Apple Wins Architectural Award For SoHo Apple Store

Apple has received an award for the architectural design of its New York "SoHo" Apple Store. The award is given out each year by BusinessWeek and the Architectural Record, and this year was awarded to only 10 out of a total of 168 entries. From BusinessWeek:

The Apple Computer Inc. retail computer store in New Yorkis trendy SoHo, a childbirth clinic in Japan and the new Gannett Co./USA Today corporate headquarters in McLean, Va. are among this yearis winners of the annual BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards. Each year, BusinessWeek joins with Architectural Record, a sister publication at The McGraw-Hill Companies, to run an international contest that rewards distinguished architecture for its ability to meet serious business goals.

The BusinessWeek awards program, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, is alone in having both architects and businesspeople on its jury. Together, they decide how well corporate headquarters, offices, hospitals, hotels, and museums address business issues. The 2003 jury was extremely selective, giving awards to just 10 out of 168 entries.

With this yearis winners, "the predictable language of architecture was challenged," says jury chair Brad Cloepfil, founder of Allied Works Architecture in Portland, Ore. The distinguished jury included Sam Farber, founder of COPCO and OXO; Jose Oncina, general manager for worldwide real estate at Microsoft; Rich Varda, vice-president for design, architecture, and engineering at Target; Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi Architects; and Karen Stein, editorial director of Phaidon Press, among others.

The winners of the 2003 BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards are:

Apple SoHo Store - New York City
ARCHITECT: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Berkeley, Calif.
BUILDING TYPE: High-profile retail store in historic building

Inn at Price Tower and Copper Restaurant - Bartlesville, Okla.
ARCHITECT: Wendy Evans Joseph, New York
BUILDING TYPE: Hotel with a restaurant and bar

Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters - McLean, Va.
ARCHITECT: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC, New York
BUILDING TYPE: Corporate headquarters for a newspaper and its parent

Image Net Scanning and Imaging Facility - Oklahoma City
ARCHITECT: Elliot + Associates Architects, Oklahoma City
BUILDING TYPE: Production work space

Sekii Ladies Clinic - Hurukawa, Miyaga, Japan
ARCHITECT: Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
BUILDING TYPE: Birthing clinic

Hotel HABITA - Mexico City, Mexico
ARCHITECT: Taller Enrique Norten Arquitectos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
BUILDING TYPE: Boutique Hotel

Orange Innovations Innovation Center - Cambridge, Mass.
ARCHITECT: Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, Mass.
BUILDING TYPE: U.S. center for Britain-based mobile phone company

Trumpf Start-Up Offices - Grusch, Switzerland
ARCHITECT: Barkow Leibinger Architects, Berlin
BUILDING TYPE: New space for startup businesses

Darwin Centre Museum - London
ARCHITECT: HOK International, London
BUILDING TYPE: Museum and research center

Stealth/Ogilvy Spec Offices - Culver City, Calif.
ARCHITECT: Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, Calif.
BUILDING TYPE: New offices for media businesses

The 2003 BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards are featured in the November 3rd issue of BusinessWeek (on newsstands beginning October 27th) and is available on BusinessWeek Online (

You can find more information at BusinessWeekis Web site.