We are honored to be to be recognized by the Municipal Art Society
William Menking reports for The Architect's Newspaper: Brooklyn Dominates 2014 Municipal Art Society MASterworks Awards.
THE WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER BY CAPLES JEFFERSON ARCHITECTS TOOK THE MASTERWORKS TOP HONOR. (NIC LEHOUX)
For over 120 years, the Municipal Art Society has been an important organization in New York City’s efforts to promote a more livable environment and preserve the best of its past. It’s successful preservation campaigns and advocacy for better architecture—whether its advocacy to rebuild a better Penn Station or TKTK—are well known. Now the organization has announced its annual MASterworks Awards, and of the nine buildings selected this year as honorees, six are in Brooklyn, confirming that borough’s continuing upgrading evolution.
ENGLEHARDT ADDITION, EBERHARD FABER PENCIL FACTORY BY SCOTT HENSON ARCHITECT WAS HONORED BY THE MAS. (J.M. KUCY / JMK-GALLERY.COM)
The Weeksville Heritage Center (Caples Jefferson Architects) has won the top honor, “Best New Building,” while “Best Restoration” goes to the Englehardt Addition, Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory(Scott Henson Architect). The “Best Neighborhood Catalyst” award will be given to the BRIC Arts Media House & Urban Glass (LEESER Architecture), and “Best New Urban Amenity” will go to LeFrak Center at Lakeside (Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects). Brooklyn Bridge Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates) will be recognized as “Best Urban Landscape.”
THE QUEENS MUSEUM BY GRIMSHAW ARCHITECTS. (SCOTT RUDD)
Additionally, this year’s MASterworks also recognized two new design categories. “Best Adaptive Reuse” will be awarded to The Queens Museum (Grimshaw Architects) and the NYC DDC Zerega Avenue Emergency Medical Services Building (Smith-Miller Hawkinson Architects) will take home the award for “Best New Infrastructure.”
EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD AT P.S. 216 BY WORKAC. (NICK MILLER / AN)
Finally, “Best Green Design Initiative” honors will be given to Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 (WORKac) and P.S. 261 School and Community Playground (SiteWorks Landscape Architecture). The MASterworks Awards, recognize projects completed in the preceding year that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design and make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment.Read more...
The 24th Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards - Winner! Congratulations Team!
We received the Lucy Moses Preservation Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation efforts, for the Engelhardt Addition of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory. Find out more about our project here. The Awards ceremony will be at Williamsburgh Savings Bank – 175 Broadway, Brooklyn (an Award winner) on Tuesday, May 6, starting at 6:00pm, with a reception starting at around 7:00.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has been a leader in preserving, restoring, and reusing New York City’s architectural legacy for 40 years. The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation work. Named in honor of dedicated New Yorker Lucy G. Moses, the annual Awards have recognized hundreds of leaders, organizations, architects, crafts people and building owners for their extraordinary contributions in preserving our City. Preservation Awards are given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings. The Conservancy is grateful for the generous support of the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund. The Preservation Leadership Award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual in the field of historic preservation. Past honorees include Ruth Abram, Wint Aldrich, Tony Avella, Kent Barwick, John Belle, Simon Breines, Giorgio Cavaglieri, Kenneth Cobb, Stanley Cogan, Joan K. Davidson, Franny Eberhart, Kenneth K. Fisher, James Marston Fitch, Margot Gayle, Anne Van Ingen, Judith Kaye, Sarah Bradford Landau, Helen M. Marshall, Joan Maynard, Evelyn and Everett Ortner, Nancy and Otis Pratt Pearsall, Adolf K. Placzek, Jan Hird Pokorny, Henry Hope Reed, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Vincent Scully and Robert Silman.Read more...