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April 6, 2010
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

The Center for Architecture announced the six finalists of its OPEN CALL for Innovative Curtain Wall Design: Honor, Liquid Wall by Peter Arbour, Assoc. AIA, and RFR Consulting Engineers; Merit, The Integrated Concentrating Solar Façade System by HeliOptix and developed by CASE / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Citations for Climate Camouflage: High Performance Masonry Envelope by CASE (Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); F. A. T. (Fluent Adipose Tectonic): Face Lift by form-ula; HelioTrace Façade System by SOM, Permasteelisa, and Adaptive Building Initiative, a co-venture between Buro Happold and Hoberman and Associates; and Self-Shading Curtain Wall, Kuwait University College of Education by Perkins+Will in joint venture with Dar Al-Handasah. A full-scale model of Liquid Wall will be installed this fall at the Center for Architecture…

The 2010 BSA/AIANY Housing Design Awards winners include the Artreehoose by Della Valle Bernheimer, which received an Honor Award for Design Excellence, and 40 Bond, designed by Herzog & de Meuron with Handel Architects (Architect-of-Record), which received a Citation for Provocative Design…

Six finalists have been selected for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award, including Greeley Square Parks in NYC…

Francis Cauffman and its design team have been honored with a 2010 Vista Award, in the category of New Construction, for the Critical Care Building at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, which was featured in the Winter 2009/10 issue of Oculus…

Mark Strauss, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Partner at FXFOWLE Architects, will speak about the City Regenerative Plan for the Nordhavnen Peninsula in Copenhagen and the Sustainable City for the 21st Century at the 2010 Think Green Global Forum, an international sustainability conference taking place 04.07-09.10 in Nanjing, China…

The SMPS-NY 14th Annual Honor Awards Dinner on 04.13.10 will include the presentation of the Public Sector Award to Iris Weinshall; the Media Award to Diana Darling and William Menking; the Private Sector Award to New York University; the Marketing Achievement Award to Deborah Rosenberg; the Marketing Champion Award to Leonard Koven, PE; the Pinnacle Award to Carol Doscher; and the Professional Development Grant to Jonathan Hernandez

James Beard Foundation Awards finalists in the category of Outstanding Restaurant Design include Andre Kikoski Architect for The Wright in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and evan douglis studio for Choice Market…

Michael Van Valkenburgh will be awarded the 2010 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture…

The Outstanding Women in the Building Industry for 2009 at the Women Builders Council (WBC) Champion Award winners include NYC-based architects E. Bruce Barrett; Nancy Goshow, AIA, LEED AP; Beth Greenberg, AIA; Debra Inwald, AIA, LEED AP; Jill N. Lerner, FAIA; and Deborah Taylor, AIA, LEED AP

Crain’s New York 40 under 40 winners include Andrea Wenner, founder of Out2Play and Josh Lockwood, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity-NYC… Juliette Lam will be one of the recipients of the Founder’s Awards given for excellence in Business at the Salvadori Center’s Annual Cocktail Benefit on 05.05.10…

New Jersey Institute of Technology’s New Jersey School of Architecture was awarded the $25,000 Grand Prize for the 2010 NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy….

The NJ Chapter of the AIA will induct architect Michael Graves, FAIA, as the first architect to be honored in the NJ Hall of Fame (NJHOF) in May…

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP), lead partner of MillionTreesNYC, and the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NYASLA) are collaborating to document the trees that have been planted by reaching out to private design consulting firms and to bring attention to the fact that trees are available, potentially free of charge, for site projects… The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named Bradford McKee the new Editor-in-Chief of Landscape Architecture magazine…

Jeffrey Williams, AIA, and Yann Leroy and interior designers Kate Greenwood and Paul Greenwood — partners at BBG-BBGM — along with the firm’s Director of China Patrick Lo branched out on their own to launch studioaria

Michael Wood is the new Executive Director of the Association of Architecture Organizations…The McGraw-Hill Companies has appointed Keith Fox as president of McGraw-Hill Construction…

M Moser Associates announced that Allan Lee has joined the NY office as a director of strategic planning…NBBJ named three new principals in its New York office during its annual awards and promotions ceremony: Mark Lippi, AIA, LEED AP; Sarah Markovitz, AIA; and Jay Siebenmorgen, AIA, LEED AP

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