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March 10, 2016
by Camila Schaulson Frenz

The Municipal Art Society 2016 MASterworks Awards honor the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed by Dattner Architects in association with WXY Architecture (Best New Building); High Bridge by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the NYC Department of Design + Construction (Best Neighborhood Catalyst); PS 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Best New Infrastructure); Whitney Museum of American Art by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper Robertson (Best New Urban Amenity); St. Anne’s Warehouse by Marvel Architects (Best Adaptive Reuse); and St. Patrick’s Cathedral renovation by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects (Best Restoration).

The winning proposals for Metals in Construction magazine’s 2016 Design Challenge, “Reimagine a New York City Icon” (the façade of the Met Life Building at  200 Park Ave.) include: Pan Am Under Glass (VOA Architecture and Werner Sobek New York); Performance-Based Preservation (SHoP Architects, Heintges, and CASE-RPI); Thermalswitch Façade (StudioTJOA); Harnessing Urban Energies (FXFOWLE, Thornton Tomasetti, and Dagher Engineering); Vertimeme (AECOM and Volley Studio); and Farm Follows Fiction (Lemay, Ecosystem, and Sefaira)… The James Beard Foundation has recognized Philip Johnson’s The Four Seasons Restaurant with the inaugural Design Icon Restaurant Award.

Shen Milsom & Wilke has appointed Tom Shen President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Fred Shen, who will retain his title as Founder and Chairman of the Board…Darko Hreljanovic, Director of Design for the Building & Facilities Division, and Sokol Beljeri, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, CCM, have been promoted to Vice Presidents at STV… Founding Partner Stephen Byrns is now Partner Emeritus at BKSK ArchitectsKara Shypula, Assoc. AIA, is now Senior Project Coordinator at Hoffmann ArchitectsPerkins+Will welcomes Greg Waugh, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, as Director and Senior Project Manager.

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