by: Emily Nemens
In this issue:
· Robert Ivy, FAIA, to Lead AIA National
· Haiti Rebuilding Conference
· Architectural Record Offers Discount to AIANY Members
Robert Ivy, FAIA, to Lead AIA National
Last week AIA National President George Miller, FAIA, announced that Robert Ivy, FAIA, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, will become AIA’s National Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer. On 02.01.11 Ivy will take over the position, previously held by Chris McEntee, who left the position last summer, and interim EVP Paul Welch, FAIA. He will run the Washington, DC, office with 206 employees and a budget of $56 million. The National organization oversees 300 local, state, and regional AIA chapters around the country and overseas. Click here for more details on the appointment. AIA National also recently announced a reorganization of the national staff, making new vice president positions for Design and Practice, and Marketing and Communications. More about the reorganization can be found here.
Haiti Rebuilding Conference
AIA National is organizing a summit on the reconstruction of Haiti. The conference, which will be held on 01.13-14.11 at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans, will include representatives from the American Red Cross, National Urban League — Greater New Orleans, Adecco Group North America, United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Architecture for Humanity (AfH), National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Public Architecture, and Black Design Network News.
In July the AIA/USGBC announced the Architecture for Humanity Sustainable Design Fellow Stacy McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, would be working at AfH’s Rebuilding Center in Port-au-Prince. In August, AIA National President George Miller, FAIA, visited Haiti, and in September, the AIA Board of Directors passed a resolution that expressed its support for the Haitian architectural community. The conference will begin one year and a day after the devastating 2010 earthquake, which left much of the capital in ruins. More information on the conference is available here.
Architectural Record Offers Discount to AIANY Members
Since AIA members will no longer receive the magazine as a member benefit at the beginning of 2011, Architectural Record is offering nearly 60% off the newsstand rate to AIANY members. Click here to receive the discount and the digital edition at no extra charge.
eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.