TROY, NY – SWBR was recently recognized by the East New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with an Urban Merit Award for the Troy Riverfront North Extension project. The annual awards program honors the design achievements of its members and emerging professionals.
The project, part of the city of Troy’s overall 2018 plan, took more than seven years to complete and was the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history. It included seawall stabilization, the new downtown marina and Riverfront Park North. Due to damage from Hurricane Irene, the project received funding from FEMA and the Department of State. The project created a waterfront trail that runs along the border of the Hudson River. The completed project provides a direct link between Troy’s neighborhoods and the downtown waterfront, providing the community with opportunities to explore the waterfront, businesses and other amenities of the city.
“The hard and soft interventions throughout this whole waterfront neighborhood are so rewarding to see connected and built up,” one juror commented. “It’s no easy feat to stick to a long-term project with so many stakeholders. The floating lantern lighting system above the new pedestrian walkway is lovely. »
In addition to SWBR, the design team included LaBella (site/civil), A Crescent Moon (landscape architecture), and Guth DeConzo (electrical engineering).