March 10th, 2014
Architect John L. Sullivan III (Cornell Class of 1962, B.Arch. ’63) and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners have received a 2014 Design Award from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) for the 2011 wing at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.
The AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City–based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe, honoring the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence. The award for the wing was one of five honors presented in the architecture category this year.
Sullivan also worked on the original museum project for Cornell in 1973, designed by architect I. M. Pei. In all, AIANY conferred 35 honor and merit awards this year for architecture, interiors, projects, and urban design. The winning projects will be exhibited April 23–June 17 at the Center for Architecture in New York City.
In 2013, the wing was jointly honored by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, receiving both their International Architecture Award and American Architecture Award.