February 28, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month and the 2022 International Women’s Day campaign theme, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) and the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee (WIA) are coming together for another year to showcase women firm founders and their stories.
Meet the women who are helping to #BreakTheBias in the profession while building their own practices, and learn how you can be inspired to do the same! Join us as a diverse range of design entrepreneurs share their experiences of building their own architecture studios, and see how we can all come together to build a new world free of bias, where differences are acknowledged and celebrated, and where we pursue professional excellence alongside diversity, equity, and justice. Collectively, we can all #BreakTheBias.
Katherine Chia, FAIA, Co-founder and Principal, Desai Chia Architecture
Nina Kinoti-Metz, LEED AP, Co-founder and Principal, Studio Parallel Architecture+Design
Anik Pearson, AIA, Founding Principal, Anik Pearson Architect,
Suchi Reddy, AIA, Founding Principal, Reddymade Architecture and Design
Alexandra Barker, FAIA, Founding Principal, Barker Associates Architecture Office (BAAO)
February 26, 2022
Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) and the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee as we celebrate Black firm founders who have united their love of architecture and design with their passion for entrepreneurship and self-determination.
Our panel of leaders will explain what motivated them to seek their own practice, how they went about establishing a successful office, pursued business and clients, build a brand, and more! See your own professional aspirations reflected in the stories of those who have been there, and engage a fantastic group of inspirational architects in lively debate. See you all there!
Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Elizabeth Graziolo, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Yellow House Architects
Everardo Jefferson, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Caples Jefferson Architects
T. Camille Martin-Thomsen, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Martin-Thomsen Architecture, PLLC, and TCM Studio
Talisha L. Sainvil, AIA, NOMA, President, AIA Brooklyn; Founder and Principal, 40 Six Four Architecture
January 8, 2022
Join ENYA for an evening of filmmaking, architecture, and activism as we host an exclusive virtual screening of Child of Apartheid (trailer).
In this short, 25-minute film, we will follow Wandile Mthiyane, a young South African architecture student with big dreams. Determined to begin the major work of undoing the damage caused by Apartheid, Wandile embarks on a mission to change the future of South Africa, one home at a time.
See how social and political norms impact our cities and homes, and witness how empowering people and communities can help us build better architecture.
After the film, Wandile will be present to answer questions about his experience working against Apartheid architecture in South Africa. He will also introduce a new way his work has evolved since filming Child of Apartheid to address racist architecture around the world: the consulting and activist organization, Anti-Racist Hot Dog. Born out of an effort to reclaim public space in Durban, South Africa, Anti-Racist Hot Dog has moved to the United States as a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) consulting firm. A panel of members from the organization will discuss the power architecture firms have to work for racial equity from the inside out, and how they can have fun in the process. Attendees will have the opportunity to create direct anti-racist impact at the event by giving toward a $35,000 goal to build the next Ubuntu home for the Ngcobo family in South Africa.
January 7, 2022
Make 2022 the year you become licensed! Join ENYA on January 24, 2022, as we bring together representatives from NCARB and NYSED to help all you aspiring architects out there get a better understanding of the licensure landscape in New York State.
From why you should get licensed in the first place to where to find financial and educational resources to help you complete your journey, this two-hour seminar will go over the entire undertaking from start to finish—we will explain how to log experience hours, how to study and sit for your exams, how to prepare and submit your registration application, and more. We’ll even let you know what changes are coming down the line so that you can be prepared to handle them confidently. Learn to go through the process in the best way for your particular circumstances from the very people who administer the AXP, ARE, and the State registration process.
The evening will be interactive, and will feature an extensive audience Q&A component. Whether you are taking the first steps toward licensure or are hoping to complete it, be sure to bring your questions, enthusiasm, ambition—we hope to see you all there!
This event is brought to you in partnership with the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
December 11, 2021
Calling all emerging professionals in the AEC industry!
It’s the holiday season, which means ENYA and our friends at the Cross-Learning Alliance would like to invite you to a special year-end celebration at the Center for Architecture. Whether you are an architect, engineer, urbanist, planner, technologist, or something in between, grab your favorite ugly sweater and join us for a night of refreshments, games, and fun!
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Mon, 1/30/23, 6:00pm
Mon, 12/19/22, 6:30pm
Mon, 12/5/22, 6:30pm
Mon, 11/21/22, 6:30pm
Mon, 11/14/22, 6:30pm