by Joseph Aliotta AIA LEED AP
The Chapter is committed to promoting professional development. In fact, it will be a focus of next year’s presidential theme. Our programs already make a big impact on our architectural community. We have continued our successful “Not Business as Usual” lunch series, which seeks to guide architects through this troubled economy. We have also expanded our LEED Exam prep courses and ARE study sessions, which brought new Associate members to the Chapter. In the past nine months we’ve presented the “Architects’ Fast Track Leadership” series for professional practice to young professionals and mid-career architects.
Committee programs continue to be the lifeblood of the Chapter. These programs bring a wide range of expertise and intellectual content to the Center. The Committee on the Environment’s Integration Series has been an indispensable resource. The ENYA and New Practices Committees both mounted successful exhibitions. We are thrilled to add two new committees this year –Architectural Tourism, and Design for Risk and Reconstruction. We thank all our active committee members for their incredible hard work and devotion to the Chapter’s programming!