The AIA selected Thom Mayne, FAIA, to receive the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to receive the 2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award…

AIA National inaugurated its new president Mickey Jacob, FAIA, the managing principal at Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, Fla. As the institute’s 89th president, Jacob succeeds Jeff Potter, FAIA.

Many New Yorkers made the “Public Interest Design 100” list, including: Jake Barton, Local Projects; NYC Commissioners Amanda Burden, Hon. AIA New York Chapter, FAICP, Janette Sadik-Khan, and David Burney, FAIA; Megan Canning, Susan Chin, FAIA, and Andrea Woodner of the Design Trust for Public Space; Majora Carter; John Czarnecki (along with publisher John Rouse), Contract Magazine; Joshua David and Robert Hammond, Friends of the High Line; Christine Gaspar, The Center for Urban Pedagogy; Rosalie Genevro and Cassim Shepard, Architectural League of New York; Toni Griffin, CCNY J. Max Bond Center for the Design of the Just City; Rosanne Haggerty, Community Solutions; Cheryl Heller, School of Visual Arts/SVA MFA in Design for Social Innovation; Cathy Lang Ho, Institute for Urban Design; Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times; Erinn McGurn, AIA, SCALEAfrica; Jenna McKnight, Architizer; Michelle Mullineaux and Laetitia Wolff, desigNYC; and Susan Szenasy, Metropolis… view the full list here

The five winners of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize include the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street is the recipient of Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011, chosen from over 220 skyscrapers completed within the year…

Global Green USA’s 13th Annual Sustainable Design Awards honorees include The Rudin Family for the design and redevelopment of One Thirty West 12 by COOKFOX Architects

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) held its first annual Awards for Excellence Fall Reception and awarded Dunn Development and L+M Development Partners the “Downstate Project of the Year” for The Navy Green, designed by FXFOWLE Architects (Master Planner and Architect); Curtis + Ginsberg Architects (Architect); Architecture in Formation (Supportive Housing Architect); and Todd Rader and Amy Crews Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architect)…

The National Building Museum will award the Society of Women Engineers the 2013 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology… United States Artists (USA) announced the recipients of $50,000 Fellowship grants for artistic excellence, including Kate Orff, ASLA, founder of SCAPE, and Jesse Reiser, AIA, and Nanako Umemoto, founders of Reiser + Umemoto/RUR Architecture…

Metropolis announced that Suzanne Tron has joined the company as Executive Publisher; she was formerly Publisher of Architecture, Architectural Lighting, New York Spaces, and I.D. Magazine, and Chief Revenue Officer ofArchitizer…Wendy Talarico Ordemann has been named Manager of Architectural Design Services for the new DORMA World of Access design center…Rosamond Fletcher joined the Design Trust for Public Space as Director of Programs; previously she spent six years at the Center for Architecture/AIA New York Chapter producing exhibitions and programs…

Markus Dochantschi, Assoc. AIA, Principal of studioMDA, is the new Director of the Global Metropolis Master’s Program at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation…

Big Future Group, an organization facilitating culturally conscious and sustainable architecture and infrastructure in the developing world, was recently launched by Sharon Davis, Assoc. AIA, principal, Sharon Davis Design; Julie Farris, founder, XS Space; Arun Rimal, founder, Office of Structural Design; and Eric Rothestein, partner, eDesign Dynamics…