Actualité 11.03.2008

2008 Winners of AIA New York Design Awards

20080311-dexigner-a.jpg“The AIA New York Chapter announced today this year’s recipients of the organization’s coveted Design Awards. The winners represent exceptional work in three categories for architectural excellence: interiors, architecture, and projects (unbuilt). Given either “honors” or “merit” citations, each winner has been recognized as “unique and exemplary in its originality” by the distinguished jury including David Adjaye, Ada Karmi-Melamede, and Pamela Babey.

“The AIA New York Chapter’s Design Awards program is intended to increase awareness of outstanding design by New York architects, as well as projects within the city,” says James McCullar, FAIA, 2008 AIA New York Chapter President. “The awards also honor the architects, clients and design consultants who work together to improve New York’s built environment.”

Judged by this year’s panel of eminent jurors (listed below), the award recipients were selected out of a record crop of 400 submissions from architects across the United States and 12 foreign countries. Winning projects are by well-known designers such as Steven Holl and Tod Williams Billie Tsien as well as emerging talents including WORK Architecture Company and Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects. “Collectively, these award-winning projects show that design excellence matters,” said Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director of the AIA New York Chapter.”

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(Source: Dexigner Newsletter of March 11 2008)