Queens Chamber Building Awards Announced

City Rib in Jamaica is among the winners of the Queens Chamber Building Awards. Photo by Ira Cohen

Staff Writer

Several architects and business owners in Queens will be honored later this month for projects completed within the past two years.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Building Awards ceremony on Jan. 16, awarding 22 Borough architects for the work they have done in Queens.

Among the award-winners are City Rib Restaurant in Jamaica, Flushing Town Hall and the Hunters Point Campus in Long Island City.

The winners were split into five categories: New Construction, Rehabilitation, Interiors, Open or Enclosed Space and Public Structure. From there, the first three categories had sub-categories with winners chosen for commercial, mixed-use and public buildings.

Sophia Ganosis, chief of operations at the Queens Chamber, said the award ceremony honors those businesses and developers who have completed projects in the Borough and  showcase their work to the chamber.

“The beautiful buildings are representative of the Borough and contributed to beautifying Queens,” she said.
According to Ganosis, companies interested in getting the award filled out an application to send to the Chamber. The entries were reviewed by a Chamber committee dedicated to the awards and then voted on. Out of 100 entries, 22 were selected as winners.

Other establishments who claimed awards this year include the Glen Oaks library, which will take a New Construction award under the public buildings sub-category, the Forest Hills Gardens Residences, which gets an award for interiors, and three buildings at Queens College, including the Rosenthal Library, which will receive an award in the open or enclosed public space category.

The Chamber will host a dinner and reception on Jan. 16 to hand out the awards at the LaGuardia Marriot Hotel in East Elmhurst, located at 102-05 Ditmars Blvd. It will begin at 6 p.m. with the awards to be given out at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the ceremony, call the Queens Chamber of Commerce at (718) 898-8500 or visit

Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127, or @luisgronda.