AIA New York Elects 2025 Leadership at 157th Annual Meeting

June 18, 2024

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, AIA New York hosted its 157th Annual Meeting, where members elected 2025 leadership, made amendments to the chapter’s bylaws, and celebrated the achievements of 2024 and its award recipients.


After presenting on the state of the Chapter, from program initiatives and advocacy to its financial health and membership, and celebrating newly licensed members, 2024 President Greg Switzer, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, turned over the podium to AIANY Board Secretary Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, who presented the work of the nominating committee in creating the 2025 slate and reviewing AIANY’s bylaws to better serve the membership. Present members voted in favor of the amendments and confirmed the committee’s slate, which is available below.


The Annual Meeting also served as an opportunity to recognize members of the architecture and design community for their local and regional contributions.

Leadership in Housing Award: RKTB Architects, P.C.
Public Architecture Award: Bruce Eisenberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Director, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
Service to the Institute: Suzanne D. H. Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS, Managing Director, AIANY
Service to the City: Brooklyn, Queens, and New York Public Library Systems
Special Citation for Service to Women in Architecture: Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation


2025 BOARD OF DIRECTORS (*Elected at Annual Meeting)

*Benjamin Gilmartin, AIA, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

*Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
First Vice President / President-Elect

*Andrea Steele, AIA, Andrea Steele Architecture (ASA)
Vice President for Design Excellence

Peter Miller, AIA, Palette Architecture
Vice President for Professional Development

*Gustavo Rodriguez, AIA, FXCollaborative
Vice President for Public Outreach

*Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, Dattner Architects

Alexander Lamis, FAIA, Lamis Architect

Victoria Benatar, AIA, EXD Architecture

Michael Caton, AIA, Juno

Bruce Eisenberg, FAIA, New York Housing Authority

Ilana Judah, AIA, OAW, LEED AP, CPHC, Arup

*Lindsay Harkema, AIA, WIP Collaborative

*Jing Liu, AIA, SO-IL

Michaela Metcalfe, AIA, New York City Department of Design and Construction

AJ Pires, AIA, Alloy Development

Amanda Ramos, Assoc. AIA, Gensler

Jennifer Graham, FIIDA, LEED AP, Perkins & Will
Public Director

*Harriet Harriss, Assoc. AIA, ARB, RIBA, PFHEA, FRSA, Ph.D, Pratt Institute
Public Director

Vincent Lee, PE, Arup
Public Director

David Lewis, AIA, Parsons School of Design
Public Director

Tami Hausman, PhD, HAUSMAN
Public Director, Oculus Advisor

*Elise Park, NYIT
Student Director

*Gregory Switzer, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, SWITZER Architecture, P.C.
Immediate Past President


2025 ELECTIVE COMMITTEE SLATE (*Elected at Annual Meeting)

Design Awards Committee:

*Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, Bernheimer Architecture
*Michael Brotherton, AIA, SITU Fabrication
*Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA, Archi-Tectonics
*Brian Messana, AIA, Messana O’Rorke

Fellows Committee:

Heidi Blau, FAIA, FXCollaborative
Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA, Parsons School of Design

2024–2025 (non-Fellows)
Magali Regis, AIA, e_space design
Annya Ramirez-Jimenez, AIA, Marvel

Peter Cavaluzzi, FAIA, Perkins Eastman
*Barbara Spandorf, FAIA, LEED AP, City University of New York

*Rob Rogers, FAIA, Rogers Partners
*Gregory Waugh, FAIA, Perkins+Will

Joint Finance Committee:

Julia Murphy, AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Kate Mann, AIA, LEED AP, ZGF Architects

Kevin Keating, AIA, Selldorf Architects
Elizabeth Leber, AIA, LEED AP, Beyer Blinder Belle

*Sara Rubenstein, AIA, Pelli Clarke Pelli
*Matthew Snethen, AIA, Perkins Eastman

Honors Committee:

Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA, Ann Marie Baranowski Architect PLLC
David Polk, AIA, U.S. General Services Administration
Kathryn Thiele, AIA, Buildstock

*Everado Jefferson, AIA, Caples Jefferson
*Sara Lopergolo, FAIA, Sara Lopergolo Architect
*Clare Miflin, AIA, Center for Zero Waste Design

Oculus Committee:

Nu Goteh, Room for Magic
Yetunde Olaiya, Pratt Institute
Amy Siegel, C&G Partners

*Fred Bernstein, Writer
*Paul Makovsky, ARCHITECT
*Julia van den Hout, ORIGINAL COPY

About AIA New York
Founded in 1857, AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter’s members include 5,700 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. AIA New York is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.


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