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Smart, Inspiring, Resilient, Sustainable: Announcing Buildings of Excellence Competition Winners

 

Smart, Inspiring, Resilient, Sustainable: Announcing Buildings of Excellence Round One, Two, and Three Winners

We are proud to announce the winning Developers and Design Teams and spotlight the visionary projects. The winning buildings demonstrate that our low carbon future is beautiful, livable, and 100% possible. The round one, two, and three Demonstration Project winners, including project descriptions and renderings, are listed in the accordions below. Please note that the first two rounds of Buildings of Excellence only awarded Demonstration Projects. In round three, the Competition is funding projects in both Demonstration and Design Excellence.

Case studies are currently being developed for projects that have won. You can see the currently available case studies and other associated marketing materials by viewing the resources page on this site.

Round Three Winning Demonstration Projects

Demonstration Projects

Project: 1818 5th Ave. Passive House
City, State: Troy, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: The Rosenblum Companies Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Balzer & Tuck Architecture Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: 439 West 36th Street and 489-501 9th Avenue
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: ZD Jasper Realty Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Archimaera Architecture PC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Brownsville Arts Center and Apartments
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Brownsville Arts Owner LLC
Designed by: Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Castle III
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: The Fortune Society Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: EcoFlats at LogCity
City, State: Amsterdam, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Bruns Realty Group, LLC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Black Mountain Architecture Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Highbridge
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Samaritan Daytop Village Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, P.C. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Livonia C3
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, P.C. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Magnolia Gardens
City, State: Flushing, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Asian Americans for Equality Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Parcel 7
City, State: Rochester, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: PathStone Corporation Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Shore Hill Development
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Jonathan Rose Companies Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: 32 Walker (formerly The Boltex Building)
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: GRA Equities Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by:  SOMA Architects Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $500,000

Project: The Lafayette
City, State: Schenectady, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Rosenblum Group Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: C2 Design Group Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: The Residences at Sterlington
City, State: Sloatsburg, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
Designed by: Bard Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: The Variety Boys & Girls Club Redevelopment Project
City, State: Long Island City, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Ettinger Engineering Associates Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Round Two Winning Demonstration Projects

View the Round 2 winners ceremony video hereLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. or click on the categories below to see project descriptions and renderings.

Early Design Phase

Project: Baird Road Apartments
City, State: Fairport, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: PathStone CorporationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and SWBR Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Architecture PC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Bethany Terraces Senior Houses
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: RiseBoro Community Partnership, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Design by: Paul A. Castrucci, Architect PLLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $810,400
Blue Ribbon for Design Excellence Awardee

Project: Colonial II Apartments Revitalization
City, State: Rome, New York
Construction Type: Adaptive Reuse
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Rome Housing Authority Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Design by: New Ecology, IncLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and RIDA Architecture PLLC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Cooper Park Commons - Building 2
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: The Hudson Companies IncorporatedLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and St. Nicks AllianceLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Steven Winter AssociatesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.Magnusson Architecture and Planning PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Architecture OutfitLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000
Blue Ribbon for Design Excellence Awardee

Project: Court Square
City, State: Long Island City, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Charney CompaniesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Tavros Holdings LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. 
Designed by: Ettinger Engineering AssociatesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Dekalb Commons
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: St. Nicks AllianceLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000
Blue Ribbon for Design Excellence Awardee

Project: Great Oaks Mixed Use Eco-Park: Building 150
City, State: Albany, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Rosenblum Development Corp.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Re:Vision Architecture, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Hudson Hill
City, State: Yonkers, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Westhab, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Amie Gross ArchitectsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Johnson Park Green Community ApartmentsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
City, State: Utica, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Rockabill Development & ConsultingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and JCTOD Outreach, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: SWBR Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Architecture PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: Linden Boulevard Phase IIILink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Radson DevelopmentLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: The Rise
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Xenolith Partners LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000

Project: The Seventy Six Building C
City, State: Albany, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: South End Development LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Garrison-ArchitectsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1,000,000
Blue Ribbon for Design Excellence Awardee

Project: West Side Homes
City, State: Buffalo, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: People United for Sustainable Housing, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Stieglitz Snyder Architecture Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $362,620

 

Late Design Phase

Project: Solara Apartments Phase III
Developed by:City, State: Rotterdam, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by:Bruns Realty Group, LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Black Mountain Architecture Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Harris A. Sanders Architects, P.C.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Round One Winning Demonstration Projects

Early Design Phase

Project: Affordable and Sustainable Multifamily Housing for City of Hudson, NY
City, State: Hudson, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Galvan Initiatives Foundation, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, P.C.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Creekview Apartments Phase II
City, State: Canandaigua, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Baldwin Real Estate Development Corp.
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Geneva Solar Village
City, State: Geneva, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: The Solar Village Company
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Bergmann Associates Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Westgate Apartments
City, State: Rochester, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Providence Housing Development CorporationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: SWBR Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: La Central Building C
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Hudson Companies IncorporatedLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Steven Winter AssociatesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and FXCollaborativeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Help One
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: HELP USALink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Curtis + Ginsberg ArchitectsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Linden Boulevard Phase II
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Radson DevelopmentLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Linden Grove
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Blue Sea Development Company, LLC
Designed by: Chris Benedict, RALink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $1 million

Project: Village Grove
City, State: Trumansburg, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Sustainable Comfort, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and HOLT Architects PC Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $932,280

Project: The Seventy-Six Phase 1
City, State: Albany, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: South End Development LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Garrison-ArchitectsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $658,020

Project: Bushwick Alliance
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: RiseBoro Community Partnership, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: STAT Architecture Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $401,180

Project: Street Smart, 369 Manhattan Avenue
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: 369 Manhattan, LLC
Designed by: zh ArchitectsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $89,260 

Late Design Phase

Project: Solara Phase 2
City, State: Rotterdam, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Bruns Realty Group LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Black Mountain ArchitectureLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Harris A. Sanders Architects, P.C.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Project: Zero Place
City, State: New Paltz, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Net-Zero Development LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Integral Building DesignLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Bolder Architecture, PLLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Project: 425 Grand Concourse
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Trinity Financial, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Dattner Architects D.C.PLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Project: 2050 Grand Concourse
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Unique People Services, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Project: Park Haven
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: The Community Builders, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Bright PowerLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and SLCE Architects LLP Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Awarded: $750,000

Project: Rheingold Senior Housing
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Southside United Southside United Housing Development Fund CorporationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Magnusson Architecture and Planning PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Project: Sendero Verde Building A
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Acacia Network Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Handel Architects LLPLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $750,000

Project: St. Marks Passive House
City, State: Brooklyn, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Masmore Corporation
Designed by: Cycle Architecture + PlanningLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Awarded: $238,920

Project: Engine 16
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: Adaptive Reuse
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: 223 E. 25th Street, LLC
Designed by: Baxt Ingui Architects PCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $197,010

Under Construction

Project: 1182 Woodycrest Development
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: The Bluestone OrganizationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Altanova LLC EnergyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Crown Architecture and Consulting, D.P.C.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $412,860

Project: 515 East 86th Street
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Sky Management Corp.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Arquitectonica New York P.C.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $500,000

Project: Flow Chelsea 211 West 29th Street
City, State: New York, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Bernstein Real EstateLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: zh ArchitectsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $500,000

Project: Tree of Life
City, State: Queens, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: First Jamaica Community & Urban Development Corp, and The Bluestone OrganizationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: GF55 Architects LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $500,000

Project: North Miller Passive Multifamily
City, State: Newburgh, New York
Construction Type: Adaptive Reuse
Market Sector: Low-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Urban Myth Construction affiliated with Stephen Taya Property Management
Designed by: Northeast Projects, LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and The Figure Ground Studio Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $39,720

Post-Completion Performance Optimization

Project: Park Avenue Green
City, State: Bronx, New York
Construction Type: New Construction
Market Sector: High-Rise Multifamily
Developed by: Omni New York, LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Designed by: Bright Power, Inc.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Award: $250,000