HDC Award and Fuzzy AIA Pics

Bill Menking accepts the award from Historic District Council President Leo Blackman

While many of you –our loyal readers–were partying it up in New Orleans at our AIA New York State party, we were being honored in New York! The Historic Districts Council presented the paper with its Friend in the Media Award at their 12th annual Grassroots Awards in the spectacular in the garden of the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights. I was honored to accept the award for our very hardworking staff on Murray Street.

Meanwhile, Ibex, AIANY, YKK, and the Ceramic Tiles of Italy hosted their shindig in New Orleans…

A mildly out of focus shot of Rick Bell, executive director of New York City AIA cutting the rug with Nicci Solomons, executive director of AIA Los Angeles at the AIANY/Ibex/AN New York State party. (AN/Diana Darling)

Spotted outside The Spotted Music Club: Kriti Siderakis, freelance designer/writer; Andy Frankl, President, Ibex Construction; Maria Wilpon, AIA, principal BL Companies; and Ruben Suare, director of business development, 3form

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