Way to go, Amanda!

Amanda Burden Receives President's Award

The Architectural League of New York announced today that it has awarded the 2012 President’s Medal to Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York Planning Commission.  The award recognizes extraordinary contribution to the Built Environment of New York City, which in Burden’s case is an exemplary body of work that has raised the bar for design quality in public and private development.   In a press release on the announcement, the League noted that Burden “has championed design excellence for all New Yorkers; shown design to be crucial to economic development; fostered and vigilantly protected New York’s vibrant street life; and helped shepherd some of New York’s most important public spaces, including the High Line, the revitalization of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the East River Waterfront Esplanade, IKEA Erie Basin Park, and the National 911 Memorial.   On a personal note, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Burden for making the city more livable and for putting a capital “D” in design.  

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