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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.

Last year’s winners included New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street (Gehry & Partners for Forest City Ratner) for the top honor, Best New Building. Best Restoration went 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: Children’s Library Discovery Center (1100 Architect), with an honorable mention going to El Museo Del Barrio (Gruzen Samton). A new category, Best New Urban Amenity, was created for Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The winners are chosen annually by an esteemed jury of the most respected professionals in the fields of architecture, design, planning and real estate development. This year’s jury members are:

  • Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Gabriel Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava New York
  • Vin Cipolla, President, The Municipal Art Society
  • Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Museum of Modern Art
  • Toni L. Griffin, Professor and Director of the J. Max Bond Center for Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York
  • Mimi Hoang, Partner, nArchitects