The Chicago Athenaeum’s 2012 American Architecture Award winners include the Village Health Works Staff Residence by Louise Braverman, Architect; Nascar Hall of Fame by Yvonne Szeta/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting; Cité de l’Océan et du Surf by Steven Holl Architects with Solange Fabião and Leibar & Seigneurin; East Hampton Town Hall by Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library District/Columbia Public Library by Davis Brody Bond; W24LOFT by Desai/Chia Architecture; Hunters Point South Waterfront Park by Weiss/Manfredi with Thomas Balsley Associates; Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture; Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems by Toshiko Mori Architect with Ashley McGraw Architects; Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University by Diller Scofidio + Renfro; High Line (Phase II) by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with James Corner Field Operations; Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead Architects with GSBS Architects; Millenium Science Complex, Pennsylvania State University by Rafael Viñoly Architects with Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel; Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building/UCSF by Rafael Viñoly Architects with SmithGroup; Sagaponack Barns by Christoff: Finio Architecture; National September 11 Memorial by Handel Architects, PWP Landscape Architecture and Davis Brody Bond; The Gateway Center, Westchester Community College by Ennead Architects; HL23 by Neil M. Denari Architects; BOK Center by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with Matrix Odell; New York City Center by Ennead Architects; and William H. Neukom Building, Stanford Law School by Ennead Architects with MKThink

Winners of Parks for the People, a student competition presented by Van Alen Institute in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service to reimagine America’s greatest natural and cultural treasures—its national parks, include City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture and finalist Pratt Institute School of Art and Design

The Decoration and Design Building (DDB)’s jury has selected this year’s Stars of Design Honorees, including Richard Meier, FAIA (Lifetime Achievement); Allan Greenberg (Architecture); Juan Montoya (Interior Design); Laura Starr, Stephen Whitehouse, and Jeffrey Poor of Starr Whitehouse (Landscape Architecture); and Durston Saylor (Architectural Photography); winners of a new award category called “Stars on the Rise” include Rafael De Cardenas, Kelly Behun, Brad Ford, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier & Company, and Jayne Michaels and Joan Michaels of 2 Michaels

Nicholas Quennell was honored with the DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence presented by The Green-Wood Historic Fund at its fifth annual benefit…

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has shortlisted six architectural teams for the design of its Inuit Art and Learning Centre, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a selection review team for the new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee, including Jeffrey Koons, Richard Meier, FAIA, Thomas P. Campbell and Keith Brownlie

Pratt Institute is celebrating its 125th anniversary this October…

Seri Worden has been selected as the Executive Director of The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation…Perkins+Will announced that Richard Marshall, Intl. Assoc. AIA, has joined the company as International Strategy Director…

Wendy J. Hall has joined The Switzer Group as Principal – Client Development…Ted Moudis Associates (TMA) welcomes Rachel Robinson as Design Manager and Crissy Hathaway as Business Development Coordinator…