Archinect - News 2017-10-21T10:12:34-04:00 AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2017-03-07T17:54:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects. From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects &mdash; which were granted either an Honor or Merit &mdash; were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Architecture Category - Honor:&nbsp;Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan</em></p><p>Architecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo courtesy 2017 AIANY Design Awards.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis</a></p><p>Interiors Category - Honor: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; </em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Barkow | barkow photo</a>.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Honor: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism for Penn Palimpsest.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy;&nbsp;Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Merit: StudioKCA for NASA Orbit Pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Chuck Choi</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory</a></p><p>Urban Design Category - Merit: Studio V Architecture for Maker Park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image &copy; Studio V Architecture.</em></p><p>(cover) Architecture Category: Best in Competition + Honor: D...</p> Do architecture awards matter? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T14:16:00-05:00 >2017-01-21T18:56:45-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Almost singing the refrain, "What do awards have to do with it?" writer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben Willis </a>investigates the disconnect between the plethora of architectural awards, both those that recognize aesthetics and those that focus on data-driven technical specs, and the public's (and for that matter, other architects') incomprehension of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">what these prizes mean</a>. With so many awards and so many buildings that fellow professionals have never visited or heard of before the merit is given, what exactly is the value of an architectural award? Using an Oscar analogy, Willis explains just what he's talking about: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Whereas non-filmmakers have access to nearly all of the films considered for major film awards, most non-architects don&rsquo;t have first-hand experience with any of the buildings and designers being considered for awards. Many casual movie-goers know what defines an award-winning movie, and yet the criteria used to define award-winning buildings are often so disconnected from the public&rsquo;s experience...</em></p> 2016 Matsumoto Prize Online Voting Now Open kimweiss 2016-06-06T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:30:12-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><em>Recognizing excellence in North Carolina Modernist residential design</em></strong></p><p>Online voting for the&nbsp;2016&nbsp;<strong>George Matsumoto Prize: Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design</strong>, begins today at:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong></p><p>The 2016 Matsumoto Prize, supported by the McAdams Foundation, includes public voting to determine three &ldquo;People&rsquo;s Choice&rdquo; winners. Anyone may vote by email (one time per email address) for his or her favorite entry starting today and running through June 29.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize is named for George Matsumoto, FAIA, an eminent Modernist architect well-known for exceptional residential designs.</p><p>Matsumoto also serves as Honorary Chair for the Prize&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blue-ribbon jury</a>&nbsp;of professional architects who select the Jury Award winners of cash prizes from a pool of $6000.</p><p>&ldquo;These entries inspire people dreaming of a Modernist house to know Modernist design is affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house their families will love for dec...</p> 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T22:15:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> Modernist Houses Across North Carolina Win Top Honors In The 2014 Matsumoto Prize kimweiss 2014-07-23T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:48:22-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Modernist houses from Asheville to Wilmington received top honors last week in the third annual&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Matsumoto Prize for Modernist residential design</a>&nbsp;across the state, sponsored by the award-winning non-profit organization&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;(NCMH).</p><p>The houses submitted had to be in North Carolina but the designers could be based anywhere. All submissions were capable of winning in two, or both, categories: the Jury Awards and the People&rsquo;s Choice Awards.</p><p>During a special ceremony that NCMH held at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, sponsored by CAM, Foundation bar, and Palette &amp; Parlor, architect Frank Harmon, FAIA, announced the winners of the Jury Awards category, which were chosen by a team of professional architects from California, Massachusetts, and New York, and included cash prizes. The 2014 Jury Award winners were:</p><ol><li>First Place: The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smart-Stell House&nbsp;</a>in Durham, designed and built by Vincent Petrarca of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction of Raleigh.</li><li>Se...</li></ol>