Names in the News

The AIA has been selected as a nominee for the 18th Annual Webby Awards in recognition of the Voice of the Architect app, on which AIANY and AIA National collaborated. Voting for the People’s Voice Award is open to the public through 04.24.14!…

The winners of the American Academy in Rome’s 2014-15 Rome Prize include Rob Giampietro, Principal, Project Projects, for Walk with Me: Responsive Guides to Rome; Carin Goldberg, Principal, Carin Goldberg Design, for Conquering Rome: The Curation of Acceptance; John V. Maciuika, Associate Professor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, City University of New York, Barch College, for The Eternal Palace: Transformations and Reconstructions of the Berlin ‘Stadtschloss,’ 1450-2020; and Anna Serota, Assistant Conservator, The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, for The Documentation, Analysis and Replication of Tool Marks on Ancient Stone Sculpture…The winners of the International Interior Design Association New York Chapter’s (IIDA NY) Student Design Awards are Amanda Bacha of the School of Visual Arts, Yuanyuan Ma of the New York School of Interior Design, Pedro Barrillas of the New School of Design, Yawen Wang of the School of Visual Arts, and Kuan Chung Tao of the Fashion Institute of Technology…LOT-EK’s founding partners Ada Tolla, Intl. Assoc. AIA, and Giuseppe Lignano, Intl. Assoc. AIA, were named the winners of the annual Lawrence Israel Prize by the Interior Design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology…

Mayor de Blasio has named Feniosky Peña-Mora as the new Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design + Construction, and Tom Finkelpearl as the new Commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs…Former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) RuthAnne Visnauskas has joined New York’s largest poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood, as Managing Director of the Housing Advisory Board…

FIGMENT Executive Director and Executive Producer David Koren, FSMPS, CPSM, is now Vice President of Business Development & Marketing at ESI Design.