Michael Van Valkenburgh, MOS and Critic Michael Sorkin Receive American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards

Just because the Pritzker has been handed out doesn’t mean that it’s the end of award season. The American Academy of Arts and Letters has just released their selections for both the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture and their three Academy Awards in Architecture. The Brunner has gone to Harvard professor and likely the most well-known landscape architect working today, Michael Van Valkenburgh. That seems particularly well timed, given that the first portion of his Brooklyn Bridge Park has finally just opened. You’ll recall that he’s also been in the middle of working on the grounds for George W. Bush‘s presidential library. For the Academy Awards, most notable are Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS, which are perhaps best known in New York for having designed P.S.1‘s courtyard last summer as part of their annual Young Architects Program. Also a winner was Michael Sorkin, the former architecture critic of the Village Voice. We feel obligated to add that because there were three Michaels who won, 2010 has just officially become the Year of the Michaels. Better luck next year, Dans and Georges.

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