Names in the News

The American Institute of Architects membership elected new AIA National Board members at the AIA 2013 Convention: Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, Elected 2014 First Vice President and 2015 President; James Easton Rains Jr., FAIA, Elected 2014-2015 AIA Vice President; Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA, Elected 2014-2015 AIA Vice President; and John P. Grounds, AIA, Elected 2014-2015 AIA Treasurer…

On 07.10.13, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its Real Estate Development Committee will celebrate the winners of the 2013 Building Brooklyn Awards: Wythe Hotel by Morris Adjmi Architects (Adaptive Reuse); BAM Fisher by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture (Arts and Culture); Kensington Library by Sen Architects (Civic and Institutional); Gilbert Rivera Pavilion/Maimonides Breast Cancer Center by Daniel Schunkewitz Architect and Murray Associates Architect (Community Health); Barclay’s Center by Ellerbe Becket/AECOM and SHoP Architects (Economic Development); Pitkin Theater Center by Kitchen & Associates (Historic Preservation and Community Development); Brooklyn Bridge Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (Landscape and Open Space); Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center by Weiss/Manfredi (National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency); City Point by COOKFOX Architects and Greenberg Farrow Architects (Retail); The Hegeman by COOKFOX Architects (Residential Affordable Housing); Subtractive House by Bade Stageburg Cox (Residential Low-Rise); and 205 Water by Perkins Eastman Architects (Residential Multi-Family)…

The winners of the Society for Marketing Professionals, New York’s 2013 SMPS-NY Communications & Industry Leadership Awards are: SBLM Architects (Brand Identity); Hausman and NK Architects (Event/Holiday Piece); Perkins+Will and Microdesk (Marketing Campaign); Dattner Architects and NBBJ (Website); Patricia Neumann, CPSM (Industry Leadership Award); and Eric Schlau (Mary Findlen Professional Development Grant)…

Seven New York City-based lighting design firms received Lumen Awards for excellence, professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design by the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC): Arup (Clyfford Still Museum); Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (Richard B. Fisher Building at BAM; St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University of Louisiana; and Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao); Cooley Monato Studio (Mall of America – East Boulevard Renovation); Fisher Marantz Stone (Miho Institute of Aesthetics – Chapel); Lighting Workshop (Logan); Reveal Design Group (Park Hyatt Washington, DC); and Tillotson Design Associates (East River Waterfront – Pier 15 and Esplanade).

Perkins+Will received an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Green Building Council’s 2013 Awards Program for Gateway Community College…

New York-based studio Freecell Architecture was one of the three finalists for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts’ PXSTL Design Project competition, which invited artists, designers and architects to imagine a temporary structure in an empty lot across the street from the Foundation… The Design Trust for Public Space has selected four fellows to form the team for “Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities”, including Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA (Urban Design Fellow); Chat Travieso (Participatory Design Fellow); Douglas Woodward (Policy Fellow), and Neil Donnelly (Graphic Design Fellow)…

Professor Theoharis David, FAIA, received the 2013-2014 Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award at the school’s 124th commencement ceremonies…

EYP Architecture & Engineering has appointed nationally recognized architect Richard Clarke, AIA, as a Lead Designer in the firm’s New York City office…