July 7, 2010
by: Emily Nemens

In this issue:
· New York Now, 2010 Edition: AIANY presents “MADE IN NEW YORK”
· Committee Program Webinars Available Now!
· Passing: David Smotrich, FAIA

New York Now, 2010 Edition: AIANY presents “MADE IN NEW YORK”
After the success of “New York Now” in fall 2009, the AIA New York Chapter will be taking over the West 4th Street subway station again this October with a new member-generated show, “The American Institute of Architects New York Presents: MADE IN NEW YORK.” The show will open on 10.06.10, during Architecture Week (10.02-10.10) and remain on view for a month.

While “New York Now” featured member projects in the five boroughs, this year the Chapter will be asking for new projects by AIANY members sited anywhere around the globe. While collecting submissions for “MADE IN NEW YORK,” the Chapter will also be accepting projects for “MADE IN THE USA” — a related digital exhibition and database of AIA member work. The AIA has big intentions for “MADE IN THE USA,” including plans to generate future exhibitions from submissions, so both “MADE IN NEW YORK” and “MADE IN THE USA” are great opportunities for local firms to promote their work, nearby and around the world.

Committee Program Webinars Available Now!
With dozens of committee programs each month, AIANY has launched its Webinar feature, which presents some of the most popular, content-rich programs “on demand.” The platform records live presentations and streams them with the PowerPoint presentation and program handouts. For a small fee, all material will be available online and can be viewed at your convenience. At the end of each Webinar, members can take a quiz to get continuing education credits. Now available are the first two installments of the Committee for the Environment’s Green Integration Series, and the Professional Practice Committee’s May program on Dispute Resolution. See all the available programs here: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/aiany/.

As this is a new feature, please send comments and questions to enemens@aiany.org.

Passing: David Smotrich, FAIA
David I. Smotrich, FAIA, 76, of Chappaqua, NY, died suddenly on 06.20.10, at his home. Smotrich graduated from Harvard College in 1955, and Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1960. He began his architectural career in Israel as part of the design team for the new city of Arad, Negev Desert. After working for I.M. Pei, FAIA, he established his own firm in NYC in 1965. He continued as principal of David Smotrich & Partners until his death. His work, which was nationally recognized, ranged broadly, from educational facilities and commercial projects to low-income and elderly housing. Smotrich is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bernice D. Smotrich, his children: Ross (Talma Nir), Maura and Hannah (Michael Barr), and nine grandchildren: Matthew, Amit, Alex, Shani, Ben, Avital, Dani, Joshua, and Etai.


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