Important Update:

Out of concern for the health safety and welfare of the A/E/C community and the general public, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Excelsior Awards and Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Awards Reception scheduled for April 29.

The rescheduled date will be October 1.

Our jury will still be meeting in the near future and we hope to be able to share the results of their deliberations with you in the coming weeks.


AIA New York State, in partnership with the New York State contracting agencies, has created the Excelsior Awards to provide a model of excellence for state-funded building design, professional practice, and advocacy. The projects are a reflection of the collaborative efficacy of the design and construction team.

Deadlines & Schedule

Submission/Nomination Deadline: February 21
Jury Meeting: Early March
Winners notified: Late March
Award Reception: October 1
The awards reception will take place in Albany in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of New York State’s Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Awards.

Categories

New Construction

Historic Preservation

Renovation / Addition

Landscape Architecture (New Construction or Rehabilitation)
Eligible projects can be funded by private or public sources. They must be either located on New York State property or part of a larger New York state funded projects. Examples may include a playground on a public school campus or a healing garden in a publicly funded hospital complex.

Public Art
Eligible projects can be funded by private or public sources. They must be either located on New York State property or part of a larger New York state funded projects. Examples may include a sculpture/monument in a publicly funded landscape, park, town square or building.

Professional Service Awards

The Professional Awards honor excellence in practice and advocacy of design in NYS public architecture.

Nominations can be made by any member of the public, and are free of charge.
Nomination Deadline: February 21, 2020

Nominations for the Professional Service Awards are free. Click here to view the guidelines and nomination form.

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 made contributions to architecture.

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.

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.
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