October 26, 2010
by: Jessica Sheridan Assoc. AIA LEED AP
10.14-16.10: The AIA New York State Convention was held in Buffalo, NY, hosted by the AIA Buffalo/ Western New York Chapter.


(L-R): 2010 AIANY President Anthony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA; AIANY President-Elect Margaret O’Donoghue-Castillo, AIA, LEED AP; AIANYS President-Elect David Busanelli, AIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA


AIA President George Miller, FAIA, with AIANYS President-Elect David Businelli, AIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA


New York State AIA Honor Awards winners Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA, Honorary Membership Award; Burton Roslyn, FAIA, Matthew W. DelGaudio Award; and Mark Behm, Assoc. AIA, Associates Award.

Courtesy Mark Behm, Assoc. AIA


AIA Westchester-Mid Hudson Executive Director Valerie Brown (left) with AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA.

Courtesy Rick Bell, FAIA


(L-R): Anthony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA; Dennis Andrejko, FAIA; Peter Arsenault, FAIA, LEED AP; and Margaret O’Donoghue-Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, after the session, “Architectural Design in a Green Culture: Meeting the 2030 Challenge.”

Rick Bell, FAIA


(L-R): Charles Linn, FAIA; Carol Bentel, FAIA; and Bruce Fowle, FAIA, during the plenary discussion.

Rick Bell, FAIA


The restoration team gave a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY.

Courtesy Margaret O’Donoghue-Castillo, AIA, LEED AP

10.14-17.10: Film Fiesta, by Rick Bell, FAIA: The first annual Architecture and Design Film Festival took place last week at the Tribeca Film Festival space in NYC. Organized by architect/impresario Kyle Bergman, AIA, the festival sold out virtually every session of screenings of impressive documentary films about projects and design luminaries worldwide.

A highlight of the show was the repartée from the audience of film subjects Robert Venturi, FAIA, Denise Scott Brown, and Frederic Schwartz, FAIA, as filmmaker James Venturi answered questions about his film on the Lieb House odyssey across New York harbor. Films about the Rural Studio and Studio Gang’s Aqua Tower complemented overseas entries from the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris. Seminars on film and architecture featured such distinguished critics, practitioners, and commentators as Dietrich Neumann, Tomas Rossant, AIA, and James Sanders, AIA. Through it all, film fanatics and architectural enthusiasts were entertained by the erudite introductions by Bergman, and the commentary of film directors including Tom Piper of Checkerboard.


Robert Venturi, FAIA, and James Venturi and family.

Rick Bell, FAIA


Checkerboard Director Tom Piper.

Rick Bell, FAIA


Festival organizer Kyle Bergman, AIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA

10.19.10: The Alliance for Downtown New York and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) announced the installation of Richard Pasquarelli’s “Secret Gardens.” The piece is next to the Chambers Street road-reconstruction project.

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In creating an art installation for a construction barricade five-feet-high by 1,000-feet-long, artist Richard Pasquarelli was inspired by glimpses of small private gardens hidden behind fences, hedges, and ivy-covered walls.

Richard Pasquarelli


NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Richard Pasquarelli, and Downtown Alliance President Elizabeth H. Berger in front of Secret Gardens.

Downtown Alliance

09.30.10: Cannon Design supported the efforts of The Creative Center at their Annual “Got Art?” event, which showcases local artists. Cannon designed invitation graphics and the art display.

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L-R): Jennifer Cagide-Alexander, Assoc. AIA; Carina Grega; Stephanie Mills and Stephanie Fertinel of Cannon Design with Robin Glazer, Executive Director, The Creative Center (second from left).

Cannon Design

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Got Art? display by Canon Design.

Jennifer Cagide-Alexander


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