Marvel Awarded 2024 AIA NY Medal of Honor

A Prestigious Recognition of Marvel's Impact on the Built Environment

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1712951148061 · Marvel Awarded 2024 AIA NY Medal of Honor
Marvel team members pose with their award for a photo.
Hannah Brausen
02 May 2024 All, News, Research

At the 2024 AIA New York Honors and Awards Luncheon, held at Cipriani Wall Street on April 12, the architecture community celebrated outstanding contributions to the field. We were thrilled to be among the recipients, as MARVEL was honored with the prestigious Medal of Honor. This award, the Chapter’s highest distinction, recognizes our firm for our distinguished body of work and high professional standing.

During the event, other esteemed individuals and organizations were also recognized for their contributions to architecture. Julia Gamolina, founder of Madame Architect received the Architecture in Media Award for their digital magazine highlighting the impact of women in architecture. Jonathan F.P. Rose received the Champion of Architecture Medal for his extensive work in creating socially, economically, and environmentally resilient cities. Nina Cooke John, AIA, NOMA, received the New Perspectives Award for her innovative approach to placemaking and her call to break down professional barriers in architecture. 

Award winners with AIANY Executive Director, Jesse Lazar, Assoc. AIA and 2024 AIANY President Gregory Switzer, AIA, NOMA, NCARB. Photo Samuel Lahoz, Courtesy of AIANY

Our founder, Jonathan Marvel, received the Medal of Honor award on behalf of our firm. In his acceptance speech, Jonathan expressed our gratitude for the support of the design community in New York. He emphasized that architecture is not just about creativity but also about service. Our mantra at MARVEL, "Design everywhere, for Everyone," guides our work every day. We believe in creating intentionally timeless design solutions that integrate nature and context, and this award reaffirms our commitment to that vision.

Jonathan Marvel and 2024 AIANY President Gregory Switzer, AIA, NOMA, NCARB. Photo Samuel Lahoz, Courtesy of AIANY

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at MARVEL. We listen to the collective voices of our team, our communities, our cities, and our clients, giving agency to everyone involved in the design and construction process. This award is a testament to the power of collaboration and the importance of inclusive design.

Jonathan Marvel giving an acceptance speech on behalf of Marvel

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the award recipients for their outstanding contributions to the architecture community. It was an honor to be among such esteemed company at the AIA New York Honors and Awards Luncheon.

According to AIA New York, the event raised over $405,000 in support of AIA New York's programs and advocacy efforts.


Additional Reading: 

Honors and Awards Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking $405K in Support of Design Excellence — AIA New York (

Meet the Honorees of the 2024 Honors and Awards Luncheon — AIA New York (

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