February 14, 2024
by: AIA New York
AIA 2024 Honors and Awards Luncheon graphic


AIA New York returns to Cipriani Wall Street on April 12 to celebrate the honorees of the 2024 Honors and Awards Luncheon. The awards program recognizes design excellence in New York City by honoring the winners of the AIA New York Design Awards and recipients of AIANY’s four major annual awards. The event also serves as an important fundraiser for AIANY and its ongoing mission to show that design and the city’s built environment matter.

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At this year’s event, the chapter will honor MARVEL with the Medal of Honor; Jonathan F.P. Rose with the Champion of Architecture Medal; Madame Architect with the Architecture in Media Award; and Nina Cooke John, AIA, NOMA with the New Perspectives Award. Get to know the honorees below!


Medal of Honor

MARVEL recognizes that the pressing issues facing contemporary cities, communities, and the natural environment can only be solved with bold, collective action. Although the team just celebrated its 10th year as MARVEL, they have a trajectory of over three decades working at the intersection of public and private space, creating intentionally timeless design solutions that integrate nature and context. With offices in NYC, SJU, RVA, and BCN, they bring together architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and interiors professionals. They accelerate the discussion between all stakeholders—including policy makers, community and business leaders, clients, activists, and citizens—and co-author long-term visions for buildings, places, and people. MARVEL’s interdisciplinary teams develop big ideas to solve big problems. By synthesizing their diverse expertise and working together, they design, plan, and build shared urban spaces that are key to humanity’s success and our planet’s health. They address immediate issues while improving the long-term quality of life. Marvel’s projects have been recognized with over 125 international industry awards, among them the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the Presidential Citation for integrating design and community service. Their portfolio spans affordable housing, commercial, cultural institutions, schools and higher education, civic and public works, hospitality, high-end residential, recreational projects, workspaces, and parks and public spaces.


Headshot of Jonathan FP Rose

Champion of Architecture Medal
Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy, teaching, research, writing, and not-for-profit work focuses on creating more environmentally, socially, and economically resilient cities. In 1989, Rose founded and became President of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a real estate development and investment firm that acquires and develops affordable and mixed-income housing. The firm has long been a leader in environmentally responsible building.

Rose received the Enterprise Community Partners, James W. Rouse Civic Medal of Honor in 2012, the 2021 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, and in 2023, The Order of the Beloved of the Thunder Dragon awarded by His Majesty, The King of Bhutan. His book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life was published by Harper Wave in 2016 and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher.

Rose and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute. He serves as Chair of the Board and of the Bhutan Urban and Regional Planning Global Advisory Committee. He is a trustee of Enterprise Community Partners.


Julia Gamolina (right) interviewing Molly McGowan (left)

Architecture in Media
Madame Architect

Madame Architect is a digital magazine focused on the extraordinary women that shape our world—women from all over the globe, all corners of the field, and all stages of career. MA features intimate interviews, day-in-the-life profiles, essays, reviews, and a historical column, all of which are through a female perspective. In addition to architects, features include CEOs, journalists, civic leaders, landscape architects, and many more experts in the field. Most recently, Madame Architect started an event series for live interviews with architects in the spaces they designed.

Founded and run by Julia Gamolina, the Madame Architect team includes copyeditor and contributor Gail Kutac; editorial assistant Sydne Nance; event coordinator Casey Joe; editors Pat Dimond and Amy Stone; historical columnist Kate Reggev; and design critic Kate Mazade. Everyone on the team is ultra-dedicated to sharing and supporting the work of their colleagues and peers and to themselves contributing to the practice of architecture; all hold full-time roles in professional practice. The magazine’s mission has been and continues to be to break the antiquated models of architecture and to show those in and entering the industry the myriad choices they have in crafting dynamic, meaningful, and interesting careers for creating a better built world.


Headshot of Nina Cooke John

New Perspectives Award
Nina Cooke John, AIA, NOMA

Nina Cooke John, AIA, NOMA is the founding principal of Studio Cooke John Architecture and Design, a multidisciplinary design studio that values placemaking as a way to transform relationships between people and the built environment. Studio Cooke John’s Shadow of A Face, the new Harriet Tubman Monument in Newark, NJ, was unveiled in March 2023. The studio was awarded a 2021 AIANS Merit Award for the public art installation Point of Action, commissioned for the Flatiron public plazas in 2020 and currently on view at the Wassaic Project. Cooke John was named a 2022 United States Artists Fellow. Her work has been featured in Architectural Record, Madame Architect, The New York Times, Dwell, NBC’s Open House, the Center for Architecture’s 2018 exhibition Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, and PBS NewsHour Weekend.

Cooke John earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and her Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. She currently teaches at Columbia University.


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