We have been been honored with the Popular Choice Award for Architizer A+ Awards’ Student Design-Build category by you: our members, alumni, colleagues, friends, family, and partners! Check out our project profile on Architizer.com.
The Architizer A+ Awards is a venue for the year’s most prominent, innovative architecture projects around the world. Did you know that there were entries from 100 countries? This year, over 150,000 votes were cast… and we won the Popular Choice Award!
Who or what is the Architizer A+ Awards?
Architizer, the world’s largest and fastest growing website for architecture launched the definitive architectural award program with 50+ categories and over 200 jurors. The Architizer A+ Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide.
Who were the judges and how was it judged?
Winners are chosen by our illustrious jury including such industry luminaries as Charles Renfro, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as people from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA).
Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following criteria: Form, Function, Innovation, Intent, Reality
First, we were selected out of the thousands of projects that were submitted to be one of the Top 5 Finalists for the Student Design-Build category. Then, the Popular Choice Award was awarded based on public voting that began February 14, 2013 and ended March 8, 2013.
What did we win?
We have been selected as a Popular Choice Winner, and two representatives for CUSD will attend a red carpet gala in New York City on May 16th, where we’ll get to rub elbows with the industry’s foremost professionals, luminaries and celebrities.
Additionally, we have won a beautifully-designed statuette trophy by Snarkitecture. Find out more about this trophy on Architizer.
Finally, as an Architizer A+ Award recipient, our work will also be featured on Architizer.com and publicized by our partners.
What does this award mean for CUSD?
Here are a few words from Architizer, “Now more than ever, the value of architecture is crucial for every city and nation around the globe. As an A+ Award recipient, your work exemplifies excellence in the industry, which you’ll be able to share with your clients and colleagues.”
More importantly, for us, this victory reaffirms enthusiasm and support for hands-on design-build projects that focus on resilient design and collaboration. All of us in CUSD are truly grateful and honored for your support and enthusiasm from the project’s inception to this award.
With much gratitude,
Cornell University Sustainable Design Team