NYC School Construction Authority Selects JPDA As Designer For New Schools
posted on Monday, November 1st AT 09:31:33 AM

JPDA is pleased to announce that we are working with the New York City School Construction Authority to further their mission of building safe, attractive and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City.  Stay tuned for updates about our first projects!


Pioneering JPDA Project Receives Special Recognition at Passive House Awards
posted on Friday, September 10th AT 06:04:48 PM

We are proud to announce that JPDA's innovative Star Garment Innovation Center project has received Special Recognition as a pioneering retrofit.

Firm principal Jordan Parnass accepted the award virtually in a ceremony conducted live from Wuppertal, Germany.


AIA New York State Honors JPDA with 2021 Design Award
posted on Friday, September 3rd AT 02:05:24 PM

We are pleased to announce that AIA New York State has selected our Star Garment Innovation Center to receive a 2021 Design Award in the International category.

The Star Innovation Center is a product development facility located outside of Colombo in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. Planned as a global model for the entire garment industry, the project sets a new high bar for sustainability, energy efficiency and worker comfort.

Bestowed annually since 1968, AIA New York State’s Annual Design Awards celebrate local, national and international projects that achieve architectural excellence designed by architects licensed in New York State.


JPDA Receives Two BKLYN Design Awards Including Project of the Year
posted on Monday, December 21st AT 03:53:23 PM

We are humbled and proud to announce that we have won two design awards from AIA Brooklyn, including International Project and Project of the Year!

The BKLYN Design Awards (BKDA) is established by the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to encourage excellence in architectural design, to make the public more aware of the human-made environment and to honor the architect, owner & builder of significant projects. It is the goal of the AIA Brooklyn chapter to promote its respective members, affiliates, and non member architects through the display of their design and service accomplishments in Brooklyn.



JPDA Receives AIA New York Design Award
posted on Wednesday, August 12th AT 12:10:27 PM

We are proud to announce that JPDA's pioneering Star Garment Innovation Center has received a prestigious AIA New York Design Award in the "Sustainability" category.

Juror Mary Ann Lazarus FAIA commented "it covers all the bases when it comes to sustainability in terms of health and wellness, in terms of choice of materials and energy efficiency. It’s really an innovative use of an old structure and defines a new model for the garment industry."



Sri Lanka Passive House receives prestigious PHI Pilot Certificate
posted on Monday, October 29th AT 03:50:30 PM

The Passive House Institute (PHI) has awarded JPDA's Star Garment Innovation Center the prestigious Pilot Certficate in recognition of the pioneering project's innovative achievements.


NYCxDESIGN award honors Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center design
posted on Wednesday, May 23rd AT 04:49:52 PM

We are happy to announce that we have been honored by Interior Design Magazine and ICFF with the 2018 NYCxDesign Award for our Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.

The project received accolades in the Greater Good category which recognizes achievements in design that directly impact the community at large.




JPDA presents Sri Lanka Passive House project at NYPH Conference
posted on Tuesday, June 20th AT 03:09:50 PM

Jordan Parnass presented JPDA's Star Garments Product Development Centre at the New York Passive House conference on June 16th.  This project is the sustainable renovation of a factory building in Sri Lanka, which is targeted to receive EnerPHit certification from the Passive House Institute.

The presentation detailed the unique challenges of designing, modelling and directing a project of this complexity in a climate that has seen few high performance buildings.

Lois Arena of Steven Winter Associates co-presented and discussed many of the project's unusual energy "process" loads, which are related to the industrial fabrication taking place within the facility.



JPDA wins 2017 Building Brooklyn Award for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.
posted on Thursday, May 11th AT 04:11:23 PM

JPDA is pleased to announce we have been selected to receive a 2017 Building Brooklyn Award.  The Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center was honored in the Neighborhood Arts category for an "outstanding contribution to Brooklyn's streetscape and economy."


JPDA-designed Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center wins 2017 Honor Award from American Institute of Architects in New York
posted on Monday, March 13th AT 12:20:01 PM

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA), an award-winning multidisciplinary practice combining sustainable architecture, interiors, branding and experience design, announces the selection of the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center (DSPAC) as a recipient of the 2017 Honor Award in the Interiors category from the American Institute of Architects New York chapter (AIANY).