Last week marked the fifth year of Architizer’s annual gala for the A+Awards, the world’s largest architecture awards program that welcomes firms of all shapes and sizes to submit their best projects for public voting and peer review by over 400 of the most esteemed luminaries in the industry. This year’s event was held at the glamorous Highline Stages in Manhattan, where Architizer rolled out the red carpet for all our winners and guests, including the six special honorees of the evening. Architizer’s CEO Marc Kushner hosted the celebration.

The A+Awards allows us to showcase the best architecture to the world each year — helping cast a niche industry as an inherently public and highly accessible profession. Incredible architecture should be recognized for its initial impact on society, but not only that, it should be recognized throughout its existence for enhancing the people it stands for.