AIA New York announces the winners of the 2023 Design Awards

The oldest chapter of AIA has announced the winners of the 2023 AIANY Design Awards. While all submitting architects are members of the New York section of the professional organization, not all projects are located in the five boroughs, the Empire State, or even North America.

The 18 projects receiving recognition range in location and scope from the adaptive repurposing of a ferry terminal in New York to villas in Lebanon on the former site of a Syrian army camp. Divided into four categories (Architecture, Interiors, Projects and Urbanism), the projects showcase architectural innovation, sustainable practices and the importance of preserving history.

Members of the jury for the AINY Design Awards 2023 were:

  • Ronnie Belizaire, Vice President, JLL
  • Gia Biagi, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Angela Brooks, General Manager, Brooks + Scarpa
  • Nondita Correa Mehrotra, Director, RMA Architects; Director, Charles Correa Foundation
  • Ashley Rao, Associate Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Below are the winning projects. The list begins with the Honor recipients, followed by the projects receiving Merit and Citation recognition in each category. Curious about which projects won last year? You can view these here.

The AIANY Design Awards exhibition will be on view later this year from May 4th to September 2nd at the Center for Architecture.

honor awards

Honors – Architecture

Night view of the building with bridge in the back
Columbia Business School (Iwan Baan)

Columbia Business School Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall | Diller Scofidio + Renfro; FXCollaborative; AARIS Design Architects
new York

all-glass facade
2050 M Street (Iwan Baan)

2050 M Street | REX; Kendall/Heaton Associates
Washington, D.C

Night view of buildings connected with a bridge
Uber Headquarters (Jason O’ Rear)

Uber Headquarters | shop architects; Quezada architecture
san francisco

11 Hoyt (Tom Harris)

11 Hoyt | Studio Gang; Hill West Architects; Hollander Design landscape architects
Brooklyn, NY

white mansions carved into the landscape
Marea (Bruce Damonte)

Batroun, Lebanon

Honor – Interior

orange walls and stairs
Adam’s Street Library (Bruce Damonte)

Brooklyn Public Library Adams Street Branch | WORKac
Brooklyn, NY

Urban Design Awards

map and chart of nycha locations in new york city
Open Space Master Plan New York Housing Authority (Runit Chhaya)

New York City Housing Authority Open Space Master Plan | grain collective
new York

Merits and Mentions

Architecture – Merits

A South First | COOKING FOX; dencityworks; shop architects; James Corner Field Operations
Brooklyn, NY

Princeton University Residential Colleges | Deborah Berke Associates; James Corner Field Operations
Princeton, New Jersey

TheatreSquared | Wonder
Fayetteville, Arkansas

John Lewis Elementary School | Perkins Eastman
Washington, D.C

The Hood Art Museum | Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partner; Hargreaves Jones
Hanover, New Hampshire

Architecture – Quotations

Battery Maritime Building – Casa Cipriani |Marvel; Higgins Quasebarth & Associates
new York

Interiors – Merit

Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations | Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Brooklyn, NY

Projects — Merit

Battery Playscape | BKSK Architects; Star Whitehouse
new York

Interiors – Quote

For the innovative use of curved CLT to promote fluid movement
Bronx Children’s Museum | O’Neill McVoy Architects
Bronx, New York

Projects — Cite

Quote to provoke questions about ownership of the public way
Library Barco de Papel | NHDM
Queens, New York

Urban planning – quote

Quote to provoke questions about ownership of the public way
550 Madison Garden | Snohetta; Adamson staff; SiteWorks
new York