A Professor of the Practice in prestigious Department of Architecture in MIT, Sheila Kennedy, has bagged the Inaugural Design Innovator Award presented to her by the Architectural Record Magazine. This Inaugural award is newly built program to recognize the increased contribution of women in the Design profession that is apparently focused and extraordinary in nature. Recognition in this category is based on the dedicated amount of work done by Sheila Kennedy in area of marvelous innovative initiatives taken in materials and new building categories.
Kennedy has proved a tremendous amount of contribution in her work towards intersections of architecture, innovative approach in public space and digital networks. Her work that has been recognized and awarded is towards state of the art contribution in the Public Ferry Terminal in Manhattan of the East 34th Street. Kennedy has been recently honored with this award in the New York AIA Design Excellence Merit Award for the year 2014 where her excellence has been recognized as Building of the Month for the month of October 2014. The award has been jointly sponsored by Culture Now and New York AIA bodies. The unique part is the digital fabrication technology used by Kennedy for this speedy construction. Technology used in this project is interactive sensing system wherein the control mechanism is on tidal flows that move in the surface of the river.