2012 AIA Award winners include Steven Holl, FAIA, Gold Medal; George Baird, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Topaz Award; and Mortimer Marshall, Jr., FAIA, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award… Alexander Cooper, FAIA, Daniel J. Feil, FAIA, and Robert A. Peck, Hon. AIA, won Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture… cultureNOW, a 501c3 organization spearheaded by Abby Suckle, FAIA, and Anne Lewison, AIA, RAIC, received Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement…

Winners of the AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture include: the AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre by REX | OMA; The Barnard College Diana Center by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism; the Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Center by Steven Holl Architects; the New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects; North Carolina Museum of Art by Thomas Phifer and Partners; One Jackson Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; and University of Michigan Museum of Art by Allied Works Architecture

Winners of Architect magazine’s Annual Design Review 2011 Awards include: Centra at Metropark by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (Citation in Work category); Coffee Plaza by Richard Meier & Partners Architects (Citation in Work category); Cité de l’Océan et du Surf by Steven Holl Architects with Solange Fabião (Award in Play category)…

The winners of YUL-MTL: Moving landscapes international ideas competition include dlandstudio for their entry “INFRA-SUTURES”… Three NYC-based firms are on the annual ZweigWhite Hot Firm List, including HAKS Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors; Sam Schwartz Engineering; and Francis Cauffman Architects

Teams from nine colleges and universities will advance to the second round of the Van Alen Institute/U.S. National Park Service’s “Parks for the People: A Studio Competition to Re-imagine Parks,” including Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Pratt Institute School of Art & Design; Rutgers University; and City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne named the “portable community” of tents that comprised Occupy Wall Street Protests as the “Best of 2011 in architecture“…

The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture announced Michael Graves, FAIA, as the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Prize laureate, and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers as the 2012 Henry Hope Reed Award winner…

The Museum of Modern Art announced that Pedro Gadanho, a Lisbon-based architect, curator, and writer, has been appointed Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design… Hillary Brown, FAIA, professor of architecture at City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, was recently appointed for a three-year term to the National Academies’ Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE)… The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected 2012 Board of Directors, including Fiona Cousins, PE, FCIBSE, LEED AP BD+C, of Arup, filling the Designer of Buildings seat…

Patricia Kettle, AIA, was named Senior Associate at Dattner Architects… Garrett Gourlay has joined Goldstein, Hill & West Architects as a Senior Associate…