Fellows’ Honors and Awards

Monday, June 11th, 2012

At the AIA National Convention, Susan Chin was elected to the national AIA Vice Presidency, Patron Steven Holl won the AIA Gold Medal, and the firms of Board Member Thom Mayne and Robert Rogers won Honor Awards; the New York chapter of ASLA announced their Design Awards, with Thomas Balsley’s firm taking home four awards, and the firms of Michael Manfredi, Barbara Wilks, and Henry White each receiving one; the Graham Foundation announced their 2012 Grants to Individuals, with Nina Rappaport and June Williamson both receiving awards to support their respective publications about photographer Ezra Stoller and designing suburban futures; Phil Enquist will be honored with Openlands’ 2012 Conservation Leadership Award at a luncheon in October; Matthew Berman’s workshop/apd won a Building Brooklyn award for their BLDG 92 at the Navy Yard (pictured at left); the Society for Marketing Professional Services awarded Board Member Claire Weisz’s studio with an Industry Award for their Battery SeaGlass Carousel.

Fellows at the National Mall

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Finalists in the competition to redesign three sites on the National Mall in Washington, DC were announced last week. Among those selected are the firms of Craig Dykers, Michael Manfredi, Robert Rogers, and Peter Walker (a design for Constitution Gardens by Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners is pictured above). The competition was overseen by the Trust for the National Mall and Don Stastny.

Fellows in the News: Dubbeldam, Griffin, Jones, Kelley, Libeskind, Locke, Manfredi, Safdie, Sollohub, & Stern

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Curbed included Board Member Winka Dubbeldam’s 597 Greenwich Street on their list of Innovative Residences You Need to Know Right Now; Mayor Dave Bing announced the re-launch of the Detroit Works program, with Board Member Toni Griffin heading up the development of a long-range development plan for the troubled Rust Belt city; Mary Margaret Jones (whose Olympic Park in London, pictured at left, was just completed) has been selected to design a new public entertainment waterfront attraction in Corpus Christi, Texas; Bill Kelley is leading the charge to add more sidewalk cafe space to Greenwich Village’s West 8th Street; good news came for two skyscrapers designed by Daniel Libeskind: the developers of his Zlota 44 building in Warsaw secured financing to complete construction, while his Eden Center in Jerusalem received official approval to move forward; Anne Locke spoke to WestfairOnline about the recent boom in medical facilities construction; “The Mobius,” Michael Manfredi’s entry to the Portal to the Point ideas competition in Pittsburgh, was featured on ArchDaily; Moshe Safdie released renderings for a massive $3.1 billion, six-tower, 10 million-square-foot mixed-use complex planned for Chongqing, China; a course designed by NJIT’s Darius Sollohub in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity was featured in a round-up of innovative and unconventional college courses around New Jersey; and Robert A.M. Stern was interviewed about his skyscraping One Horizon Center project in Gurgaon, India.

Fellows in the News: Bernheimer, Cathcart, di Domenico, Dykers, Holl, Jones, Leventis, Manfredi, Orff, Safdie, & Scheerlinck

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Architecture for Humanity named Andy Bernheimer as a finalist in their competition to design a skate park under the Manhattan Bridge; Solar One was announced as the recipient of a $1.25MM city grant to build NYC’s first energy-positive building, designed by Colin Cathcart’s firm Kiss + Cathcart; John di Domenico’s Atlantic Terminal Pavilion was profiled in the Spring 2011 edition of Metals in Construction magazine; Craig Dykers’ Snøhetta was named as a finalist in a competition to re-design Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens; Patron Steven Holl spoke with Carla Leitao about his Cite de l’Ocean et du Surf in France, and was profiled in the latest issue of ICON; Mary Margaret Jones served on the jury for the 2011 SOM Prize; a team of Langan International engineers led by George Leventis is working on the design for the recently-proposed Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (pictured at left), which will be the world’s tallest building when completed; David Manfredi’s firm will serve as the architect for the expansion of the Green Bay Packers’ storied home at Lambeau Field; Michael Manfredi’s and Kate Orff’s respective firms have been selected to participate in an ideas generation project to re-think Pittsburgh’s Portal Bridge; ArtDaily reports that no fewer than four major buildings by Moshe Safdie will open this fall; and Kris Scheerlinck has written an essay on Barcelona’s Plaza de las Glories Catalanes in the latest issue of Quaderns.

Fellows’ Events & Exhibitions: August 1-15, 2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011

IfUD Founder Ann Ferebee and Jeff Byles will speak about their new book, A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present, at the Skyscraper Museum on 8/2; AIANY is organizing a tour of Michael Manfredi’s Diana Center at Barnard (pictured at left) on 8/4; and Board Member Saskia Sassen will speak on the notions of comfort and “cityness” at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York on 8/12.

Shortlist for 2010 World Building of the Year Announced

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

This year’s World Architecture Festival is fast approaching, and the shortlist for the 2010 World Building of the Year was recently announced in advance of the November event. We’re thrilled to see that three IfUD Fellows have had buildings nominated: Studio Daniel Libeskind’s Grand Canal Theater in Dublin (pictured at left); Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ East Hampton Town Hall; and Michael Manfredi’s firm Weiss/Manfredi’s Diana Center at Barnard College in New York. You can take a look at the full list of entries here. Good luck to everyone in Barcelona!

International Architecture Award Winners Announced

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Institute’s membership is well-represented in the list of recipients for the 2010 International Architecture Awards. Honorees include Patron Steven Holl for the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art and the Knut Hamsun Center; Board Member Thom Mayne for the Cooper Union’s 41 Cooper Square building; Fellow Michael Manfredi’s Weiss/Manfredi Architects for the Wandering Ecologies project in Toronto (pictured at left); Fellow Craig Dykers’ firm Snøhetta for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet; and Fellow Bruce Fowle’s firm FXFOWLE for the Nordhaven City Regeneration project and SAP North America complex. The awards are administered annually by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Weiss/Manfredi Wins American Architecture Award

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Institute fellow Michael Manfredi’s firm Weiss/Manfredi has won the American Architecture Award for its design proposal for Toronto’s Lower Don Lands. The 2009 American Architecture Awards recognize distinguished projects designed and built in the United States by leading American and international architecture firms.

Weiss/Manfredi: Surface/Subsurface

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

weiss-manfredi-sub-surfacePrinceton Architectural Press published a monograph on Institute fellow Michael Manfredi‘s practice titled Weiss/Manfredi: Surface/Subsurface. The book features an ongoing conversation between the firm’s founding partners Manfredi and Marion Weiss and author/academic Detlef Mertins.