Thirty-two design firms were pre-qualified in the second round of the Mayor’s Design + Construction Excellence Program (D+CEP). In the $10 million and under requirement contracts category, firms are: Andrew Berman Architect; Atelier Pagnamente Torriani; Caples Jefferson Architects; Charles Rose Architects; Christoff:Finio Architecture; CR Studio Architects; Garrison Architects; LARC Studio; Locascio Architect; Lyn Rice Architects; Marble Fairbanks; Marpillero Pollak Architects; Michielli + Wyetzner Architects; Narchitects; OBRA Architects; Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg; Sage & Coombe Architects; Slade Architecture; Steven Harris Architects; Steven Yablon Architects; Toshiko Mori Architects; W Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Weisz + Yoes Architecture; and WORK Architecture Company

In the $10-$25 million category, firms are: 1100: Architect; Deborah Berke & Partners Architects; Grimshaw; Polshek Partnership Architects; Smith-Miller & Hawkinson Architects; Snøhetta; Steven Holl Architects; and Urbahn Architects

The AIA announced nine recipients of the 2007 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards including NY firms Gluckman Mayner Architects (Robin Hood Foundation Library for P.S. 192, NYC); and Polshek Partnership Architects (William J. Clinton Presidential Center for the William J. Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, AR)… The Science & Art Center designed by architects Peter Gisolfi Associates for the Agnes Irwin School has received a recognition of excellence from the National School Boards Association (NSBA)…

2007 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards were given to several NY-based firms, including Peter Marino Architect (105 W. 57th Street), “Tall Buildings” category and “Overall Winner”; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (122 Greenwich Avenue), “Residential” category; Grimshaw (Eco-Rainforest), commended for sustainability in the “Innovation” category; and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Chongming Island and Bahrain Bay), highly commended and commended respectively, in the “Regeneration and Masterplanning” category…

This past year’s New York City Canstruction Competition donated over 251,000 lbs. of canned food to City Harvest — the largest donation from a single event in City Harvest’s 25-year history… The eighth annual SpecSimple.com Box-A-Thon delivered over 200 boxes and raised over $10,000 for NY and NJ design schools. The winners are: Heather Kane, Perkins Eastman; Victoria Danesco, Ted Moudis Associates; Peter Carey, Butlers Rogers Baskett Architects; Maria Ortiz, GRAD Associates; and Eileen Ragsdale, TPG Architecture…

Roland Lewis, executive director of Habitat for Humanity New York City since 1997, has been named president and CEO of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance…