MASterworks Awards


2014 Call for Entries

MAS is now accepting nominations for the 14th Annual MASterworks Awards. All entries must be located in New York City and must have been completed in 2013.

Winners will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in late spring 2014.

Nominate a project
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, April 30 at midnight

Excellence in Architecture and Urban Design

The MASterworks Awards recognize projects with an excellence in architecture and urban design that make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment.
Awards categories include, and are not limited to:

Best New Building for outstanding new design

Best Restoration for the restoration of a historically significant building

Neighborhood Catalyst for a project that has been an engine for change in its neighborhood

Best New Urban Amenity for a new addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city

Best Urban Landscape for a new open space that contributes to New York’s livability and resilience

The Awards Committee, at its discretion, reserves the right to not confer an award in one or more categories each year.



2013 Winners

Campbell Sports Center, Steven Holl Architects as Best New Building
McCarren Pool and Bathhouse, Rogers Marvel and 510 Fifth Avenue, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (Hon. Mention) and Donald Judd Home and Studio, Architecture Research Office (Hon. Mention) as Best Historical Restoration
Barclays Center, SHoP Architects as Neighborhood Catalyst
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Weiss/Manfredi as Best New Urban Amenity

2012 Winners

New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street as Best New Building
New York City Center as Best Historical Restoration
Silberman School of Social Work and Queens Central Library: Children’s Discovery Center as Neighborhood Catalysts
Jane’s Carousel as Best New Urban Amenity

2011 Winners

Hypar Pavilion and Sperone Westwater as Best New Building
Queens Theatre in the Park as Best Historical Restoration
Myrtle Hall at Pratt as Neighborhood Catalysts
High Performance Landscape Guidelines as Best Green Design Initiative

2010 Winners

Thom Mayne’s 41 Cooper Square as Best New Building
The Empire State Building Lobby Restoration as Best Historical Restoration
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center as Best Redesign
Reef, at Storefront for Art and Architecture as Best Storefront Design
The High Line, The Concrete Plant Park, and West Harlem Piers Park all as Neighborhood Catalysts

2009 Winners

The Standard Hotel as Best New Building
The Lion House at The Bronx Zoo as Best Restoration
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, The New School for Design as Best Renovation/Adaptive Reuse
TKTS Booth as Best Neighborhood Catalyst
Melrose Commons as Best Neighborhood Catalyst: Honorable Mention

2008 Winners

The New York Times Building and The IAC Building as Outstanding New Buildings
Museum at Eldridge Street as Best Institutional Restoration
Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) Headquarters as Best Commercial Restoration
The Floating Pool and New Museum of Contemporary Art as Neighborhood Catalysts

2007 Winners

The Hearst Tower as Best New Building
Fifth Avenue Plaza, General Motors Building as Best Privately Owned Public Space
Battery Maritime Building as Best Commercial Restoration
Fairway Market in Red Hook as Best Neighborhood Catalyst

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