Thirty-First 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 Web site.


Far Rockaway Community Library
1637 Central Avenue, Queens
A Project of the Department of Design and Construction and Queens Library
Snøhetta

Carbon Addition Facilities at the Wards Island, Jamaica, and Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plants
Manhattan and Queens
A Project of the Department of Environmental Protection
Hazen and Sawyer
CH2M HILL
 

Culture Shed
Hudson Yards, 545 West 30th Street, Manhattan
A Project of the Department of Cultural Affairs
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Rockwell Group

New York Aquarium's Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Surf Avenue at West Eighth Street, Brooklyn
A Project of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Parks
& Recreation, and the Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS Exhibition and Graphic Arts Department
The Portico Group
Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/Architects
Doyle Partners
Ned Kahn Studios

Shakespeare Machine
The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
A Project of the Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program,
the Department of Design and Construction, and the Public Theater
Ben Rubin

Heineken Red Star Café
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
A Project of the Department of Parks & Recreation
and the USTA National Tennis Center
Sage and Coombe Architects
Rossetti Associates

City Point, Phase II
Willoughby Street, Flatbush Avenue, Fleet Street, and Albee Square, Brooklyn
A Project of the Economic Development Corporation, Acadia Realty Trust,
Washington Square Partners, BFC Partners, the Brodsky Organization,
and Field Real Estate Holdings
CookFox Architects
SLCE Architects
Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

Right of Way Bioswales
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens
A Project of the Department of Environmental Protection,
the Department of Parks & Recreation, the Department of Transportation,
and the Department of Design and Construction

Prototypical Sponge Park at Gowanus Canal
Second Street west of the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn
A Project of the Department of Transportation, the Department
of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Parks & Recreation
Dlandstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture

Muscota Marsh Wetland Restoration
Spuyten Duyvil Creek, West 218th Street and Indian Road, Manhattan
A Project of the Department of Parks & Recreation and Columbia University
James Corner Field Operations

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR BEACH ACCESS RESTORATION, PHASE I
Brighton Beach and Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn;
Rockaway Beach, Queens; Midland Beach, Cedar Grove Beach, and
Wolfe's Pond Park Beach, Staten Island
A Project of the Department of Parks & Recreation
and the Department of Design andConstruction
McLaren Engineering Group
Garrison Architects
LTL Architects
Sage and Coombe Architects
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Pentagram