The construction industry is always moving forward, with a variety of honors handed out each year to recognize excellence in interior architecture, urban design, and overall architecture.

Courtesy of Leanna Garfield from Business Insider, check out the top projects in the architecture category below:

Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project in Manhattan, New York


Carnegie Hall Studio Towers (AIA)


Iu + Bibliowicz Architects LLP recently renovated 167,000 square feet of historic Carnegie Hall.

The 7-year project created the Music Education Wing, facade lighting, and a roof terrace; consolidated administrative offices and expanded the theater’s backstage space.

Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut

SANAA and Handel Architects designed this winding building for Grace Farms, nestled within an 80-acre landscape.

The structure, made of 203 individually curved glass panels, contains a sanctuary, library, commons, pavilion, and courtyard.

Yale Center for British Art Building Conservation Project in New Haven, Connecticut

This project by Knight Architecture revamped interior finishes, replaced vital building systems, restored and expanded classrooms, and redesigned exhibition and storage space at Yale’s art building.

Carmel Place micro-apartments in Manhattan, New York

Designed by nArchitects, all of the 55 apartment units at Carmel Place measure between 260 to 360 square feet.

“Carmel Place represents a new housing paradigm for the city’s growing small household population,” AIA’s jury wrote.

The Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District in Hutto, Texas

Antenora Architects LLP renovated this cotton gin structure, transforming it into an open-air building with a glass facade. It now functions as a 6,500-square-foot public events space.

St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York

Beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, Marvel Architects brought the brick and mortar ruins of the historic tobacco warehouse back to life. Renamed as St. Ann’s Warehouse, it’s now a theater space.

Stanford University Central Energy Facility in Stanford, California

The Central Energy Facility is the heart of Stanford University’s campus-wide energy system, which is projected to reduce the school’s greenhouse gas emissions by 68%. The building features a a 2.5-million-gallon hot water thermal storage tank, showcasing the facility’s energy-efficient mission.

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago

Located on the southern edge of Chicago’s Midway district, the Logan Center houses the University of Chicago’s visual arts, film, music, and theater programs. The limestone building was designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Holabird & Root.

The Six Affordable Veteran Housing in Los Angeles

Designed by Brooks + Scarpa the “Six” is as a 52-unit LEED Platinum-certified affordable housing for disabled veterans.

Thread Performing Arts Community Center and Artists’ Residence in Sinthain, Senegal

Located in the remote village of Sinthian, Senegal, the bamboo-and-brick Thread Center serves as a gathering space, performance center, and residency for visiting artists. Toshiko Mori Architect designed it.

The Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado

Shigeru Ban Architects and CCY Architects redesigned the three-floor Aspen Museum, originally constructed in the late 1970s. The basement and first floors are galleries, while the top floor includes a café and public terrace with views of the Rockies.