Awards and recognition

Bryant Park Awards

  • 2012 Good Design Award
  • The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
    The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
  • Category: Environments 2012
    Bryant Park Litter Receptacles
    Ignacio Ciocchini, Designer
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • December 2012
  • 2010 Silver Spark Design Award
  • Spark Design Awards
  • Bryant Park Litter Receptacles
    Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
    Bryant Park Corporation / Chelsea Improvement Company
  • November 2010
  • Great Places in America: Public Spaces
  • American Planning Association
  • Category: Public Spaces
    Bryant Park, New York City
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • October 2010
  • WOW Award
  • PR News
  • Category: WOW
    Southwest Airlines Co., The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • October 2010
  • 2010 Downtown Achievement Awards: Merit Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Southwest Porch
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • October 2010
  • 2010 Landmark Award
  • American Society of Landscape Architects and The National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Category: Professional Awards
    Redesign of Bryant Park, 1989
    Olin Studios, Inc.
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • May 2010
  • Reggie Award - Gold
  • Promotion Marketing Association
  • Category: Experiential Marketing (Budget over $1,000,000)
    Civic Entertainment Group, The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
    The Civic Entertainment Group
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • March 2010
  • Reggie Award - Gold
  • Promotion Marketing Association
  • Category: Local, Regional Marketing (Budget over $1,000,000)
    Civic Entertainment Group, The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
    The Civic Entertainment Group
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • March 2010
  • 2009 Downtown Achievement Awards
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Bryant Park Winter Program
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • September 2009
  • 2008 Downtown Achievement Awards
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Bryant Park Restrooms
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • June 2008
  • 2008 Downtown Achievement Awards
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Social Issues
    Bryant Park Word for Word Series
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • June 2008
  • 2008 NYC Neighborhood Achievement Awards
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Category: Placemaking
    Bryant Park Programming
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • February 2008
  • 2007 New York City Neighborhood Achievement Awards
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Category: Placemaking
    The Pond at Bryant Park
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • July 2007
  • The William E. Simon Prize in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Daniel A. Biederman
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • 2007
  • 2004 Neighborhood Achievement Awards
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Bryant Park Reading Room
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • 2004
  • 2004 Neighborhood Development Achievement Awards
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Category: Public Space / Outstanding Achievement
    Bryant Park Reading Room, HBO Summer Film Festival
    Bryant Park Corporation
  • 2004
  • Industrial Design Excellence Award 2002 - Bronze (IDEA 2002)
  • Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine
  • Category: Environments
    Bryant Park Sign System
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • June 2002
  • The EDRA/Places Awards for Place Design and Place Research
  • Environmental Design Research Association
  • Category: Place Design and Place Research
    Bryant Park
    Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, New York
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • Autumn 1998
  • Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    The New Bryant Park
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • 1997
  • President's Award
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Category: New York Chapter
    Daniel Biederman / Bryant Park Corporation
    Daniel Biederman
  • 1996
  • Award for Excellence
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Bryant Park
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • 1996
  • Landscape Presentation Award
  • The Preservation League of New York State
  • Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • 1995
  • Urban Design Honor Awards
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Category: Urban Design
    Bryant Park and the Fifth Avenue Terrace of the New York Public Library
    Hanna/Olin Ltd: Urban Landscape Architects; Davis Brody & Associates; Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer & Associates; Kupiec & Koutsomitis Architects PC; Bryant Park Restoration Corporation; NYPL; NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; owners and clients
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • May 1994
  • 1994 Big Apple Award
  • International Furnishings and Design Association
  • Category: New York Chapter
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • 1994
  • Certificate of Merit
  • The Municipal Art Society of New York
  • The Restoration of Bryant Park
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • 1992
  • Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Communications
    "The New Bryant Park" Information/Fundraising Packet
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • 1989
  • 1984 Award for Distinguished Community Service
  • Goldome
  • Restoration of Bryant Park
    Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
  • December 1984

Other Awards Won by Our Staff

  • 2013 IDA Merit Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Free Public WiFi Network
    Chelsea Improvement Company
  • August 2013
  • 2012 Good Design Award
  • The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
    The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
  • Category: Environments 2012
    CityBench
    Ignacio Ciocchini, Designer
    Chelsea Improvement Company
  • December 2012
  • 2012 IDA Merit Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    CityBench
    Chelsea Improvement Company
  • September 2012
  • 2012 IDA Merit Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Select Bus Service Vending Machine Graphics and Interface Redesign
    34th Street Partnership
  • September 2012
  • 2010 Downtown Pinnacle Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Chelsea Triangle
    Chelsea Improvement Company
  • October 2010
  • Big Apple Greeter
  • Celebrate New York 2009 Awards
  • Daniel A. Biederman
  • December 2009
  • 2009 Silver Spark Award
  • Spark Design Awards
  • SW Chelsea Streetscape Collection
    Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
    Chelsea Improvement Company
  • November 2009
  • 2008 NYC Neighborhood Achievement Awards
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Category: Placemaking
    Chelsea Triangle
    Chelsea Improvement Company
  • February 2008
  • 2007 Downtown Achievement Awards: Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association, Walker Parking Consultants
  • Category: Transportation
    Parking Regulations Sign System
    34th Street Partnership
  • July 2007
  • 20th Annual Excellence in Design Competition, Bronze Medal
  • Appliance Magazine
  • Category: Commercial / Vending Appliances
    34th Street News box
    34th Street Partnership
  • April 2007
  • 2007 Jury Award
  • Society for Environmental Graphic Design
  • 34th Street Parking Sign System
    34th Street Partnership
  • 2007
  • Industrial Design Excellence Award 2006 (IDEA 2006), Bronze IDEA Award
  • Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine
  • Category: Environments
    34th Street Outdoor Information Carts
    34th Street Partnership
  • September 2006
  • 2005 Award for Excellence
  • Urban Land Institute
  • 34th Street Streetscape Program
    34th Street Partnership
  • April 2005
  • 2003 New York City Neighborhood Development Awards: Award of Merit
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Category: Public Space
    Custom Designed Street Furniture
    34th Street Partnership
  • July 2003
  • SEGD 2003 Awards: Award of Merit
  • Society for Environmental Graphic Design
  • Category: Wayfinding
    34th Street Partnership Self-Illuminating Street Sign
    34th Street Partnership
  • June 2003
  • 2002 New York City Neighborhood Development Awards: Award of Merit
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Category: Public Space
    Herald and Greeley Square Parks
    34th Street Partnership
  • July 2002
  • Awards for Excellence in Design
  • The Art Commission of the City of New York
  • New Pay Telephone Enclosure, 34th Street Partnership contribution to NYC streetscape design
    34th Street Partnership
  • March 2001
  • 2000 Downtown Achievement Awards: Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Public Space
    Herald and Greeley Squares
    34th Street Partnership
  • August 2000
  • Thirteenth Annual Brendan Gill Prize
  • The Municipal Art Society of New York
  • Category: Horticulture
    Maureen Hackett, Director of Horticulture
    34th Street Partnership
  • August 2000
  • Lucy G. Moss Preservation Award
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Category: Preservation
    Preservation Award for Herald and Greeley Squares
    34th Street Partnership
  • April 2000
  • Merit Award: 101 Park Avenue Streetscape Improvements
  • New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Category: New Jersey Chapter
    Grand Central Partnership, 101 Park Avenue Streetscape Improvements
    Grand Central Partnership
  • February 2000
  • Quality of Life and Community Service Award
  • Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Beautification of 34th Street and Grand Central Partnership Streets
    Daniel Biederman
  • October 1998
  • Project of the Year Award, Streetscape Improvements
  • Metro NY/NJ Construction Management Association of America
  • Grand Central Partnership Streetscape Improvements
    Grand Central Partnership
  • May 1998
  • Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Retail Improvement Program
    34th Street Partnership
  • 1997
  • Arbor Day Award
  • National Arbor Day Foundation
  • Grand Central Partnership Streetscape Program
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1996
  • Award of Merit
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Category: New York Chapter
    Retail Improvement Program for both 34th Street and Grand Central
    34th Street Partnership / Grand Central Partnership
  • June 1995
  • Green Thumb Award
  • The East Side Association
  • Grand Central Horticulture
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1995
  • Apple Neighborhood Achievement Award
  • Apple Bank
  • 34th Street Partnership
  • 1993
  • Donald C. Platten Corporation Environmental Award
  • We Care About New York INC.
  • Grand Central Partnership
  • 1993
  • Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Category: Downtown Trends
    The Homeless and other Downtown Social Initiatives
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1993
  • Star Award: Successful Transforming Actions in the Region
  • Regional Planning Association
  • Grand Central Partnership
  • 1992
  • Media Award - Exceptional Merit
  • Community Action Network
  • Homeless Shelter Rooftop Garden
    Grand Central Partnership, Rodale Press, Inc.
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1992
  • 1991 "New York Loves You" Award
  • New York State Department of Economic Development
  • For contribution to the importance of NY State's tourism, and environment
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1991
  • Award for Excellence
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Grand Central Partnership
  • 1991
  • Outstanding Planning Award
  • American Planning Association
  • Category: Planning Implementation
    Master plan for the Grand Central District
    Grand Central Partnership, Benjamin Thompson Associates, Inc. Architects
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1991
  • Manhattan Transition Center's Community Based Programs
  • Board of Education - City of New York
  • Grand Central Partnership
  • 1991
  • Merit Award
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Master Plan for the Grand Central District
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1990
  • Special Achievement Award
  • International Downtown Association
  • Security Force Regulations and Procedure Book
    Grand Central Partnership
  • 1989

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