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One Vanderbilt Wins 2024 AIA National Architecture Award

Envisioned as the first step in the revitalization of New York’s East Midtown and Grand Central District, One Vanderbilt was one of just 13 projects to be recognized by the prestigious national program.

The Architecture program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. The winning projects demonstrate the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives.

One Vanderbilt has transformed the area’s civic experience and forged new accessible pathways to one of the busiest transit hubs on the East Coast. Manhattan’s tallest office tower, it joins the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building as landmarks that define the city’s skyline.

The building integrates into New York’s public transportation network more than any other building in the city, blending private enterprise and the public realm. Below grade, an integrated complex offers connections to Grand Central Terminal, the Long Island Rail Road, and the New York City subway. Topped by a gracious urban base that includes an active 14,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza along Vanderbilt Avenue, the project has emerged as a 21st-century successor to Rockefeller Center. The building also includes an 11,000-square-foot restaurant by chef Daniel Boulud and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, the city’s newest observation experience.

One Vanderbilt is KPF’s 10th AIA National Award. Previous winners are: Floral Court (2020) , Centra Metropark (2013), One Jackson Square (2011), Unilever London Headquarters (2005), Baruch College (2003), The World Bank Headquarters (1998), DZ Bank Headquarters (1994), Procter & Gamble World Headquarters (1987) and 333 Wacker Drive (1984).

The AIA Awards Gala brought together distinguished architects, industry professionals, and supporters to honour outstanding achievements. See all award winners here.