Uber HQ Wins 2023 AIANY Design Award

The AIA’s oldest chapter has announced the winners of the 2023 AIANY Design Awards. While all the submitting architects are members of the New York chapter of the professional organization, not all of the projects are located within the five boroughs, the Empire State, or even North America.

Celebrating Eight of Melbourne’s Great Buildings

In the context of financial pressures to maximise floor areas and without any legislative impediment to do otherwise, Collins Arch has still achieved a level of civic contribution and quality that is disappointingly rare in contemporary city development. The scheme optimises its occupation of a whole city block to address each street differently, setting up localised responses suited to different scales, contexts and uses. The strategy delivers true ground-plane porosity, creating multiple public routes throughout the site, and a variety of dwell spaces that cleverly navigate a major level change from Collins Street down to Flinders Lane.

Collins Arch: Best Tall Building in Australia

The groundbreaking complex in downtown Melbourne, comprising a hotel, residences, workplaces and an active network of new public spaces, was celebrated with several major awards—among them Best Tall Mixed-Use Building in the world and Best Tall Building in Australia—by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the international authority on all things skyscraper.

111 West 57th Street Wins CTBUH Awards

At its recent annual conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat awarded several honors to our recently completed project 111 West 57th Street. The celebrated tower, the third highest in New York City, won worldwide notice as Best Tall Residential Building and Best Tall Building over 400 meters.

SHoP Named 2022 American Prize Laureates

The annual award, established in 1994, is given to an office or practitioner in the United States who has “emblazoned a new direction in the history of American Architecture with talent, vision, and commitment” and who has “demonstrated consistent contribution to humanity through the built environment and through the art of architecture.” Previous winners of the prize include Norman Foster and Michael Graves.

National Veterans Resource Center Recognized for Being Green

“The NVRC is the most ADA accessible building on campus, one that will serve many generations of veterans in the years ahead,” says retired U.S. Army Col. Ron Novack, executive director for the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, who also helped project manage the NVRC. “Looking forward, you’re going to see more and more green buildings on university campuses, so a lot of time and energy went into making sure the NVRC, from its design through the construction process and now its daily operation, took that to heart. We’re very appreciative of this recognition and I’m honored to be able to receive the award on behalf of Syracuse University.”

Exclusive Look Inside the World’s Skinniest Skyscraper

With the collaborative effort of developers JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group; SHoP Architects designing the exterior; and AD100 architects Studio Sofield taking on the interior architecture, 111 West 57th Street is like a monument for impressive design. In addition to holding the record for skinniest skyscraper, the building is also the second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, reaching a whopping 1,428 feet high, including a 300-foot decorative steel crown.

Essex Crossing Wins ULI Global Award for Excellence

This year, 152 projects and programs were submitted across the three ULI regions. Of those submissions, 26 were named as winners across the regions and then considered as global finalists. The six winners were selected by a multidisciplinary jury of ULI members representing a range of real estate and land use expertise.

There’s a New Copper Canyon in Downtown Washington

The 14-story building was designed by SHoP Architects. The copper facade, SHoP partner Gregg Pasquarelli said, is “a subtle, 21st century interpretation of a material associated with the great architectural heritage of D.C.”

Twelve Dramatic Skybridges That Push the Limits of Engineering

“The skybridge connecting the two buildings is not simply decorative,” said SHoP Architects founding principal Bill Sharples said of the Collins Arch project in Melbourne. “It maximizes views and sunlight for office, hotel and residential occupants of the two buildings that, on the ground, meet public space and commercial requirements.”