Names in the News

Robert Silman, Founder and President Emeritus of Silman, was awarded the Louise du Point Crowninshield Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Perkins+Will has acquired the London-based firm Portland Design Associates.

The nonprofit social services organization Common Ground has changed its name to Breaking Ground.

James S. Russell, FAIA, author, critic, and editorial advisor for Oculus magazine, has been appointed Director, Strategic Design Initiatives, a new position with the NYC Department of Design + Construction, where he will help the agency build its impressive capacity to deliver equitable growth through environmental sustainability and resiliency.

Sarah Rubinstein, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the New York office of Zimmul Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF Architects) as Associate Partner…Francis Cauffman has promoted Kelly Miller, AIA, NCARB, to Senior Associate, and Eli Brown; Charles Hemphill, RA, NCARB, CDT; and Bing Weng, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, to Associates.

Thomas S. Marvel, FAIA, passed away on 11.03.15 at his home in San Juan, PR.