New York Construction Best Of ’08 Winners include: Project of The Year, Prudential Center by Morris Adjmi Architects (Exterior Architect) and HOK Sport (Arena); Best Adaptive Re-Use Project, Betances Community Center and Boxing Gym by Stephen Yablon Architect; Best Airport Project, Jetblue Terminal 5 At JFK International Airport by Gensler; Best Cultural Project, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center by Grimshaw Architects (Design Architect) and Davis Brody Bond Aedas (Architect-of-Record); Best Cultural Project, Award Of Merit, African Burial Ground National Monument by Aarris Architects

(con’td) Best Green Project, Bank Of America Building (One Bryant Park) by Cook + Fox (Design Architect), Adamson Associates Architects (Executive Architect), and Gensler (Interiors Architect); Best Green Project, Award Of Merit, National Audubon Society Home Office by FXFOWLE Architects; Higher Education Project, Award of Merit, Peter B. Lewis Library, Princeton University by Gehry Partners; and Thomas Jefferson Hall, United States Military Academy Library And Learning Center by STV Architects with Holzman Moss Architects

(cont’d) Best Interiors Project, Reed Smith Conference Center by Gensler; Best Marine Project, Hoboken Ferry Terminal And Clock Tower Restoration by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners; Best Marine Project, Award of Merit, Hudson River Park Pier 86 Restoration; Best Mass Transit Project, Myrtle-Wyckoff Station Complex Rehabilitation by Dattner Architects with Domenech Hicks & Krockmalnic; Best Mass Transit Project, Award of Merit, Pelham Parkway Station Rehabilitation by Dattner Architects

(cont’d) Best New Office Project, Spector Group Long Island Offices by
Spector Group; Best Park/Landscape Project, Public Farm One by WORKac; Best Pre-K-12 Education Project, North Shore Hebrew Academy by Spector Group; Best Public Works Project, Award of Merit, Grand Avenue Bus Depot and Central Maintenance Facility by diDomenico and Partners; Best Renovation/Rehabilitation/Restoration Project, The Plaza Hotel by
Costas Kondylis & Partners (Lead Architect) and Walter B. Melvin Architects (Landmark Architect); Best Renovation/Rehabilitation/Restoration Project, Award of Merit, Bronx Zoo Lion House Reconstruction by FXFOWLE Architects

(cont’d) Best Residential Project, 40 Mercer Street by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Design Architect) and SLCE Architects (Production Architect); Best Residential Project, Award of Merit, YVES by Ismael Leyva Architects; Best Retail Project, Ermenegildo Zegna Flagship Boutique by Peter Marino & Associates; Best Small Project (Under $10 Million), Brooklyn Academy Of Music Canopy by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, and Museum Of Modern Art Home Delivery Installation including BURST*008, SYSTEM3, Cherry Lee Architects, Haack Höpfner Architects, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, and KieranTimberlake Associates; and Best Technology/Systems Project, Woodbridge Statewide Traffic Management Center by HNTB

Winners of the 96th Annual Building Awards by the Queens Chamber of Commerce include: Vincent Riso of The Briarwood Organization, Lifetime Achievement Award; Rehabilitation award winners in rehab up to three stories; low-rise addition; multi family: Whitestone Manor Condominiums by Gerald Caliendo, Architect; rehabilitated public space: Queens Theatre in the Park by Caples Jefferson Architects; one-family detached, up-to-3,000-square-feet rehabilitation: Colea residence by John Carusone, Architect; readaptive use, alternating mixed use rehabilitation, residential commercial/industrial: The Classic at Kew Gardens, by M. Studio; industrial rehabilitation: Super- Tek Products by Stoll & Stoll Architects; rehabilitation for single residence, one-family detached, over 3,000 square feet: The Russo residence by Frank Petruso Architect; readaptive use, alteration or addition, in a single residence, one-family detached, over-3,000 square feet: Dr. Kuma residence by AIN D&D Corp; commercial interiors rehabilitation: Very Well Café by Nury Design Inc.; rehabilitation for interior of a single residence, one- or two-family attached: Gary Hentzi and Argie Collie Residence by Laura Heim Architect; rehabilitated health-related facilities: New York Blood Center by Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects

QCC Building Award winners in the New Construction category include: multi-family, high-rise: 14- 25 Broadway Condominiums by Gino Longo, AIA; single residence, one-family detached: Joseph Musso Residence by JLS Designs; single residence: Linda Chen Residence by John C. Chen Architect; interior industrial, new construction landscape, new construction industrial: New York Times printing plant by Newbury Design Associates and Dario Designs, Inc.; interior public buildings and new construction public buildings: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Natatorium and Ice Rink by Handel Architects in association with Kevin Horn & Andrew Goldman Architects; family residence, one- or two-family attached: Shu Zen/Ke Wan/ Li residence by John C. Chen Architect; commercial: Plaza at Little Neck Hills by Frank Petruso, Architect; green: Center at Maple Grove Cemetery by Peter Gisolfi Associates; office, interiors office: Two Court Square, the Citigroup Building by Kohn Pedersen Fox

Architecture critic and historian Ada Louise Huxtable, Hon. AIA, has been awarded the Louis Auchincloss Prize (see Sighted)… Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, was honored for outstanding professional achievement by The Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York…

The Washington, DC Historic Preservation and Review Board has unanimously approved Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners‘ design for an 11-story residential addition to the landmark Washington Hilton Hotel…

Bill Lenart, AIA, is promoted to associate principal at Callison… Hoffman Architects named Cari Tate marketing coordinator… RMJM Hillier will now operate under the name RMJM in North America…