We’d Like to Thank Our 2019 Sponsors

Celebrating Design and Professional Excellence
in New York State Public Art & Architecture.

AIA New York State, in partnership with the New York State contracting agencies, created the Excelsior Awards in 2014 to provide a model of excellence for state-funded building design, landscape architecture, and public art, including professional practice and advocacy. Landscape Architecture and Public Art were new categories introduced last year.

2019  Award Recipients

Submitting Firm | Watts Architecture & Engineering

Construction Manager | Gilbane, Inc.

Landscape Architect | Environmental Design & Research

Historic Preservation Architect | BAC/Architecture + Planning PLLC

Architectural Support & Master Planning | SWBR

Mechanical Engineer | Popli Design Group

Environmental Engineer | The LiRo Group

Structural Engineer | Siracuse Engineers & Watts Architecture & Engineering

Photo Credit | Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA

Submitting Firm | Deborah Berke Partners

Construction Manager | LP Ciminelli

Historic Preservation Architect | Goody Clancy

Executive Architect | Flynn Battaglia Architects

Consulting Architect | Andropogon Associates

Photo Credit | Christopher Payne/ESTO

Submitting Firm | KG+D Architects, PC

Construction Manager | Triton Construction

MEP Engineer | Gerard Associates

Structural Engineer | St. Germain & Aupperle Consulting Engineers

Lighting Consultant | Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd.

Photo Credit | © David Lamb Photography

Submitting Firm | architecture+

MEP Engineer | Jade Stone Engineering PLLC

Structural Engineer | Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, DPC

General Contractor | Andrew R. Mancini Associates

Library Consultant | Aaron Cohen Associates

Hazardous Materials Abatement Design | Watts Architecture & Engineering

Cost Consultant | Stuart-Lynn Company, Inc.

Photo Credit | Gary D. Gold

Submitting Firm | Sage and Coombe Architects

Structural Engineer | Thornton Tomasetti/Weidlinger Associates

MEP Engineer | IP Group

Civil Engineer | Langan

General Contractor | S&N Builders

Lighting | Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

LEED Consultant | ADS Engineers

Expediter | J. Callahan Consulting

Graphics Painter | Colossal Media

Graphic Designer | Tattfoo Tan

Landscape Architects | KaN Landscape Design, Inc.

Photo Credit | Alexa Hoyer

Submitting Firm | Putnam County Department of Highway and Facilities

Architect, Project Manager & Engineer | Putnam County Highway and Facilities

Contributing Engineer | Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., Montebello, NY

Contributing Design Member | Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

Interior Consultant | LBR Design Collaborative, LTD
Contributing Putnam County Departments: County Executive Office, Law Department, Consumer Affairs & Code Enforcement, Purchasing Department, Planning, Development & Public Transportation, Health Department, Information Technology/GIS and Parks & Recreation

Photo Credit | Ben Harrison, AIA, NCARB, RA

Submitting Firm | Deborah Berke Partners

Construction Manager | Campus Construction Management Group

MEP Engineer | Lakhani & Jordan Engineers

Structural Engineer | Robert Silman Associates

General Contractor | Northland Associates, Inc.

Landscape Architect | Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

Civil Engineer | Larsen Engineers

Photo Credit | Chris Cooper

Submitting Firm | James McCullar Architecture, PC

Construction Manager | C & S Construction & Consulting Group, LLC

MEP Engineer | Joselow & Associates, LLC

Structural Engineer | De Nardis Engineering, LLC

General Contractor | Strategic Construction Group

Landscape Architect | Starr Whitehouse

Photo Credit | Aislinn Weidele

Submitting Firm | James McCullar Architecture, PC

Construction Manager | C & S Construction & Consulting Group, LLC

MEP Engineer | Joselow & Associates, LLC

Structural Engineer | De Nardis Engineering, LLC

General Contractor | Strategic Construction Group

Landscape Architect | Starr Whitehouse

Photo Credit | Aislinn Weidele

Submitting Firm | Saratoga Associates

Construction Manager | Arcadis

MEP Engineer | McFarland Johnson

Structural Engineer | McFarland Johnson

General Contractor | Bishop Beaudry Construction

Photo Credit | Bishop Beaudry Construction

Submitting Firm | di Domenico + Partners

Design Build Contractor | Skanska

Engineering and Architecture | AECOM

Industrial Design | Billings Jackson Design

Electrical Engineering | GG Engineering

Electrical Subcontractor | E-J Electric Installation Co.

Mechanical/Plumbing Engineering | CSA Group

Lighting Design | Domingo Gonzalez Associates, Inc.

Structural Engineer | Garg Consulting Services

Steel Fabrication | Cody Builders

Metal Fabrication | Miller Metal Fabrication

Architecture and Engineering Reference Documents | Grimshaw Architects; ARUP

Artists | Stephen Westfall, Maureen McQuillan, Sarah Morris, Diane Carr

Client | MTA New York City Transit; MTA Arts and Design

Photo Credit | Assaf Evron

2019 Professional Awards

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award 

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award recognizes public officials or individuals who, through their efforts, have furthered the public’s awareness and/or appreciation of design excellence in public architecture. This award is intended to recognize members of the public who make contributions to architecture. 

“Julian has a unique gift for meeting people where they are in their conception of historic preservation and his enthusiasm for a community’s historic places is contagious.” 

Henry Hobson Richardson Award 

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 to that end. 

“George took on our case post hurricane Sandy. His honest guidance and help regarding the plans to rebuild and repair our storm damaged home went above and beyond professional standards.” 

Henry Hobson Richardson Award 

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 to that end. 

“James McCullar, FAIA, has dedicated his professional life to the advancement of housing and community design through his professional work, service in the AIA and to the larger community in making cities better places to live.” 

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Award 

The Nelson Aldrich 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. 

“Rarely do we experience individuals of Chris’ notable integrity but it was a realization of his character that could not be avoided.”