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March 21, 2022

Winter 2021-22 Project Roundup: Openings, Awards, and On the Boards

  • Photo credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto.
  • Photo credit: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO.
  • Photo credit: Michael Moran/OTTO.
  • Michigan Central Station.


Architectural makeover profoundly transforms Jewish Theological Seminary (Metropolis Mag, 3/16/22) – Involving both new construction and renovation, this project has fostered a renewed sense of campus community. Features include a new 7,000 sf atrium with a rhomboid skylight.

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center by nARCHITECTS (Architectural Record, 3/1/22) – Glulam framing and wood shear walls form the superstructure of this new 330-foot-long center dedicated to the study of climate change.

Northeast Bronx YMCA by Marvel (Architectural Record, 3/1/22) – The program of this new building is divided amongst three smaller pavilions (wellness center, gymnasium, and pools) to preserve the mature trees at the center of the site. This project was also featured in the Wall Street Journal.

New sleek and affordable housing welcomes residents in the South Bronx (New York Times, 2/4/22) – Amenities of the new senior housing development at 1490 Southern Boulevard include a landscaped terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline.

Yale Schwarzman Center by RAMSA (Architectural Record, 2/1/22) – This project transformed a 1901 complex to create the institution’s first campus-wide student center. The two Beaux-Arts style buildings were originally designed by Carrère and Hastings. This project was also featured in Dezeen.



AIA New York Design Awards: Dia Chelsea, Northeast Bronx YMCA, Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Carroll Hall, and Studio No. 3

US Building of the Year 2021: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Housing Design Award: 1490 Southern Boulevard

NY Landmarks Conservancy's Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award: Power Station at Berklee NYC, Trinity Church Wall Street, Highbridge Step Street, and Astoria Park Pool & Play Center (new shade structures)

District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation: St. Elizabeths Center Building (video link), Residences at St. Elizabeths East (video link), and Hyde-Addison Elementary School (video link)

New York State Preservation Award: Brooklyn Navy Yard Building B (Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse)



Roy Lichtenstein’s studio to become home for an artistic community (New York Times, 2/23/22) – A 9,000 sf building in Greenwich Village, located four blocks south from the Whitney Museum of American Art, is being donated to the institution's Independent Study Program.

The Metropolitan Museum selects design team for $40 million gallery reimagining (Architect’s Newspaper, 2/9/22) – Work on this 15,000 sf renovation, expected to be complete by 2025, will unite the Ancient Near East and Cypriot collections with an open floor plan.

A push to save Cass Gilbert’s train stations (New York Times, 1/28/22) – This early 20th century former rail station is now slated for much-needed repairs and transformation into a multi-purpose event venue. The masonry structure has a distinctive hipped roof and gabled dormers.

How the Perelman Center's translucent stone facade was created (Architectural Record, 1/20/22) – Now approaching completion, the building will serve as an anchor for downtown arts communities. Translucent panels will allow light to emanate from within.

Michigan Central Station project redefines site's link to transportation (ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine, 1/6/22) – Silman is the structural engineer and engineer of record for the 640,000 sf Beaux-Arts building that will become the centerpiece of Ford Motor Company's new innovation district.

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