The AIA has selected the 2012 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, including: 8 House by BIG; 41 Cooper Square by Morphosis Architects; and The Standard by Ennead Architects… 2012 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture include: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; HyundaiCard Air Lounge by Gensler; and The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum by Andre Kikoski Architect… 2012 Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design include: Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project by Gehry Partners with West 8; and SandRidge Energy Commons by Rogers Marvel Architects

AIA New York State announced the 2011 Honor Award recipients: George Miller, FAIA, James William Kideney Gold Medal Award; Robert Coles, FAIA, Fellows Award; Dennis A. Andrejko, FAIA, and Susan Chin, FAIA, Matthew W. Del Gaudio Service Award; Alfreda Radzicki, AIA, President’s Award; Rogers Marvel Architects, Firm Award; Brooklyn Bridge Park, Community Development Award; Kent Kleinman, Cornell University, Educator Award; James Lai, Assoc. AIA, and Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Intern/Associate Award…

The Kimball Art Center announced five finalists in the design competition for its renovation and expansion project, including BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, announced five finalists for its Pavilion Project, a competition in association with the upcoming “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939,” including AECOM and Echomaterico

Material ConneXion announced it has opened a new office in Shanghai… Los Angeles-based CO Architects and NYC-based FXFOWLE have announced the formation of a joint venture firm to be known as CO/FXFOWLE… Madison, WI-based Flad Architects has opened an office in NYC…

Stages Consultants, a recently opened theater planning and design practice, was founded by Damian Doria and Alec StollFore Solutions, a green building consulting firm, has joined Thornton Tomasetti to form a new Thornton Tomasetti Building Sustainability practice to be lead by Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED AP

Marc Wouters, LEED AP, has joined Stantec’s NYC practice as a senior associate and leader of the firm’s urban design and planning efforts in the Tri-State region… The Mufson Partnership has named Julia Belkin a partner…