November 23, 2020

44 Union Square / Tammany Hall has been awarded an AIANY Award

BKSK Architects is honored to announce that our project, 44 Union Square (Tammany hall) has been awarded an AIANY Award of Merit and will be celebrated amongst all the winners on December 16th. The official Press Release from AIANY appears below. learn more about our project here.
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For Immediate Release:
Contact: Robin Styles-Lopez, Director of Communications, AIANYS
(518) 449-3334,

Albany, N.Y. – The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) announces the 2020 AIANYS Design Award recipients.

Annually since 1968, AIA New York State’s Annual Design Awards celebrate local, national and international projects that achieve architectural excellence designed by architects throughout New York State.

A record 42 projects were recognized for Citation, Merit and Honor Awards in the following categories: Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation, Commercial/Industrial, Institutional, Interiors, International, Pro Bono Projects, Residential, Sole Practitioner, Unbuilt and Urban Planning/Design.

The Design Awards Jury, including Jury Chair Dan Kirby, FAIA, FAICP, NOMA, Principal and Client Services Leader for People + Places Solutions at Jacobs; Marilia Rodrigues, AIA, LEED AP, a Principal at KieranTimberlake; David Burney, FAIA, Co-Founder and Director of the Urban Placemaking and Management program at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture; and Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA, Founder and Principal at MERGE architects, had the challenge of choosing the winners out of almost 280 submissions. Out of the 42 award recipients, the jury also selected one project considered to be the “Best of the Best” which will be revealed at the virtual awards ceremony.

The jury members stated, “We know that this is a long list, but these are deserving recipients from a strong class of submittals that survived considerable scrutiny. This represents the strength and talent of AIA New York State members.”

AIANYS President Joseph J. Aliotta, FAIA, said, “Architects possess the knowledge and ability to problem solve in order to create design solutions that positively impact our communities. I’m proud of the creative and innovative solutions our members provide to both our communities and to the profession. Congratulations to all of our well-deserved winners.”

AIANYS Executive Vice President Georgi Ann Bailey said, “The depth and breadth of our members’ work and their contributions they make to our communities in order to thrive, continues to inspire me. I congratulate the recipients on the projects designed to support, sustain and enhance our communities and their passion to transform the profession of architecture.”

The recipients will be honored at a virtual award ceremony on December 16, 2020.