• May 5, 2022
    Image of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee Co-Chairs.
    Photo Credit: AIANY

    The AIANY’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is pleased to welcome our new Co-Chair, John Schuyler. He joins Shirley Moy, AIA, Program Manager, Penn Station Projects at MTA Construction & Development. John, a partner at FXCollaborative Architects, has been an active member of the Committee and helped to lead the sub-committee for the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.

    We wish to thank the outgoing Co-Chair Jeff Dugan for his 10 years of service to the Committee and AIANY. Jeff has provided invaluable leadership and contributed to bringing the “architect’s voice” to discussions on transportation and infrastructure in the region. See the Featured Member interview with Jeffrey Dugan, AIA, here.

    The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is hosting a series of discussions on the Infrastructure Bill. Our next event at 12pm on May 18, 2022, will discuss regional priorities of leaders from several public agencies. Register here for The Infrastructure Bill: What Are the Regional Priorities?.

  • January 14, 2022
    AIANY | T+I Awards | Calendar Newsletter | 300x250 pix OL

    This year, AIA New York will again sponsor the annual awards program to recognize the design excellence of transportation and infrastructure-related projects. This awards program specifically recognizes the unique characteristics of transportation and infrastructure work at all scales. The goal of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T+ I) Design Excellence Awards is to recognize the civic importance of this work, and foster dialogue about related projects and their essential role within the public realm. This awards program is co-sponsored by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the American Society of Landscape Architects NY (ASLA NY) Chapter.

    A qualified panel of jurors is being sought to review the submitted projects and help make this program a success. We are calling on you to nominate a potential juror who you believe is available, interested, and qualified. You are free to self-nominate. Once nominated, the prospective jurors will be contacted, and the panel will be assembled. A nomination does not guarantee a place on the jury.

    Jurors should have experience in the realms of transportation and infrastructure and/or civic architecture as clients, designers, planners, landscape architects, educators, advocates, or other related backgrounds.

    Tentative Schedule:

    • Week of February 7 – launch
    • Week of April 8 – Submission Deadline (allows 60 days)
    • Week of May 2 – Provide Jurors with access to submissions
    • Week of May 16 – Jurors convene (virtual)
    • Week of May 23 – Notify Winners
    • Week of May 23 – Public event to announce winners, panel discussion

    NOTE: Juror members as individuals and their current firms are precluded from submitting entries for award.

    Responsibilities and time commitment of jurors:

    • Review electronic submissions in advance of virtual Jury Day; rank submissions 1-5 to facilitate conversation with fellow jurors on Jury Day (week of May 16)
    • Attend / Participate in virtual panel discussion coinciding with Announcement of Award recipients (the week of May 23 at 6 PM at the Center for Architecture)

    If you have an individual in mind, please provide that name/names and email address to Tom Grassi, FAIA, at no later than Tuesday, January 25 at 5pm ET.  

  • December 14, 2020
    Good(s) Shift: Revitalizing the Port of Newburgh. Student Team: Antonia Medina Abell, Hugo Bovea, Sharvari Raje, Tal Fuerst. Location: Newburgh, NY. Image: Student Team (Columbia GSAPP).
    Good(s) Shift: Revitalizing the Port of Newburgh. Student Team: Antonia Medina Abell, Hugo Bovea, Sharvari Raje, Tal Fuerst. Location: Newburgh, NY. Image: Student Team (Columbia GSAPP).

    The winners of the 2020 Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards were announced on Wednesday, December 9 during a virtual event! Submissions were evaluated by an esteemed independent Jury, and honorees were selected from a nationwide pool of entrants. Judging criteria included projects that display outstanding achievement in socially responsible, multi-modal connections between vulnerable neighborhoods, cities, and regions, and demonstrate excellence in transportation and infrastructure systems, such as equitable food and goods distribution; projects that shape, rejuvenate, and promote inclusive neighborhoods and cities, and improve pedestrian experience, health, and safety;  projects that display excellence in sustainability, resiliency, and climate-sensitive design; and innovative work, including the demonstration of exemplary new and emerging technologies or pioneering solutions.

    At this critical junction, a year in which global transportation patterns have been disrupted, with an existential threat posed to mass transit systems by plummeting ridership, and with the daily habits of mobility inextricably altered, taking this opportunity to recognize Design Excellence in Transportation + Infrastructure could not be more essential.

    Merits and Honors were awarded in four categories (Planning, Projects, Structures, and Student Awards) as follows:

    Structures – SR99 Tunnel Project, HNTB; Goose Creek Rest Area, VJAA

    Planning – Brightline, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

    Projects – Return to Service: Public Transit, AECOM; Brooklyn Bridge: Back to the Future, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

    Student Awards – Good(s) Shift: Revitalizing the Port of Newburgh; Three-Dimensional Urban Thresholds; A Porous Poche

    Please visit the Awards Archive for a full report.

  • August 20, 2020
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    The New York chapters of the AIA and ASLA organize an annual awards program to celebrate design excellence in transportation and infrastructure architecture. The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognizes built and unbuilt projects for their design, innovation, and impact.

    Projects reflecting the partnership’s commitment to sustainability, community engagement, social equity, and civic architecture will be celebrated. The awards program, subsequent publications, and events will raise awareness about the critical role that well-designed infrastructure plays in our cities, our communities, and our lives. This awards program is co-sponsored by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the ASLA NY Chapter.

    The awards program, first launched in 2018, has received over 100 submissions and has recognized truly outstanding projects submitted by national and internationally known firms in addition to smaller local practices. See the 2018 and 2019 award winners and jurors.

    The jury will be a diverse group of prominent professionals’ representative of the national design community. Each entry is judged for design excellence, and that the project has met its individual requirements or program. Entries are weighed individually, not competitively.

    Registration will open on September 7, 2020. Submissions will be due on November 2, 2020. See more submission details here.


  • December 2, 2019

    The AIA has responded to the federal government’s RFI on the climate crisis. This includes recommendations for sector-specific and cross-cutting policies.

    Read the PDF of the RFI response here: House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis RFI


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