M.Arch faculty Andrew Bernheimer, David Leven and Stella Betts win AIANY Design Award

M.Arch faculty Andrew Bernheimer, David Leven and Stella Betts received the Un-Built Work Honor Award at the 2012 AIANY Design Awards for their project, House on Chicken Feet. The project looks at fairy tales through the lens of architecture. Participating firms — Bernheimer Architecture, Leven Betts and Guy Nordenson and Associates — selected favorite tales and produced works exploring the intimate relationship between the domestic structures of fairy tales and the imaginative realm of architecture.

The AIA New York Chapter’s Design Awards honor exceptional work by AIA New York Chapter members and other architects practicing in New York in four categories: architecture, interiors, un-built work, and urban design. Each winning project, granted either an “honor” or “merit” award, was chosen for its exemplary originality and quality. Criteria considered by the juries included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. Under the rules of the Design Awards program, projects had to be completed by architects/designers practicing in New York, or be New York City projects designed by architects/designers based elsewhere. Three hundred ninety-one (391) entries were submitted in four catego­ries, including 178 submissions in the architecture category. The juries gave 36 awards, including two Honors Awards in architecture, three in interiors, three in un-built work, and two in urban design.

All winning work will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, beginning April 19, 2012 with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The Design Awards Exhibition will remain on view through May 31.