The New Practices New York 2010 competition winners are EASTON+COMBS (highest honor); Archipelagos; Leong Leong; Manifold; SOFTlab; SO-IL; and Tacklebox

The 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers (theme: ReSource) are Emily Abruzzo, AIA, and Gerald Bodziak, AIA, of ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS; James Austin and Aleksandr Mergold, AIA, of Austin+Mergold; Mark Frohn and Mario Rojas Teledo of FAR frohn&rojas; Michael Loverich and Antonio Torres of Bittertang; Eric Schuldenfrei, Assoc. AIA, and Marisa Yiu, AIA, of ESKYIU; and Keith VanDerSys of PEG office of landscape + architecture

The Preservation League of New York State has selected two projects in NYC to receive its Excellence in Historic Preservation Award: The American Museum of Natural History and the Empire State Building Lobby Restoration

The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 20th Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards winners include Robert Silman, PE, Hon. AIA, Preservation Leadership Award; Kenneth Cobb, Public Leadership Award; project award recipients include the High Line, Beacon Theatre, American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building Lobby, 36 Grace Court, Convent of the Sacred Heart School, Flushing Friends Meeting House, MacIntyre Building, Park Lane at Sea View, Roosevelt House, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Architect magazine’s second annual Architect 50 Firms include NY-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1); Perkins+Will (2); Gensler (10); Cannon Design (24); FXFOWLE Architects (29); Cook+Fox Architects (34); Spector Group (45); Robert A.M. Stern Architects (54); Beatty·Harvey·Coco Architects (62); Perkins Eastman (84); Diller Scofidio + Renfro (91)…

OBRA Architects’
Quartieri Parco Ca D’Oro won 3rd Prize in the competition for social housing in Venice, Italy, in collaboration with AZ Studio + CZ Studio….

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has awarded a $9,000 grant to the Cal Poly chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) for the construction of a healthcare clinic in Camilo Ortega, Nicaragua…

Spanish-born architect Eva Franch has been named director of The Storefront for Art and Architecture, replacing Joseph Grima, now with Milan-based Domus magazine…

After working as partners at BBG-BBGM, Jeffrey Williams, AIA, Yann Leroy, AIA, Kate Greenwood, Paul Greenwood, joined by Patrick Lo, have launched studioaria, an architecture and interior design firm with studios in NYC, Sydney, and Shanghai… Swanke Hayden Connell Architects has opened its ninth office, in Shanghai…

Michael Winstanley, AIA, AICP, principal of Mancini·Duffy and Managing Principal of Mancini·Duffy Winstanley, has been named CEO of the firm… the NY office of Grimshaw announced that William Horgan has become a Partner, and David Burke, AIA, and George Hauner became Associate Principals…