Mayor de Blasio has announced the winners of the 34th annual Excellence in Design award, a recognition that honors projects across the five boroughs on city-owned land that exemplify innovative and thoughtful design that can engender a sense of civic pride. At that, the city’s Design Commission have bestowed recognition on 12 of the city’s starchitect-designed public infrastructure projects, as well as things like less-flashy but equally-important upgrades to parks and the streetscape.
“The winners of this year’s Excellence in Design Awards highlight NYC’s dedication to providing a wide range of design and public spaces that speak to the modern day New Yorker and meet the needs of a large, active and diverse city,” Mayor de Blasio said in a statement.“Today, we are here to honor and to celebrate the work of these innovators, who have invested in creating inclusive public projects across the five boroughs.”
Each honoree is first nominated by a city agency before the Public Design Commission, a group of architects, designers and lay people who contribute work pro bono, whittles the group down into the final honorees. See this year’s honorees below.