The new Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York City, designed by architecture and design firm CetraRuddy, has been honored by the 2014 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture.
Co-sponsored by Faith & Form — the global publication of record for worship of design space — and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, the awards program honors “the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces.” Selections are made by a jury composed of both architects and clergy.
CetraRuddy’s Lincoln Square Synagogue, which fuses traditional and contemporary approaches into a space that is simultaneously powerful and reflective, was honored in the “New Facilities” category.
Lincoln Square Synagogue and a number of other award-winning designs from around the globe were featured recently in an article on Huffington Post.
Faith & Form editor-in-chief Michael J. Crosbie commented to Huffington Post that the jurors sought to honor “great design that was willing to take some risks, and not just be traditional in appearance.” On the magazine’s website, Crosbie notes, “Nothing impressed the 2014 awards jury (which met last July to review 134 submissions) as much as the sheer diversity of the submissions…and the overall high quality of the work.”
“The outstanding excellence of the projects put forward for awards made the jury’s work challenging,” he adds.