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April 18, 2013
by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 10 recipients of the 2013 Small Project Awards, including Webb Chapel Park Pavilion by Cooper Joseph Studio, which also won an AIANY Design Award…

Winners of the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards include Franny Eberhart (Preservation Leadership Award); The Honorable Helen M. Marshall, Queens Borough President ( Public Leadership Award); Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (Preservation Organization); Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Stewardship Award). Project Awards go to 14 Penn PlazaandHome Life Insurance Company Building, both restored and modernized by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects; 998 Fifth Avenue and Judd Foundation, both restored by Walter B. Melvin Architects; Centennial Memorial Temple, restored by Kostow Greenwood Architects; Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, updated by Superstructures Engineers and Architects; Keramos Hall, restored by Kamen Tall Architects; Lakeshore at the Concert Grove, Prospect Park, restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in-house design team; and Mayer-Loeb House, restored by David Scott Parker

The Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts recently held its 30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, honoring Hunter College’s Thomas Hunter Hall (Restoration Award); CIVITAS: Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan’s East River Esplanade (Visionary Award); FXFOWLE/Rudin Management Company’s 215 East 68th Street (Transformation Award); Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (Distinctive Achievement Award); Walter B. Melvin Architects’ 998 Fifth Avenue (Hats Off Award); and New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery (Technology Award)…

Robert Eisenstat, AIA, LEED AP, co-chair of the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has been named Chief Architect of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was formerly Assistant Chief Architect…

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) awarded Ennead partner Timothy Hartung, FAIA,the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award in Architecture…The Architectural League of New York presented the President’s Medal to Renzo Piano, Hon. AIA, of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop…

Jason Friedman, a Project Manager with Joseph Pell Lombardi & Associates, has been appointed a Community Board 1 member…

Peter Gluck and Partners Architects is now known as GLUCK+, reflecting a partnership with Locus ConstructionDennis Wedlick Architect is now known as BarlisWedlick Architects, reflecting the collaborative leadership of Dennis Wedlick, AIA, and Alan Barlis, AIA

SAMOO Architects & Engineers announces the promotions of Sang-won Lee, AIA, as the primary leader of the New York studio, and Harry Park and Robert Condon, AIA, as Associate Partners…

Murrye Bernard, Assoc. AIA, former e-Oculus contributing editor and freelance writer, has joined Contract magazine as Managing Editor…

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