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Annually since 1968, AIA New York State’s Annual Design Awards celebrate local, national and international projects that achieve architectural excellence designed by architects who are licensed and registered in New York State. Twenty-four projects were recognized for Citation, Merit, Honor and High Honor Awards in the following categories: Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation, Commercial/Industrial, Institutional, Interiors, International, Pro Bono Projects, Residential, Sole Practitioner, Unbuilt and Urban Planning/Design.

The 2021 Design Awards Jury represented all scales and manner of practice, theory and geographic diversity. The jury was comprised of Jury Chair Matt Dumich, FAIA, Principal and Workplace Studio Leader at SmithGroup; Allison Anderson, FAIA, Founder and Principal of unabridged Architecture; Donna Kacmar, FAIA, an Architect at Architect Works, PLLC and a Professor at the University of Houston; Paola Moya, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moya Design Partners; and Reggie Truxon, AIA, Associate and Southeast Region Design Management Leader at Gensler, had the challenge of choosing the winners out of 222 submissions. Out of the 24 award recipients, the jury also selected one project considered to be the “Best of the Best” which was The Nancy and Rich Kinder Museum Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX by Steven Holl Architects.

Matt Dumich, FAIA, the 2021 Design Awards Jury Chair stated, “I was impressed with the overall quality of submissions and pleased to see so many projects focusing on community and resilience.”

Donna Kacmar, FAIA, a 2021 Design Awards juror stated, “We saw so many great projects and many projects that we all would have been happy to have authored ourselves.”

Architect: luis vidal + architects

Photo Credit: ©Matta Sur Complex, Santiago, Chile; luis vidal + architects, Aryeh Kornfeld

Architect: SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL AND EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT

Photo Credit: Dave Burk & Aaron Fedor, © Empire State Development | SOM; Dave Burk © Empire State Development | SOM

Architect: ALEXANDER GORLIN ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©Michael Moran; Ezra Stoller/Esto; Eric Petschek; © Chris Payne/Esto

Design Architect: PELLI CLARKE & PARTNERS

Executive Architect: STEPHEN B JACOBS GROUP

Photo Credit: ©Colin Winterbottom for Trinity Church Wall Street; Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

Architects: GANNETT FLEMING ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©John Muggenborg

Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI

Photo Credit: ©Albert Vecerka / Esto Photography

Architect: MARBLE FAIRBANKS ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©Michael Moran | OTTO

Architect: SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

Photo Credit: Dave Burk; © SOM

Architect: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©Richard Barnes / JBSA; Iwan Baan

Architect: ESKW/ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©David Sundberg, Esto Photography

Architect: PEI COBB FREED & PARTNERS

Photo Credit: ©Fernando Guerrar

Architect: JORDAN PARNASS DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE (JDPA)

Photo Credit: ©Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture; Ganidu Balasuriya Photography

VAN ALEN INSTITUTE l URBAN DESIGN FORUM KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES l JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS l JAROS, BAUM & BOLLES CONSULTING ENGINEERS | AE SUPERLAB l FARZANA GANDHI DESIGN STUDIO | PARTNER & PARTNERS l FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON

Photo Credit: ©James Corner Field Operations

Architect: ANDRE KIKOSKI ARCHITECT

Photo Credit: ©Scott Frances/OTTO; Pavel Bendov; Tim Waltman for Evan Joseph Images

Architect: ODA

Photo Credit: ©Photos by Imagen Subliminal; Photos by Eric Laignel

Architect: BATES MASI + ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©Bates Masi + Architects

Architect:BATES MASI + ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©Michael Moran

Architect: BATES MASI + ARCHITECTS

Photo Credit: ©Bates Masi + Architects

Architect: IN. SITE: ARCHITECTURE

Photo Credit: ©Tim Wilkes / portfolio.timwilkes.com

Architect: MICHAEL GROGAN ARCHITECTURE

Photo Credit: ©Albert Vecerka/Esto

Architect: UNITEDLAB ASSOCIATES

Photo Credit: ©UNITEDLAB Associates

Architect: WEISS/MANFREDI

Photo Credit: ©Weiss/Manfredi Architectsn

Architect: SCHILLER PROJECTS

Photo Credit: ©Schiller Projects

Architect: ROGERS PARTNERS ARCHITECTS + URBAN DESIGNERS

Photo Credit: ©2020 Rich Montalbano / RiMO Photo, LLC; Chad Baumer

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