Awards

34th Street Partnership Awards

2015 IDEA Finalist
Industrial Designers Society of America
Category: Environments
Know NYC: Interpretive Sign System
Ignacio Ciocchini, Jamie Song, Julie Ember, Eric Mueller, Norman Mintz
June 2015

2014 IDEA Finalist
Industrial Designers Society of America
Category: Environments
Know NYC: Interpretive Sign System
Ignacio Ciocchini, Jamie Song, Julie Ember, Eric Mueller, Norman Mintz
June 2014

2012 Bronze Spark Design Award
Spark Design Awards
Category: Communication
SBS Graphics and Interface Design
Ignacio Ciocchini, Julie Ember, Jamie Song: 34th Street Partnership
Margaret Coffey, Ted Orosz: MYA NYC Transit
William Carry, Neil Gagliardi, NYC DOT
December 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

Faces of Design Award
Faces of Design
Portfolio of Work
Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
Bryant Park Corporation, 34th Street Partnership, Chelsea Improvement Company
January 2011

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

Quality of Life and Community Service Award
Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Beautification of 34th Street and Grand Central Partnership Streets
Daniel Biederman
October 1998

Special Achievement Award
International Downtown Association
Retail Improvement Program
34th Street Partnership
1997

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

Apple Neighborhood Achievement Award
Apple Bank
34th Street Partnership
1993

Other Awards Won by Our Staff

2013 Silver Spark Design Award
Spark Design Awards
Category: Spaces
Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
Ignacio Ciocchini, Julie Ember, Neha Sabnis: Bryant Park Corporation
Nancy Thiel: Thiel Architecture + Design
November 2013

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 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

2012 Silver Spark Design Award
Spark Design Awards
Category: Product
CityBench
Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
Chelsea Improvement Company
December 2012

2012 IDA Merit Award
International Downtown Association
Category: Public Space
CityBench
Chelsea Improvement Company
September 2012

IDEA Finalist
Industrial Designers Society of America
CityBench
September 2012

IDEA Finalist
Industrial Designers Society of America
Bryant Park Litter Receptacles
June 2011

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 Downtown Pinnacle Award
International Downtown Association
Chelsea Triangle
Chelsea Improvement Company
October 2010

Curbed Awards 2010
curbed.com
Category: Urban Design
Coolest Seat on the Street
Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
Chelsea Improvement Company
September 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, Regionaa Streetscape Collection
Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
Chelsea Improvement Company
November 2009

Big Apple Greeter
Celebrate New York 2009 Awards
Daniel A. Biederman
December 2009

2009 Silver Spark Award
Silver Spark Awards
SW Chelsea Streetscape Collection
Ignacio Ciocchini, Industrial Designer
Chelsea Improvement Company
November 2009

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

2008 NYC Neighborhood Achievement Awards
NYC Department of Small Business Services
Category: Placemaking
Chelsea Triangle
Chelsea Improvement Company
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

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

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

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
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

Arbor Day Award
National Arbor Day Foundation
Grand Central Partnership Streetscape Program
Grand Central Partnership
1996

Landscape Presentation Award
The Preservation League of New York State
Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
1995

Green Thumb Award
The East Side Association
Grand Central Horticulture
Grand Central Partnership
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

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

Certificate of Merit
The Municipal Art Society of New York
The Restoration of Bryant Park
Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
1992

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
Category: Communications
“The New Bryant Park” Information/Fundraising Packet
Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
1989

Special Achievement Award
International Downtown Association
Security Force Regulations and Procedure Book
Grand Central Partnership
1989

1984 Award for Distinguished Community Service
Goldome
Restoration of Bryant Park
Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
December 1984