Urbahn Architects saw a whopping 68.6% growth in regional revenue, to $21.3 million in 2018 from $12.63 million the year earlier. The firm's projects in its core markets of justice, education and urban infrastructure, and its eye-opening revenue growth, are some reasons why it is ENR New York's Design Firm of the Year for 2019.

The New York City-based firm's largest regional project to break ground in 2018 is the $85 million New York City Juvenile Justice Redevelopment Program, for which it is master-planning and designing the redevelopment of two centers, Horizon and Crossroads, to “create a more humane environment to better address behavioral and psychological issues of juvenile inmates.”

For one infrastructure project, Urbahn has been developing feasibility studies to make 73 New York subway stations more accessible, as part of the MTA’s Fast Forward initiative.

Its largest regional green project that broke ground and registered with a green building system in 2018 is the $46.8 million Public School 131Q Addition and Renovation. Urbahn also has higher education clients like Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts; Lehman College Nursing Education and Research Practice Center; Farmingdale College School of Applied Social Sciences; and SUNY, whose New Paltz Engineering Innovation Hub the firm designed.

You can read more about Urbahn in the Top Design Firms issue of ENR New York, out May 13, 2019.