New York AIA Announces Design Award Winners

leeser.jpgThe New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of its 2008 Design Awards, which are given out in the categories of interiors, architecture, and projects (unbuilt). The awards were judged by juries that included architect David Adjaye, interior designer Pamela Babey, and critic Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi. Among the winners chosen from 400 submissions from architects worldwide are Steven Holl Architects for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, FXFowle Architects for The New York Times Building, and Polshek Partnership Architects for the renovation of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Kahn Building. And among those taking home honors in the project category was New York-based Leeser Architecture, for its design (above) for an imminent tourist mecca: the World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum, which will be located in (where else?) Siberia.

An exhibition of the winning work opens May 1 at New York’s Center for Architecture. After the jump, the full list of winners by category.


AIA Chapter 2008 Design Awards — Winners by Category

Architecture Honor Award Winner:
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Project: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Location: Kansas City, MO

Architecture Merit Award Winners:
Architect: Andrew Berman Architect
Project: Private Library and Writing Studio
Location: Long Island, New York

Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Project: Salt Point House
Location: Salt Point, New York

Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects L.L.P.
Project: Skirkanich Hall
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architect: FXFowle Architects, P.C.
Project: The New York Times Building
Location: New York, New York
Forrest City Ratner Companies & The New York Times Company

Architect: Polshek Partnership Architects
Project: Yale University Art Gallery, Kahn Building Renovation
Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Interior Architecture Honor Award Winners:
Architect: De-Spec Inc. / Vista Engineering
Project: Banchet Flowers
Location: New York, NY

Architect: Architecture Research Office
Project: Susan P. and Richard A. Friedman Study Center
Location: Providence, RI

Architect: Joel Sanders Architect
Project: Yale University Art Gallery Media Lounge
Location: New Haven, CT

Interior Architecture Merit Award Winners:
Architect: WORK Architecture Company
Project: Anthropologie Store
Location: Dos Lagos, California

Architect: Bentel & Bentel Architects
Project: CRAFTSTEAK NY
Location: New York, New York

Architect: STUDIOS architecture
Project: IAC Headquarters
Location: New York, New York

Architect: Stephan Jaklitsch Architects
Project: Marc Jacobs Paris
Location: Paris, France

Architect: Workshop For Architecture
Project: Maritime Intelligence Group Office
Location: Washington, DC

Architect: Christoff:Finio architecture
Project: Museum as Hub at the New Museum of Contemporary Art
Location: New York, New York

Architect: Shelton, Mindel & Associates
Project: North Sea Poolhouse
Location: Southampton, New York

Project Honor Award Winners:
Architect: OBRA Architects
Project: BEATFUSE!
Location: Long Island City, New York

Architect: David Yum Architects
Project: ELV Winery
Location: Santa Barbara County, California

Architect: Rogers Marvel / West 8 / Diller Scofido + Renfro/
Quennell Rothschild/ SMWM
Project: Governors Island Park and Public Open Space
Location: Governors Island, New York, New York

Architect: Toshiko Mori Architect
Project: The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Location: Syracuse, New York

Architect: Cook+Fox Architects
Project: Waterfront Tower
Location: New York, New York

Architect: Leeser Architecture
Project: World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum
Location: Republic of Sakha-Yakutia (Yakutsk), Siberia

Project Merit Award Winners:
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Project: Al Rajhi Bank Headquarters
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Architect: Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects
Project: Hudson Square RISE
Location: New York, New York

Architect: WRT/ Marpillero Pollak Architects
Project: Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Location: Queens, New York

Architect: Himma Architecture
Project: Ridge House and Master Plan
Location: Aodi, Taiwan

Architect: Joel Sanders Architect with Haeahn Architecture
Project: Seongbukdong Residences
Location: Seoul, Korea

Architect: Leven Betts Architects
Project: Stockholm Public Library Addition
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Architect: AC Hocek Architecture/ OffSite
Project: The Tristes Tropiques Houses
Location: Nicaragua

Architect: GRO Architects
Project: Best Pedestrian Route
Location: New York, New York