Nordenson has been teaching at Princeton since 1995. He is currently collaborating with students on a project that investigates urban ecology in New York and New Jersey. In 2007, he won the AIA Latrobe Prize of $100,000 for his project proposal “On the Water,” which aims to restructure Upper New York Bay into a public space in the style of Central Park.
Nordenson also founded his own engineering firm, Guy Nordenson and Associates, in New York in 1997 after practicing in both New York and San Francisco for 20 years. Throughout his career, Nordenson has worked with architects like Steven Holl, Richard Meier and James Polshek. He has contributed to a number of projects, from the Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art to a 10,500-car parking garage at Disneyland.
The awards will be presented at the 2009 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition.