[NYC16]

2016 New York Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

 

Key Dates

8 September 2016 - Standard Deadline
15 November 2016 - Extended Deadline
16 November 2016 - Judging & Ratings
22 November 2016 - Rating Closes
23 November 2016 - Winners Announced
7 March - Awards Presentation

Studio - Large

This award celebrates the best studio or other design professional that consistently achieves excellence in design.

Winners will be awarded according to the body of work submitted across all categories and the overall rating score and will be presented in three categories based on business size Small - less than 5 employees, Medium - 5-20 employees and Large - greater than 20 employees.

All eligible nominations will be automatically submitted into this category and no fee applies

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Nominations in Category

Diamond Heart - The Epoch Times / C&K International Architectural & Interior Design Co.

Interior Design - Corporate


- Silver

In response to the increase of internet media content throughout traditional newspapers, studios require complex walls as background to shoot videos and to produce interview programs. The design of the new office includes a variety of scenes that allow shooting in every corner without extra studio space. The corridors, conference rooms, and lobby can all be transformed into studios. Should there be a need for quiet video recording spaces, two small conference rooms with soundproof doors and green screens can also be used as studios at any time.

The Jefferson - SK Development Group, Ironstate Development, and Canyon-Johnson / BKSK Architects

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


- Silver

In New York City’s bustling East Village, BKSK Architects designed a multi-family project that demonstrates a neighborly approach to development. The 115,000 square foot project is located at 211 East 13th Street, where the vaudeville-era Jefferson Theater stood prior to its demolition in 2000, and features market-rate apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom penthouses. The street presence of the Jefferson is enhanced by a carefully designed detailed façade, clever massing, and block-appropriate cornice lines. The façade’s light mottled silvery brick bolsters a prevalence of white and red masonry in the neighborhood and establishes a shared visual language between the project’s two northern-facing commercial facilities on 14th Street. These thoughtful gestures result in The Jefferson complementing the area’s 19th century architectural vernacular.

Stratolitaire - STRATOLITAIRE INC.

Digital - New Service or Application


- Gold

STRATOLITAIRE is Free in App Store and Google Play! Here is a classic reinvented! Create true innovation, exceeding expectations and filling a void! AT LAST, ABLE TO UNLOCK THE GAME and continue to play, be strategic! STRATOLITAIRE is a new concept, innovative and captivating of the classic Solitaire game. 4 WORLDWIDE NOVELTIES! Please, give it a try! Sophisticated design! No violence! For All!

Stratolitaire - STRATOLITAIRE NC.

Digital - Games


- Gold

Here is a classic reinvented! STRATOLITAIRE is Free in App Store and Google Play. STRATOLITAIRE is a new concept, innovative and captivating of the classic Solitaire game. At last, able to unlock the game and continue to play, be strategic! 4 WORLDWIDE NOVELTIES! Please, give it a try! Sophisticated design! No violence! For All!

Biotronik - Biotronik / Ted Moudis Associates

Interior Design - Corporate


- Silver

German Engineering, Manhattan Style. We designed a Soho loft-style showroom and office for this multinational biomedical technology company headquartered in Berlin, Germany. With spectacular 360-degree views of New York and Jersey City through floor to ceiling glass and a refined industrial design aesthetic, this new space wows visitors.

FLx ErgoSkeleton™ - StrongArm Technologies, Inc.

Product Design - Commercial & Industry


- Gold

The StrongArm FLx ErgoSkeleton™ is an exoskeleton designed for active workers whom we consider to be Industrial Athletes. In combination with proper ergonomics training, the FLx™ is designed to help remind wearers to maintain proper posture while lifting or rotating. Leaving Them feeling less fatigued and empowered throughout the day.

STUBBORN® Craft Fountain - PepsiCo

Product Design - Concept


- Gold

This fountain is designed specifically for STUBBORN SODA®, which is all about doing things the right way, even if it is the hard way – because it tastes better. STUBBORN® Craft Fountain is a sleek, modern machine that celebrates craft and heritage without being retro and nostalgic. The design language translates brand values like quality and craftsmanship in its use of colors, materials and finishes. Visual cues of gleaming steel and dark wood reference a commitment to artisanal processes. The main focus point in the consumer journey is using elegant levers to manually dispense soda, giving them a pleasant experience that sets the STUBBORN brand apart and reinforces its ethos.

JEGI & Clarity Brand Creation - JEGI / Clarity / We Launch

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding


- Silver

Transatlantic businesses, seamlessly connected. We defined a parallel brand for the strategic transatlantic partnership of two leading independent investment banks - JEGI in New York and Clarity in London. The new brands allow both firms to operate independently whilst seamlessly aligning them when they work together on joint deals.

Building Memories - National Library Board Singapore / Achates 360 Pte Ltd

Graphic Design - Publication


- Gold

The birth of Building Memories begins with three like-minded friends – an architect, an illustrator and a designer – who shared the same appreciation for Singapore’s Heritage. This project was supported by the Singapore Memory Project’s irememberSG Fund as part of the Singapore 50th National Day (SG50) celebrations. At heart, Building Memories is an interactive art book documenting the intrinsic histories, as well as personal and collective memories of four public buildings which have helped shape the nation. These were the National Library (1960), the National Theatre (1963), the Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union House (1965) and the National Stadium (1973). The essence of these structures is uniquely captured through intricate design elements such as replicated library cards, stadium invitations, collections of historical images to theatre architectural pop-up that allows people to re-experience their personal memories.

F!ZZ: Grab Life by the Bubbles! - PepsiCo

Marketing - Branded Experience


- Silver

F!ZZ is a playful celebration of bubbles that embraces the concept of effervescence. F!ZZ meets the growing demand for soda mixology and a consumer desire for an immersive beverage experience. F!ZZ is the future of soft drink mixology—what we call “Fizzology”—bringing to life the fun, effervescence and excitement of soda through a unique experience filled with surprising new flavors and unexpected delights. This all-encompassing live brand experience is a sensorial and memorable experience for guests, worthy of sharing with friends and social networks. Based on PepsiCo’s iconic portfolio of soda brands, F!ZZ takes the bubbles out of the bottle and transforms them into an immersive adventure for all five of senses.

J + K Residence: Manhattan Penthouse - STUDIO V Architecture

Interior Design - Residential


- Gold

The J + K Residence combines two classic New York residence types: historic loft with townhouse in the sky. Set atop the famous NYC landmark Gilsey House, a Civil War-era hotel where Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde held forth at the Silver Dollar Bar, this new penthouse residence combines historic elements with dramatic contemporary architecture. In the heart of Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, constructed on the roof of an historic Second Empire building, the one-story penthouse loft residence has been expanded to three levels. The new residence features an open two-story living room, twenty-four foot tall library, a contemporary open kitchen built into freestanding millwork walls, and a wine cellar built into the historic hotel tower. The contemporary glass and zinc addition features a new master bedroom suite with a disappearing glass wall opening onto a garden terrace. Twelve-foot wooden doors and glass panels reveal a dressing room and marble wet room with dual showers and a freestanding tub; a sliding glass door connects with the garden terrace with an outdoor shower. A dramatic exterior stone staircase leads to a second rooftop outdoor living room with seating and dining areas, perennial gardens, and a second kitchen for entertaining.

Morimoto ASIA - Patina Restaurant Group / STUDIO V Architecture

Interior Design - Hospitality


- Silver

In Morimoto ASIA, celebrity “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto’s new restaurant, the architects transformed a former industrial shed into a 525-seat restaurant for a $17 million budget. This was the famous chef’s first Pan-Asian restaurant, and the unique design is inspired by contemporary interpretations of artwork, motifs, and materials from diverse Asian cultures, combined with the original building’s industrial language to create a contemporary dining environment overlooking a lake and gardens. The massive restaurant sprawls across multiple levels and features a dramatic dining room that is over 37 feet in height. The design features multiple dining areas, bars, sushi bar, lounge, connecting all of the different areas in the restaurant across multiple levels and unified by one of the longest continuous bars in the world.

TouchBistro iPad Restaurant Point of Sale - TouchBistro

Digital - Business Operations


- Gold

TouchBistro is an innovative, easy, smart, and complete iPad point of sale app built specifically for quick and full-service restaurants, bars, cafes, and food trucks. The business app is available exclusively on the Apple App Store for use with iPads. While TouchBistro is a business app, our team built it with a firm focus on scientific design. Unlike the plethora of traditional and dated point of sale software available, TouchBistro has distinguished itself by focusing on, and rigorously testing, its design with real humans in the real world—real restaurant servers, managers, and owners. Our approach to design and rapid testing has helped us turn our software into something that has become integral to the daily working life of those who use it.

TouchBistro iPad Restaurant Point of Sale - TouchBistro

Digital - Food & Drink


- Gold

TouchBistro is an innovative, easy, smart, and complete iPad point of sale app built specifically for quick and full-service restaurants, bars, cafes, and food trucks. The business app is available exclusively on the Apple App Store for use with iPads. While TouchBistro is a business app, our team built it with a firm focus on scientific design. Unlike the plethora of traditional and dated point of sale software available, TouchBistro has distinguished itself by focusing on, and rigorously testing, its design with real humans in the real world—real restaurant servers, managers, and owners. Our approach to design and rapid testing has helped us turn our software into something that has become integral to the daily working life of those who use it.

PepsiCo Mix It Up 2016 - PepsiCo

Marketing - Branded Experience


- Gold

PepsiCo Mix It Up, a dynamic innovation showcase built to delight and inspire, made a significant impact at Milan Design Week 2016. Part showcase and part innovation incubator, Mix It Up featured PepsiCo’s latest projects and future-thinking ideas. At this immersive, sensorial experience, guests saw, smelled, tasted, touched and heard how PepsiCo is shaping the future of design and culture itself. Design is the connecting point for popular culture, so PepsiCo launches new projects through the application of design thinking to the mediums of music, art, fashion and technology. Mix It Up creates meaningful conversations with the audience–a place to test out new concepts and get real-time feedback from those who attend and are able to hear what they are intrigued or inspired by. Successful exhibits at Milan Design Week are heralded by media outlets and challenge the whole of the design community to think even further outside of the box to deliver never seen before products, brands and experiences. The success of Mix It Up at Milan Design Week 2016 solidified the notion that the PepsiCo portfolio is more than food, beverage, and packaging – it's home to engaging experiences and lifestyle brands.

helloGoodness™ - PepsiCo

Product Design - Commercial & Industry


- Silver

With the launch of helloGoodness, PepsiCo is revitalizing the vending channel with a greater variety of options combined with category-disrupting design.

Super Friday Night - PepsiCo

Marketing - Event Experience


- Gold

PepsiCo created multiple innovative, interactive experiences during the week leading up to football’s biggest event of the year. For Super Friday Night, San Francisco's Pier 70 was converted into a spectacular concert space with interactive digital experiences woven throughout the night. These experiences accompanied high-profile musical guests in an evening that thrilled spectators and built positive buzz around Pepsi’s overall sponsorship of the big game.

Pepsi Spire 3.0 - PepsiCo

Marketing - Sales Promotion


- Gold

Pepsi Spire 3.0 is a digital touchscreen fountain dispenser that delivers a fun, engaging consumer experience with smart equipment technology. By interacting with the bright and flowing graphics of the digital display, Pepsi Spire 3.0 offers consumers the ability to become their own mixologist with the option of twelve brands and four flavor shots—allowing for up to 180 beverage combinations. Using Pepsi Spire 3.0 is easy— the user chooses a drink, mixes in flavor shots and then enjoys a uniquely personal drink experience.

PepsiMoji Global VIS - PepsiCo / PepsiCo Design & Innovation

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding


- Silver

The PepsiMoji campaign allows consumers to express themselves through more than 800 proprietary Pepsi emoji designs for a fun, unique and memorable Pepsi drinking experience. Now, no matter what they are trying to say, consumers around the world can “say it with Pepsi.”

Chinatown House - Buro Koray Duman

Interior Design - Residential


- Silver

Büro combined two apartments to create a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment in Chinatown neighborhood of New York City. 40' long living room separates master suite from the rest of the apartment and covered with white wash walls on south and west, and birch plywood panels on the north and east. A stainless steel cut out in the plywood panels creates the custom kitchen. Dining table and Sofa are custom design by Büro.

VIA 57 West - Durst Fetner Residential / Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


- Gold

BIG’s inaugural project in NY is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, West 57th has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a sense of intimacy and security, with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper.

MevoLife - Mevolife

Digital - Health


- Gold

Mevo is a new way to approach Fitness. It's not just an app, it's a complete lifestyle that complements one’s everyday living. It is a wholesome and integrated approach to living fit in every possibility.

PepsiCo NSPIRE™ - PepsiCo

Marketing - Branded Experience


- Silver

PepsiCo NSPIRE™ was developed to showcase our “Better Together” portfolio of both snacks and beverages to holistically engage customers and consumers through culinary innovation. The development of PepsiCo NSPIRE came about after the creation of our Pepsi Spire machines. The Pepsi Spire family offers a state-of-the-art touchscreen fountain dispenser that transforms today’s beverage pouring process into a new, engaging consumer experience providing up to 1000 beverage combinations. It offers all this capability in a personal format that provides versatility to fit into different Foodservice environments while offering a new, efficient consumer operational flow in the process. This new digital equipment innovation portfolio brings variety and engagement to consumers. One innovation led to another, and the concept of NSPIRE was born. PepsiCo's global design team worked in collaboration with the award-winning industrial designer Karim Rashid to thoughtfully create PepsiCo NSPIRE to provide consumers with a dynamic and contemporary opportunity to engage with the company's brands.

OFFICEBRICKS - OFFICEBRICKS GMBH

Product Design - Office


- Silver

OFFICEBRICKS - a start up in Germany - introduced a modular cabin system for professional use in office, fair trade and industry environments. Based on an innovative and patented brick system the company sets standards in effective two-way sound-isolation: no external noise in the cabin while inside conversations stay private and cannot be overheard from the outside. OFFICEBRICKS unites open workspace culture with the needs of users to create inspiring, pleasant and state-of-the art work environments in top design - a perfect match of form and function.

Disco Dog - PARTY

Maker Design - Tech


- Gold

Disco Dog is the world's first smartphone controlled LED dog vest. It's a fun way to celebrate your dog and also keeps her visible and safe when it's dark out. Animated patterns and bright colors highlight your pooch as she explores the world and you control everything from your smartphone.

'Wisp' (and others) Sculptural Balustrade for staircases and galleries - Zigzag Design Studio / Zigzag Design Studio

Maker Design - Materials


- Gold

Sculptural balustrading for staircases and galleries. Zigzag have designed a made a range of high end beautiful balustrades all hand made in cast metals to the highest specification. Our designs are meant to offer clients something different and stunning away from glass, wrought iron and timber.

Time Travel Radio - PARTY

Product Design - Entertainment


- Silver

Explore your musical memories. The music player that lets you navigate through time.

Rimowa Electronic Tag - Rimowa

Product Design - Personal Use


- Silver

Thanks to the latest RIMOWA innovation, travelers can now use their mobile device to check in their RIMOWA Electronic Tag enabled case from the convenience of their own home, and drop it off within seconds at the airport.

New Lab - New Lab

Architecture - Mixed Use - Constructed


- Gold

What was once a 20th century shipbuilding factory is now the ultimate resource for hardware-centric technology in New York. New Lab is where designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs can take their ideas from concept to prototype to production all under one roof.

Vive - HTC

Product Design - Entertainment


- Gold

Once you put on the Vive headset, you’re immersed in a world full of surprises. Walk around freely and explore everything – the Chaperone guidance system keeps you safely within the bounds of your play area. Stunning graphics make it feel so real and surreal simultaneously.

Kello - Kello

Product Design - Personal Use


- Silver

Kello, the First Smart Alarm Clock that Actually Improves Sleep. Kello is an advanced sleep trainer that trains you to snooze less, wake up earlier, and much more.

Panorella - PARTY

Product Design - Personal Use


- Silver

PANORELLA lets you create and purchase your own panoramic 360° photo umbrella. Upload a 360° photo from your smartphone or PC. Adjust the layout with a simple tool and soon you’ll be carrying your own sky!

Futurecraft 3D - Adidas / Materialise

Product Design - Sport - Active Life


- Gold

Adidas unveiled the future of sports shoes with Futurecraft 3D, a unique intermediate running shoe sole, made with 3D printing technology based individualized anatomical cushioning needs of each tread. The 3D concept is part of the "Futurecraft series", a pioneering initiative by adidas that places open platforms for cooperation and individual craftsmanship in the heart of the design, in order to inject innovation in all stages of production.

LIFX+ - LIFX

Product Design - Home & Garden


- Silver

The power of 16 million colors plus infrared. Let the LIFX+ takes your smart home to another wavelength by enhancing the vision of your home security camera.

InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel - InterContinental Hotels Group / HOK

Interior Design - Hospitality


- Silver

Global architecture and interiors firm HOK was charged with the redesign of the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, an 87-year-old property located in Midtown Manhattan built by the Vanderbilts. The project involved implementing major architectural and FF&E modifications to the entire 39,000-square-meter, 701-key, 16 floor property including guestrooms, lobby, reception, lounges, meeting & ballrooms, public areas and food & beverage outlets. HOK’s interior design was inspired by elements from the property’s past that are integrated throughout the hotel in a creative and original execution. As a result of this £138 million interior upgrade and redesign, which spanned nearly 20 months, the dramatically transformed, reimagined property is now able to meet the needs of today’s business travelers, meeting planners and tourists seeking an inspired hospitality experience in the heart of New York City.

Muse - The brain-sensing headband - InteraXon

Product Design - Personal Use


- Gold

Muse is an easy-to-use interactive tool that helps users connect with their mind in new ways. Using an app called Calm, Muse uses attention-focused exercises to help increase focus, ease the symptoms anxiety and stress and boost mental well being.

Ludlow House - Soho House & Co

Interior Design - Hospitality


- Gold

Ludlow House is Soho House & Co’s second outpost in Manhattan, located at 139 Ludlow Street in New York City’s Lower East Side. Designed to reflect the neighborhood’s playful, vibrant energy, Ludlow House is set in a four-story Gothic building, offering a variety of distinct space for members to eat, drink, work, and play. Each floor was conceived to have it’s own identity, with a playful, edgy aesthetic consistent throughout. When compared to Soho House New York, Ludlow House can be described as its ‘younger sister.’ Many of the club rooms are named after cultural relics from the neighborhood’s colorful past, such as the ground floor Living Room, a nod to the iconic live music venue, plus the Velvet Room and Lou’s Kitchen & Bar, both taking inspiration from John Cale’s apartment where he and Lou Reed recorded early Velvet Underground demos.

kkdu plum bike buggy and rack - kkdu plum pty ltd

Product Design - Sport - Active Life


- Silver

The kkdu plum™ bike buggy and rack is a simple, stylish and innovative solution designed to expand the possibilities of bike travel. By making it as easy as possible to transition between cycling and walking, kkdu plum™ are enticing more people to incorporate cycling into their daily lives. Their ultimate aim is to entice people to live differently, by contributing to the reduction in car use, and by increasing their levels of exercise. The kkdu plum™ bike buggy simply and very quickly attaches to a unique hitch point on the included, adjustable bike rack. By rotating the fold-away 3rd wheel it can transition from 2-wheeled bike trailer to 3-wheeled cart, and back again, in a matter of seconds. Unattached to a bike, and using the ergonomically adjustable handle, it can be pushed or pulled around markets and shops, along outdoor tracks, through parks and along beaches. It includes two plastic storage tubs that snap easily and securely into place, perfectly sized for daily use. For compact storage, the rear wheels can be easily removed and the frame can be folded or hung on the back of a door or wall by a hook.

IBM Watson Health - IBM / The Switzer Group

Interior Design - Corporate


- Gold

The Switzer Group was retained by IBM to design Watson Health’s new 160,000 SF global headquarters in Cambridge’s Genetic Research Hub. Located in the Kendall Square neighborhood, The Switzer Group created an incubator for new applications of IBM’s breakthrough cognitive computing technology for the healthcare sector, and a design studio for next-generation programs, software and apps. IBM Watson Health is described as the new era of cognitive healthcare. The center has had some of the most notable technological and scientific business breakthroughs of the 20th and 21st centuries. This includes the Watson Client Interaction Center as well as offices, conference rooms, maker spaces, training rooms, security operations center, a game room, workstations, an auditorium, fitness center and cafeteria. The Client Interaction Center is where clients come to experience Watson and learn about its capabilities. The Think Tanks on the fourth floor provide solutions to clients - designing and solving problems for their customers. The ground floor is where Watson itself resides and is also where clients are brought to solution their problems with Watson.

Bubble Tower at The Strong Museum of Play - The Strong National Museum of Play / Unified Field

Digital - Entertainment & Leisure


- Gold

For its new $4 million Toy Halls of Fame gallery, The Strong Museum and Northern Light Productions turned to Unified Field to create a stunning digital interactive centerpiece. Bubble Tower soars 26 feet tall and invites guests to step up to a pillar of monitors to create a virtual wonderland of interactive bubbles. Built to honor bubbles, the Strong museum wanted to capture the whimsy of floating soap bubbles without the mess. Powered by a Kinect II, Unified Field’s designers and software developers created an interactive environment that transports guests into a bubble-filled wonderland.

Mevo - Livestream

Product Design - Technology


- Gold

Mevo, the pocket-sized live event camera that let’s you edit while you film. This category-creating live-editing camera helps busy consumers, organizations, and event producers seamlessly share the engaging stories of their live events by putting the power and capabilities of a multi-camera production studio in their hands.

The Scene - Condé Nast / Code and Theory

Digital - Entertainment & Leisure


- Silver

For many around the world, Condé Nast represents the gold standard of publishing. With pre-existing content streams from a portfolio of magazines that includes Vogue, The New Yorker, Variety, Wired, W, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Apetit, Gentleman’s Quarterly, and more, we were challenged to conceive and craft a one-stop destination for all of Condé Nast’s video content. Aligning their digital video experience with contemporary content consumption habits, we set out to build a platform and editorial system that honored the design pedigree that has made Condé Nast the authority in modern publishing.

H&R BLOCK TAX CALCULATOR SERVICES - H&R Block / Code and Theory

Digital - Business Platforms


- Gold

H&R Block has stores across the United States, dedicated to offering a helpful and effective way for customers to complete the stressful task of preparing their taxes. However, their online tools lagged behind the in-store experience and often left users confused. H&R Block hired Code and Theory to evaluate their existing online tax calculator and find a way not only to improve the user experience, but to make it a valuable resource in educating and converting new customers.

Lafayette Loft - Anna Beeber (Private) / Lang Architecture

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


- Silver

The Lafayette Loft project is a 4,000 SF full floor loft with 4 solar exposures. All existing walls were removed, making way for a new 4 bedroom layout.

Muji is Enough - Muji

Marketing - Event Experience


- Silver

Design enthusiasts gathered at The Times Center to learn more about the Japanese brand and celebrate the opening of MUJI’s new flagship store on Oct. 15, 2015. Slated for a November opening, the MUJI Fifth Avenue will be centrally located on Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, across the street from the New York Public Library in Bryant Park and a stonesthrow from Grand Central Station.

New Establishment Summit - Vanity Fair / Code and Theory

Digital - Entertainment & Leisure


- Silver

In advance of its second annual New Establishment Summit, Code and Theory collaborated with Vanity Fair to transform its Summit site into a more responsive and flexible destination. The New Establishment Summit is the physical embodiment of Vanity Fair’s annual list of society’s tastemakers who are “shifting and shaping the global conversation” in the intersecting worlds of technology, media, entertainment, politics, and beyond.

Ex of In House - Guest House / Artist Residence / Steven Holl Architects

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


- Silver

The Ex of In House in Rhinebeck is an experimental guest house developed directly from the ongoing Explorations of "IN” project at Steven Holl Architects.

Burger King: Chicken Fries are Back - Burger King / Code and Theory

Marketing - Branded Experience


- Silver

Millennials and teens longed for Chicken Fries, and begged Burger King to bring them back.

World Trade Center Transportation Hub - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey / Santiago Calatrava

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed


- Gold

The Transportation Hub is conceived at street level as a freestanding structure situated on axis along the southern edge of the “Wedge of Light” plaza. As described in Daniel Libeskind’s master plan for the site, the Plaza is bounded by Fulton, Greenwich and Church Streets to the North, West and East respectively and Tower 3 to the south. It links the procession of green, urban spaces that extend along Park Row from City Hall Park to St. Paul’s churchyard, to the gardens of the WTC Memorial and Battery Park along the Hudson River.

Kodak Branding - Eastman Kodak Company / Work-Order

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding


- Silver

Since the early 20th Century, Kodak’s packaging and marketing materials have been blanketed in a warm yellow with red and black features. Our aim was to re-establish this strength and to never abandon the use of yellow on anything.

The Beekman - Thompson Hotels / Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed


- Silver

Located within the center of Lower Manhattan’s thriving New Downtown, and nestled between both the East and Hudson Rivers, The Beekman is surrounded by some of Manhattan’s most cherished attractions, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, South Street Seaport and City Hall.

American Copper Buildings - JDS Development Group / SHoP Architects

Architecture - Proposed


- Gold

The dancing copper towers redefining the East River. American Copper Buildings, designed by collaborators SHoP Architects, presents two bold and dynamic residential towers on New York City’s East River.

St Ann's Warehouse - St Ann's Warehouse / Marvel Architects

Architecture - Mixed Use - Constructed


- Silver

St. Ann’s Warehouse fills a vital niche in New York City’s cultural landscape as an artistic home and d­­estination for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and talented, emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale. St. Ann’s signature flexible, open space allows artists to stretch, both literally and imaginatively, enabling them to approach work with unfettered creativity, knowing that the theater can be adapted in multiple configurations to suit their needs.

SAB in Motion - School of American Ballet / Sullivan

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type


- Silver

The School of American Ballet (SAB) shapes the world’s finest dancers. Each year, the legendary institution trains, nurtures and prepares over 800 students to launch successful ballet careers around the world. To continue its mission and chart the path forward, SAB launched SAB in Motion, a capital campaign to raise $20M.

Hodges Rebrand - Hodges / Traffic

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type


- Silver

How do you make an 160 year old brand feel fresh, modern and relevant in one of the most competitive, image driven categories?

Pet Insurance Rebrand - Pet Insurance / Traffic

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding


- Silver

The launch of a pet insurer brand with a difference - the 'anti-insurer insurer'. Unlike competitors Petinsurance.com.au was given a unique personality and brand identity.

Petinsurance.com.au - Pet Insurance / Traffic

Digital - Corproate


- Gold

The launch of a pet insurer brand with a difference - the 'anti-insurer insurer'. Unlike competitors Petinsurance.com.au was given a unique personality and brand identity, the website needed to match that personality.

Hodges Rebrand - Hodges / Traffic

Advertising - Print


- Gold

How do you make an 160 year old brand feel fresh, modern and relevant in one of the most competitive, image driven categories?

Ketra - Natural Light - Ketra

Product Design - Technology


- Silver

Crisp and bright during the day, soft and warm in the evening. It isn’t hard to recognize, because it’s been with us forever — flawless and fluid, delivering just what our bodies need, exactly when they need it. From the energizing midday sun to the familiar, soothing glow of a candle: it looks beautiful, feels comfortable, and never requires our intervention.

Wazer - Wazer

Product Design - Concept


- Silver

WAZER is the first desktop waterjet that cuts any hard or soft material with digital precision. The developers was looking for an easy-to- use tool that could make precision cuts in hard materials. Existing desktop digital tools like 3D printers and laser cutters work well for soft materials, but the only affordable method for cutting metal, glass and stone is to use hand operated tools, which is both time consuming and inaccurate.

AG6 - Asphalt Green

Marketing - Branded Experience


- Silver

The AG6 is the first known gym to use the pressure-sensitive LED system, which is officially known as PRAMA. When implemented correctly, gym patrons will improve their reflexes and muscle memory while they burn up to 1,000 calories through generated short-bursts of intense exercise, all within 45 minutes.

The Pilot Conversational System - Waverly Labs

Product Design - Concept


- Silver

Waverly Labs is developing the world's first smart earpiece language translator. Pilot uses the latest technologies in speech recognition, machine translation and wearable technology to allow users to converse without language barriers.

NASA Orbit Pavilion - NASA/JPL / STUDIO KCA

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design


- Gold

Do you remember putting a shell up to your ear to "listen to the ocean"? What if you could walk into a massive shell and listen to the sounds of space- or rather, a symphony built out of the sounds of satellites in space?

The Barnacle - Ideas That Stick LLC

Product Design - Commercial & Industry


- Silver

We feel that current parking enforcement methods are cumbersome, archaic and inefficient. We understand that space is a limited resource and demand is high for convenient parking. Effective parking enforcement and collection activities are a critical part of maintaining an efficient parking management solution. We know that most people resolve their parking violations on their own, but some need a more compelling method of ensuring they pay their debts. When these rules are not enforced, those that follow the rules are forced to carry the burden for those that don’t.

1 Hotel Central Park - Starwood Capital Group / AvroKO

Interior Design - Hospitality


- Silver

1 Hotel Central Park stands one block south of Central Park at the corner of 58th Street and Sixth Avenue. Set in an 18-story building, the hotel offers 229 guest rooms and suites; Jams, a 100-seat restaurant and bar from Chef Jonathan Waxman; communal work/meeting/private dining space; a 24-hour fitness center; and a three-story exterior living green wall, among additional features. With interior designs by AvroKO, 1 Hotel Central Park brings the outside in using source origin materials and features landscape design by Damien Harrison's Harrison Green.

Kodak Ektra Smartphone - Kodak Eastman Group / Bullitt Group

Product Design - Personal Use


- Silver

The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone fuses the best of Kodak’s rich history in imaging with the latest innovations in smartphone photography. Launching soon across Europe, the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone lets keen photographers capture exceptional images, whatever the environment, with an incredibly fast smartphone, tuned for the best in image quality and media management.

Genuine Liquorette - AvroKO

Interior Design - Hospitality


- Silver

The underground bar evokes the feel of a California, bodega-style liquor store complete with bottles of spirits lining the walls. GENUINE Liquorette is a unique casual cocktail bar tucked underneath GENUINE Superette. Inspired by California liquor stores and featuring a multi-faceted beverage program.

Mastercard - Mastercard / Pentagram

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding


- Gold

The iconic red and yellow intersecting circles of Mastercard are one of the world’s most recognized brands. Today the company launches an evolution of its brand identity featuring a new mark that highlights the connectivity and seamlessness of Mastercard and its payment systems. Designed by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut, Luke Hayman and their teams, the identity brings simplicity and clarity with an increased emphasis on the interlocking circles, and is optimized for use in digital contexts, an increasingly important part of Mastercard’s business.

Archtober 2016 - Center for Architecture / Pentagram

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type


- Gold

The identity for the sixth edition of the New York architecture and design festival is built around a shifting tessellation. October is winding down, and this year’s edition of Archtober, the month-long festival celebrating the architecture and design of New York City, is wrapping up. Organized by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the event has presented daily tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that highlight the ever-changing landscape of metropolitan architecture.

The Hills on Governors Island - The Trust for Governors Island / West 8

Landscape Design


- Gold

The Hills are the culminating feature of West 8's award-winning Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan, and Phase 1 of the Park and Public Space project. A new beacon in the harbor, the Hills provide visitors with the feeling of being immersed in a green oasis, culminating at the top of Outlook Hill with an extraordinary 3360-degree panoramic experience of the New York Harbor.

Capital One Union Square - Capital One / CallisonRTKL

Service - Retail


- Gold

A vastly different banking experience.

Xiaomi Mi MIX - Xiaomi / Philippe Starck

Product Design - Technology


- Silver

Xiaomi continues to shape our vision of the future technology. Its new smartphone has the guts to surpass every other with its unusual, elegant styling and advanced features.

Surface Studio - Microsoft

Product Design - Office


- Gold

Surface Studio is a new class of device that transforms from a workstation into a powerful digital canvas, unlocking a more natural and immersive way to create on the thinnest LCD monitor ever built.1 With a stunning ultra-HD 4.5K screen, Surface Studio delivers 63 percent more pixels than a state-of-the-art 4K TV. Surface Studio works beautifully with pen, touch and Surface Dial — a new input device designed for the creative process that lets you use two hands on the screen to compose and create in all new ways.

Surface Book - Microsoft

Product Design - Office


- Silver

Building on its track record of pioneering new categories, Microsoft is redefining the laptop with the new Surface Book — a powerful, high-performance laptop with stunning craftsmanship and incredibly accurate and responsive pen and touch support. Ultrathin, Surface Book combines the impressive power of 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors with up to 12 hours of battery life4.

Target Tribeca Store - Target

Interior Design - Retail - Shopping & Food


- Silver

The first Target Flexible-Format Stores in Manhattan.

Google Home - Google

Product Design - Home & Garden


- Gold

With Google Home, it’s as simple as using your voice to turn up the music, get answers to a myriad of questions, manage tasks around the house, and even adjust the thermostat or lights. It allows you to bring the Google Assistant into your kitchen, living room or anywhere else around the house.

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 - LEGO®

Product Design - Education


- Gold

LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on, elementary science solution that develops science practices in the classroom through a robot-based learning system. Correlated to standards-based projects, the solution engages and motivates students to solve real-world science problems by working with engineering, technology and coding through the LEGO® brick, classroom-friendly software and 40+ hours of hands-on projects.

Bluestone Lane Upper East Side - Bluestone Lane / Caswell Design

Interior Design - Retail - Shopping & Food


- Silver

Bluestone Lane’s Upper East Side Café is the most unique and interesting cafe we have created. Located in the heart of Museum Mile, with a 5th Ave address and opposite the E90th Street entrance to Central Park, this store is housed adjacent to the beautiful historic Church of the Heavenly Rest. Situated in a historic 19th-century church, this spot — designed by Julia Sullivan of Caswell Design —offers Bluestone's Australian-style espresso and stellar avocado toast, served from a sea-blue subway-tiled counter (hand-crafted tiles made by Mercury Mosaics) under soaring sandstone archways.

Bluestone Lane DUMBO - Bluestone Lane / Caswell Design

Interior Design - Retail - Shopping & Food


- Gold

Bluestone Lane’s first entry into the “BK” was its DUMBO Coffee Shop. Located at 55 Prospect Street, we’re part of the new DUMBO Heights campus, a thriving, active community of new tech and advertising startups, wedged between the historic Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Bluestone Lane was exclusively selected as the premium coffee and café retailer to the Dumbo Heights development, an innovative mixed use urban campus that is set to become New York’s leading technology firm campus which will include Etsy Inc., global headquarters, Frog Design and WeWork.



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