Caroline Baumann has been named the acting director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in New York City. She replaces Paul Warwick Thompson, who has taken a job as rector at London’s Royal College of Art. 

Jeffrey L. Bruce, a Missouri-based landscape architect, is the new chairman of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. The Toronto-based group, founded in 1999, aims to increase awareness about the economic, social, and environmental benefits of “living architecture.”

The AIA is accepting proposals through September 1 for its Upjohn Research Initiative, a program that provides funding for applied research projects. Four grants, between $15,000 and $30,000, will be awarded. Visit for more information.