Three SOM projects have been honored in this year’s AIA New York State Design Awards. The Center for Character and Leadership Development in Colorado was presented with an Award of Excellence in the Institutional category; Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York City received an Award of Merit in the Commercial category; and the FBI Biometric Technology Center in West Virginia received a Citation in the Institutional category. Organized by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NYS), the awards program recognizes architects registered and licensed in New York state; winning projects are selected from around the world.
Said AIA NYS President Robert E. Stark, “Demonstrative of what we have come to expect in New York, these buildings are simply amazing. These structures are an investment in the built environment and add value to the communities they serve. Modern to traditional, preservation to unbuilt, they are remarkable in their own right. I would like to acknowledge all who submitted their projects and congratulate the recipients of these prestigious awards.”