May 1, 2007
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

Terrence E. O’Neal, AIA, 2006 President of AIANYS, accepted on behalf of AIANYS the Component Excellence Outstanding Single Program Award for Government Affairs from AIA National for last year’s Spring Symposium: “One New York State: Urban Policy and Regional Design”…

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has awarded two mid-career research grant awards: the Kress Mid-Career Grant, for John Matteo‘s proposal, Preservation Engineering — A New Curriculum, and a Fitch Research Grant in memory of late Trustee, Richard Blinder, for Samuel Gruber‘s study, Saving American Synagogues: Preservation materials pertaining to the history, architecture and religious significance of older American synagogues

The AIA announced the 2007 COTE Top Ten Green Projects, including New York firms Steven Holl Architects (Whitney Water Purification Facility, New Haven, CT); and Croxton Collaborative Architects (Willingboro Master Plan & Public Library, Willingboro, NJ). Honorable mention winners included Polshek Partnership Architects (William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR); and Kiss + Cathcart Architects (Stillwell Avenue Terminal Train Shed, NY, NY)…

The 2007 AIA Housing Awards were recently announced. The only NY-based project to win an award is the House at the Shawangunks, New Paltz, NY, by PA-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson…

This year’s Community Planner Awards celebrate active community residents. Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of the United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park, advocate for the city’s environmental justice movement, and community-planning activist, was honored with the second annual Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award. A lifetime achievement award was presented to community board veteran Wilma Maynard of Bedford Stuyvesant. Certificates of honorable mention were given to Damaris Reyes of the Lower East Side, Harry Bubbins of Mott Haven, and Laura Hoffman of Greenpoint…

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the 2007 International Architecture Award winner for Bridging the Rift on the Israel/Jordan border…

Nancy Aber Goshow, AIA, Managing Principal of Goshow Architects, has been appointed the North Eastern Regional Director of Women Construction Owners and Executives, a national advocacy group…

Polshek Partnership Architects founder James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, has assumed a new role in the firm as Senior Design Counsel and has, consequently, given up his partnership interest…

The National Endowment for the Arts is now accepting applications for a new Design Director to replace Jeff Speck, who is stepping down in May. The vacancy announcement can be found on the agency’s website

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