Honors and Awards
School Architecture Awards
The Arlington, Va.-based American Association of School Administrators, together with the Washington-based American Institute of Architects and the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, has awarded the 2008 Shirley Cooper Award to Seattle-based DLR Group, an architectural firm, in recognition of their redesign of a high school in Tacoma, Washington. The honorable mention recipients include the following:
Connecticut: Svigals + Partners, LLP, New Haven.
Minnesota: Fielding Nair International, Minneapolis.
New York: Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture, New York City.
Pennsylvania: WTW Architects, Pittsburgh.
Texas: Overland Partners, Inc., San Antonio; SHW Group LLP, Houston.
Utah: VCBO Architecture, L.L.C., Salt Lake City.
Washington: BLRB Architects, Tacoma; Mahlum Architects, Seattle.
Young Adult Literature Awards
The American Library Association has awarded 10 authors with the 2008 Alex Awards, in recognition of their creation of books that engage young readers and encourage further reading. In addition, Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow, was awarded the 2008 Margaret A. Edwards Award in recognition of a lifetime of writing young adult novels that consistently address philosophical and moral themes. The recipients of the Alex Awards include the following:
Ishmael Beah: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Conn Iggulden: Genghis: Birth of an Empire
Lloyd Jones: Mister Pip
Aryn Kyle: The God of Animals
Jeff Lemire: Essex County Volume One: Tales From the Farm
Lisa Lutz: The Spellman Files
Thomas Maltman: The Night Birds
Matthew Polly: American Shaolin
Patrick Rothfuss: The Name of the Wind
Matt Ruff: Bad Monkeys