Robert Eisenstat and Paul Mankins receive the 2022 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture

Submitted by Jessie Cornelius on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 16:11
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is honoring Robert D. Eisenstat, FAIA, the design leader for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Paul D. Mankins, FAIA, principal of Substance Architecture, with the 2022 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture.
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