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The Underline Receives Two Prestigious Design Awards

June 27, 2022
by Meg Daly

Architizer A+Award and AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognize The Underline’s Brickell Backyard for its architecture and community impact.

Miami, FL- The Underline’s Brickell Backyard has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Architizer A+Award for Architecture + Urban Transformation and the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award. Since its opening in February 2020, The Underline now boasts four reputable design awards, previously having won the Monocle Magazine 2021 Best Urban Design Intervention Award and the 2022 ASLA NY Merit Award.

“The winners of this year’s A+Awards not only form a wonderful exhibition of design innovation, but also powerfully demonstrate architects’ enduring value to society. During these unprecedented times, firms across the globe are responding to big challenges with big ideas, continually striving to reimagine sustainable design, health-conscious architecture and socially responsible construction.” Paul Keskeys, Editor in Chief, Architizer 

The 10th Annual Architizer A+Awards is the industry’s largest accolade with the broadest international reach, and honors the best architecture and urban spaces from across the world. The awards jury committee selected The Underline’s Brickell Backyard out of entries from around the world for its innovative and impactful contemporary architecture. 

“The Field Operations team human-centered design approach aligns with our mission to directly impact our community and advance our goals of public safety, mobility, health, resilience and community,” said Meg Daly, Founder and CEO of Friends of The Underline. “These awards highlight that a commitment to excellent design results in a memorable and delightful experience for visitors and guests”.”

The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award recognizes built and unbuilt projects by national architects, landscape architects, and planners for their design, innovation, and impact. The Underline’s Brickell Backyard competed in the “Open Space” category winning the Honor Award. James Corner Field Operations’ unique design for Brickell Backyard is a welcoming green space for nearly 400,000 residents that live within a 10-minute walk of the project’s ½ mile first phase.park and urban trail. This high level of achievement honors The Underline for transforming existing infrastructure that separates communities into an inclusive connector that celebrates diversity while improving pedestrian safety and health.

About Friends of The Underline

Our mission is to deliver and activate a 120-acre, world-class linear park spanning 10-miles below Miami’s Metrorail that will transform regional mobility and celebrate diversity, culture and lifelong learning. Through innovative urban trails and creative programming, we are connecting people to their environment and each other to create a safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable community. For more information visit

About James Corner Field Operations

James Corner Field Operations is a leading-edge urban design and landscape architecture practice with offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Shenzhen, and London. Field Operations is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts and mixed-use master plans; to large parks, waterfronts, and public spaces; to small well-crafted, detailed design projects. Regardless of scale, there is a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature, rooted in place and context. For more about Field Operations, visit