The winners of the 2012 Architectural Lighting Light & Architecture Design Awards include the National September 11 Memorial by Michael Arad, AIA, PWP Landscape Architecture, and Fisher Marantz Stone (Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting Project); The Tenley-Friendship Library by The Freelon Group, R. McGhee & Associates, and Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Commendable Achievement, Whole Building Project); Milstein Hall by Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Tillotson Design Associates (Commendable Achievement, Whole Building Project); Frick Chemistry Laboratory by Hopkins Architects in collaboration with Payette and Arup (Commendable Achievement, Whole Building Project); The Sidwell Friends School Meeting House and Arts Center by KieranTimberlake and Arup (Best Use of Daylighting); and Midway Crossings, the University of Chicago, by James Carpenter Design Associates, Bauer Latoza Studio, Schuler Shook, and Square One Precision Lighting (Special Citation for Light as an Urban Connector)…

Eric Gartner, AIA, of SPG Architects, was named one of nine winners in Marvin Windows & Doors Architect’s Challenge…

The 16 winners of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition include Parsons The New School for Design and the Public Policy Lab in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; each of which will receive a two-year grant of up to $250,000 [view the full list of winners here].

George H. Miller, FAIA, Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, AIANYS member, and 2010 President of AIA National, was recently appointed to the AIA New York State Board for Architecture…

The National Building Museum presents its 14th Vincent Scully Prize to Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, who is also the recipient of the 2012 Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award… The Hundred Year Association will give Dominick Servedio, the Executive Chairman of STV, its annual Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award in November…

Deborah Berke, FAIA, was selected as the first recipient of the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) inaugural 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize…The first-ever recipient of the 2012 AIANYS ARE Scholarship is Karen Kubey, Assoc. AIA…

Parsons The New School for Design has announced the appointments of new deans, including Anne Gaines as the dean of the School of Art, Media and Technology, and Alison Mears, partner of Stefano Paci + Alison Mears Architects, as the dean of the School of Design Strategies; Bill Morrish is stepping down as dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, and will rotate into a full-time teaching and research position, while David J. Lewis, AIA, a longtime Parsons faculty member and principal of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects (LTL Architects), will serve as interim dean…

Julie V. Iovine has stepped down as the Executive Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper; former Managing Editor Alan Brake has succeeded her in the position…

Perkins+Will announced that it are joining forces with the São Paulo–based architecture firm Rocco,Vidal + arquitetos; the practice will be known as RoccoVidal P+W and will serve as the base for operations in South America…

David Katz, AIA, has launched a new branch of his company, Katz Consulting, to provide services to guide management companies and co-op and condo boards through building, design, and maintenance projects…

Meredith Lovejoy has joined HLW International’s New York office as the Director of Communications…

Karen Bookatz has recently joined FXFOWLE as Public Relations Manager….