AIA New York’s annual Design Awards program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIANY members and New York City-based architects and work in New York City by architects from around the world. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who have achieved design excellence. Awards are given in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, Urban Design.
One of this year’s merit awards for Architecture has been given to SculptureCenter, an arts facility located in a former trolley repair shop in Long Island City. The new addition and renovation were completed in October 2014. The project created a larger, more accessible facility including a new 2,000 square foot, one-story entrance lobby with bookshop, coatroom, seating area, and restrooms; an elevator and stairway to the lower level galleries; a 1,500 square foot enclosed courtyard for outdoor exhibitions and events; upgrades to electrical and mechanical systems; and office and storage space improvements.
Project: SculptureCenter Renovation & Expansion, Long Island City, N.Y.
Client: ScupltureCenter, Mary Ceruti (executive director and chief curator)
Architect: Andrew Berman Architect, New York—Andrew D. Berman, FAIA (principal and architect); Dan Misri, Vinci So (project architects)
Mechanical Engineer: AltieriSeborWieber
Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
Geotechnical Engineer: RA Consultants
General Contractor: Adam Developers Enterprise
Size: 11,800 square feet