The winners of the 19th Annual NYC Canstruction competition, co-sponsored by the Society for Design Administration and AIANY, are (for images, see Sighted): “Loaded Dice” by Gensler and WSP Flack + Kurtz (Jurors’ Favorite); “Suspending Hunger” by Skanska (Structural Ingenuity Award); “Root Against Hunger” by Dattner Architects (Best Meal Award); “QR-CAN: Link to Fight Hunger” by Gruzen Samton – IBI Group (Best Use of Labels Award); “Shredding Light on Hunger” by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (Honorable Mention); and “NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger” by Gilsanz Murray Steficek (Honorable Mention). This year, Eleanor Roosevelt High School was the first high school to participate in the competition, teaming with Sandra Forman Design. The team won the Cheri Award for “Strike Out Hunger.” The jury included Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, MRAIC, IIDA, of Perkins Eastman, and Richard Hayden, FAIA, of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects…

Winners of the AIA Long Island Chapter 47th Annual “Archi Awards” include special citations for Nobel Halls by Goshow Architects (Benjamin Moore — Color Award), and Mercedes-Benz Manhattan by Spector Group (Enterprise Lighting Sales — Lighting Award Commercial); Kerns-McCall Residence by Narofsky Architecture (Archi, Residential — Single & Multi-Family); Lieb House (House #9) by Frederic Schwartz Architect (Archi, Historic Restoration/Adaptive Re-use); Forrest Solutions Group by Spector Group, and Apella Conference Center by Bentel & Bentel Architects (Commendations, Interior Architecture); Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology — SUNY Stony Brook (Archi, Educational), and SUNY Stony Brook Southampton Campus by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects (Commendation, Educational); Nobel Halls — SUNY Stony Brook by Goshow Architects (Commendation, Institutional); North Shore LIJ Katz Women’s Hospital by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Archi, Unbuilt); and Suffolk County Community College New Science Building by Spector Group (Commendation, Unbuilt)…

The honorees of the Concrete Industry Board’s 50th Annual Roger H. Corbetta
Awards for Quality Concrete include the World Trade Center Greenwich Street Corridor (The Annual Award); Croton Water Filtration Plant by Grimshaw Architects and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum by Michael Arad, AIA, Peter Walker, ASLA, Davis Brody Bond, and Snøhetta (Awards of Merit with Special Recognition); and MiMA by Arquitectonica, Ten 23 by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects, The Beatrice by Perkins Eastman with Philip Koether Architects, and The Setai by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates (Awards of Merit)…

The 2011 SARA PA Council Professional Design Award winners include the Gansevoort Park Hotel by Stephen B. Jacobs Group, Saratoga Avenue Community Center by George Ranalli Architect, and Louis Nine House by Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/ Architects (Awards of Honor); and Penn Medicine Translational Research Center and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine by Rafael Viñoly Architects (Award of Special Recognition)…

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) named Eight Spruce Street/ New York by Gehry the Best Tall Building in the Americas…The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the winners of the NYC BigApps 3.0 Hackathon, including Can I Park Here? by Eric Rafaloff (Grand Prize); Scene Near Me by Avi Dabir, Luis Miranda, and Dan Blumberg (2nd Prize); and NYC Taxi Tracker by Alastair Coote (3rd Prize)…

Gensler Founder M. Arthur Gensler, FAIA, was honored with the Star Award in Architecture by the Fashion Group International (FGI) at the organization’s 28th Annual “Night of Stars” event… Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, received the Art Directors Club Manship Medallion…

Jill H Gotthelf, AIA, has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the Association for Preservation Technology International… Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, has been named Northeast Region Business Development/Marketing Manager in the New York office of Parsons Brinckerhoff…

EOA / Elmslie Osler Architect announced the launch of Grow Studio, an in-house urban agriculture design consultancy…BAM Architecture Studio has opened a new office in Durham, North Carolina…