The NJ Chapter of the AIA announced award winners at its annual awards dinner: Martin Santini, FAIA, was named Architect of the Year; Robert F. Barranger, AIA, was honored with Distinguished Service Award; Barlo & Associates Architects received Architectural Firm of the Year; Rafael Da Silva, AIA, received Young Architect of the Year; Sophia Jones, Assoc. AIA, won Intern of the Year; and David A. Mooij, superintendent of Neptune Township schools, won Resident of the Year…

The Brooklyn Chapter of the AIA will be honoring the following professionals at its biennial dinner dance on May 7: Vincent C. Battista, AIA, Executive Director, Institute of Design and Construction, will receive a Distinguished Achievement Award; Joseph P. Trivisnoono, Assoc. AIA, will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award; Michael J. Macalusco, FARA, will win an Advancement of the Architectural Profession Award; and Vincent Dicce, LS, will receive a Distinguished Service Award…

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council announced the winners of its 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, including, in the category of Multi-Family, Garden Street Lofts, submitted by SHoP Architects; and in the category of Policy/Program Development: New York City Green Schools Guide and Standards Revision, submitted by Dattner Architects, New York City School Construction Authority

IESNYC announced the winners for the 2009 “Audible Light” Student Design Competition: First Place, Hye Yeun Lee for “Subway Sound;” Second Place, Ching-Yu Lin for “Hey! It’s a Party;” Third Place, Sukmo Koo and Young Taek Oh for “Make It Rain-Rain Box;” and Honorable Mentions, Kacie Stigliano for “Rhythms” and Sungbin Ma for “The Sound of Glitz”…

EYP is reducing its carbon footprint by buying Carbon Offsets for air travel by its employees and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for one year to offset 100% of the electricity used by its corporate offices…

Stonehill & Taylor has taken on three new principals, Neill Parker, Jr., AIA, Michael Suomi, Assoc. AIA, and Christina Zimmer, AIA