Thirty-Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Design
Award Recipients

Since 1982, the Public Design Commission of the City of New York has recognized outstanding public projects with its Annual Awards for Excellence in Design. The winning projects are selected by the Commission from the hundreds of submissions reviewed each year and exemplify the highest design standards.

To see past award recipients, visit the Design Commission’s website.

New York Botanical Garden's East Gate Entrance, Edible Academy, and Family Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
A project of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Parks & Recreation, and the New York Botanical Garden
Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Towers Golde Landscape Architects
Edward Stanley Engineers

Sunset Park Playground Reconstruction
Sixth Avenue at 44th Street, Brooklyn
A project of the Department of Parks & Recreation

Cornell Tech's First Academic Building
Roosevelt Island  
A project of the Economic Development Corporation and Cornell Tech
Morphosis Architects
James Corner Field Operations

Peace Clock
Trygve Lie Plaza, First Avenue between East 41st Street and East 42nd Street, Manhattan
A project of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Program, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York
Lina Viste Grønli

Four Directions From Hunters Point
Hunters Point Community Library, Center Boulevard between 47th Road and 48th Avenue, Queens
A project of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Program, the Department of Design and Construction, Queens Library, and Queens West Development Corporation
Julianne Swartz

Alley Pond Environmental Center
228-08 Northern Boulevard, Queens
A project of the Department of Parks & Recreation and Alley Pond Environmental Center
Leroy Street Studio
Dlandstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture

Conference House Park Pavilion
Hylan Boulevard at the Arthur Kill, Staten Island
A project of the Department of Parks & Recreation
Sage and Coombe Architects
MKW & Associates

Joseph A. Verdino Jr. Grandstand
Larry Deyoung Field, South Shore Little League Fields, 245 Bedell Avenue, Staten Island
A project of the Department of Design and Construction, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and South Shore Little League
Gray Organschi Architecture


SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR A COMPLETED PROJECT

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
Roosevelt Island
A project of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Louis I. Kahn

LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue, adjacent to East Lake Drive, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
A project of the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Prospect Park Alliance
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects