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introduction 2 01 3 A I A N Y DESIGN Innovation, Grace, AWARDS and Style ARCHITECTURE BY RO N N ETTE RILEY, FA IA , A N D K A REN FA IRBA N K S, AIA INTERIORS ithin contexts as diverse as New York City, Dubai, Bennington, VT, and Clemson, SC, architects have created some brilliant designs for a range of public and private clients. They are among the projects recently honored by AIA New York, which each year recognizes exceptional design in its Design Awards Program. This annual review looks at design projects submitted by New York City architects and projects in New York City by architects practicing elsewhere in the world. Entrants in the 2013 Design Awards were strongly encouraged to submit work that reflects a broad and inclusive definition of superior design. Reviewing the 403 entries, the juries were instructed to evaluate how successfully each project met its individual requirements in addition to the varying degrees of building conformity, opportunities, and budgetary constraints. This issue of Oculus presents an overview of the ingenious creative design solutions of the 42 award-winning projects, of which 13 received Honors Awards and 29 received Merit Awards. Twelve nationally and internationally renowned architects comprised the four juries in each of the four categories: Architecture: Ann Beha, FAIA (Boston); Bruce Kuwabara, AIA (Toronto); Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA (Los Angeles). Interiors: Amanda Levete (London); Andrew Wells, FAIA, LEED AP (Springfield, MO); Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, RIBA (Culver City, CA). Urban Design: David Coomes (London); Alex Krieger, FAIA (Cambridge, MA); Kathryn Gustafson, PLA, ASLA, Hon. FRIBA (Seattle/London). Projects: Michelle Addington (Yale); Marlon Blackwell, FAIA (Fayetteville, AR); Eric Höweler, AIA, LEED AP (Boston). With many bold entries to consider, the jurors based decisions on multiple criteria, including but not limited to: the best design plan, technical engineering, mechanical and urban systems advancement, cross-disciplinary design innovation and research, restoration and preservation, and the increasing presence of sustainability in design. The Projects category, formerly reserved for unbuilt projects, includes a built pavilion with an inventive roof designed to encourage airflow through the structure. Another design in this category stood out for its use of cables to create a screen façade for a parking garage. A building with a lace-like concrete shell, both structure and screen, won an Architecture award. A winning submission in the Interiors category featured the creative, adjustable organization of a small 420-square-foot apartment, designed as a prototype for a series of small units that are models for sustainable living. The Urban Design category awarded multiple projects addressing urban waterfronts and parks, as well as projects incorporating urban agriculture. The award-winning projects demonstrate unique, inventive, and creative solutions at all scales. Awards were presented to the most tenacious and innovative design solutions that tackled the task at hand by combining genius with grace and style. On March 4, 2013, the AIA New York Chapter held a symposium, moderated by Marc Kushner, AIA, of HWKN and Architizer, at which the jurors discussed the winning submissions and project insights. On April 17, 900 people gathered at Cipriani Wall Street to celebrate the award winners and other honorees, and an exhibition of the winning projects opened the following evening at the Center for Architecture. Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s AIANY Design Awards. ■ URBAN DESIGN PROJECTS All Photos ©Emma Haberman 2013 Design Awards Committee Co-chair Ronnette Riley, FAIA, is principal of Ronnette Riley Architect, and Co-chair Karen Fairbanks, AIA, is a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks. (top-bottom) Architecture jury (l-r): Bruce Kuwabara, AIA, KPMB Architects; Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, Brooks + Scarpa Architects; Ann Beha, FAIA, Ann Beha Architects. Interiors jury (l-r): Amanda Levete, AL_A; Clive Wilkinson, FAIA, RIBA, Clive Wilkinson Architects; and Andrew Wells, FAIA, LEED AP, Dake Wells Architecture. Urban Design jury (l-r): Alex Krieger, FAIA, NBBJ; Kathryn Gustafson, PLA, ASLA, Hon. FRIBA, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol; David Coomes, EDCO Design London Limited. Projects jury (l-r): Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell Architect; Eric Höweler, AIA, LEED AP, Höweler + Yoon Architecture/MY Studio; and Michelle Addington, Yale School of Architecture. 2013 AIANY Design Awards W Summer 2013 Oculus 23 http://www.naylornetwork.com/arc-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2013

First Words Letter from the President
Center for Architecture
Urban Design
Rhetorically Speaking
Index to Advertisers

Oculus - Summer 2013