Design Trust for Public Space honored Dattner Architects with a Public Space Leadership Award at the inaugural Benefit for Public Space. In bestowing the award, executive director Matthew Clarke, remarked that “Dattner Architects’ mission-driven approach towards civic architecture is frankly unparalleled in New York City, and perhaps the world.” He continued: “When you start to look through [the firm’s] catalogue, you are frankly shocked by the scale at which their work has shaped our collective civic life. From affordable housing, subway stations, infrastructure, public spaces, and libraries, I’m inspired and proud that New York can call them ours.”
We are incredibly moved to be recognized by the Design Trust for our legacy of and commitment to designing spaces and places for all New Yorkers.
“The social equity, the environmental justice, and the quality of civic spaces we all seek requires creativity and rigor; it demands outreach, engagement, and collaboration. The work that the Design Trust does to accelerate the dialogue is invaluable.” — Kirsten Sibilia, Managing Principal, Dattner Architects
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“I look forward to our future civic accomplishments in creating striking new buildings, places, and communities.” — Richard Dattner, Founding Principal, Dattner Architects
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Held on June 15, the Benefit for Public Space celebrated Dattner Architects and fellow award recipient, Alfred “Fred” Cerullo (CEO, Grand Central Partnership) with live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a fundraising auction, and sunset views at the Tribeca Rooftop. During the awards ceremony, a tribute video including interviews with Dattner-clients Services for the UnderServed, Monadnock Development, and Project Renewal was shown.
“The impact of Dattner [Architects] on New York City is hard to calculate because, they have been active in every aspect of development from affordable housing to luxury housing, to public works, to parks and recreation. Their values that they bring to projects is probably as important as their skill level and aesthetic taste in design. We work with them because their value system aligns with ours: that transforming New York City neighborhoods is as important to them as winning an award. That value system is what differentiates them from their peers.” — Kirk Goodrich, Partner, Monadnock Development