MPA projects have been awarded worldwide, from professional and trade organizations to competitions presided by juries representing the top of field. The following is a list of selected awards:

Children's Museum Lightweight Structures Special Mention

Architizer A+ Awards
Special Mention Award for Children’s Museum Lightweight Structures, 2015

International Landscape Biennial/Rosa Barba Prize Finalist
Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, 2014

Architizer Awards
Special Mention Award for Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, 2013

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
Award of Excellence for Staten Island Children’s Museum Lightweight Structure, 2013

Queens Chamber of Commerce
Award for Whitestone Library Learning Garden, 2011

AIA/Boston Society of Architects
Award for Integrated Transportation and Open-space Planning for Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, 2009

AIA, New York City
Project Merit Award for Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, 2008

AIA New York State
Design Merit Award for Duane Street Live Work Loft, 2008

Building Brooklyn Awards
PS 1 / Bergen School Library, 2008

Private Plots 08 – Die besten Gärten 08
Best Private Plots, 2008

NYC Department of Design and Construction, Design Excellence Program
2004-2006, 2006-ongoing

Glass City, Toledo ArtNET Gateway Competition
First Prize, 2005

Design Share Awards, International Forum for Innovative Schools
Citation Award for PS 1 / Bergen School Library, 2005

Philbrook Museum Garden Structures, Tulsa OK
Finalist, 2005

Open House New York 2005-2007
Duane Street Loft and Garden named one of five most popular sites

New York State Council on the Arts
Independent Projects Grant, 2004

Casal Monastero School, Rome, Italy
Finalist with Ganofalo Yoshimura Association, 2004

Environmental Design Research Association/ Places Design Journal
Honor Award for Place Design, 2003

American Institute of Architects/US Dept of Housing & Urban Development
HUD Secretary’s Community Building by Design Award, 2003

Designing the Highline Competition, as part of MPSSH Studio, NYC
Honorable Mention, 2003
Heritage Award Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Award, 2003

Mariners’ Harbor Houses Community Center, Staten Island, NY
Finalist, 2003

Wood Design Awards Program
Merit Award 2003

Cixi River Park, Cixi, China
Finalist, 2003

American Academy in Rome
Brunner Fellowship in Architecture (LP), 2003–04

Design Trust for Public Space, NY
Fellowships in Design (SM & LP), 2001, 2002–03

American Institute of Architects, Staten Island
Honor Award as is in Architecture, 2002 and 2003

National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC
“Creativity Grant” in Design Arts, 2002

Physical Fitness of Cities: vision & ethics in city building, Salt Lake City
International exhibition of significant practices, 2002 Winter Olympics

American Society of Landscape Architects,
Professional Awards, 2002
Merit Award, Project Category
Merit Awards, Communications Category

American Institute of Architecture, AIA, New York City Chapter
Design Award in Architecture, 2000

Fox Hill Community Development District, Staten Island, NY
Award of Excellence for Eib’s Pond Park, 2000

Florence W. Burden Foundation, NYC
Grants for Research, Studios, Projects, NYC (LP)
1999, 2000, 2001

New York Foundation for the Arts
Fellowship in Environmental Design, (LP) 1999

Historical Center Plan and Public Space, Udine, Italy
Honorable Mention, (SM) 1999

National Art & Design Street Tree Competition
First Prize for Street Tree Protection, 1998

Pier 40 Urban Proposal, NYC
Selected for Exhibition, 1998

Edmund Burke School, Middle School Addition, Washington DC
Finalist, 1997

American Institute of Architects,
Education Honor Award
(SM with Andrea Kahn, Columbia University) 1997

American Institute of Architects,
Education Honor Award
Award, (LP with Canol Burns, Harvard GSD) 1996

Petrosino Park Design Competition, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC
Selected Entry, 1996

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Tier III Digital Technology Research Grant (LP) 1995

National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC
Project Grant for Individuals, (LP) 1995

Greenport Waterfront Competition
Award Jury, (SM) 1995

Harvard University William F. Milton Fund
Research Grant, (LP) 1994

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Art & Architecture, Chicago
Grant for Architectural Research, (LP) 1994–95

Public Spaces for Boston City Hall Plaza Design Competition, Boston MA

Architectural League of New York, Young Architect Competition
Winner, (Linda Pollak) 1994

Boston Center for the Arts, Gateway Project Design Competition
First Prize, 1993

AIA/Boston Society of Architecture
Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture;
Special Award for Urban Design, 1993

Rhode Island School of Design
Development Grants, (LP) 1991, 1992

New York State Council of the Arts
Grant in Architecture (SM), 1988

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship in Architecture (LP), 1988

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Alpha Rho Chi Medal (LP), 1985

Fulbright Commission, Italian and American Governments
Fulbright Scholar (SM), 1982–84


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