by Camila Schaulson Frenz
Architect magazine’s 2015 Progressive Architecture Awards honors included West 57th and the Amager Resource Center by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; the Sylvan Theater by Weiss/Manfredi + Olin; and Reforma Towers by Richard Meier & Partners Architects with Diametro Arquitectos.
The International Interior Design Association New York Chapter (IIDA NY) has joined Be Original Americas, a non-profit organization committed to protecting the value of authentic design.
Bonnie Burnham will be retiring from her 30-year tenure as President of the World Monuments Fund.
Beat Schenk, AIA, and Daniel Sundlin have been promoted to Partners at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. Agustin Perez-Torres; Iben Falconer; Christopher White, AIA; Daniel Kidd; David Brown, AIA; Leon Rost; Doug Stechschulte; Martin Voelkle; Ziad Shehab; and Sören Grünert have been promoted to Associates…TPG Architecture has promoted Gladys Yue, Ron Alalouf, and Tom Hughes to Principals…Maria Wilpon, AIA, has joined Stantec’s Manhattan office as Principal… Leslie E. Robertson Associates has promoted Alexandra Novak, Eddy Roberts, Antonio Rodriguez, Hiroshi Shirako, and Jae Ik Song to Senior Associates. Ethan Cotton, Halle Doenitz, Michael Hopper, Adam Kirk, Thomas Kelleher, Sam Ng, and Joe Yamin have been promoted to Associates…Michael Speronza, AIA, LEED AP, has been named Associate of MDSzerbaty+Associates Architecture…Edgar Almaguer, Director of Communications at Richard Meier & Partners Architects has been promoted to Associate.