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Join the Pratt University Construction/Facility Management Mentor Program
Announcing the 2014 CFM Exam Study Group Sessions
IFMA NYC Awards for Excellence Dinner Recap
On Thursday, January 23, 2014 chapter members, sponsors and guests gathered at the prestigious Pierre Hotel for the Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner. The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, a wonderful dinner and the presentation of award winners in categories such as Distinguished Professional Member of the Year, Facilities Management Achievement, Distinguished Emerging Leader of the Year and Design and Construction of a New Facility. A new award category, Disaster Recovery, recognized our members and their teams responsible for getting infrastructure up and running after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. A record number of 450 attendees came to support their colleagues, projects and fellow members of the Chapter.
Member Lorena Perez, winner of the Distinguished Emerging Leader of the Year said "I am very honored to have received this award, and appreciate the amazing support and recognition for my hard work."
J. Strong, winner of Distinguished Associate Member of the Year said, “This year’s awards banquet was our best ever. The turnout was fantastic and the energy in the room was amazing! Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make the event a success.”
A full list of winners is below and photos from the event are available on our Chapter website.
Distinguished Associate Corporation: MACRO Consultants
Distinguished Associate Member: J Strong, Arenson Office Furnishings
Distinguished Professional Member: Frank Lazzaro, Univision
Facilities Management Achievement – Facilities & Project Planning: Merritt Tam, Teach for America
Facilities Management Achievement – Facilities Management & Operations: Floyd Primavera, GroupM
Facilities Manager “Emerging Leader:” Lorena Perez, St. Nicks Alliance
Environmental Awareness: Perkins+Will
Design & Construction of a New Facility (under 100,000 sq. ft.): Aegis Media, HOK, Benchmark Builders, Inc., Robert Derector Associates
Design & Construction of a New Facility (100,000 – 300,000 sq. ft.): National Football League, Ted Moudis Associates, J.T. Magen & Company, Robert Derector Associates
Design & Construction of a New Facility (over 300,000 sq. ft.): Young & Rubicam Group, Gensler; L&K Partners, Inc.; Jaros, Baum & Bolles
LEED Certified Projects: National Football League, W83 Ministry Center, Young & Rubicam
Disaster Recovery: the team at AIG, the team at IAC, the team at Morgan Stanley, the team at Port Authority of New York & New Jersey