Press | February 24, 2014

AIAWHV 2013 Design Awards: A Celebration of Architecture

Arch Plus

By Julie Evans


From posting the call for entries, to processing submissions, to coordinating a jury, to planning the Gala, the design awards cycle spans 8 months of committee involvement. This year, we received 41 submissions, ranging from health centers to college cafeterias to corporate campuses to impeccably restored churches to inventive lighting installations to high-performance high-end residences to workforce housing, built and un-built.


The jury was held on Oct. 8, at NYIT Old Westbury Campus on Long Island. The jury was comprised of four AIA LI chapter members. The jury deliberated for about 4 hours, and granted 18 awards. The winning projects achieved excellence in delightful and inspiring ways, and represented the breadth and vitality of our chapter area.


Eric Kaeyer and I traveled to Old Westbury to guide the jury, and it was an invigorating morning. The jurors were generous with their time, serious in their deliberations, and as excited as we were at the range of submissions – thoughtful, poetic, and ambitious. I had the pleasure of calling the winners, some of whom had submitted work for the first time!


The Celebration of Architecture Gala was held on November 6, 2013 at the Mary S. Pinkham Hall at Rye County Day School. This project had received a Design Award from our Chapter Design Awards program in 2012.


Multi-Family Residential Citation Award:

22 Tarrytown Road Workforce Housing

Town of Greenburgh, NY


Architect: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC

MEP Engineer: Ettinger Engineering Associates

Structural Engineer: Goldstein Associates Consulting Engineers

Civil Engineer: TRC Engineers, Inc.

Landscape Architect: Pouder Design Group

Sustainability Consultant: Steven Winter Associates

General Contractor: Sisca Northeast, Inc.

Photography: Ari Burling


22 Tarrytown Road is located in the Town of Greenburgh, NY and is within walking distance to the White Plains MetroNorth station. Developed by Westhab, Inc., it consists of a three-story 28 unit workforce family development including a cellar, community room, laundry facility, green roof and parking. The massing of the building is articulated in a series of vertical columns and a combination of fiber cement facade materials to break the horizontality of the 3-story design. 22 Tarrytown Road includes a 6,000-square foot green roof which will reduce the amount of peak stormwater runoff into the sewer system and improve the quality of water the flows into the rivers and streams.


Urban Renewal Citation Award:

Main Street Family and Senior Housing

Village of Spring Valley, NY


Architect: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC

MEP Engineer: Johnson & Urban, LLC / Laszlo Bodak Engineer PC

Structural Engineer: Wexler & Associates

Civil Engineer: TRC Engineers, Inc.

Geotechnical Engineer: Pillori Associates, PA

Surveyor: AR Celetano

Environmental Consultant: CA Rich Consultants, Inc.

Urban Renewal Master Planners: Saccardi & Schiff

General Contractor: Sisca Northeast, Inc.

Photography: Ari Burling Photography


The Main Street Family and Senior Housing projects are comprised of two mixed-use buildings facing one another across the commercial artery of the Village of Spring Valley’s historic downtown. Completed in 2010 and 2012, the four-story buildings include affordable senior and family apartments as well as ground floor retail space, and were developed by CPC Resources working with the Rockland Housing Action Coalition, with financing from NY State HCR. The projects were designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, with structural engineering by Wexler Associates, MEP engineering by Laszlo Bodak Engineers and Johnson & Urban, and civil engineering by TRC Engineers, Inc.


To view the complete list of awards online, click here.