by Camila Schaulson Frenz
The Society for College and University Planning 2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture winners include the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Expansion Project by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New Building Honor Award), and the Stanford University Bing Concert Hall by Ennead Architects (New Building Merit Award). Both are also 2013 AIANY Design Award Winners (Architecture Honor and Architecture Merit, respectively).
The recipients of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts’ 2013 grants to individuals include: David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger for Message & Means: Muriel Cooper at MIT, 1954-1994; Casey Mack, Assoc. AIA, for Digested Metabolism: Artificial Land in Japan, 1954-2202; Asif Siddiqi and Xenia Vytuleva for ZATO: Soviet Secret Cities of the Cold War; Anthony Titus for Twisted Siblings: Relationships between Contemporary Painting and Digital Architecture; Nader Vossoughian for Standardization Reconsidered: Ernst Neufert’s Bauentwufslehre (1936) as Case Study; Christopher Rawlins, AIA, for Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction; Aslihan Demirtas for Graft; Sean Hemmerle and William Watson for Brutal Legacy: Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center; LoVid co-founders Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis-Lapidus for iParade#3; Bradley Horn for Architecture from Anything: Contemporary Strategies of Design Pedagogy; Florian Idenburg, Int. Assoc. AIA, and David van der Leer for GUT; Christopher A. Kumpusch for Detail Kulture: If Buildings had DNA: Case Studies of Mutations; Sam Chermayeff, Clara Meister and Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge for A Center for Optimism; Mario Carpo for ANY Reader, 1993-2000; Phoebe Springstubb for Casino Capitalism: The American City’s Stake in Luck; and Alison Hirsch for City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin and Public Performance in Urban Renewal America;
The New York School of Interior Design presented an honorary doctorate degree to Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIA New York Chapter, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine, at the school’s 2013 commencement ceremony in May.
Responding to overseas demand, the New York-based architectural, planning, engineering, and development consulting firm GreenbergFarrow has opened offices in China and Mexico.
Caroline Baumann has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum after serving as acting director since the death of Bill Moggridge last September… Susan Sellers, founding partner and current creative director of 2X4, has been named Head of Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…Lisa Gould, FAIA, has rejoined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as a co-leader of the firm’s newly integrated Education, Science and Health practice.