As this year comes to an end, we find ourselves reflecting on some of the highlights of 2019.
Rankings & Awards
Dattner Architects is proud to have been identified by Building Design + Construction (BD+C) as one of the country’s top architecture firms as well as a leader in the Multifamily Housing, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Office, Healthcare, Cultural, Government, and Industrial sectors. As part of BD+C’s Giants 300 Report, we were also recognized for our work in Green Buildings and Reconstruction.
The Real Deal (TRD) also named Dattner Architects one of New York City’s top overall architecture firms, including ranking fourth in Brooklyn and first in the Bronx, and the 10th most prolific firm in New York City over the past decade.
CURBED NY recognized 10 of the most important buildings from the past decade, including the Spring Street Salt Shed and Via Verde, while SECRET NYC listed the Number 7 Subway Line Extension & 34 Street Hudson Yards Station as one of the 10 most beautiful subway stations in New York City. We are proud to have designed these unique, eye-catching structures that have helped define New York City’s built environment.
Serving as a welcoming and transparent gateway to Columbia University, the glass-enclosed Forum was recognized with a Merit Award at the AIANY Honors and Awards Luncheon. This new academic conference center provides much-needed education and civic engagement space as well as a shared resource for students, faculty, and the local community. The Forum, as part of Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus Phase 1, was also honored with ULI-NY’s Award for Excellence in Institutional Development.
ULI-NY also recognized the Goldin, as part of the Essex Crossing Phase 1 project, with an Award for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development. Adding to the Goldin’s continued recognition are awards from AIA National and BSA. The first building to be completed in the larger 1.9 million square foot Essex Crossing development, the Goldin provides much-needed affordable senior housing, healthcare, and community services.
Caesura received a Design Award of Honor in Multifamily Housing from the Society of American Registered Architects of New York. Located in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, Caesura is a dynamic new mixed-use building, anchoring a key corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, across from the BAM Opera House, Theater for a New Audience, and Arts Plaza.
Groundbreakings & Ribbon Cuttings
We joined our clients and partnering community leaders for special events, including a groundbreaking at 50 Penn and a ribbon cutting at the Charles F. Murphy Early Childhood Development Center. These special projects are giving much-needed affordable housing and sought-after Pre-K education to East New York and Coney Island, respectively.
A longtime supporter of Open House New York (OHNY), we are a proud participant of the annual OHNY Weekend. We opened up our offices for an Open Studio tour, giving visitors behind-the-scenes access into our firm. Tours were also given at the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Spring Street Salt Shed – two of the City’s newest iconic structures.
Architecture + Fashion
Inspired by our shared sustainable ideologies and practices, Dattner Architects and Heron Preston joined forces for Preston’s SS20 collection. A creative director, content creator, influencer, and DJ, Preston is widely considered to be a youth-culture icon. The designer held his first formal Fashion Week presentation in 2016 at the Spring Street Salt Shed and he pays homage to the Salt Shed with this year’s runway opening tailored Tyvek suit.
These are some of the many highlights from a fruitful 2019. We are grateful to our clients and collaborators, and look forward to continuing to make our City and beyond a greener, safer, and more vibrant place to live.