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STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
In 2017, AIA New York and the Center for Architecture worked with LaPlaca Cohen to identify strategic goals, objectives, and tactics to ensure the success and growth of the two organizations over the next five years. LaPlaca Cohen collaborated with an internal Steering Committee comprised of leadership and senior staff members from both organizations to formulate a Strategic Framework.

Strategic Framework PDF

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 19, 2019.

Current Bylaws PDF

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 Members

Tonja Adair, AIA, NOMA

Gerard F.X. Geier, II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP

Joann Gonchar, FAIA, LEED AP

Heather P. O'Neal, AIA, NOMA

Gabriel Smith, FAIA, LEED AP

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

Joseph Corbin, Assistant Director, Member Services, AIA New York

2018 Nominating Committee Elections

An open meeting to put candidates on the Nominating Committee ballot has been called for September 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. All Architect, Associate, International Associate, and Emeritus members of the Chapter are welcome. Please register here to attend. If you would like to submit a name but cannot make it to the meeting, please email jcorbin@aiany.org with the name of the candidate. 

Once all submitted names are vetted, an online election will open on October 4 for members to select their top four choices and close on October 18. The winners will be announced in our newsletter on October 31.

The four elected members will serve with the 2018 President, Gerard (Guy) Geier, FAIA, from January 2019 to June 2019 to select members for the 2020 Board and Elective Committees. 

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:

Chair: Everardo Jefferson, AIA, Caples Jefferson Architects

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design


Dina Frank, AIA, IIDA, Mancini Duffy

Frances Halsband, FAIA, Kliment Halsband Architects

Iva Kravitz, Assoc. AIA, The Iva Agency


Elaine Molinar, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Snøhetta Architecture, Design & Planning

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:


Co-chair: Frances Huppert, FAIA
, Frances Huppert Architect

Co-chair: Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

Terrence O’Neal, FAIA, Terrence O'Neal Architect

Nicole Dosso, FAIA, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill


Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects


Lisa Gould, FAIA, Lisa Gould Architect

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:

Chair: Hayes Slade, AIA, Slade Architecture

Louise Braverman, FAIA, Louise Braverman Architect


David Burney, FAIA, Pratt Institute

Christopher Cooper, FAIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


Elizabeth Leber, AIA, LEED AP, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners


Astrid Lipka, AIA, Rice+Lipka Architects

Robert Rogers, FAIA, Rogers Partners


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:

Chair: Andrea Monfried, The Images Publishing Group

Editor in Chief: Molly Heinz


Alan Brake, Assoc. AIA, Deborah Berke Partners


Lori Brown, AIA, Syracuse University


Julia Chapman, AIA, Ennead Architects

Jacob Reidel, AIA, Ennead Architects

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Mancini Duffy

Stephen Yablon, AIA, Stephen Yablon Architecture

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:

Katherine Chia, FAIA, Desai Chia Architecture



Kate Dundes, AIA, Gustavson-Dundes Architecture and Design

Glen Erikson, AIA, PhD, Time Equities, Inc.


Sharon Liebowitz, Meritam Investment Advisors

Tom Milam, AIA, FXCollaborative

Christopher Reynolds, AIA, LEED AP, Avalon Bay Communities


Kenneth Ricci, FAIA, Ricci Greene Associates

Treasurer: Kenneth Lewis, AIA, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

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:

Co-Chair: David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, 1100 Architect

Co-Chair: Tom Krizmanic, AIA, Gensler

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

Evie Klein, Assoc. AIA, User Design Information Group, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AIA, Catherine Seavitt Studio

Douglas Hocking, AIA, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Matthew Clark, Assoc. AIA, The Trust for Public Land

Bennett Fradkin, AIA, Fradkin & McAlpin Architects

Joseph Tortorella, Hon. AIANY, Silman

Carol Loewenson, FAIA, Mitchell Giurgola Architects

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