The $10,000 Grand Prize in this year's Prism Awards was presented to a survivor of the 9/11 attacks, as judges honored the work done at the 90 West Street Building in New York, NY, which took a direct hit as the collapsing North Tower of the World Trade Center ripped through its granite facade. The distinguished honor of this year's top prize acknowledges the impressive restoration achieved by Conventional Stone & Marble Corp.
The competition places an emphasis on installations that demonstrated an original use of technology, or successfully combined aesthetics with function in a unique or interesting way.
Judges for this year's program were Rick Nelson, AIA, Booth Hansen Associates, Chicago, IL; Richard Becker, AIA, Becker Architects, Chicago; Steve Burns, AIA, Burns+Beyeri Architects, Inc., Chicago; and, Chuck Muehlbauer, MIA Technical Director.
This year's winners included:
- Grand Prize: 90 West Street Building, New York, NY
- Residential First Prize: Snowmass Village Residence, Aspen, CO
- Residential Award of Merit: â€œThe Rain Catcher,â€ Ghent, NY
- Commercial Award of Merit: World Trade Center Plaza, Denver, CO
- ï€ Institutional First Prize: Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM
- ï€ Institutional Award of Merit: Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing, MI
- Special Award of Merit for Detail: Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center, Annapolis, MD