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.

2018 MASterworks Awards
Open Call for Nominations

The 2018 call for nominations is open through February 15, 2018. All nominated projects must be located in New York City and have been substantially completed in 2017. Projects can be nominated in up to two of 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 Urban Amenity for an addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city
  • Best New Infrastructure for distinctive design in public service projects

An esteemed jury featuring Dan Allen (Principal, CTA Architects P.C. & President, Historic Districts Council), Amy Freitag (Executive Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund), Amit Khurana (Founding Partner, Sumaida + Khurana & MAS Board of Directors), Alexandra Lange (Architecture Critic, Curbed), and Enrique Norten (Director/Founder, TEN Arquitectos) will select this year’s winning projects.

Deadline to Nominate: Thursday, February 15, 2018

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  • Manhattan District 1/2/5 Garage & Salt Shed – Best New Building
  • Restoration of the High Bridge – Best Neighborhood Catalyst
  • Whitney Museum of American Art – Best New Urban Amenity
  • Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – Best Restoration
  • Saint Ann’s Warehouse – Best Adaptive Reuse
  • P.S. 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability – Best New Infrastructure


  • Fulton Center – Best New Building
  • 1000 Dean Street and Berg’n – Best Neighborhood Catalyst
  • NYC Emergency Housing Prototype – Best New Infrastructure
  • Hudson Square Standard – Best New Urban Amenity
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum – Best Restoration
  • The Engineering Quandrangle, Pratt – Best Urban Landscape
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