MASterworks Awards

MASterworks Awards

Nominations for the 2015 MASterworks Awards, to be held in Spring 2015, will open in January 2015.

The MASterworks Awards, hosted annually by the Municipal Art Society, recognize projects completed in the preceding year that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design and make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment. The awards date back to 1988 and have paid tribute to some of the city’s best known built works including 8 Spruce Street, The New York Times Building, TKTS Booth, Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center, and the High Line.

2014 MASterworks Awards

A large and outstanding pool of nominees made the evaluation process especially challenging for this year’s jury: Tommy Craig, Senior Managing Director, Hines Development; Judith DiMaio, Dean, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology; Susannah Drake, Principal, DLANDSTUDIO Architecture + Landscape Architure pllc; Kitty Hawks, Kitty Hawks Interior Design and William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper.

Read the press release (PDF) for more information on this year’s winners:

MASterworks 2014

2013 Winners

Campbell Sports Center, Steven Holl Architects as Best New Building
McCarren Pool and Bathhouse, Rogers Marvel and 510 Fifth Avenue, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (Hon. Mention) and Donald Judd Home and Studio, Architecture Research Office (Hon. Mention) as Best Historical Restoration
Barclays Center, SHoP Architects as Neighborhood Catalyst
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Weiss/Manfredi as Best New Urban Amenity

2012 Winners

New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street as Best New Building
New York City Center as Best Historical Restoration
Silberman School of Social Work and Queens Central Library: Children’s Discovery Center as Neighborhood Catalysts
Jane’s Carousel as Best New Urban Amenity

2011 Winners

Hypar Pavilion and Sperone Westwater as Best New Building
Queens Theatre in the Park as Best Historical Restoration
Myrtle Hall at Pratt as Neighborhood Catalysts
High Performance Landscape Guidelines as Best Green Design Initiative

2010 Winners

Thom Mayne’s 41 Cooper Square as Best New Building
The Empire State Building Lobby Restoration as Best Historical Restoration
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center as Best Redesign
Reef, at Storefront for Art and Architecture as Best Storefront Design
The High Line, The Concrete Plant Park, and West Harlem Piers Park all as Neighborhood Catalysts

2009 Winners

The Standard Hotel as Best New Building
The Lion House at The Bronx Zoo as Best Restoration
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, The New School for Design as Best Renovation/Adaptive Reuse
TKTS Booth as Best Neighborhood Catalyst
Melrose Commons as Best Neighborhood Catalyst: Honorable Mention

2008 Winners

The New York Times Building and The IAC Building as Outstanding New Buildings
Museum at Eldridge Street as Best Institutional Restoration
Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) Headquarters as Best Commercial Restoration
The Floating Pool and New Museum of Contemporary Art as Neighborhood Catalysts

2007 Winners

The Hearst Tower as Best New Building
Fifth Avenue Plaza, General Motors Building as Best Privately Owned Public Space
Battery Maritime Building as Best Commercial Restoration
Fairway Market in Red Hook as Best Neighborhood Catalyst

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