AIANY 2020 Design Awards

John Hill
14. January 2020
Glenstone by Thomas Phifer and Partners (Photo: Iwan Baan/Thomas Phifer and Partners)

At a symposium on Monday, January 13, at the Center for Architecture, the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the 35 winners in its 2020 AIANY Design Awards.

This year's program awarded one Best in Competition and 34 awards (including honors, merits, and citations) in five categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, Urban Design, and Sustainability. All of the winners are listed below, with images highlighting some of the winners.

Each winning project was chosen, per a statement from AIANY, "for its design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique." Submitted projects did not have to be located in New York City, but in the end 17 of the 35 winners can be found in NYC.

The jury for the AIANY 2018 ​Design Awards was made up of Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ), Dina Griffin (Interactive Design Architects), Gary Hilderbrand (Reed-Hilderbrand), Lisa Iwamoto (IwamotoScott Architecture), Mary Ann Lazarus (Cameron MacAllister Group), Bryan C. Lee Jr. (Colloqate), and Carme Pinós (Estudio Carme Pinós).

Best in Competition

A photo from World-Architects' September 2018 visit to Glenstone (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)

Glenstone, Potomac, MD
Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture and RAFT


Calgary Central Library by Snøhetta (Photo: Michael Grimm)

Richardson Olmsted Campus Renovation, Buffalo, NY
Architect: Deborah Berke Partners
Architect of Record: Flynn Battaglia Architects
Historic Preservation Architect: Goody Clancy
Landscape Architect: Andropogon Associates

The Shed, New York, NY
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Collaborating Architect: Rockwell Group

Los Angeles LGBT Center Anita May Rosenstein Campus, Los Angeles, CA
Architect: Leong Leong and Killefer Flammang Architects
Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company 

Calgary Central Library, Calgary, Canada
Architect: Snøhetta
Architect of Record: DIALOG

The REACH, Washington, DC
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Architect of Record: BNIM
Landscape Architect: Hollander Design Landscape Architects

Masa Café & Bakery, Bogota, Colombia
Architect: Studio Cadena

Five-Story House, Seoul, South Korea
Architect: stpmj Architecture

The REACH by Steven Holl Architects (Photo: Richard Barnes)

Neeson Cripps Academy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Architect: COOKFOX Architects

55 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

St. Augustine Terrace, The Bronx, New York
Architect: Magnusson Architecture & Planning
Landscape Architect: Terrain

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, New York, NY
Architect: ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

One Manhattan West, New York, NY
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations

Hunters Point Library, Long Island City, NY
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Solar Carve, New York, NY
Architect: Studio Gang
Landscape Architect: HMWhite


A photo from World-Architects' December 2018 visit to the Ford Foundation (Photo: John Hill/World-Architects)

Ford Foundation for Social Justice Restoration, New York, NY
Architect: Gensler
Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles in collaboration with SiteWorks

Poster House, New York, NY
Architect: LTL Architects

Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Architect: Trahan Architects

Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY
Architect: Barker Associates Architecture Office
Architectural Designer: 4|MATIV


ASSET, New York, NY
Architect: Bates Masi + Architects
Architect of Record: SRAA+E

NYU Bobst Library Special Collections Renovation, New York, NY
Architect: CannonDesign

AFNY Project 6, New York, NY
Architect: Desai Chia Architecture
Architect of Record: RH Consultants & Associates

Hopp Apartment, New York, NY
Architect: Martin Hopp Architect

Crye Precision Headquarters, Brooklyn, NY
Architect: MN Design Professional Corporation
Landscape Architect: Verdant Landscape Architecture


For lighting and ceiling innovation
Casper New York Headquarters, New York, NY
Architect: Architecture Research Office


A New Campus for the Rothko Chapel by Architecture Research Office (Image: ARO)

ZOID, Ghent, NY

LX Pavilion, Bedford Hills, NY
Architect: OLI Architecture


A New Campus for the Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Architect of Record: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects


For spatializing a social justice narrative
Missing Voices, Princeton, NJ
Architect: Studio Joseph

Urban Design

Domino Park by James Corner Field Operations (Photo: Barrett Doherty)

Domino Park, Brooklyn, NY
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Master Plan Architects of Record: SHoP Architects (with Vishaan Chakrabarti)


Housing No. 8 (Laboratorio de Vivienda), Apan, Mexico
Architect: MOS Architects

District Wharf, Washington, DC
Master Plan Architect/Urban Designer: Perkins Eastman
Phase 1 Architects: BBGM; Cunningham | Quill Architects, FOX Architects, Handel Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Moffatt & Nichol; MTFA Architecture; SK+I Architecture; SmithGroup; StudioMB, WDG Architecture
Landscape Architects: Lee and Associates and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects



Star Innovation Center: Sri Lanka Passive House Industrial Building, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Architect: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture
Architect of Record: Vinod Jayasinghe Associates
Energy Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Mount Sinai Ambulatory Surgical Facility, Kyabirwa, Uganda
Architect: Kliment Halsband Architects

18 Robinson, Singapore
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Associate Architect: architects61
Landscape Architect: Grant Associates
Sustainability Consultant: Building System and Diagnostics

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