AIA New York State

2016 Excelsior Awards for Public Architecture

Celebrating design and professional excellence in New York State public architecture

AIA New York State, in collaboration with the New York State contracting agencies, created these awards in 2014 to provide a model of excellence for future state-funded building design and professional practice and advocacy. There are two types of awards: Design Awards and Professional Awards.

2016  Award Recipients

New Construction

Fordham School of Law and McKeon Residence Hall

High Honor Award
New Construction

Fordham School of Law and McKeon Residence Hall
New York, New York

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
New York, New York

WSP Cantor Seinuk
New York, New York
Structural Engineer

Cosentini Associates
New York, New York
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing

AKRF Environmental & Planning Consultants, Inc.
New York, New York
Environmental Engineer

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
New York, New York
Civil Engineer

Gotham Construction
New York, New York
Constructor

Photo Credit: Paul Warchol Photography

No. 7 Subway Line Extension

Honor Award
New Construction

No. 7 Subway Line Extension
New York, New York

Dattner Architects
New York, New York
Lead Architect

WSP/ Parsons Brinckerhoff
New York, New York
Engineer of Record

Hill International
New York, New York
Consultant Construction Manager

HDR
New York
Consultant Construction Manager

The LiRo Group
New York
Consultant Construction Manager

Photo Credits: Steven Dorneles

Upstate Cancer Center

Honor Award
New Construction

Upstate Cancer Center
Syracuse, New York

EwingCole
New York, New York
Architect

The Pike Company
Syracuse, New York
Constructor

Photo Credits: Halkin/Mason Photography, LLC

Maritime Academic Center

Honor Award
New Construction

Maritime Academic Center
Bronx, New York

EYP Inc.
New York, New York
Architect & MEP Engineering

Ysrael A. Seinuk P.C.
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Structural Engineering

McClaren Engineering
West Nyack, New York
Civil Engineering

J. KokolakisContracting, Inc.
Bronx, New York
Constructor

Photo Credits: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

New Science & Technology Center


Honor Award
New Construction

New Science & Technology Center
Fredonia, New York

Mitchell|Giurgola Architects, LLP
New York, New York
Architect

Ysrael A. Seinuk, PC
New York, NY
Structural Engineer

ME Engineering, PC
Rochester, NY
MEP/FP Engineering

Watts Architecture and Engineering, PC
Buffalo, NY
Site/Civil Engineering

McMahon and Mann Consulting Engineers
Buffalo, New York
Geotechnical Engineering

The Pike Company
Rochester, New York
Constructor

Photo Credits: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

The Wild Center-Bio Building

Honor Award
New Construction

The Wild Center-Bio Building
Tupper Lake, New York

Phinney Design Group
Saratoga Springs, New York

Bovis
Clifton Park, New York
Construction Manager

Schoder Rivers Associated
Sharon Springs, New York
Engineer

LA Group
Saratoga Springs, New York
Site/Civil Engineer

Photo Credits: Wild Center

New MacArthur Elementary School

Award
New Construction

Binghamton City School District New MacArthur Elementary School
Binghamton, New York

Ashley McGraw Architects
Syracuse, New York

Buro Happold
New York, New York
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Structural Engineer

Hulbert Engineering and Land Surveying
Binghamton, New York
Civil Engineering

Photo Credits: John Griebsch Photography

Seneca Art & Culture Center

Award
New Construction

Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan
Victor, New York

Francois de Menil Architect, PC
New York, New York
Design Architect

DeWolff Partnership Architects, LLP
Rochester, New York
Architect of Record

The Pike Company
Syracuse, New York
Construction Manager

Frank Marianacci, Inc.
Bloomfield, New York
General Contractor

Jensen/BRV Engineering PLLC
Rochester, New York
Structural Engineer

M/E Engineering
Rochester, New York
MEP Engineer

Photo Credit: Paul Warchol Photography

Renovation/Addition

Photo Credits: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

High Honor Award
Renovation/Addition

Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project
New York, New York

Iu + Bibliowicz Architects, LLP
New York, New York

Cosentini Associates
New York, New York
MEP Engineers

Robert Silman Associates
New York, New York
Structural Engineer

CCI
New York, New York
Code Consultants Professional Engineers

Joseph R. Loring & Associates, INC
New York, New York
Commissioning Engineers

Photo Credits: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

Fitzelle Hall

Honor Award
Renovation/Addition

Fitzelle Hall Rehabilitation and Additions
Oneonta, New York

architecture+
Troy, New York

Ryan Biggs Associates, PC
Clifton Park, New York
Structural Engineer

Sage Engineering Associates, LLP
Albany, New York
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Watts Architecture & Engineering, PC
Buffalo, New York
Plumbing Engineer

Clark Engineering & Surveying, PC
New Lebanon, New York
Site/Civil Engineer

Crista Construction, LLC
Binghamton, New York
Constructor

Photo Credits: Matt Wargo

The Bronxville School Auditorium

Honor Award
Renovation/Addition

The Bronxville School Auditorium
Bronxville, New York

KG+D Architects, PC
Mount Kisco, New York

Park East Construction
South Huntington, New York
Construction Manager

Damiano Barile Engineers, PC
White Plains, New York
MEP Engineers

The DiSalvo Engineering Group
Danbury, Conneticutt
Structural Engineer

Photo Credit: David Lamb Photography

Historic Preservation

C. Fred Johnson Carousel Building

Honor Award
Historic Preservation

C. Fred Johnson Carousel Building
Johnson City, New York

Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors
Endwell, New York
Architect/Engineer of Record

ICS Builders, Inc.
New York, New York
Constructor

J. Orlando & Son Contracting
Endicott, New York
Constructor

Nelcorp Electrical Contracting
Endwell, New York
Electrical Construction

Photo Credits: Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors

SUNY Plattsburgh MacDonough Hall

Award
Historic Preservation

SUNY Plattsburgh MacDonough Hall Roof Replacement
Plattsburgh, New York

Bell & Spina, Architects-Planners, P.C.
Syracuse, New York

Mid-State Industries Ltd.
Schenectady, New York
Constructor

MH Professional Engineering, PLLC
Clifton Park, New York
MEP Engineer

Photo Credits: Bell & Spina, Architects-Planners, P.C.

Professional Awards

peter-flynn

 Henry Hobson Richardson Award

Peter T. Flynn, AIA

Peter Flynn, AIA, is the Design Principal at Flynn Battaglia Architects, responsible for design direction of all the firm’s projects, and its marketing and public relations activities.  Mr. Flynn’s design approach emphasizes an open process engaging the client and user in the development of a design vision and concept which maximizes opportunity, aesthetics, and accountability.

In 40 years of professional practice, Mr. Flynn has provided leadership capitalizing on his expertise in planning, design, and preservation.  He has been involved in a wide variety of project types with concentration in work for public institutions and community organizations. He has in-depth knowledge of planning and development as well as research, feasibility studies, historic structures reports and planning.

Flynn received his Bachelors from Cornell and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Master of Architecture and Harvard Graduate School of Design in Historic Preservation.

The Henry Hobson Richardson Award recognizes AIA members licensed in NYS and practicing in the private sector who have made a significant contribution to the quality of NYS public architecture and who have established a portfolio of accomplishments.

Robert-Eisenstat

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Award

Robert Eisenstat, AIA

Robert Eisenstat, AIA, is the Chief Architect of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA).  The PA is a unique public agency with a mission of providing safe and efficient movement of people and goods to serve the economic development of the region.

As Chief Architect, Robert directs the 50-person Architectural, Landscape Architecture, and Graphic Design Unit within the Agency’s 600-person Engineering Department, responsible for the design of projects in the PA Capital Program.  He is responsible for a quality-based call-in program that includes Architects, Landscape Architects, and multiple specialty consultants.

Robert has made significant contributions to the Agency’s 10-year, $27.6 billion Capital Plan quality of design not only through his direct efforts, but also through his advocacy efforts within the PA for those projects designed by others.  He has served on selection committees and provided input to requests for proposals, most recently, the Port Authority Bus Terminal International Design Competition.

Robert graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1976.  He has been in his role as co-chair of the AIA New York Chapter Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since 2007, raising public and professional awareness of this archetype, and has served to promote innovative transportation policies in New York City and the region.   He co-authored the transportation and infrastructure content of the AIANY Chapter publication, The Post-Sandy Initiative, and presented at the AIA National Convention regarding the professional response to PlaNYC.

The Nelson Rockefeller Award recognizes licensed architects employed in the public sector in New York State whose work on projects within their jurisdiction has furthered the cause of design excellence in public architecture.