Design / Build
New York, NY Marc Spector, FAIA has launched SPECTOR Companies, a multi-disciplined enterprise with a focus on sustainability and AI innovation. Based in New York and Miami, SPECTOR offers a continuum of services that span architecture, interior design, project management, master planning, and real estate consulting services, all aimed at advancing human health and well-being in buildings and communities around the world.
New Haven, CT Hoffmann Architects + Engineers contributed $25,000 to fund the Hoffmann Diversity Advancement Scholarship, administered through the Connecticut Architecture Foundation. The fund provides scholarships for students from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups who are seeking degrees in architecture or engineering.
New York, NY Dattner Architects has promoted Ruth Ro AIA, LEED AP BD+C to principal and Keith Engel AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD to associate principal. Ro leads the planning and architectural design of large-scale mixed-use projects.
New York, NY The partners of DXA Studiohas promoted Sando Thordarson to principal. Thordarson brings a lot of experience to the position, having contributed to projects ranging from urban to rural, single-family to large-scale buildings, and much more. He believes design can respond to the constraints of any given project in a way that has a meaningful and layered impact on its community.
Queens, NY Judlau Contracting LLC has signed a long-term lease with RockFarmer Properties for 14,387 s/f at Heritage Tower, located at 82-11 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. The new lease brings the recently renovated, 135,000 s/f mixed-use office building to 91% leased.
The key role for commercial real estate in advancing electric vehicles by Daniel Colombini and Vinod Palal
The largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions is transportation, and road travel accounts for three-quarters of transportation emissions globally, with 45% of that coming from passenger vehicles. That’s why it’s so crucial that the United States shift from fossil-fueled vehicles to electric ones, and commercial real estate can play a key role in that transition.
New York, NY American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Chapter has honored Urbahn Architects with its 2022 Excelsior Award in the Renovation/Addition category for the design of the flood mitigation and storm resiliency upgrade at the IND B and D Lines subway station at 155th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. for MTA Construction & Development (MTA C&D).