Fellows’ Honors and Awards

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The firms of Deborah Berke, John di Domenico, Lyn Rice and Ronnette Riley all received awards from the Society of American Registered Architects’ New York Council; the AIA Chicago will present this year’s lifetime achievement award to Helmut Jahn (pictured below in Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago).

Fellows’ Awards & Competitions: Bell, Crispino, Holl, Enquist, Jahn, Norten, Portman, Sassen, & Steiner

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The AIA’s New York chapter, led by Rick Bell, has just put out the call for entries for the 2012 AIANY Design Awards (deadline: 2/3/12); Francis Cauffman, led by James Crispino, has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing A/E/C industry firms on ZweigWhite’s annual Hot Firms List; Patron Steven Holl was named as the winner of the prestigious 2012 AIA Gold Medal; SOM’s Chicago Office, where Philip Enquist is the Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, received AIA Chicago’s Firm of the Year award; Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin included the opening of Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago (pictured at left) in his round-up of the best architecture of 2011; Board Member Enrique Norten will serve as a juror for this year’s Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award, which will focus on Cape Town, South Africa (deadline: 2/24/12); AmericasMart founder John Portman will receive a special honor, the “Legend for Life” award, in recognition of his five decades of entrepreneurship and service to the home decor industry; Board Member Saskia Sassen made Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for her “passionate advocacy of an urban-based society”; and the undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, led by Frederick Steiner, was ranked second in the nation by DesignIntelligence.

Fellows in the News: Arad, Chin, Dattner, Dixon, Fowle, Greenberg, Holl, Jahn, Orff, & Venturi

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Steve Rosenbaum spoke with Michael Arad about the 9/11 Memorial and his role in the reconstruction of Ground Zero (of which the Daily Mail released some fantastic construction photos); Susan Chin appears in a video from a recent University of Chicago panel on the role of architecture in building cultural vitality; Richard Dattner’s PlayCubes (pictured at left) were revisited by the Playscapes blog; David Dixon is developing a comprehensive 20-year master plan for tornado-ravaged Birmingham, Alabama; Architectural Record looks at how Bruce Fowle turned his firm’s office into a veritable art gallery; Ken Greenberg released a study with recommendations for the future of a busy stretch of Toronto’s Yonge Street; Lebbeus Woods wrote an enthusiastic piece on Patron Steven Holl’s Vanke Center in Shenzhen; Chicago Magazine‘s Whet Moser called Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library a “[serious] reading room for the digital age”; Elle named Kate Orff as one of their Inspirational Women of 2011; and Domus featured archi-horoscopes by Dan Graham, including one on Cancerian IfUD Patron Robert Venturi.

Fellows in the News: Angotti, Baldwin, Berman, Fisher, Flint, Greenberg, Jahn, Kelley, Libeskind, & Stepner

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Civic watchdog Tom Angotti reviews the latest changes to the Bloomberg administration’s PlaNYC 2030 in the Gotham Gazette; Greg Baldwin sat on the jury for the Urban Land Institute’s 2011 Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award; DesignShuffle visited a “whimsical” Nantucket home designed by Matt Berman; you can watch Ken Fisher interview Junior Achievement of New York director Joseph Peri on the latest episode of CUNY-TV’s Citywide; Anthony Flint argued for a re-write of Massachusetts’ state zoning law on Boston.com; the initial reviews of Ken Greenberg’s book Walking Home could generally be described as “glowing,” with the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and Treehugger all sounding off; the Tribune’s Blair Kamin reviews Helmut Jahn’s just-opened Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago (pictured at left); NYC’s Village Alliance, led by Fellow William Kelley, is undertaking a detailed survey of local residents and merchants to revive West 8th Street; Daniel Libeskind just finished an addition to  his first completed project, the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Austria; and Michael Stepner spoke to the Voice of San Diego about the streamlining of that city’s charter.