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Call for Nominations to 2009 MASterwork Awards Extended

iac building frank gehry nycThe deadline for nominations to our 2009 MASterwork Awards has just been extended from this Friday, January 30, to noon on Friday, February 13. Each year, the Municipal Art Society honors the year’s top building projects for their excellence in architecture and urban design, and their contribution to New York’s built environment. The photo above is of Frank Gehry’s brilliant IAC Building which won a 2008 MASterwork Award for Best Building. Last year’s selection of winners were as follows: Best New Building: The New York Times Building and the IAC Building Best Historic Restoration: Diane Von Furstenberg (dvf) Studio Headquarters and the Museum at Eldridge Street Best Neighborhood Catalyst: The Floating Pool and the New Museum of Contemporary art. These projects were selected by our distinguished 2008 Awards Committee which included: * Jerry Speyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer * John Belle, FAIA, RIBA, Hon. PhD, founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners * Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director of the AIA new York Chapter * Gregg Pasquarelli, partner in SHoP Architects * Judith Saltzman, partner in Li/Saltzman Architects and co-chair of the MAS Preservation Committee