Dattner Architects is a proud recipient of two Marketing Communications Awards in the Website and Video categories at SMPS NY’s 2021 Liberty Awards.
Dattner Architects launched its new website in July 2020, designed by For Office Use Only (FOUO). With a growing staff of design professionals along with an increasingly diverse regional and typological project portfolio, Dattner engaged FOUO to help communicate Dattner’s ethos and architectural impact on the NYC built environment. The creation of a new website reflects current and future organizational needs of the firm, while recognizing the impact of our civic projects through over 50 years of architectural practice.
“Our new website is truly a reflection of Dattner’s current design practice, our legacy of civic work, and our ethos of creating impactful community-focused spaces in NYC and beyond. We are incredibly thankful to our collaborators, For Office Use Only, for helping to create a site that allows us to add depth to the stories of our people, projects, and practice as well as our aspirations for providing creative architectural solutions that help to enhance the urban built environment.” — Martin Tolentino, Marketing Director
Marine Transfer Station Video
Working with the Department of Sanitation, Dattner Architects developed three virtual tours for the Open House New York Virtual Events amidst social distancing guidelines. These tours told a holistic story of the building process, state-of-the-art mechanical systems that allow such a large sanitation facility to be located in a dense residential neighborhood, and the stories of the staff that operate the building systems on a day to day. The SMPS Liberty Award winning video highlights NYC Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station — the transfer point for household waste from Manhattan residents. The video provides vignettes of the waste processing stream — highlighting how waste is loaded into containers and placed on barges to be offloaded onto a rail service for a facility that processes an average of 550 tons per day.
“The new East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station is the result of tackling the complex questions of program, scale, community engagement, and equity. This entertaining and informative video captures DSNY’s innovative process of containerizing Manhattan’s trash, as well as the experience of local residents living and recreating in and around the riverfront architecture. We are proud to work with the friendly and enthusiastic people at DSNY to provide NYC with this facility befitting of their essential services.” — Stephen Hoang, Project Architect