March 27, 2024
by: AIA New York

Leadership and Firm Transitions

Adjaye Associates has announced the promotions of three new CEOs in an organizational restructuring that will see founder David Adjaye step into a new role as the Executive Chair of the group and the firm’s Principal. Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP; Kofi Bio; and Lucy Tilley will now lead the New York, Accra, and London studios as CEOs, respectively.

Shakespeare, Gordon, Vlado: Architects is now Shakespeare Gordon Studio, reflecting the continued partnership of Amy Shakespeare, AIA, and Mark Gordon, AIA, after Nicole Vlado Torres, AIA, stepped down as Principal to shift her focus to public policy in affordable housing. The new name also honors the ongoing contributions of the entire studio and is accompanied by the promotions of MỹDung Nguyễn, RA, and Jae Choi to Associates. Ashima Chitre, AIA, and Ana Sucena are now Senior Associates, and Sean Kennedy has been similarly recognized as Director of Construction Administration.


New Hires and Promotions

Lauren Haynes has been appointed the head curator of the Trust for Governors Island. The nonprofit organization’s president and chief executive, Clare Newman, said that its ambition was “to be New York’s pre-eminent public art destination.”

Global design firm Perkins Eastman welcomes Alkis Klimathianos, AIA, to the firm as a principal in its New York studio.


Awards and Recognitions

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the five recipients of its 2024 Awards in Architecture, totaling $60,000 in prizes that honor both established and emerging architects. The 2024 Brunner Prize will be given to the Spanish architecture studio SelgasCano. Architecture studio LevenBetts and landscape architect Julie Bargmann will receive Arts and Letters Awards of $10,000 each to recognize American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction. Architectural historian Beatriz Colomina and visual artist Krzysztof Wodiczko will receive Arts and Letters Awards of $10,000 each to recognize those who explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.

IMPACCT Brooklyn celebrates 60 years and is honoring Mark Ginsberg, Partner, Curtis+Ginsberg Architects, Bernell Grier, Former Executive Director, IMPACCT Brooklyn, and Celeste Morris, President, MorrisAllsop Public Affairs.

The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation. The Conservancy will honor Roberta Brandes Gratz with the Preservation Leadership Award. A longtime preservation leader, Gratz served on the City’s Landmark Preservation Commission. She also led a heroic effort to restore the Eldridge Street Synagogue, now the Museum at Eldridge Street.


In Memoriam

Jeffrey Beers, founder and CEO of Jeffrey Beers International (JBI), died after a long battle with cancer, age 67. Beers is remembered for designing several of New York’s most vibrant restaurants, hotels, resorts, and residences.


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