by: AIA New York
New Hires and Promotions
AEC marketing executive David Koren has joined DeSimone Consulting Engineering as Director of Marketing to lead communications, business development, and global growth strategy.
Leadership and Firm Transitions
Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Executive Director for the last seven-plus years, will be retiring at the end of this year. The organization’s search to identify a replacement is underway.
Pamela Puchalski, Executive Director of Open House New York, has stepped down from her position. Kristin LaBuz, OHNY’s Deputy Director, has assumed the role of Interim Executive Director.
Cooper Robertson has announced that longtime partner Donald Clinton, AIA, MRAIC, is stepping down from his role at the end of 2023, after more than 30 years with the firm. As Clinton retires, partners Mike Aziz, AIA, LEED AP, Bruce Davis, AIA, LEED AP, Erin Flynn, RA, LEED AP, and John Kirk, AIA, will be supported by newly appointed senior leaders including Director of Architecture Elizabeth Stoel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Director of Urban Design Brad Barnett.
Mergers and Expansions
Awards and Recognitions
The New York Preservation Archive Project is awarding Peter Samton with the Preservation Award at its 21st Bard Breakfast honoring the birthday of preservationist Albert Bard.
The Historic Districts Council, citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, will present its 34th annual Landmarks Lion Award to Michael Devonshire.
Academic, Institutional, and Government Appointments
The Department of Design Tech at Cornell University has launched a new degree in Master of Science in Design Technology (M.S. DT), a two-year program offered jointly between Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) and New York City’s Cornell Tech campus. The program will be led by architectural designer Jenny Sabin.