Lynn Olanoff has the good news:
The performing arts center, designed by Bethlehem-based Spillman Farmer Architects, was chosen in the urban transformation category for the Architizer A+ Awards, the architecture website announced today.
The nearly two-year-old building beat out four other projects in the category, including the renovation of a historic building into a dance facility in Kansas City, Mo., and a proposed trampoline bridge over the Seine River in Paris.
The ArtsQuest Center was selected by a panel of more than 200 members, including architects, developers, museum curators and some nontraditional selections, including the singer Moby. It’s the first time Architizer has granted annual awards, Marketing Manager Luna Bernfest said.