July 7, 2010
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

Winners of the IIDA NY Lester Dundees Interior Design Competition include Bancolombia by IA Interior Architects, Commercial Over 50,000 SF; Fortune Global 500 Investment Center by Mancini Duffy, Commercial Under 50,000 SF; LIM College by Marner Architecture, Educational/Institutional; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by Perkins Eastman, Healthcare; Morgans Hotel Group by Rockwell Group, Hospitality; Private Residence, Marina Towers, Beirut, Lebanon by Joe Serrins Studio, Residential; and Confidential Media Client by HLW International, Judge’s Award…

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has selected the recipients of its 2010 honors, including Achva Stein, FASLA, Professor and Director, CCNY Graduate Landscape Architecture program, who won the Community Service Award…

The 2010 Brooklyn Building Awards winners include: Atlantic Terminal by di Domenico + Partners, Civic and Institutional; IAVI Design & Development Laboratory by Perkins Eastman, Economic Development; Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion by hanrahanMeyers architects with Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, Educational; 274 Garfield PLacy by James R. Gainfort, AIA, Consulting Architect, Historic Preservation; Remains Lighting by Just Architecture, Industrial; Toren by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency; Brooklyn Bowl by NY Design Architects with Tristan Steinberg Design, Retail; Schermerhorn House by Polshek Partnership Architects, now Ennead Architects, Residential: Affordable Housing; and 80 Metropolitan Avenue by Greenberg Farrow, Residential: Multi-Family…

Coburn Architecture won the Pearl Street Triangle Competition, an ideas competition for a new community plaza design in DUMBO…The Peninsula Shanghai, designed by BBG-BBGM, won the 2010 Development of the Year Award at the China Hotel Development and Financing Conference…

Twenty-three finalists have been selected for the Build A Better Burb open ideas competition, including several NYC entrants: LIRR Long Island Radically Rezoned by Tobias Holler; Levittown: Increasing Density and Opportunity through the Accessory Dwelling Structure by Meri Tepper; Reclaiming Community by Courtney Embrey; Upcycling 2.0 by Ryan Lovett; SUBHUB Transit System by Michael Piper; Open Source Suburbs by Siobhan Watson; REpark: Adapting Long Island’s Commercial Infrastructure to an Emerging Network by Scalar Architecture; AgISLAND by Amy Ford-Wagner; Long Division by Kazys Varnelis; and Building C-Burbia by Denise Hoffman Brandt…

The Switzer Group celebrates its 35th anniversary this month… Jake LaChapelle, AIA, has been promoted to principal of Nelligan White Architects… HLW International announced the expansion of the firm’s Discovery practice with the addition of Scott Francisco, who joins HLW’s New York office as Director of Discovery… H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture announced that founding partner Hugh Hardy, FAIA, has extended the partnership to five new firm leaders, including Ariel Fausto, AIA, LEED AP; John Fontillas, AIA, LEED AP; Geoff Lynch, AIA, LEED AP; Jack Martin, LEED AP; and Daria Pizetta, AIA

David Sokol, a writer and OCULUS contributor based in New York and in Washington, DC, recently joined GSA Design Excellence as head of publications.

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