MASterworks Awards

About the MASterworks Awards

The annual MASterworks Awards recognize projects completed in the previous year that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design. Founded in 1988, MASterworks has paid tribute to some of the city’s most iconic buildings and under-the-radar local gems. Past honorees include the Fulton Center, McCarren Pool, TKTS Booth, the High Bridge, the New York Times building, and the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Open Call for Nominations

The 2017 call for nominations is open through April 5th – submit your favorite projects for consideration today. All nominees must be located in New York City and completed in 2016. Past awards have recognized projects in the following categories:

  • Best New Building
  • Best Urban Landscape
  • Best Restoration
  • Best Adaptive Reuse
  • Best New Urban Amenity
  • Neighborhood Catalyst
  • Best New Infrastructure

2016 Award Winners

Manhattan District 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed

Manhattan District 1/2/5 Garage & Salt Shed – Best New Building

High angle shot of the High Bridge

Restoration of the High Bridge – Best Neighborhood Catalyst

Exterior of the Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art – Best New Urban Amenity

Exterior of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – Best Restoration

Exterior of Saint Ann's Warehouse

Saint Ann’s Warehouse – Best Adaptive Reuse

Exterior of The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability

P.S. 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability – Best New Infrastructure

Previous MASterworks Winners