Snøhetta has been selected as one of 20 firms that will provide architectural design services for New York City’s future public buildings. The selection will allow Snøhetta to design new public projects across the city for New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Project Excellence Program, an initiative “committed to achieving excellence in design and construction across its portfolio of public works.” The DDC Project Excellence program establishes expectations and goals for quality and innovation in architecture, engineering, and project delivery and utilizes strategies and practices that balance aesthetics, functionality, cost, constructability, and durability to bring form and meaning to public space. Snøhetta’s selection for the program will allow our practice to bring high-quality, public-oriented design to a greater number of New York City residents and visitors.
Snøhetta’s selection follows the completion and ongoing engagement with a variety of DDC projects, including the Times Square Reconstruction, Far Rockaway Branch Library, and Westchester Square Library projects.
For more information, see an announcement recently published in ArchDaily.