A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 16, 2014
Oscars of Architecture (Architizer’s A+ Awards)

Architizer.com, an online architecture platform, is a New York City-based company that began in 2009. In October 2012, Architizer announced that it would have its first annual A+ architecture awards competition. “Excited about being a judge for the Architizer A+ Awards...sure to be the Oscars of Architecture” was cited on Twitter on October 11, 2012. The Oscars (Academy Awards) reward excellence in film; the James Beard Foundation Awards (also based in New York City) are popularly known as the “Food Oscars.”

“The A+ awards are, perhaps inevitably, being called the Oscars of architecture” was cited in Interview Magazine in May 2014, in an interview with New York-based architect Marc Kushner, who started Architizer. The Pritzker Architecture Prize has been called the “Nobel Prize of Architecture,” but it has also infrequently been called the “Oscars of Architecture.”


Architizer.com—About
54,434 projects (and counting)
We launched Architizer in 2009 to make architecture and interiors accessible to everyone. Now it is the largest platform for architecture and design online hosting projects uploaded by the designers themselves.

Architizer.com—Awards
The A+ Awards
Call For Entry

Now in its second year, The Architizer A+ Awards are the definitive global architectural award program with 60+ categories and over 200 judges. It’s your opportunity to be recognized amongst the best in the profession.

Twitter
Graham Hill
‏@ghill
Excited about being a judge for the Architizer A+ Awards...sure to be the Oscars of Architecture. Check it: http://ow.ly/emrVe
7:52 AM - 11 Oct 2012

Twitter
Architizer
‏@Architizer
Eek! Last day of early entry for A+ Awards (aka The Oscars of Architecture): http://bit.ly/ArchitizerA Look at that jury: http://bit.ly/QU16cY
11:57 PM - 8 Nov 2012

The New Zealand Herald
Architect’s bach takes top award
By Anna Leask
5:00 AM Monday May 12, 2014
A small Kiwi-designed bach has won a prestigious award at a ceremony dubbed the “Oscars of architecture” in New York.

Twitter
Interview Magazine
‏@InterviewMag
The Oscars of architecture http://bit.ly/1lkgH1T
12:31 PM - 15 May 2014

Interview Magazine
May 2014
ARCHITECTURE’S RED CARPET
By CHRIS WALLACE
In 2009, New York-based architect Marc Kushner started Architizer as part community forum, part blog, and part peer-review group. But in the subsequent years, it has become something more: something along the lines of a modern, interactive network for architects, drawing favorable comparisons to institutions on the order of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Appropriately, in 2013, Architizer launched its own awards gala, the A+ Awards, inviting more than 200 jurors in from all over the world, and from all walks of life, to determine best-in-class across more than 50 categories—from best single-family home of less than 1,000 square feet to best parking structure, best airport building, and best memorial. As Kushner readied for tonight’s Second Annual A+ Awards ceremony, he spoke with us about the politics of architecture, Instagram’s effect on the medium, and the future feel of buildings.

CHRIS WALLACE: The A+ awards are, perhaps inevitably, being called the Oscars of architecture. Is that analogy something that you’re comfortable with?

MARC KUSHNER: Oh, yeah. Actually, when we launched, we did what I like to think was a provocative little video, comparing the Pritzker Prize—which has one winner once a year—to the Oscars, the Grammys, and the Webbys. The Oscars have something like like 60 winners every year. We just thought, why don’t we have that? This year we had 60-some categories and more than 300 jurors.

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