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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Elected by the Chapter membership and its Nominating Committee each year, the Board of Directors is a diverse group of practitioners and allied professionals that brings a wealth of experience to the functioning of the Chapter. The Board meets monthly, with supplemental meetings and event commitments dependent on the position to which an individual is elected.

ANNUAL MEETING
The AIA New York Chapter membership gathers at the Annual Meeting each June to elect the Board of Directors and members to selected committees, as well as to conduct chapter business and honor those who contribute to the built environment of New York. The next Annual Meeting will be held on June 18, 2018.

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Nominating Committee

AIA New York’s Nominating Committee accepts recommendations and self-referrals for the Elective Committees for terms starting the following year. The Nominating Committee is itself an elected body that submits the elective slate to the Board of Directors and to membership for vote at the Annual Meeting. The committee includes five members: four are elected by the chapter members; the fifth is the Immediate Past President.

Nominating Committee Elections

The election of the 2018 Nominating Committee was held in October 2017. Candidates for the following year’s committee are selected early each fall. Watch for announcements in August and September for the open meeting. If you have questions during an election season, please contact membership@aiany.org

Nominating Committee Members

Eric Bunge, AIA

Sara Caples, AIA

Victoria Meyers, AIA

David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP

Mark Strauss, FAIA

Jesse Lazar, Deputy Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Joseph Corbin, Membership Coordinator, AIA New York

Elective Committees

AIA New York’s Nominating Committee accepts recommendations and self-referrals for the following Elective Committees for terms starting the following year.

Design Awards Committee The committee, working with the Chapter Board of Directors and chapter staff, organizes the annual Design Awards Program. Current committee members:

Thomas Phifer, AIA, Chair, Thomas Phifer and Partners

Neil Kittredge, AIA, AICP, Beyer Blinder Belle

Elizabeth O'Donnell, AIA, Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Jorge Otero-Pailos, AIA, Otero-Pailos Architects

Jinhee Park, AIA, Single Speed Design (SSD)

Jennifer Sage, FAIA, LEED AP, Sage and Coombe Architects

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIANYS, Managing Director, AIA New York

Fellows Committee Consisting of six elected members of the Chapter, this committee follows applicable AIA procedures regarding eligibility and nomination procedures for advancement of a member to Fellowship, and follows an appropriate method of communicating such information to all Chapter members. Current committee members:

Nicole Dosso, FAIA

Frances Huppert, FAIA

James McCullar, FAIA

Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA

Terrence E. O’Neal, FAIA

Gabriel Smith, FAIA

Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS

Honors Committee This committee selects nominees for Chapter awards; AIA New York State Honors; Institute Honors and Awards and provides support for submissions. Current committee members:

Gerard Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Chair, FXFOWLE ARCHITECTS

Christopher Cooper, AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Stephen Dietz, AIA, LEED AP, Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

Fanny Gong, FAIA, Columbia University - Manhattanville Development 

Elizabeth Leber, AIA, LEED AP, Beyer Blinder Belle

Robert Rogers, FAIA, Rogers Partners

Hayes Slade, AIA, Slade Architecture

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director,  AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIANYS, Managing Director, AIA New York

Oculus Committee This committee meets monthly with the staff of Oculus to advise, direct, and set policy and editorial content for the Chapter's publications. Current committee members:

Andrea Monfried, Chair

Molly Heintz, Editor-in-Chief

Christopher Barley, Assoc. AIA

Gerard Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP

Iva Kravitz, Assoc. AIA

Christopher Leong, Assoc. AIA

Chee L. Pearlman

James Petty, AIA

Jacob Reidel, AIA

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Stephen Yablon, AIA

Jieun Yang, AIA

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA

Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS

Camila Schaulsohn

Joint Committees

AIA New York’s Joint Committees accepts recommendations and self-referrals for the following Elective Committees for terms starting the following year.

Finance Committee The committee assists the President and Treasurer in preparing an annual budget; arranges for audits of the books of this Chapter and reports to the Board of Directors the results of such audits; examines, at the direction of the Board of Directors or the Treasurer, the accounts of this Chapter; supervises the investments, trust funds and endowments of this Chapter; and recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate action to be taken thereon. Current committee members:

Kenneth Lewis, AIA, Treasurer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Joseph N. Brancato, AIA, Gensler - NY

Katherine Chia, AIA, Desai Chia Architecture

Kate Dundes, AIA, Gustavson-Dundes Architecture and Design

Sharon Liebowitz, Meritam Investment Advisors

Michael Plottel, FAIA, LEED AP, Columbia University Facilities & Operations

Christopher Reynolds, AIA, LEED, Avalon Bay Communities

Kenneth Ricci, FAIA, Ricci Greene Associates (KY)

Jesse Lazar, Deputy Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIANYS, Managing Director, AIA New York

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Henry Zachary, Finance Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Scholarship Committee The Joint Scholarship committee acts on behalf of AIA New York and Center for Architecture, as jury and supervisors of the restricted grants and scholarship funds including the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant; Arnold W. Brunner Grant; the Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Grant Program and The Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journalism. Current committee members:

Matthew Clarke

Elizabeth O'Donnell, AIA

Bennett Fradkin, AIA

Douglas Hocking, AIA

Evie Klein, AIA

Tom Krizmanic, AIA, Co-chair

Carol Loewenson, FAIA, Co-chair

David Piscuskas, AIA, Co-chair

Anthony Schuman, AIA

Joseph Tortorella, Hon. AIANY, PE

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