At the MAINSTREETS Convention in Rochester, NY, AIANYS elected Susan Chin, FAIA, as the incoming Regional Director.

The 2009 AIANYS Honor Award Recipients were honored at the MAINSTREETS Convention, 09.25.09, in Rochester, NY. Abby Suckle, FAIA, received the Fellow’s Award; Venesa Alicea, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, received an Intern/Associate Award; Pei Cobb Freed + Partners received the Firm Award; Leevi Kiil, FAIA, received the President’s Award; Dr. Anthony Vidler received the Educator Award; and Jackie Delsandro, a student at Parsons, The New School of Design, School of Constructed Environments, received a 2009 AIANY Student Award.

The 2009 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards winners include Puma City by LOT-EK, Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso by Louise Braverman Architect, and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center by Lyn Rice Architects

New York Construction Best of ’09 award winners include many NYC-based firms. Click here to download a PDF of the complete list. The Brick Industry Association’s New York/New Jersey Brick Distributor Council and the Associated Brick Mason Contractors of Greater New York will honor the following projects: Sky House by FXFOWLE Architects, I.S. 227 Restoration by Omni Architects, PS-1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center Restoration by Wank Adams Slavin Associates with Ohlhausen DuBois Architects, Riverhouse at Battery Park City by Polshek Partnership Architects, and The Solaire 20 River Terrace by Pelli Clarke Pelli
FreeGreen invites the public to vote until 09.30.09 for the best design submitted to the Chain of Eco-Homes Project, which will determine the form and function of Greensburg, KS, as it is being rebuilt after a tornado leveled the town in 2007… The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) announced that Michael Graves, FAIA, is the first architect to be nominated for its Class of 2010, in the “Enterprise” category… The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has become a sponsor for Penn State University’s Department of Architectural Engineering capstone senior thesis program utilizing Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling (IPD/BIM)…

U.K.-based Balfour Beatty has agreed to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff for $626 million… Carl Galioto, FAIA, joins HOK from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill as a senior principal and member of the HOK New York Management Committee… Elizabeth Battista has been named Director of Communications and Institutional Development for the Institute of Design and Construction (IDC)…