The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the regional winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards for 2009 including Linked Hybrid by Steven Holl Architects and The Broadgate Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Commendable Achievement award winners of the Sixth Annual A|L Light & Architecture Design Awards include Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant by Polshek Partnership Architects with lighting designer L’Observatoire International; and Terminus 100 and Duke Integrative Medicine by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design… The 2009 Connecticut Green Building Council Award winners include the Darien Library by NY-based Peter Gisolfi Associates

Winners of the 2009 IIDA NY Lester Dundes Interior Design Competition include, in the following categories: Commercial Over 50,000 SF, Law Firm by HLW International; Residential, The Chelsea Stratus by BBG/BBGM; and Sustainable Design, National Audubon Society by FXFOWLE Architects

The 2009 DesignIntelligence Sustainable Design Survey cited the top five firms as role models of green and sustainable design including HOK (1), Perkins + Will (2), and Arup (5)… WALLPAPER magazine has named SPG Architects one of the 30 top emerging architecture firms in the world.

Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has been selected the winner of the 2009 Design Patron Award… Arbuckle Industries won the contest for the AIANY Heritage Ball Video Project… Daniel J. Park, a senior BFA student at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), has been awarded $30,000 for winning the 2009 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Scholarship Award… NY House candidates Charles Rangel and Nydia Velazquez made contributions this year to ArchiPAC…

Andrew W. Prescott, AIA, was installed as president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)… Granary Associates has promoted Tasso Karras to associate principal, leader of the design center of excellence… Perkins Eastman has promoted Christine Albright and Christine Schlendorf to associate principals…