April 6, 2022
Minnewaska State Park Visitor Center wins AIA NYS Excelsior Award
We are excited to announce that our project, Minnewaska State Park Preserve Visitor Center has won a 2022 AIA New York State Excelsior Award of Honor. This prestigious award recognizes the project’s overall performance, how it impacts the user and the community and design excellence, all within the context of a publicly funded project.
The project provides an essential space immersed within its environment, fulfilling the needs of Park visitors, Park personnel, and educational programs. Located in Ulster County, NY, the Center acts as visitors’ first point of entry to the Preserve, houses administrative offices, supports exhibits related to the local environment, and accommodates indoor and outdoor educational programs. Design goals included creating a sustainable building, integrating the building with the natural surroundings, and creating flexible space to allow for evolving programs over time.