The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) selected 13 individuals for honorary membership for their work in education, government, and environmental activism, including Kristen Richards, editor-in-chief of OCULUS and ArchNewsNow, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Adele Chatfield-Taylor, president, American Academy in Rome…

Winners of the Educational Interiors Showcase competition sponsored by American School & University magazine include Magnusson Architecture and Planning, Crow Island School Citation for The Bronx Early Learning Center; Macrae-Gibson Architects, Bronze Citation for the P.S. 70 X Pool; as well as Outstanding Projects in the categories of Interior Renovation: Gensler, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology; and Vocational/Industrial Arts: Susan Doban Architect, Monroe College, Culinary Arts Center…

HD Awards winners and finalists include NY-based architecture firms in the categories of Hotel Mid-range or Economy Finalist, Stonehill & Taylor Architects and Planners for Hyatt New Brunswick; Restaurant Fine Dining Winner, Rockwell Group for Nobu Intercontinental Hong Kong, and Finalist for Belvedere Hotel Restaurant & Bar and Matsuhisa; Restaurant Fine Dining Finalist, AvroKO for Bourbon Steak, and ICRAVE Design for STK; Casual Restaurant Finalist, Stonehill & Taylor Architects and Planners for South Gate; and Green Design Finalist, S. Russell Groves for The Lucinda Sales + Design Center…

The shortlist for the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards 2008 include NY-based firms Steven Holl Architects, International Interior Design Award for the NYU Department of Philosophy; Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, New Innovation of the Year for MAS — Modernisation of Acute Services; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Best Sustainable Development for the United States Census Bureau Headquarters, and International Interior Design Award for GSC Offices; Bernard Tschumi Architects, Residential Building of the Year (Multiple Level Building) for BLUE Residential Tower, and Best Sustainable Development for Limoges Concert Hall…(The winners will be announced in London on 10.23.08)…

The curators of the Fourth International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam selected six international teams to participate including Brooklyn-based Interboro Partners

Edith Hsu-Chen has been appointed as Director of City Planning’s Manhattan Office… Kirsten Sibilia Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, has joined JCJ Architecture as Chief Marketing Officer… Bruce Nussbaum has been appointed Visiting Professor of Innovation and Design at Parsons The New School for Design… Marc Hochlerin joins BBG-BBGM as Principal of Strategic Planning… Kevin Klasic is a new principal at Shen Milsom & Wilke… Perkins Eastman announced that Thomas K. Fridstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as principal… Dana Byrne joins RMJM Hillier as senior human resources manager in charge of Talent Acquisition and Development… Bruce D. Eisenberg has joined STV Incorporated as an associate and director of the Buildings and Facilities’ New York Architecture Studio…