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Arup salutes the winners of AIA New York’s 2020 Design Awards

Jackie Wei Green Jackie Wei Green Senior Communications Leader,Los Angeles
1 July 2020

Please join Arup in celebrating the winners of AIA New York’s (AIA NY) 2020 Design Awards. We are proud to have contributed to the success of three of this year’s winning projects: The REACH at D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the High Line’s Solar Carve office tower, and Maryland’s Glenstone Museum.

Honor: The REACH

Steven Holl Architects garnered an AIA NY Honor Award (Cultural) for their work on The REACH—an iconic new addition to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center that uses a unique “language of forms” to create a vibrant and historically-sensitive public space. Arup is proud to have provided a range of MEP strategies that helped The REACH earn LEED Gold. 

The Reach at Kennedy Center outside view sunset The Reach at Kennedy Center outside view sunset

Merit: Solar Carve

Arup provided innovative façade design and structural strategies to Studio Gang for Solar Carve, which earned an AIA Merit Award (Commercial) in acknowledgement of its “characteristic pyramidal building envelope [which works] to maintain light and air” and showcases views of the High Line. 

Best in Competition: Glenstone

Thomas Phifer and Partners’ Glenstone museum expansion was named this year’s winner of AIA NY’s Best in Competition. Arup’s Matt Franks worked closely with the architect to develop the museum’s ambitious natural lighting scheme, which leverages the changing nature of light to shape the visitor experience and reveal nuances in the artwork on display. The project has also received a Lumen Award from the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC).

Glenstone exterior Glenstone exterior