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MAS Now Accepting Submissions for the 2012 MASterworks Awards

hypar pavilion diller scofidio renfro masterworks building 2011 winner

MAS 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.

Last year’s winners included a tie for Best New Building between Hypar Pavilion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Sperone Westwater by Foster + Partners; Queens Theatre in the Park by Caples Jefferson Architects for Best Restoration; and Myrtle Hall at Pratt Institute by WASA/Studio A for Neighborhood Catalyst, along with an honorable mention to Whitlock Avenue Station by MTA Architects. The jury awarded Best Green Design Initiative to the High Performance Landscape Guidelines authored by the Design Trust for Public Space with NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

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:

  • Vin Cipolla, President, MAS
  • Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards
  • Brandon Haw, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners
  • Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record
  • Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design
  • Adam Yarinsky, Principal, Architecture Research Office

Nominations will be accepted through March 16th for projects completed in 2011. Categories include best new building, restoration, storefront design, neighborhood catalyst, green design, and privately-owned public space.