The Queens Chamber of Commerce hosted its 99th annual Building Awards on Thursday, recognizing architecture and design of new buildings around the borough.
Out of 100 total entries, just 19 new construction, interior and rehabilitated use projects were selected as winners from various categories, including public use, office space, commercial and residential.
City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod was the keynote speaker at the event in the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel. The Chamber’s President’s Award was given to College Point-based developer Mattone Group.
In terms of new construction, the modern, glassy, three-story commercial building by K.O.H. Architecture at 215-15 Northern Blvd. in Bayside was among the winners. The building is home to a Tiger Schulmann, a Pizza Hut and a day care.
Plaza College’s newly opened campus in the Forest Hills near the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike was among winners in the rehabilitative use category. The school moved following a devastating fire that destroyed its Jackson Heights campus at 74-09 37th Ave. The new campus serves 750 students and features labs and medical classrooms.
Mediterranean and soul food fusion restaurant Pa-Nash of Rosedale, which opened in April, was also a winner in the rehabilitative use category, as well as the Queens Library’s redesign of the teen space in the Cambria Heights branch.
Below is the full list of winners.
Schools Public School 330Q
Commercial 215-15 Northern Blvd., Bayside
Office Buildings Jackson Heights Office Building
Multi-Family, Low Rise
(up to 3 stories) Xiaoyan Jin Residence
(1 family-detached up to 3000 sq. ft.) Grippi Residence
(1 family-detached over 3000 sq. ft.) Vaccaro Residence
Multi-Family, High Rise
(4 or more stories) Multi-Family Residential Building
(residential/commercial/industrial) Antonelli Building
Rehabilitation, Readaptive Use, Alteration or Addition
Public Buildings Queens Library @Cambria Heights-Teen Space
Colleges Plaza College
Schools P.S. 81Q
Commercial Pa-Nash Restaurant & Lounge
(1 family-detached up to 3000 sq. ft) Annie Hsu Residence
Colleges Queens College Rosenthal Library
Commercial Murphy’s Lobster Grill
(1 family-detached over 3000 sq. ft.) Long Residence