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SculptureCenter / Andrew Berman Architect

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LaGuardia Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall / HOK

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ODA Designs Mixed-Use District to Revitalize the Astoria Neighborhood, in New York City

Designed by ODA, Innovation QNS is a neighborhood-focused initiative, in Western Queens, that generates two acres of open space, community health & wellness facilities, hundreds of affordable apartments, and thousands of jobs. Located on a site currently occupied by large surface parking lots, underutilized buildings, and vacant spaces, the imagined master plan will help jumpstart Astoria’s economy and revitalize Steinway Street in New York.

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MrSteam Offices / Olson Kundig

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Bosch, Dyson, Elkay, Marvel, +7

PAU Unveils Human-Centered Carbon Neutral Master Plan for Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens

PAU or Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, a multi-disciplinary design and planning firm founded by Vishaan Chakrabarti, created a revitalization plan for Sunnyside Yard in western Queens, New York. Envisioning a more equitable and sustainable future, the 180-acre human-centered carbon-neutral master plan reflects the community’s needs.

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Hunters Point Library / Steven Holl Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  22000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: KEIM

BIG and Wildflower Unveil Images for Production Studio in Queens

Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Development Group, with the architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), have revealed first images of their proposal for a 650,000 square foot film, television, and creative studio, in in the Astoria neighborhood of northwest Queens, New York.

Residential Tower 28 / Hill West Architects

© Alexander Severin© Tim Williams© Alexander Severin© Tim Williams+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  496400 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Crowne Architectural Systems, Kawner, RC Structures

Louis Armstrong Stadium / ROSSETTI

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Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Phase II / SWA/BALSLEY + WEISS/MANFREDI

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A Floating Timber Bridge Could Connect Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City

If you stand in Manhattan Avenue Park in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, you’ll see the Long Island City skyline across a small creek. On the Greenpoint side of the creek, a historic neighborhood of row houses and industrial sites is rapidly growing. On the Long Island City side, high-rise apartments and hundreds of art galleries and studios line the East River. Just a stone’s throw away, Long Island City can feel like a world apart from Greenpoint. That’s in large part due to the fact that only one bridge connects the neighborhoods—and it’s meant more for cars than pedestrians or cyclists. Isn’t there a better way? Architect Jun Aizaki thinks so. For the past few years, he and his team at CRÈME Architecture and Design have been working on the so-called “Timber Bridge at Longpoint Corridor."

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Call for Submissions: AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2018

AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2018 launched in collaboration with AIA Bronx. With the growth of new development and renovation in our boroughs over the past five years, our professional associations are excited to collaborate on this event tailored to professions of the built environment that we all share.

Photographic Survey Captures The Diversity of Residences in Queens, NY

Queens, NY is one of the most diverse places in the world, so it should be no surprise that it’s residences reflect that diversity. From the Architectural League of New York comes Rafael Herrin-Ferri’s exhibition “All the Queens Houses.” An architect and artist, Herrin-Ferri compiled 273 photographs of homes in Queens. The ever growing photographic survey conveys themes of identity, differentiation, and adaptation.

Eclectic Row. Briarwood, NY. 2017. Image © Rafael Herrin-FerriTechnicolor Tudorized Row. Jamaica, NY. 2017. Image © Rafael Herrin-FerriSplayed Brick-and-Stone Rusticated Entry Porch. Maspeth, NY. 2015. Image © Rafael Herrin-FerriWedding Cake Condo. Astoria, NY. 2017. Image © Rafael Herrin-Ferri+ 15

Kew Gardens Hills Library / WORKac

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How Developers Turned Graffiti Into a Trojan Horse For Gentrification

It happened in the middle of the night: the stealth whitewashing of 5Pointz, Long Island City's unofficial graffiti museum. In 2013 owner Jerry Wolkoff, of G&M Realty, wanted the building razed in order to erect new luxury condominiums, and the artists sued to preserve their work. A judge denied the artists' request and Wolkoff had the murals destroyed under cover of darkness, ostensibly to prevent them from attaining landmark status. Though graffiti was born as a subversive act, these artists had painted with Wolkoff's permission since 1993 and had turned the warehouse into “the world's premiere graffiti mecca” and the largest legal aerosol art space in the United States. This was a serious betrayal.

2222 Jackson / ODA New York

© Miguel de Guzmán© Miguel de Guzmán© Bojune Kwon© Pavel Bendov+ 23

  • Architects: ODA New York
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  168000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Wausau Window and Wall Systems, NYCON

Call for Registrations and Submission

2017 AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2017
In Collaboration with AIA Staten Island and AIA Bronx

With the growth of new development and renovation in our boroughs over the past five years, our professional associations are excited to collaborate on this event tailored to professions of the built environment that we all share.

In its second annual celebration, the Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards (BQDA) was established to encourage excellence in architectural design, raising public awareness of the built environment and to honor the architects, owners & builders of significant projects. 

Grandstand Stadium / ROSSETTI

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