The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the recipients of the Society’s 2011 Honors, including Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, ASLA Design Medal; George Curry, FASLA, Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal; and Tupper Thomas, LaGasse Medal…

Six of nine shortlisted firms for the St. Petersburg (FL) Pier Competition are based in NYC: BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group; Frederic Schwartz Architects; James Corner Field Operations; Weiss/Manfredi; and Adriaan Geuze/West 8 Urban Design; Jerry Van Eyck/!melk. Three finalists will be announced on 08.19.11, and the City Council will select a winner in early 2012…

The winning fashion design and architect teams of 2011 BOFFO Building Fashion competition are: Nicola Formichetti + Gage/Clemenceau Architects; Irene Neuwirth + TheVeryMany; Patrik Ervell + Graham Hudson; The Lake & Stars + SOFTlab; and Ohne Titel + EASTON+COMBS

Gowanus by Design honored the six winning designs of the inaugural competition Gowanus Lowline: Connections, including Gowanus Flowlands by Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle, and Brandon Specketer (First Place); [f]lowline by the Aptum/Landscape Intelligence team of Gale Fulton, Roger Hubeli, and Julie Larsen (Second Place); and Honorable Mentions went to Domestic Laundry: Flush Basin Curtain Mattress Pillow by the Agergroup team of Jessica Leete, Claire Ji Kim, Shan Shan Lu, Winnie Lai, and Albert Chung; Made in Brooklyn: Bridges For Local Artisans & Industry by Nathan Rich and Miriam Peterson; B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Bridge) by the Austin+Mergold team of Jason Austin, Alex Mergold, Jessica Brown, and Sally Reynolds; and Gowanus Canal Filter District by the burkholder|salmons team of Sean Burkholder and Dylan Salmons

Six finalist teams were chosen as part of a competition to transform Aberdeen, Scotland’s Union Terrace Gardens, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Keppie Design and Olin Studio; and Snøhetta with Gareth Hoskins Architects and AECOM

Ennead Architects was honored with the ACE Award, sponsored by the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York, in recognition for excellence in the design and construction of buildings for K-12 and higher education in the greater New York area…

The winner of the AIA Barbie Dream House competition is the design submitted by NYC-based Ting Li, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, and Maja Paklar, Assoc. AIA. They received the most public votes, out of the 8,470 votes submitted. Click here to see the winning design…

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks, including Woodlawn Cemetery

The non-profit organization United States Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) was recently formed, and John Russo, AIA, is serving as president…

Founders of the firm Della Valle Bernheimer have ended their formal association; Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, has formed Bernheimer Architecture and Jared Della Valle, AIA, LEED AP, will focus on Alloy LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm…

John R. Sorrenti, FAIA, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 92nd Annual Meeting and Conference… Adam D. Tihany has been named art director for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)…

The Design Trust for Public Space announced three new Project Fellows for Making Midtown, Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, Colin Cathcart, and Robert Lane

NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri and team of 20 inspectors, attorneys, plan examiners, administrative assistants from the department, spent one day with Habitat for Humanity future homeowners helping them build affordable housing for working families in Brooklyn…