Anne Guiney Appointed Executive Director

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The Institute for Urban Design announced today that it has appointed Anne Guiney as new Executive Director of the Institute for Urban Design. Guiney, a veteran architecture and design editor and journalist, succeeds Olympia Kazi, who has held the post since 2007 and is departing to become the Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute.

Most recently, Guiney was the editor of the New York edition of The Architect’s Newspaper, and was part of the original team that launched the newspaper in 2003. Prior, she was an editor at Architecture magazine and Metropolis, and has written widely on architecture and design for other publications, including Architect, MARK, ID, and Details. She has also worked as a consultant organizing high-profile architecture competitions (working with Jones | Kroloff), including the commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Parrish Art Museum, and the Portland Aerial Tramway. (more…)

ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Urban Land Institute’s new ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award celebrates and promotes vibrant, successful urban open spaces. Among the benefits for the winner is a $10,000 cash prize. Submissions are due February 19, 2010.

Sauerbruch Hutton Wins First Prize in International Competition

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Institute fellow Matthias Sauerbruch’s firm Sauerbruch Hutton won first prize in the international competition to design a new home for Hamburg’s Office for Urban Development and Environment. [via]

Twenty Minutes in Manhattan Noted in the New Yorker

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Institute board chair Michael Sorkin’s most recent book, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, was named one of the “Ten Most Positive Architectural Events of 2009” by Paul Goldberger in the New Yorker.

“A Girl Is A Fellow Here” Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

On Thursday, January 14th at 5:00pm, AECOM New York will host “A Girl Is A Fellow Here”, a film screening and discussion led by Institute fellow Beverly Willis (Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation). Light refreshments. RSVP to

AECOM Offices
31 West 27th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY