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The Brooklyn-Queens Awards now include the Bronx.

The AIA Bronx Chapter collaborates with Brooklyn and Queens for the BQDA Design Awards. Be sure to Register your 2018 Design Award entries.

Photo: 2017 Award Presentation by the AIA Chapter Presidents. 

Left to Right: Dmitry Shenker (Brooklyn), an award recipient, Antonio Freda (Bronx), Adedosu Joshua (Queens) and James Oliva (Staten Island).




2017 bronx winners

BQDA Award of Excellence – Residential

Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC  (Bronx, NY)

Creston Avenue Residences

10-story, 66-unit development with 21 units set aside for chronically homeless adults utilizing Medicaid. It is the first building funded by the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team Housing Capital Program. Completed: 2015 

Photo Credit: Magnusson Architecture and Planning 

BQDA Award of Excellence – Unbuilt

Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson  (Bronx, NY)
North Brother Island School + Habitat

 North Brother Island School + Habitat is an adaptive reuse project for an inclusionary learning facility for Autistic children, including supplementary public landscapes, research buildings and wildlife conservation areas. It is a necessary resource for New York City, which is heavily underserved in terms of schools addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 Photo Credit: Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson

BQDA Award of Merit

Bernheimer Architecture (Bronx, NY)

1490 Southern Boulevard

1490 Southern Blvd, a 50,000sf all affordable mixed-use residential development for seniors, is located in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the Bronx, NY. The general massing responds to both local context and cardinal orientation while the main required zoning setback is given back to the residents of the building as a communal outdoor space for gathering and growing – both symbolically and physically. The project provides a rich array of indoor and outdoor amenities for the residents of the building including significant landscaped zones on multiple levels, following the tenets of active design guidelines and encouraging health and physical movement.

Photo Credit: Bernheimer Architecture