February 23, 2022
by: AIA New York

Transitions and Acquisitions

Perkins Eastman and Philadelphia-based BLT Architects (BLTa) have announced their merger. BLTa will now be known as BLTa—A Perkins Eastman Studio.

New Hires and Promotions

HLW has named Xiaoxuan Peng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Building Information Modeling and Computational Design.

Farida Abu-Bakare has joined WXY as Director of Global Practice. Nobuhiko Arai has joined the firm as Senior Architect.

Kelly Collini has joined Colberg Architecture as Principal.

Lisa Goldsmith, AIA, LEED Green Associate, has been promoted to Vice President at HKS.

Government and Institutional

Susan Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance, has been appointed Commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Iris Rodriguez-Rosa will serve as First Deputy Commissioner of the department.

Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, has been appointed President and CEO of the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Maria Nicanor, Executive Director of the Rice Design Alliance at Rice University’s School of Architecture, has been named the Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Michela O’Connor Abrams has joined USModernist as Chief Advancement Officer.


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