May 15, 2007
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

Winners of the 2007 Building Brooklyn Design Awards include, in the categories of Arts & Culture: StudioSUMO (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art); Community Facility: Donald Blair & Partners Architects (New Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA); Higher Education: Gruzen Samton and Davis Brody Bond (Academic Village — Kingsborough Community College); Dormitory: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Laurence Tamaccio Design Destinations, and SLCE Architects (Feil Hall); Primary Education: Gran Associates Architects & Planners (P.S./I.S. 395); Office: Coburn Architecture (West Elm Corporate Offices); Civic Works: Perkins Eastman (Brooklyn Supreme & Family Courthouse); Residential-Affordable: Feder & Stia Architects (277 Gates Avenue); Residential-1 to 5 Dwellings: Coggan + Crawford Architecture + Design (South Slope Condominiums); Residential-Multi-Family: Office 606 Design + Construction (L3 Condominiums); Retail: MADE (One Girl Cookies)…

Winners of the 2007 MASterwork Awards of the Municipal Art Society include: Best New Building: Hearst Tower by Foster + Partners; Best Neighborhood Catalyst: Fairway Market in Red Hook by Susan Doban Architect; and Best Commercial Restoration: Battery Maritime Building by Jan Hird Pokorny Associates.

Economic Impact Award winners include the Expansion of NY Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge by William B. Tabler Architects, SB Architects, and Moss Gilday Group; and Twin Marquis, Inc. by Luis P. Wong. Design & Economic Impact award winners include, in the categories of Mixed-Use: Red Hook Stores by Susan Doban Architect and Energy Concepts Engineering

Chris Calori, Affil. AIA, and David Vanden-Eynden of Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants were named Fellows of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)… The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named 13 new honorary members including Susan S. Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis magazine… Peter A. Gross, AIA, has been named Principal of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects… Meltzer/Mandl Architects has appointed Evan L. Schwartz, AIA, NCARB, Director of Design… Mayor Bloomberg appointed Janette Sadik-Khan as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)… Kimberly Szinger, P.Eng., PE, LEED AP (Stantec Consulting, Ltd.) assumes the position of President (2007-2008) of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) on July 1, 2007…

New York Institute of Technology‘s (NYIT) 2007 Solar Decathlon team has re-launched its interactive websiteSolar One, BIG!NYC’s sibling organization, was just awarded $3 million in Mayor Bloomberg’s new budget…

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