The winners of the AIA New York Design Awards 2022

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AIA New York has announced the winners of the 2022 Design Awards. Divided into four categories – Architecture, Interior, Projects and Urban Design – and selected by an independent jury, the 25 winners are projects carried out in the city of New York or in other parts of the world by New York-based architects. The local AIA New York chapter, in fact, is the oldest and largest section of the American Institute of Architects. Founded in 1857, it includes 5500 practicing architects, associated professionals, students and public members dedicated to architecture and design.

The winners of the AIA New York Design Awards 2022

On January 10, the winners of the annual AIA New York Design Awards were announced, the annual awards handed out by the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA New York, in fact, was founded in 1857 and includes more than 5500 practicing architects, associated professionals, students and public members dedicated to architecture and design. The Design Awards are given out annually in recognition of works created around the world by New York-based architects, as well as of works created in the state of New York by designers with offices in other parts of the world. The winning projects are selected by an independent jury of architects, teachers and designers from outside the city. The candidate works range from temporary installations to buildings, from exhibitions to large-scale urban interventions and the awards are conferred in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, Urban Design. The jury awards the titles of "Honour", "Merit" or "Citation", selecting the winners based on several factors. These include the quality of the design, the response to its context and to the local community and the technical solutions adopted. Moreover, the jury also assesses whether the project is adequate and congruent to the programme for which it was created and if it is innovative. For the 2022 edition, 15 out of the 25 winning projects were carried out in the State of New York, while 6 projects consist of international works completed in China, Germany, Haiti, India and Taiwan.

Browsing the list of winners, we rediscover two projects presented in Floornature's pages in 2021, selected in the Design Awards 2022 Architecture category. The 9 works that received the Honour recognition include the Moynihan Train Hall project designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) architecture studio, dubbed as one of the most monumental civic projects undertaken in New York City over the span of a generation. The intervention, completed in the historic James A. Farley post office building has, in fact, changed the way millions of people interact with the city every day. Evoking the majesty of the original Penn Station, the architects were able to breathe new life into an important structure of New York's rich architectural heritage.

Another project which our readers are familiar with, the 512 GW Townhouse designed by the Archi-Tectonics studio ran by architect Winka Dubbeldam, instead received a "Citation" in the Architecture category, thanks to its innovative façade that is able to meet multiple conditions. The project involved a former industrial warehouse in New York's popular Soho district. The building has been transformed into a residential tower, with the addition of four new floors and a special "climatic" skin, an innovative 3D envelope that envelops the building and, just like human skin, helps regulate the temperature of the interior spaces.

From April 14 to June 11 of this year, the Centre for Architecture in New York will host an exhibition dedicated to the winning projects.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of AIA New York https://www.aiany.org/

Winner's list



Dia Chelsea (03)
Architect: Architecture Research Office
Location: New York, NY

Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls’ School (04)
Architect: Diana Kellogg Architects
Location: Jaisalmer, India

Minneapolis Public Service Building (05)
Architect: Henning Larsen
Architect of Record: MSR Design
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Northeast Bronx YMCA (06)
Architect: Marvel
Landscape Architect: Abel Bainnson Butz, LLP
Location: The Bronx, NY

MIT Site 4 (07)
Architect: NADAAA
Architect of Record: Perkins&Will
Location: Cambridge, MA

Hauser & Wirth 22nd Street (08)
Architect: Selldorf Architects
Location: New York, NY

Moynihan Train Hall (02)
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Location: New York, NY

La Référence de Ganthier (09)
Architect: Studio PHH Architecture
Location: Ganthier, Haiti

Hudson Valley House II (10)
Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Landscape Architect: Larry Weaner Landscape Associates
Location: Hudson Valley, NY


The Bryant (11)
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects
Architect of Record: Stonehill Taylor
Location: New York, NY

The Brant Foundation New York (12)
Architect: Gluckman Tang Architects
Landscape Architect: Madison Cox Associates
Location: New York, NY

Boston Public Library Adams Street Branch (13)
Architects: NADAAA
Location: Boston, MA

Xiaojingwan University China Resources Archive Library (14)
Architect: Studio Link-Arc
Architect of Record: CCDI Shenzhen
Location: Shenzhen, China

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (15)
Architect: Weiss/Manfredi
Location: Ithaca, NY


For reclaiming urban space
Carroll Hall (16)
Architect: Dameron Architecture
Location: Brooklyn, NY

For its spatial reinvention of a residential typology
Studio No. 3 (Roof with Studio) (17)
Architect: MOS
Location: Canaan, NY

For a facade that responds to multiple conditions
512 GW (18)
Architects: Archi-Tectonics
Location: New York, NY

For the impressive three-dimensional qualities of a complex program
Spence School Athletic & Ecology Center (19)
Architect: Rogers Partners
Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz
Location: New York, NY


Mingei International Museum Renovation (20)
Architect: LUCE et studio
Location: San Diego, CA


Designer's Loft (21)
Architect: Yoshihara McKee Architects
Location: New York, NY



Komische Oper Berlin Expansion
Architect: REX (22)
Local Architect: Brenne Architekten
Landscape Architect: Treibhaus Landschaftsarchitektur
Location: Berlin, Germany

Airbus NIS Engine Factory (23)
Architect: The Living
Location: Hamburg, Germany


A Contemporary Agora – Political Campaign Headquarters (24)
Architects: BIAS Architects & Associates
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan


For demonstrating the community value of architectural research (25)
5 Youth Housing Prototypes for NYC
Architect: N H D M Architects
Location: New York, NY



BDC Redevelopment (26)
Architect: Dattner Architects
Landscape Architect: SCAPE
Location: Brooklyn, NY


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