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February 19, 2014
by Camila Schaulson Frenz

The 2014 AIA Fellows include New York-based Morris Adjmi, FAIA, of Morris Adjmi Architects; Andrew Diamond Berman, FAIA, of Andrew Berman Architect; Nestor Bottino, FAIA, of Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture; Deborah Gans, FAIA, of Gans Studio; Fanny T. Gong, FAIA, of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Development; Robert Arthur King, FAIA, of Robert Arthur King, RA; Rafael Pelli, FAIA, of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Peter Pennoyer, FAIA, of Peter Pennoyer Architects; Jennifer Sage, FAIA, of Sage and Coombe Architects; Henry Smith-Miller, FAIA, of Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects; and Jonathan N. Stark, FAIA, of Perkins Eastman

The Brooklyn Chapter of the AIA’s Architectural Scholarship Foundation Honorees are Frank LoPresto, AIA (Lifetime Achievement Award); Richard Bearak (Advancement of the Architectural Profession Award); Michael Zenreich, AIA (Distinguished Achievement Award); and Pamela Weston, Assoc. AIA (Distinguished Service Award)…The winners of the 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards include Tianjin EcoCity Ecology and Planning Museums by Steven Holl Architects (First Award); Kaohsiung Port Terminal by RUR Architecture (Award); and The Broad museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Citation)…The Architectural League’s 2014 Emerging Voices include New York-based David Benjamin of The Living; and Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen and Bradley Samuels of SITU Studio…The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have announced The Living as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP)…The United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s 2014 Theatre Architecture Award winners include Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall by Ennead Architects, Fisher Dachs, and Nagata Acoustics; and the Jerome Robbins Theatre by WASA/Studio A and Arup/David Taylor…World-Architects has named the Glen Oaks Library by Marble Fairbanks the Building of the Year 2013… Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has been selected the February Editors’ Design Choice by Build a Better Burb…

desigNYC has announced seven new project collaborations around this year’s theme of resiliency: “Healthier in East Harlem” for City Health Works by ESI Design; “Stronger Local Food Systems” for Just Food by onethread, “A More Vibrant Staten Island” for Global Kids, Inc. by SEGD New York; “Learning About Climate Change” for Two Bridges Neighborhood Council by McMillian + Furlow; “Inspired Learning Spaces” for Union Settlement Association by Andrew Franz Architects; “Mobile Legal Aid” for Pro Bono Net by Andrew Shea & David Frisco; and “Resilient Landscapes” for the Fifth Avenue Committee by Future Green Studio.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Shola Olatoye, former Vice President of Enterprise Community Partners, as the new Chair of the NYC Housing Authority, and Vicki Been, former Director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, as the new Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development…Kate Levin, former NYC Commissioner for Cultural Affairs has been named the first Fellow of the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and has joined Bloomberg Associates consulting service…

Robert Kilment, FAIA, will be retiring from Kliment Halsband ArchitectsJohn Curtis, AIA, LEED AP, formerly of Arquitectonica, will be joining CetraRuddy as Principal.


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