2017 New York Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

The Best of the Best


The following awards celebrate the participants whose work has excelled most during the ratings period. From ratings given by both judges and the marketplace, they have earned their title as Best of the Best.

Design Champion

New York City Department of Design and ConstructionView

Public Safety Answering Centre II
Architecture - Public and Institutional | Commissioner: New York City Department of Design and Construction | Creator: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

NYC Ferry Operated by Hornblower
Service - Community | Commissioner: New York City Economic Development Corporation | Creator: Hornblower

Municipal Service Design Studio
Service - Government | Commissioner: Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity | Creator: Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity

Times Square Reconstruction
Urban Design | Commissioner: NYC Dept of Transportation & NYC Dept of Design and Construction | Creator: Snøhetta

The Manhattan Greenway
Urban Design | Commissioner: The City of New York | Creator: The City of New York