Suisman Urban Design and its client, the iQuilt Partnership and the City of Hartford, have received the Award of Excellence from the Connecticut Main Street Center. The award was given to Suisman’s iQuilt urban design plan for downtown Hartford, in the category of Public Space Master Plan. Suisman has been progressively designing and supporting the implementation of the comprehensive plan since 2008. “Connecticut’s city centers are critical drivers of commerce and competitiveness,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “I applaud the 2013 award winners for their efforts to make Connecticut’s downtowns thrive.”Read More
The iQuilt Partnership has won a highly competitive placemaking grant from the State of Connecticut’s “Arts Catalyze Placemaking” (ACP) Program. Suisman Urban Design will lead development of iNSIDE/OUT, the iQuilt’s project focusing on a collection of beta sites that will demonstrate a wide variety of ways to externalize Hartford’s cultural assets. Pilot projects will be sited in different parts of downtown, notably along Church Street, which is home to Christ Cathedral, Capital Community College, and the Hartford Stage Company.Read More
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.Read More