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BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards 2007

This year, as RECORD and its sister publication BusinessWeek joined for the 10th time to recognize successful collaborations of great architects and great businesses, 10 buildings emerged from a pool of projects large and small, some of which had even graced RECORD ’s pages in previous months. Although the jury selected only 10 buildings as this year’s winners and finalists, these projects make it clear that architecture can improve any kind of business. Whether it’s a manufacturer, a sports team, a law firm, a performance company, a federal service, a museum, or a Web brand conglomerate, smart businesses thrive on smart design solutions.

Christopher Kieran

Winners - Award of Excellence

 

Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union
ASD
The Navy Federal Credit Union’s (NFCU) new call center in Suitland, Maryland, is the greenest building on the winners list this year.

Photo: © Maguire Photographic

Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
This year’s awards recognize an exceptional amount of first-rate architecture rising in Toronto. Of the many contributions to the city’s cultural fabric, the intimate, low-budget Young Centre for the Performing Arts stands out.

Photo: © Tom Arban

United States Census Bureau Headquarters

United States Census Bureau Headquarters
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
With the U.S. Census Bureau having outgrown its aging 1942-vintage home in Suitland, Maryland, the General Services Administration commissioned Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to design a new, 2.5-million-square-foot headquarters on an adjacent, 80-acre wooded site.

Photo: © Eduard Hueber / Arch Photo

InterActiveCorp Headquarters

InterActiveCorp Headquarters
Gehry Partners/STUDIOS Architecture
Frank Gehry’s first New York building, the highly anticipated InterActiveCorp (IAC) Headquarters, has been likened to the flowing pleats of a skirt, or the billowing sails of a ship floating along the Hudson River.

Photo: © Albert Vecerka / Esto

 

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Finalists - Citation for Excellence
The Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Canada’s only museum devoted entirely to ceramics, the Gardiner Museum reopened in June 2006 after a 30-month renovation and expansion.

Photo: © Shai Gill

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Diamond + Schmitt Architects
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the new home of the Canadian Opera Company (COC), is Canada’s first purpose-built opera house.

Photo: © Tom Arban

SJ Berwin

SJ Berwin
HOK
SJ Berwin is a large, growing law firm with its headquarters in London and nine offices throughout Europe. After 25 years in business, the company outgrew its London offices.

Photo: © Peter Cook

San Diego Padres Ballpark/Petco Park

San Diego Padres Ballpark/Petco Park
Antoine Predock Architect PC
Home to the San Diego Padres since April 2004, Petco Park has as its mission to be more than a ballpark—to serve as a large-scale city planning project.

Photo: © Timothy Hursley

Hubbell Lighting Headquarters

Hubbell Lighting Headquarters
McMillan Smith & Partners
Only one building in this year’s collection is home to a design company. For lighting designer and manufacturer Hubbell, the first thought in planning a new corporate headquarters was lighting.

Photo: © Brian Dressler Photography

Hearst Tower

Hearst Tower
Foster + Partners/Gensler
Foster + Partners’ design for a stainless-steel-clad, diagrid structure has given the Hearst Corporation an iconic presence on the New York City skyline.

Photo: © Nigel Young

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