Excelsior Awards

Now in its 10th year, the AIANYS Excelsior Awards program shines a spotlight on excellence in publicly funded buildings, outdoor spaces, and public art across the state, as well as the professionals who champion them. Recognizing nine outstanding projects in categories such as Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, New Construction, and Renovation/Addition, the awards underscore the importance of design integrity, functionality, and community impact. Chaired by Paul McDonnell, AIA, the jury evaluated projects based on criteria encompassing design principles, socio-economic benefits, and user satisfaction, among others. Over the past 10 years, more than 100 projects statewide have received this esteemed recognition.

Click here to view the program booklet with more information on the Excelsior Award recipients.

Click here to view the video celebrating the Excelsior Award recipients.