, private and
public clients, work that strives to push architecture into
the future and work that preserves the past. The range
of budgets, programs, scales, and locations captures the
diversity of the profession represented by the AIANY.
The award winners illustrate how excellence in design can
(and should) be beneficially deployed across a broad range
of contexts, regardless of budget, scale, or program type.
The judging process culminated in a three-day weekend (March 4-6) of intense discussions at the Center for
Architecture. The jury for 2017 represents varied backgrounds and geographic diversity: Hagy Belzberg, FAIA,
OAA, founding principal, Belzberg Architects, based in
Los Angeles; Barbara Bestor, FAIA, founding principal, Bestor Architecture, based in Los Angeles; Tatiana
Bilbao, principal, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, based in
Mexico City; Anne Fougeron, FAIA, principal, Fougeron
Architecture, based in San Francisco; Elizabeth Gray,
FAIA, principal and partner, Gray Organschi Architecture, based in New Haven, CT; V. Mitch McEwen, partner, A(n) Office, and principal, McEwen Studio, based in
Ann Arbor, MI; and Peter Waldman, William R. Kenan
professor of architecture, University of Virginia.
The jury reviewed all projects across the four categories:
Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design.
A total of 35 awards were conferred out of 379 submissions: 14 Architecture Awards (three honor, 11 merit);
nine Interiors Awards (three honor, six merit); eight
Project Awards (three honor, five merit); and four Urban
Design Awards (four merit).
The Best in Competition Award, given at the jury's
discretion, was presented to The Roy and Diana Vagelos
Education Center, Columbia University (Architect:
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Executive Architect: Gensler).
The jury felt this project clearly demonstrates how excellent design can improve the environment from interior
to urban context.
We want to express our gratitude to the jury for its
outstanding service, and to acknowledge and thank our
fellow committee members, the team at the AIANY,
and everyone who submitted work to the AIANY 2017
Jinhee Park, AIA, is a founding principal of SsD, and has
won numerous national and international awards, including
a Best in Competition Award in the 2015 AIANY Design
James Slade, FAIA, LEED AP, is a founding principal of
Slade Architecture. Slade has served on many design juries,
most recently on the National AIA 2016 Institute Honor