AIA national honor for Spitzer School Distinguished Prof. Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin, Distinguished Professor in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Collaborative Achievement Award.

Sorkin, who also directs the Spitzer School’s Graduate Urban Design Program,has been awarded the AIA Collaborative award together with renowned Danish architect Jan Gehl of Gehl Architects and Anne Taylor of School Zone Institute. The national award recognizes the excellence that results when architects work with those from outside the profession to improve the spaces where people live and work.

Past recipients include the Post-Sandy Initiative and the National Building Museum.

In addition to being an educator, Sorkin is the founding principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, President of Terreform, a non-profit urban research and advocacy center, and the former architecture critic of the Village Voice and the Nation. He is the author and editor of 20 books including “What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City” (Verso, 2018). 

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