› 2012 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award for Central Delaware Plan
The Chicago Athenaeum has honored Cooper, Robertson & Partners' Master Plan for the Central Delaware with an American Architecture Award, which recognize excellence in architecture in the United States. The program pays tribute to new developments in design and underscores the directions and understanding of current cutting-edge processes consistent with today's design thinking. The goal of the Plan is to transform this six-mile, 1,130-acre length of Philadelphia's Central Delaware River waterfront into an authentic extension of the thriving city and vibrant neighborhoods immediately to its west.
› Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College honored with 2012 MASterworks Award
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is celebrated for "significant contributions to New York's built environment" by the New York City's Municipal Art Society at the 2012 MAS Summit. The School of Social Work was honored with a 'Neighborhood Catalyst' award in response to the building's contribution and connection to the East Harlem neighborhood.
› 2012 AIA New York Chapter Honor Award for Central Delaware Plan
CRP's Master Plan for the Central Delaware has been distinguished with a 2012 AIA New York Chapter Urban Design Honor Award, representing New York City architects who work together with clients and consultants to achieve design excellence. The goal of the Plan is to transform this six-mile, 1,130-acre length of Philadelphia's Central Delaware River waterfront into an authentic extension of the thriving city and vibrant neighborhoods immediately to its west.
› 2012 AIA National Honor Award for Central Delaware Plan
Cooper, Robertson & Partners' Master Plan for the Central Delaware has been honored with a 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. As described by the Jury, "[The master plan] is a very bold, long term vision. The project demonstrates great connectivity back into the neighborhood fabric, integrating both existing buildings, developed open spaces, and the esplanade walk. A good range of density has been represented, particularly along the river, and this plan has transformed the city in a substantial way." The plan for 6 miles of the Delaware Riverfront in Center City Philadelphia provides a practical implementation strategy for the phasing and funding of public enhancements to the waterfront, including locating parks, waterfront trails, and connections to existing neighborhoods.
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› 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award honors Alex Cooper
Founding Partner, Alex Cooper, was honored with a 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the American Institute of Architects for his portfolio of accomplishment in the design of architecturally distinguished public facilities as an architect in the private sector. He will be honored and receive his award at the 2012 AIA national convention and Design Exposition in Washington DC. Please join Cooper, Robertson & Partners in celebrating Alex Cooper's achievement!
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› 2011 Commonwealth Gold Award for Central Delaware Plan
Cooper, Robertson's Master Plan for the Central Delaware received the prestigious 2011 Commonwealth Gold Award in the Plans and Planning category. Described by the President of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania as "a brilliant blueprint for revitalizing the waterfront and intelligently integrating it with the character of the city's many neighborhoods along the Delaware River," the detailed plan encompasses six miles of waterfront in central Philadelphia. (The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's Race Street Pier was also honored with the Commonwealth Award for public Infrastructure Projects.)
› 2010 ULI Heritage Award for Battery Park City Master Plan
ULI's Heritage Award is not an annual award, but rather is bestowed periodically to developments that have demonstrated industry excellence and made substantial contributions to the greater community's well-being for at least 25 years. Cooper, Robertson's Master Plan for Battery Park City, adopted in 1979, has facilitated the private development of 9.3 million square feet of commercial space, 7.2 million square feet of residential space, and nearly 36 acres of open space in lower Manhattan, becoming a model for successful large-scale planning and marking a positive shift away from the urban renewal mind-set of the time.
› 2010 CNU Athena Medal awarded to Jaquelin Robertson
In recognition of his significant contributions to urbanism and his long, distinguished, and diverse career, Founding Partner Jaque Robertson received an Athena Medal for Lifetime Achievement at CNU-18, the annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Atlanta, Georgia on May 21st. CNU board member Doug Kelbaugh: “As a professional in both the public and private sector and as an academic dean and teacher, Jaquelin Robertson has been one of his generation's most consistent and effective advocates and practitioners of good design and urbanism." Learn more about the Athena Medal here: Athena Medal.