AIA New York State Recognizes Bell Works With a 2021 Honor Award

October 11, 2021

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AIA NYS 2021 Design Awards
Bell Works: Honor Award Recipient

AIA New York State has announced the recipients of their 2021 Design Awards. Since 1968, the AIA New York State’s annual design awards celebrate local, national, and international projects that achieve architectural excellence designed by architects who are licensed and registered in New York State. The categories include: Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation, Commercial/Industrial, Institutional, Interiors, International, Pro Bono, Residential, Sole Practitioner, Unbuilt, and Urban Planning/Design. Twenty-four projects were recognized this year for Citation, Merit, Honor, and High Honor Awards.


The Bell Works project, located in Holmdel, New Jersey, was distinguished with the Honor Award in the category of Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation. Alexander Gorlin Architects re-positioned the Bell Works project from a pure office occupancy to a mixed-use “Metroburb”. The re-positioning of the building required a change of use, triggering the need to bring many of the building’s 1960’s era systems up to current codes. Becht Engineering BT developed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection designs for the various infrastructure improvements and modifications that were required to re-position and renovate the $200 million, 2 million square foot mixed-use complex. 

The recipients will be honored at a virtual award ceremony on October 27, 2021. Read the AIA NYS Design Awards press release here.

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