Winners of the the Chicago Athenaeum’s 2011 American Architecture Awards include the Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects (with Michael Photiadis and ARSY); One Shelley Street by Clive Wilkinson Architects (with Woods Bagot); Center for Global Conservation by FXFOWLE; Coffee Plaza by Richard Meier & Partners Architects (with Jörg Huhnholz Architekten Ingenieure PSP); Westchester Reform Temple and Sandridge Energy by Rogers Marvel Architects(with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects); Seongbukdong Residences by Joel Sanders Architect (with Haeahn Architecture); APAP Open School by LOT-EK; David Yurman Townhouse by Gabelilini Sheppard Associates; Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center by Steven Holl Architects (with CCDI Architects); Marc Jacobs Flagship Building by Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects; Watersheds by Roger Ferris + Partners; North Carolina Museum of Art West Building Expansion (with Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee); Fifth Avenue Apartment; Fishers Island House; Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion; and Upstate House by Thomas Phifer and Partners; Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (with daSILVA Architects) and Palazzo Lombardia (with Paolo Caputo Partnership) by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; Historic District of Columbia Courthouse by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners; One Madison Park by CetraRuddy; and the Diana Center at Barnard College by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Urbanism

The Municipal Art Society’s 2011 MASterworks Award winners are the Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE and Sperone Westwater Gallery by Foster + Partners, tie for Best New Building; Queens Theater in the Park by Caples Jefferson Architects for Best Restoration; Myrtle Hall at Pratt Institute by WASA/Studio A for Best Neighborhood Catalyst; honorable mention for the Whitlock Avenue Subway Station by MTA Architects; and the High Performance Landscape Guidelines by the Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for Best Green Design Initiative…

The PA/NJ/DE Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) presented the 2011 Seventh Annual Design Awards, including the W. L. Gore (Best Interior Design 2011) and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (President’s Choice Award) by Francis Cauffman; and Penn Lab by Perkins+Will, honorable mention for Organization of Interior Space…

Five multi-disciplinary teams have been selected to focus on public art and design in the design ideas exploration competition Portal to the Point for Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, including Marlon Blackwell Architect with Kendall Buster, Guy Nordenson & Associates, dlandstudio, and Renfro Design Group; SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE with The Living; and Weiss/Manfredi with Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Green Shield Ecology and Mark Dion

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) has been awarded a 2011 Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund grant…

Winners of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award include the OLPC XO-3 tablet computer by Yves Behar of Fuseproject; Green Map System by Wendy E. Brawer; and Urbaneering Brooklyn 2110: Ecological City of the Future by Mitchell Joachim of Planetary One + Terreform One

Parsons The New School for Design will present “BJDW ALT;” the exhibition is part of the new Beijing Design Week taking place 09.26-10.03.11…

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) recently adopted a resolution that encourages state public utility commissions to provide commercial building owners with access to whole-building energy consumption data to support energy-efficient building operations…

Eve Michel, AIA, has been named Chief Architect and Vice President of Development for MTA Capital Construction… CetraRuddy announced the creation of a new international division to be led by Joseph JebranMancini Duffy has acquired certain assets of the interior design firm TSC Design, and owner William Sotomayor has become a Principal and member of Mancini Duffy’s Board of Directors and Management Committee… Skanska USA’s civil business unit hired Rich Aquino as vice president of business development…