At an awards ceremony attended by more than 300 people at the Center for Architecture in New York, Doug Suisman accepted a prestigious P/A award for Suisman Urban Design’s project with RAND Corporation, “The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State”. The P/A Awards program, now in its 53rd year and administered by Architecture magazine, is considered by architects to be one of the world’s top honors for unbuilt projects, recognizing innovative architecture at its conception. The Arc, which lays out an unprecedented vision for infrastructure and urban growth in an eventual Palestinian state comprised of the West Bank and Gaza, was one of only eight projects selected for the 2006 Awards. The jury said of the Arc, “It has a clear, functional logic, and organizes and anticipates phased development…a great project”.
The Arc and the other winning projects are published in the January 2006 issue of Architecture, and are also on exhibit at the AIA New York’s Center for Architecture in lower Manhattan. The exhibition will continue through February 25, 2006.