As chief architect of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the leadership and advocacy of Robert Eisenstat, FAIA, LEED AP, have raised the standards of design excellence for transportation and infrastructure projects and increased the stature of architects in the public realm. PANYNJ is acknowledged globally for its prominence in shaping the region’s built environment and for its direct impact on the lives of the millions who live in, commute through, and visit the New York Region. Continue reading “Featured Member: Robert Eisenstat Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”
As a global designer, educator, and mentor, Gary Haney, FAIA, RIBA, Design Partner, SOM, has pioneered engineering innovations, tall building efficiency, materials research, and customized sustainable solutions for some 60 projects throughout the world. Many of these projects have won awards and received high acclaim from professionals, peers, and city residents alike. Haney’s Al Hamra Firdous Tower won AIA and international design awards, and it was also named one of “The 50 Best Inventions of the Year” by Time magazine in 2011. This year, AIA New York honored his Public Safety Answering Center II in the Bronx with an Architecture Merit Award. Continue reading “Featured Member: Gary Haney Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”
Thomas Grassi, FAIA, PMP, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure and Transportation Architecture Architecture Department, HNTB Corporation, has devoted his career to being a manager for transformative regional transportation projects, a leader rebuilding Lower Manhattan and World Trade Center transportation infrastructure, and an ambassador sharing the story of architecture’s healing power. Grassi helped to lead Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ)’s Downtown Restoration Program following the events of 9/11, and went on to manage and coordinate the design and construction of of the iconic WTC Transportation Hub. In recognition, Grassi was a recipient of AIA’s “Architects of Healing” Presidential Citation. Continue reading “Featured Member: Thomas Grassi Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”
Elisabeth Martin’s leadership and advocacy for public libraries is a catalyst for transformative change. As a principal at MDA designgroup architects & planners, Martin’s passion has fueled discourse, inspired solutions, influenced national models and demonstrated the power of design in the public realm. As a proven leader with national recognition for over 3 decades of work with public libraries, her specialty practice combines the tools of advocacy, vision, planning and design to create beacons of life-enriching activity and resources within the communities they serve. Continue reading “Featured Member: Elisabeth Martin Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”
Over his 35-year career, John Cetra has assembled and led a design practice dedicated to the transformation of urban multifamily housing and residential architecture. Since co-founding his firm, CetraRuddy, with his wife and partner, Nancy Ruddy, in 1987 Cetra’s work has been rooted in a rigorous, ongoing study of urban contextual fabrics and patterns of habitation and has resulted in buildings that reinforce community and neighborhood. Continue reading “Featured Member: John Cetra Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”
William Cunningham, as Weill Cornell Medicine‘s first Campus Architect, has used design excellence to transform the campus of one of the country’s premier medical institutions into the embodiment of the highest standards of medical education, research, and practice with national and global influence. Cunningham has led the transformation of WCM’s aging and outmoded 2.9-million-square-foot campus, planning new innovative facilities—all designed to a level of LEED Silver or higher—for supporting medical education, ambulatory care, and cutting-edge biomedical research. Continue reading “Featured Member: William Cunningham Elevated to AIA College of Fellows”
Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA, LEED AP, senior associate at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, strategically integrates art and architecture into original built works of enduring value and advocates for culture as vital to the public realm. The 2017 Jury of Fellows of the AIA elevated Baranowski to its prestigious College of Fellows in the second category of fellowship, which recognizes architects who have “Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training or practice.” Now among the AIA membership’s three percent distinguished with fellowship and honorary fellowship, Baranowski will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando as well as at the New Fellows Reception hosted by AIA New York on March 13.
The 2017 Jury of Fellows of the AIA has elevated Patrick J. Burke III, FAIA, Assistant VP, Capital Project Management, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), to its College of Fellows in the fourth category of fellowship, which recognizes architects who have “Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.” Burke is widely celebrated for having masterfully transformed CUMC’s built environment with great sensitivity to design excellence, thereby inspiring thousands of faculty, researchers, students, and clinicians to pursue the highest levels of knowledge and healing. Burke has spent decades overseeing the planning, design, and construction of large-scale, technically complex biomedical research facilities and other high-technology buildings, leading to more than 2,000 CUMC projects with gross project budgets in excess of $900 million.