The AIA New York Chapter released its list of 2007 Design Award recipients; 31 winners were selected from over 400 submissions. Architecture Honor Award winners include: Weiss/Manfredi (Olympic Sculpture Park); Diller Scofidio + Renfro (The Institute of Contemporary Art); Steven Holl Architects (Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall Center Wing, and New Residence at the Swiss Embassy); Steven Harris Architects (92 Jane Street); and Foster + Partners (Hearst Tower). Interior Architecture Honor Award winners are Dean/ Wolf Architects (Operable Boundary Townhouse/ Garden) and Della Valle Bernheimer (23 Beekman Place). Project Honor Awards were awarded to Thomas Phifer and Partners (North Carolina Museum of Art) and nARCHITECTS (Windshape).

Michael Kwartler, FAIA, and Carmi Bee, FAIA, will receive the John Hejduk Award from the Cooper Union Alumni Association in April at the Cooper Union Founder’s Day Dinner…Civitas, the citizens’ group dedicated to improving neighborhood quality of life in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and East Harlem, has chosen Metropolis magazine publisher Horace Havemeyer III and editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy as the 2007 recipients of its August Heckscher Award for Community Service and Excellence… The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is the recipient of a grant of $10 million from The Starr Foundation…

Balcony Media, Inc., publishers of art and architecture books and LA Architect magazine, announced that it will launch a new national trade publication, FORM: pioneering design, in June 2007…The Architect’s Newspaper launched a California edition on 02.21.07 with Sam Lubell as the chief editor…

Raymond C. Bordwell, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the Perkins Eastman as a New York City-based principal… Meltzer/Mandl Architects has promoted David G. Carpenter to Associate Principal and Director of Development… David Kriegel, AIA, has been named Managing Principal at Gran Kriegel Associates, a newly named full-service architecture and planning firm originally founded in 1965 as Gran Associates…