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Best of Year Awards - 2021 Finalists


Final Category Formal Project Name Lead Firm Name
budget Novotel Miami BHDM Design
budget Cast Iron House Playroom Inaba Williams Architecture
budget Guandong Affordable Housing L&M Design Lab
budget Gemdale Corporate Lobby One Plus Partnership
budget office Studio Runway DKstudio Architects
budget office Zwift Headquarters IA Interior Architects
budget office Adobe Times Square M Moser Associates
budget office Signify Health Perkins&Will
higher education University of Pennsylvania Meeting & Guesthouse Deborah Berke Partners
higher education The David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago Diller Scofidio + Renfro
higher education Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University LMN Architects
higher education Bergami Center for Science, Technology, & Innovation, University of New Haven Svigals + Partners
early education City Kids Barker Associates Architecture Office
early education Digital Media Library, Monte Sinai School Mayer Hasbani
early education Pinghe Bibliotheater Open Architecture
early education Meiyi Royal Kindergarten Education Center Pal Design Group
kids' zone Animal Adventure Island Fenhom·Urodesign Studio
kids' zone Fudi Changchun Karen Lake Forest Experience Center Fun Connection Design
kids' zone Bay Area Discovery Museum Olson Kundig
kids' zone Educatorium Tinker Imagineers
exhibition How It Was: Space and History, History Museum Graz Innocad Architecture
exhibition Open the Box, 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale Louise Braverman Architect
exhibition Four Dioramas, 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale NemeStudio
exhibition Beethoven Moves, Kunsthistorisches Museum Tom Postma Design
installation Binary Spectrum Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
installation Cerith Wyn Evans and Conrad Shawcross, Paul Hastings Office LSM
installation Fragrance with Lotus Flowers Nakamura Kazunobu Design-Works
installation Gemdale Tye Dye Pavilion One Plus Partnership
installation Duckt, 2021 London Design Biennale Revery Architecture
large museum/art gallery Dia Chelsea Architecture Research Office
large museum/art gallery Galleries & Graduate Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  Eastlake Studio
large museum/art gallery Mingei International Museum Luce et Studio
large museum/art gallery Hauser & Wirth Menorca Luis Laplace
large museum/art gallery Bridgestone Innovation Gallery Moment
small museum/art gallery Kiuchi Construction History Gallery Nomura Co.
small museum/art gallery National Monument Kamp Amersfoort Tinker Imagineers and Inbo
small museum/art gallery Dong Fureng House Museum WIT Design & Research
small museum/art gallery Claudia and Nelson Peltz Social Lab, Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles  Yazdani Studio
entertainment SoFi Stadium HKS
entertainment Luoyang Zhengda Opera House One Plus Partnership
entertainment Wan Fat Jinyi Cinema One Plus Partnership
entertainment Pingshan Theater Open Architecture
library Learnscape  Innocad architecture
library Riverside Main Library Johnson Favaro
library Xi'an Fangsuo Commune LSD Interior Design
library Adams Street Branch, Boston Public Library NADAAA
library Learning Innovation Hub, International School of Prague Studio Perspektiv
library Roxbury Branch, Boston Public Library Utile
government/institutional Madaline Terrace Dake Wells Architecture
government/institutional Park Avenue Synagogue MBB Architects
government/institutional Arrupe Hall, Saint Joseph's University Moto Designshop
government/institutional Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
government/institutional Grossweikersdorf Community Center Smartvoll
transportation Changsha Subway Digital Art Space Li Shaobo Studio
transportation Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal LMN Architects
transportation Security Checkpoint, Midway International Airport  Muller2
transportation E Carpark Oft Interiors
transportation Ticketed Waiting Room, Moynihan Train Hall  Rockwell Group and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
social impact Understood, Inc Float Design Studio
social impact Aktion Mensch Headquarters Ippolito Fleitz Group
social impact Northside Center for Child Development Matiz Architecture & Design
social impact Hugo House NBBJ
social impact American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge Perkins&Will
greater good: supportive housing Tiny Victories Chioco Design
greater good: supportive housing Navig8, Council District 8 Homeless Navigation Center John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
greater good: supportive housing Chandler Tiny Homes Village Bridge Housing for the Homeless Lehrer Architects LA
greater good: supportive housing Homebase Olson Kundig
greater good: supportive housing Friends of Ruby Home Yabu Pushelberg
environmental impact Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters Lever Architecture
environmental impact Whitepod Eco-Chalets Montalba Architects
environmental impact Google Store New York Reddymade
environmental impact Santa Ana Arts Collective Studio One Eleven
environmental impact Ford Calumet Environmental Center Valerio Dewalt Train and Media Objectives
outdoor space 175 Pearl Street Architecture + Information 
outdoor space Bamboo Bamboo Canopy and Pavilions LLLab.
outdoor space Facebook Spring District NBBJ and FreeForm
outdoor space Plaza Satélite Park Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
outdoor space Rise Park Studio One Eleven and RDC
healthcare Surgical and Innovation Training Lab, University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine  CannonDesign
healthcare Center for Community Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Perkins Eastman
healthcare Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, White Plains Hospital Perkins Eastman
healthcare Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building, University of California San Francisco  SmithGroup and Mark Cavagnero Associates
healthcare Pediatrics Unit, UPMC Harrisburg Stantec Architecture and Engineering and Metcalfe Architecture and Design
health clinic HealthQuarters Alda Ly Architecture
health clinic The Most Cured Home in the World Fun Connection Design
health clinic Paris Dental Studio JCPCDR Architecture
health clinic Razzle Dazzlescape MNOffice
health clinic Taiwan Airlee Biomedical + Cosmetic Policlinic WIT Design & Research
dispensary Sweet Seven Cannabis DKstudio Architect
dispensary Hatch DMAC Architecture
dispensary Skymint Patrick Thompson Design and Smith A+D
dispensary Alchemy Studio Paolo Ferrari
fitness Proswim Club DU Studio
fitness Trail House, Enchantment Resort Gluckman Tang Architects
fitness Kendall Square Corporate Wellness Center Merge Architects and Utile
fitness Equinox Beale Street RDC
beauty/spa Six Senses Spa and Studio Building Jonathan Leitersdorf and Six Senses 
beauty/spa Haiyi Nail, Mixc World  MOC Design Office
beauty/spa Dundas Square Barber Nivek Remas
beauty/spa Valle San Nicolás Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
beauty/spa Green Massage Shanghai Lujiazui Vermilion Zhou Design Group
bar/lounge/social club Chief AvroKO
bar/lounge/social club Spice and Barley Enter Projects Asia
bar/lounge/social club MASSminors One Fine Day Studio + Partners
bar/lounge/social club The Panorama Room, Graduate Roosevelt Island Parts and Labor Design
bar/lounge/social club M+ Lounge CL3 Architects
coffee/tea Relic Shelter Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
coffee/tea CoCo TaiJian Lane OYTT Design
coffee/tea Nemesis Coffee Perkins&Will
coffee/tea HeyTea UND Design Studio
coffee/tea Dot Coffee Station Yod Group
counter service Guangqumen Community Convenience Store L&M Design Lab
counter service Dengo Chocolates  Matheus Farah e Manoel Maia Arquitetura
counter service McDonald’s CUBE Flagship Steve Leung Design Group
counter service Pudu Pudu Uxus
casual dining Trois NC Design & Architecture
casual dining Papi  Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
casual dining Lunar Sò Studio
casual dining Be:Side  Supermaniac
casual dining Nautilus Pier Four Workshop/APD
fine dining Be.Stéak.Ă Arcsine Architecture and Design
fine dining Esperanza Atelier Gulla Jonsdottir
fine dining Iris INC Architecture & Design
fine dining Samna Yod Group
hotel dining Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen AB Concept
hotel dining Feast, East Hong Kong Conran and Partners
hotel dining Primo, JW Marriott Ritz Resort  Dutch East Design and Baker Barrios Architects
hotel dining Nearly Ninth, Arlo Midtown MeyerDavis
outdoor dining Galileo Terroir Bentel and Bentel Architects
outdoor dining Maiden Korea Dash Marshall
outdoor dining Design for Distancing Gensler
outdoor dining Block Party Perkins&Will
resort     Sala Bang Pa-in Department of Architecture Co.
resort     DongFengYun Hotel Mi'Le-MGallery Cheng Chung Design
resort     Alila Marea Beach Resort Markzeff and Joseph Wong Design Associates
resort     Patina Maldives Hotel Studio MK27
resort     Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia WATG and Wimberly Interiors
resort     AutoCamp Cape Cod Workshop/APD
chain hotel W Osaka Concrete
chain hotel Hilton Changsha Riverside Interscape Design Associates
chain hotel Canopy by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Markzeff, Gensler, and Lake Flato
chain hotel Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Rockwell Group
chain hotel Graduate Roosevelt Island Stonehill Taylor and Snøhetta
boutique hotel Joseph Nashville INC Architecture & Design and Arquitectonica
boutique hotel Arlo Midtown Meyer Davis and Marvel Designs
boutique hotel Ace Hotel Brooklyn Roman & Williams and Stonehill Taylor
boutique hotel Icon Lab Hotel Tomo Design
boutique hotel The Londoner Yabu Pushelberg
hotel transformation Hyatt House Chicago KOO and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
hotel transformation Hotel Kansas City KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group
hotel transformation Parador De León  Merry Design Studio and Suinta
hotel transformation Cheval Blanc Paris Peter Marino Architect
hotel transformation La Colombe d'Or Hotel Rottet Studio and Munoz + Albin
hotel transformation Blossom House Shanghai On The Bund Vermilion Zhou Design Group
large corporate office Keurig Dr Pepper Headquarters Corgan
large corporate office Shiseido Global Vision Center Gensler
large corporate office Horizon Therapeutics Lamar Johnson Collaborative
large corporate office Waste Management Headquarters Perkins&Will
medium corporate office AEW Elkus Manfredi Architects
medium corporate office Confidential Science Client Gensler
medium corporate office Bacardi Paris IA Interior Architects and Holmes Architecture
medium corporate office Roche Laboratories Headquarters Saguez & Partners
medium corporate office Fortuna Entertainment Group Studio Perspektiv
small corporate office 203 Masaryk Penthouse Office Álvaro H. Félix Studio
small corporate office Zhen Fund Adam Sokol Architecture Practice
small corporate office Schöller SI Ippolito Fleitz Group
small corporate office Early Childhood Authority  Roar
small corporate office Artis Ventures Studio O+A
finance office Cboe Global Markets Headquarters CannonDesign
finance office BentallGreenOak Fogarty Finger
finance office Ninety One HLW
finance office Thompson Street Capital Partners HOK
finance office Citi Wealth Hub Ministry of Design
creative office Accent Decor Gensler
creative office Hangzhou Qingmo L&M Design Lab
creative office Nike Icon Studios Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
creative office Springair Office + Exhibition Space MMC Design
creative office VF Headquarters Rapt Studio
tech office Hudson River Trading Gensler
tech office Nuestar HKS
tech office Uber Mission Bay Headquarters Huntsman Architectural Group, RMW, Pfau Long, and SHoP Architects
tech office LendingTree Headquarters Redline Design Group and Kelley Vieregg Interior Design
tech office Alternative Technology Client Revel Architecture & Design
coworking office Headway Coworking Da Bureau
coworking office The Shop  EskewDumezRipple
coworking office Convene Partners by Design
coworking office Kearny Point Building 78 Annex Studios Architecture and WXY Architecture + Urban Design
coworking office Duo Yun Xuan Art Center Yushe Design
firm's own office Gensler Raleigh Office Gensler
firm's own office Goodo Design Office GOODO Design and Plancut Design
firm's own office M-Design Office M-Design
firm's own office Nine Do Office Nine Do
firm's own office SOM Chicago Office Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
office transformation  Confidential Client AECOM
office transformation  Fintech Office Corgan and Kuchar
office transformation  Boston Consulting Group Gensler
office transformation  The Campus Kokuyo Co.
office transformation  175 Haussmann PCA-Stream and RF Studio
corporate cafeteria Dock 72 Fogarty Finger
corporate cafeteria NFL Headquarters Commissary Gensler
corporate cafeteria Shiseido Zebra Café Gensler
corporate cafeteria Shure Perkins&Will
commercial lobby + amenity space Dock 72 Fogarty Finger
commercial lobby + amenity space 88 Kearny Lobby Gensler
commercial lobby + amenity space 444 North Michigan Avenue Huntsman Architectural Group
commercial lobby + amenity space YTL Headquarters Ministry of Design
commercial lobby + amenity space 55 M Street The Switzer Group
building facade Lantern Art Space ADARC International Studio
building facade Miami Beach Convention Center Fentress Architects and Arquitectonica
building facade Lantern House Heatherwick Studio
building facade Ya Space! Pig Design
building facade 111 Varick S9 Architecture & Engineering
building facade Jardine Apartments Shimoda Design Group
domestic residential lobby + amenity space The Alyx at EchelonSeaport Jeffrey Beers International and Kohn Pedersen Fox
domestic residential lobby + amenity space 90 Morton Leroy Street Studio
domestic residential lobby + amenity space Park Grove Residences Meyer Davis and OMA
domestic residential lobby + amenity space 5Pointz LIC Mojo Stumer Associates
international residential lobby + amenity space Yango Hygge Art and Lifestyle Center Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design
international residential lobby + amenity space Foshan Poly Yunxi Life Experience Hall Karv One Design
international residential lobby + amenity space Timber House NC Design & Architecture
international residential lobby + amenity space Atrium House Via.
multiunit housing 75 Kenmare Andre Kikoski Architect
multiunit housing The Smile BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
multiunit housing Granville1500 Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
multiunit housing MIT Site 4 NADAAA
multiunit housing 2177 3rd Street Woods Bagot
senior living Sunrise at East 56th Champalimaud Design and SLCE Architects
senior living Inspir Carnegie Hill Handel Architects
senior living Watermark at Brooklyn Heights Lemay + Escobar Architecture and Montroy Demarco Architecture
senior living Ridge Pinehurst StudioSix5
senior living Puwan CCRC Community Center WIT Design & Research
large apartment Dusk Penthouse Conran and Partners
large apartment Vanke Hushanyuanzhu Villa Maudea Design Studio
large apartment Perez Residence, Park Grove Meyer Davis
large apartment Downtown Developer Loft Reimagined SheltonMIndel
large apartment MW Apartment Studio Arthur Casas
small apartment TriBeCa Apartment Enze Architects
small apartment 76th Street Apartment Messana O'Rorke
small apartment Candy Cube Residence NC Design & Architecture 
small apartment Bauman loft NefaArchitects
city house Art House Aidlin Darling Design
city house West Hollywood Residence Clive Wilkinson Architects
city house 3131 CBR David Jameson Architect
city house Cummings Estate Ghislaine Viñas and Chet Architecture
city house Filigree House Moto Designshop
city house Home for Martial Arts Pone Architecture
country house Casa Rancho Avándaro Chain + Siman
country house Liminal House David Jameson Architect
country house Ballantrae Country House Drew Mandel Architects
country house August Moon Span Architecture
beach house Bridge House Architecture Plus Information and Unionworks
beach house Stony Hill Bates Masi + Architects
beach house Lathhouse Birdseye
beach house Amagansett Residence West Chin Architects & Interior Designers
beach house Salfish Point Residence Workshop/APD
small house Peach Blossom Garden L&M Design Lab
small house Jackson Avenue Messana O'Rorke
small house Root Trail Bungalow SheltonMindel
small house Portage Bay Float Home Studio DIAA
small house Moore House Woods + Dangaran
residential transformation Mariposa House Brininstool + Lynch
residential transformation Deer Park House Odami
residential transformation House on Lake Maitland Steven Harris Architects, Rees Roberts and Partners, and Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
residential transformation Lincoln Park Residence Suzanne Lovell
residential transformation Twin Bridges Workstead
residential landscape Atherton Pavilions Feldman Architecture and Thuilot Associates 
residential landscape Coli Jinxi Mansion H&S Concept
residential landscape Private Eden Janice Parker Landscape Architects
residential landscape Casa De Las Ardillas Surfacedesign
kitchen + bath Tambour Loft Dash Marshall
kitchen + bath Gallery House DKstudio Architects
kitchen + bath Aurora Private Lodge Snorre Stinessen Architecture
kitchen + bath Pau Alcover House Room Studio
kitchen + bath Moore House Woods + Dangaran
residential sales center Jinan Bocuiminghu Textile Culture and Arts Exhibition Hall Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design
residential sales center Times China Icar Town Center C&C Design Co.
residential sales center Time River Experience Center CLV.Design
residential sales center Gemdale Urban Nest Dome & Associates
residential sales center White Mountain Club House Kris Lin International Design
residential sales center A Geometric Answer to the Poetic Wildness Pone Architecture
showroom Anbong Home AD Architecture
showroom Midea Smart Home Retail Lab Leaping Creative
showroom +55design Store Studio Arthur Casas
showroom Zanotta House New York Tihany Design and Zanotta 
large retail Yatai New Dynamic Arizon Design
large retail X11 Global Flagship Store BloomDesign
large retail Louis Vuitton Namiki Ginza Peter Marino Architect
large retail La Samaritaine Yabu Pushelberg
small retail Peninsula Boutique + Café Conran and Partners
small retail David Yurman 57th Street Gabellini Sheppard Associates
small retail H.E.A.T Experiential Store Leaping Creative
small retail Basto MOC Design Office
small retail Haydon Tomshi & Associates
bookstore Mumokuteki  Luo Studio
bookstore KidsWinshare Plus Panorama Design Group
bookstore Jetlag WIT Design & Research
bookstore Tianya Books Wutopia Lab
bookstore Dujiangyan Zhongshuge X+Living
staircase One Pearl Bay 2pirdesign
staircase ARO CetraRuddy
staircase Cummings Estate Chet Architecture and Ghislaine Viñas
staircase Jiangnan Zan LYCS Architecture
staircase Crown Sydney Meyer Davis and Foster + Partners
staircase Arrupe Hall, Saint Joseph's University Moto Designshop
environmental branding + graphics Oracle Austin Waterfront Campus Asterisk and STG Design
environmental branding + graphics Bambo Beauty Cadena Concept Design
environmental branding + graphics Toll Brothers Headquarters D2 Groups
environmental branding + graphics Waste Management Headquarters Perkins&Will
environmental branding + graphics Drinks&Co Saguez & Partners
marketing + branding collateral Clayton Members Club & Hotel Brand Bureau
marketing + branding collateral Bel-Fries Crème
marketing + branding collateral Reseat Rapt Studio
on the boards: commercial Armitaj Art-Hotel Hariri & Hariri Architecture 
on the boards: commercial ARC 2021 CMA|SIMA Virtual Conference HKS
on the boards: commercial Hana Bank Headquarters NBBJ
on the boards: commercial Timber + Stone Schiller Projects
on the boards: commercial Morgan North Shimoda Design Group
on the boards: residential Pembroke House De-Spec
on the boards: residential Gaxiola House Ezequiel Farca
on the boards: residential Napa Valley Winery House Ezequiel Farca
on the boards: residential Upper West Side Condos II By IV Design
on the boards: residential House of Many Houses Innocad Architecture and Superunique
shining moment Peacock Cellar August Green
shining moment Choreography Karv One Design
shining moment One Vanderbilt Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
shining moment Audrey Irmas Pavilion L'Observatoire International and OMA
shining moment Sinan Books  Wutopia Lab