Search

Archive for 'MASterwork Awards'

Accepting Nominations For 2013 MASterworks

The Municipal Art Society is now accepting nominations for our annual MASterworks Awards. Each year, MAS honors the design teams behind the year’s top building projects in New York City. The awards are presented to projects that not only exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design, but that also make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment and urban livability. Continue Reading>>


MAS Announces 2012 MASterworks Winners

8 spruceMAS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 MASterworks Awards. New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street (Gehry & Partners for Forest City Ratner) has won the top honor, “Best New Building,” while “Best Restoration” goes to New York City Center (Ennead Architects). “Best Neighborhood Catalyst” awards were given to the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (Cooper, Robertson & Partners) and the Queens Central Library Continue Reading>>


MAS Now Accepting Submissions for the 2012 MASterworks Awards

hypar pavilion diller scofidio renfro masterworks building 2011 winnerMAS is now accepting nominations for our annual MASterworks Awards. Each year, MAS honors the major players behind the year’s top building projects in New York City. The awards are presented to projects that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design, and that make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment. Continue Reading>>


MAS Announces 2011 MASterworks Awards Winners

hypar pavilion diller scofidio renfro masterworks building 2011 winnerMAS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 MASterworks Awards. This year, the award recipients include the Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE, and Foster + Partners’ (with Adamson Associates, architect of record)  Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery, which tied for Best New Building; Queens Theater in the Park for Best Restoration; Myrtle Hall at Pratt for Best Neighborhood Catalyst, with an honorable mention to the Whitlock Avenue Subway Station; and the High Performance Landscape Guidelines for Best Green Design Initiative. Continue Reading>>


Call for 2011 MASterworks Nominations!

MASterworks 2010 Recipient 41 Cooper Square - Photo Courtesy of Morphosis Architects MAS is now accepting nominations for our annual MASterworks design awards. Each year, MAS honors the major players behind the year’s top building projects in New York City. The awards are presented to people and projects that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design, and that make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment. The winners are chosen annually by a jury of the most respected professionals in the fields of architecture, design, planning and real estate development. Continue Reading>>


MAS April/May Newsletter/Calendar Now Available

Henry Hogg Biddle House - Photo by Emilio Guerra The MAS April/May newsletter and calendar is hitting mailboxes across the city right now. This issue features MAS Streets Month programs and tours, and our May 11 program on the future of New York City’s skyline.

In addition to our Streets Month tours, there’s a daylong visit to Tottenville in Staten Island, as well as our annual tour of Jane Jacob’s West Village, in honor of Jacobs’ birthday—this year would have been her 95th! Continue Reading>>


MAS Announces 2010 MASterworks Awards Winners

MAS would like to congratulate the winners of the 2010 MASterworks Awards. This year, the award recipients include 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, and The High Line, The Concrete Plant Park, and West Harlem Piers Park all as Neighborhood Catalyst. See photos below.

Organized annually by The Municipal Art Society (MAS) and sponsored by international banking and investment group Helaba, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, the MASterworks Awards recognize excellence in architecture and urban design completed within the last year across New York City. The 2010 Awards will be presented at a ceremony this fall.

“The winners this year prove that buildings, parks, and artistic installations are equally masterful in bringing architecture and urban design to new heights,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla. “We are continually impressed and delighted by how our urban environment is enhanced every year by visionary people with extraordinary ideas.” Continue Reading>>


MAS Announces 10th Annual MASterworks Jury and Calls for Nominations

standard hotel chelseaThe Municipal Art Society has convened a panel of renowned architects, developers and design experts to serve on its 2010 MASterworks Awards Committee. Launched in 2001, the MASterworks Awards celebrate new development in New York City by honoring excellence in architecture and urban design.

The 2010 Awards Committee members are Vishaan Chakrabarti, Marc Holliday Professor, Columbia University GSAPP and Founding Principal, VCDC, Thomas Woltz, principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at MoMA, Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal, Toshiko Mori Architect, and Alan Suna, developer and CEO, Silvercup Studios. Continue Reading>>


2009 MASterwork Awards Celebrated at Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design was the setting for the 2009 MASterwork Awards ceremony. The outstanding renovation/adaptive reuse of the Center was an exciting backdrop for honoring this year’s winners. Bob Kerry, President of the New School gave some welcoming remarks which were followed by the ceremony.  The video above captures the essence of each winner.

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. For more information, visit www.mas.org/masterworks.


MAS Announces Eighth Annual MASterwork Award Winners

The winners of the 2009 MASterwork Awards are The Standard Hotel for Best New Building, the Times Square TKTS Booth for Best Neighborhood Catalyst, the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, The New School for Design for Best Renovation/Adaptive Reuse, and The Lion House at the Bronx Zoo for Best Restoration.

Launched in 2001, the MASterwork Awards recognize excellence in architecture and urban design, and are organized annually by MAS and sponsored by Helaba, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, the international banking and investment group. The four awards presented this year are for projects completed in 2008.

“The MASterwork Awards celebrate the year’s ingenuity in architecture and design across various building types,” said Vin Cipolla, president of MAS. “Year after year, MAS is continually impressed by the way these projects influence the way all of us view and live in the city.” Continue Reading>>


MASterwork Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline for nominations to our 2009 MASterwork Awards has just been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2. So, if you have been responsible for, or know of a project completed within the 2008 calendar year that you wish to nominate, please contact Genevieve Sherman on 212-935-3960 or gsherman@mas.org.

Learn more about the MASterwork Awards here.


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. Continue Reading>>


MAS Invites Nominations for 2009 MASterwork Awards

Now that 2008 is drawing to a close we are again seeking nominations for our 2009 MASterwork Awards.  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. This year’s Awards Committee will be considering New York City projects that are completed within the 2008 calendar year.

If you have been responsible for, or know of a recently completed project that you wish to nominate, please download and fill out a nomination form. Nominations are due by January 31, 2009. Continue Reading>>


Save Astroland MAS Urges City, Locals Still Oppose Columbia Expansion

coney island astroland rocketMAS President Kent Barwick released a statement yesterday urging the City to save Astroland; the amusement park announced yesterday that it will close forever this Sunday, unable to negotiate an extension on their lease with Thor Equities (New York Times; New York Post; Bloomberg.com).

The MASterwork award winning Diane von Furstenberg Studio Headquarters boasts one of the most spectacular and technologically advanced skylights in the city (New York Sun)

In other news, the final hearing of the State Economic Development Corporation yesterday on the proposed Columbia University expansion again revealed the opposition between local business owners and the local development corporation (New York Times); one major remaining landowner, Nick Sprayregen of Tuck-it-Away Storage is preparing for a legal battle (New York Observer)

Manhattan Community Board 3 is considering green, alternative transporation links (Villager)


Final Call for Entries for the 2008 MASterwork Awards

Sponsored again this year by Helaba, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, MAS is seeking nominations for its 2008 MASterwork Awards honoring the year’s top projects for their excellence in architecture and urban design, and their contribution to New York’s built environment. The awards committee will consider projects completed within the 2007 calendar year in the following five categories: Best New Building; Outstanding Commercial Restoration Project; Best Residential Restoration; Neighborhood Catalyst; and Privately Owned Public Space.

Continue Reading>>