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Founding Advisors

Alex Alaimo, AIA

For anyone who knows Alex, you can testify to his commitment to architecture and mentorship of emerging professionals. Alex Alaimo, AIA, serves as a Director at Large for the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) where he promotes engagement among emerging professionals nationwide. He previously served as Co-Chair of the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee where he initiated the ARE workshop, a peer to peer ARE study group, and MakinGOODesign, an awards program celebrating social impact design. He also developed three City of Dreams Pavilion’s and the ENYA Biennial Ideas Competition. He has also co-founded Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI), a post-Sandy ideas accelerator. He graduated with a B.Arch at NYIT and is currently employed as a licensed architect by PBDW Architects in New York.​ If that’s not enough Alex has taken many young architects under his wing, giving them the confidence that they can make a true change.

Brynnemarie Lanciotti, AIA

Brynnemarie Lanciotti, Strategic Council Representative, AIA New York Region 2018-2020, is a licensed architect who has brought her 12 years of professional experience to Stantec NY this past year. She began her career in Providence, RI and moved to New York City in 2008. While maintaining her full-time position at Franke, Gottsegen, Cox Architects, she began her involvement with the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), while simultaneously taking her licensing exams. During her tenure as ENYA Co-Chair (2011-2012) she encouraged membership, participation, and leadership among emerging professionals. In 2012 she launched the FutureNOW Summit, an interactive dialogue about the role of emerging architects in the profession, exploring issues around cities, technology and the future of our profession. Brynnemarie received a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University in 2005, and became a registered Architect for New York State in 2012.

Esteban Reichberg

Esteban Reichberg, Assoc. AIA

Esteban Reichberg, Assoc. AIA, has been designing buildings in the Tri-State area since 2007. His work covers public and private projects of all scales: from hospitals to fire stations; from supportive housing to luxury residential; and from senior centers to daycare facilities. As a founding member of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program, he is committed to strengthening leadership roles for design professionals in the public realm. As a 2018 Forefront Fellow at the Urban Design Forum, Esteban is helping the NYS Department of Homeless Services establish best practices for Shelter design. As an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, he worked for Brooklyn’s largest non-profit affordable, sustainable and supportive housing developer. Esteban earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the Latino Leaders of Tomorrow award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the EPFL ThinkSwiss Scholars Grant from the U.S. Swiss Embassy and the Building Technology Honors Award from Columbia University’s GSAPP, where he was a Teaching Assistant for Studio, History and Technology courses, and was elected University Senator.

Makenzie Leukart, Assoc. AIA

Makenzie Leukart, Assoc. AIA, is a Junior Designer at Marvel Architects with a focus on adaptive reuse. She attended Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she earned her Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Historic Preservation. Prior to Columbia, she graduated with honors, from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with concentrations in Architectural Studies and Environmental Studies. She was the recipient of the Avery 6 Leadership Award and the AIANYS Student Award in 2016 and was invited to speak at the Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter Conference in February of 2017. She is an active member of AIANY, serving as Director for Student Affairs in 2015 as well as participating in the AIANY Membership Task Force. Currently, she is actively pursuing licensure and helping to establish a updated resource ARE 5.0 library at Marvel.

Ross David Weiner, Assoc. AIA

Ross David Weiner, Assoc. AIA, is a Project Manager and Associate Architect at SLCE Architects, LLP, New York City’s most prolific residential architecture firm. Mr Weiner has twelve years experience in the field at all production and design levels. After graduating with a Bachelors of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University and studying abroad in Florence, Italy, Ross began working at diverse firms in the metropolitan area. His experience runs the gamut with specific areas of: Mixed-Use, Multi-Family, Public Housing, Healthcare, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, High-Rise, Master Planning, Industrial, Waterfront, Municipal Facilities, Storage, and Zoning. Additionally, he serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA NYC) and chairs its Communications Committee and is currently applying to his local community board.

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