It's Polshek Time
Edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
James Stewart Polshek, founding principal of Polshek Partnership in New York, is the man of the hour. The city's Municipal Art Society recently honored the architect with its Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal, the highest distinction bestowed by the organization, in recognition of his innovative designs within the five boroughs. (His many critically lauded projects in the not-for-profit and institutional sectors include the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space, 2000.) Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Polshek is already winning kudos for a building that won't even open till 2006. It's the Newseum, directly across from John Russell Pope's West Building of the National Gallery of Art.