MASterworks Conversations: Staten Island Animal Care Center

2023 Winner for Best New Building

A video of this event is available on the MAS YouTube Channel.

This fall, MAS is celebrating design excellence in New York City with our 2023 MASterworks Awards! We have curated a selection of in person explorations and online in-conversations with this year’s honored projects.

On Friday, October 20th from 12-1 PM, join us for a virtual conversation celebrating Staten Island Animal Care Center, 2023 MASterworks Winner for Best New Building. Team members from Garrison Architects, the design team behind the project, will present a virtual tour of the center and then engage in conversation about how the project came to be. MAS President, Elizabeth Goldstein, will moderate this conversation.

Staten Island Animal Care Center creates a humane and controlled environment for animals awaiting adoption. An innovative, sleek structure, it maximizes natural light, creating a great living environment for animals and excellent work environment for staff. Learn more about the center here. Learn more about New York City’s animal care centers here.

Friday, October 20
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Zoom Webinar


Staten Island Animal Care Center. Photo: Eduard Hueber.

COVID Safety Guidelines:
This program is limited to 30 attendees. Masks are not required for outdoor MASterworks Explorations. Should the group ventures indoors, masks may be required, so please be prepared to have one with you.

About the MASterworks Awards:

Established in 2001, the MASterworks Awards pay tribute each year to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City’s built environment. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best New Building for outstanding architectural design
Best Urban Landscape for a new or revitalized open space that contributes to livability and resilience
Best Restoration for a project that expertly enhances the original qualities of a significant historic building or structure
Best Adaptive Reuse for a project that demonstrates exceptional creativity in adaptive reuse of an existing building or structure
Best New Infrastructure for distinctive design in public service projects
Best New Urban Amenity for an addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city.

Read more about the MASterworks Awards here.

2023 MASterworks Jury:

Wellington Chen, Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership
Wendy Evans Joseph, MAS Board of Directors and Studio Joseph
Signe Nielsen, Founding Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects (MNLA)
Aniket Shahane, Principal, Office of Architecture (OA) and Senior Critic, Yale University School of Architecture

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