The NYC Public Design Commission’s 33rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Design recognized Rescue Company 2 by Studio Gang Architects and SCAPE/ Landscape Architecture; Rockefeller University Expansion by Rafael Viñoly Architects and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; The Obelisk by Building Conservation Associates and Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio; Issue Project Room by WORK Architecture Company (WORKac); Montefiore Square Park and Plaza by Thomas Balsley Associates and URS Corporation; Calvert Vaux Park Facility by 1100 Architect and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Westchester Square Branch Library by Snøhetta; Idlewild Park Nature Center by Handel Architects and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Kings Theatre by Martinez + Johnson Architects, EverGreene Architectural Arts, Building Conservation Associates, and EHT Traceries; and Lighthouse Point by Garrison Architects, Cooper Carry Architects, and MPFP…The 2015 ASID Awards Gala honored New York-based Sonya Dufner, FASID, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Workplace Strategy at Gensler (Designer of Distinction), and William D. Browning, Hon. AIA, LEED AP, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green (Design for Humanity).
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced Tania Bruguera as Artist-in-Residence.
Nader Tehrani, Principal of NADAAA, has been appointed Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union.
Brian Belluomini, IES, Principal and Co-founder of Shimstone Design Studio, has been elected president of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC). Caleb McKenzie, LC, IES, IALDA, Senior Associate at US Lighting Consultants, is the Section’s new vice president.
OPPENHEIM Architecture has opened a New York City office, headed by New York Studio Leader Juan Lopez.
Damian Melo, AIA, and Daniel Rojas, Intl. Assoc. AIA, have been promoted to Senior Associates at Mancini•Duffy…Angie Lee, IIDA, has joined FXFOWLE as Principal, Design Director-Interiors…Stonehill & Taylor has promoted Nino Scarpaci, Stephanie Liu, and Steve Chew to Senior Associates…AKRF has hired Gill Mosseri, PE, and Jeffrey Vladyka, PE, as Senior Vice Presidents.