The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) presented the 2012 ASID Design Awards, and winners include The 1% program of Public Architecture, ASID Design for Humanity Award and Material ConneXion, Innovation Award…

Mayor Vincent C. Gray presented a 2012 Mayor’s Sustainability Award in recognition of the Empowerhouse, a partnership between Habitat for Humanity, the D.C. local government, and students from Parsons The New School for Design, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, and Stevens Institute of Technology

The Brick Industry Association announced the winners of the 2012 Brick in Architecture Awards competition, including VIP Community Services by WASA/Studio A, Wylie Civic Complex by Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture (with Architexas Mason), The Joseph R. Drake School by Nelligan White Architects, and 38 Gramercy Park North by Scott Henson Architect (Gold winners); Delaware State Student Life Quad by Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, The Kalahari by GF55 Partners with Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects and Frederic Schwartz Architects, and 97 Crooke Avenue Supportive Housing by Dattner Architects with Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture (Silver winners); School of Visual Arts Dormitory by Rawlings Architects, University of Michigan North Quad Residential and Academic Complex by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (with Einhorn Yaffee Prescott), St. Ann’s Nursing Home by Susan Baumann Architect, artPLUS Residential Buildings by GF55 Partners, and 2 Cooper by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects with Sullivan Group Design (Bronze winners)…

Karen Reuther, President of the Design Management Institute (DMI), has announced that she is stepping down at the end of June, and applications are being accepted for the position through 07.15.12…

Israel Berger & Associates (IBA) and Viridian Energy & Environmental (Viridian) announced the new company name for their combined operations, Vidaris, IncScott Loikits, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the New York City office of GreenbergFarrow as Design Studio Director…