FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2005
Rachaele Raynoff, Press Secretary -- (212) 720-3471
AMANDA BURDEN RECEIVES CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE AWARD FROM NEW YORK CHAPTER OF AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
On Thursday, October 6, City Planning Director Amanda M. Burden received the prestigious Center for Architecture Award for her dedication to advancing design in New York from the New York City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Chair Burden received the honor at the AIA's 2005 Heritage Ball, attended by over 1300 guests at Chelsea Piers.
Chair Burden was recognized for her unparalleled excellence in promoting high-quality design and her numerous contributions to New York City's built environment. She has served on the City Planning Commission since 1990, and since her appointment as Chair of the Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning in 2002, has guided such ambitious initiatives as the Greenpoint/Williamsburg and Hudson Yards rezonings, the East River Waterfront project, neighborhood rezonings in all five boroughs, and the current public open space initiatives at Fresh Kills on Staten Island and the High Line in West Chelsea.
For more information about the AIA 2005 Heritage Ball, read the full press release.
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