02.11.10: I.M. Pei, FAIA, RIBA, received the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Royal Gold Medal in a ceremony in London.

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I.M. Pei, FAIA, RIBA, (left) with AIA President George Miller, FAIA at the ceremony.

Rick Bell

02.03-05.10: The 2010 Grassroots Legislative and Leadership Conference took place in Washington, D.C.

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(L-R): Representative Nydia Velazquez, NY’s 12th District; Mary A. Burke, AIA, IIDA, AIANY Vice President for Design Excellence; Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; and Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, 2010 AIANY Vice President.

Emily Nemens

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Opening night of the “ContextContrast” exhibition. Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director (left) with John A. Padilla, AIA (AIA Santa Fe), a candidate for 2011-13 Vice President.

Emily Nemens

02.04.10: The First Annual Oculus Lecture on Design — Moshe Safdie: Megascale, Order an Complexity took place at the Center for Architecture.

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(L-R): Kristen Richards, Editor-in-Chief of OCULUS; Moshe Safdie, FAIA; Abby Suckle, FAIA, LEED AP, AIANY Vice President for Public Outreach; and Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Director for Publications.

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02.17.10: Over 500 guests visited the Center for Architecture for the openings of “Modernism at Risk” and “Back on the Map.”

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Tony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA, 2010 President of AIANY, with Bonnie Burnham, President of the World Monuments Fund.

Kristen Richards

02.14.10: “Ice Heart,” designed by Moorhead & Moorhead, was erected on Duffy Square for Valentine’s Day. The sculpture was the result of the second annual invited competition hosted by the Times Square Alliance. Okamoto Studio constructed the sculpture; Robert Silman Associates was the structural engineer; and Tillet Lighting Design illuminated the space.

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“Ice Heart,” by Moorhead & Moorhead.

Jessica Sheridan