March 22, 2011
by Emily Nemens

In this issue:
· AIA, AIANY Supports Japan Relief
· eCalendar

AIA, AIANY Supports Japan Relief
On 03.11.11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Japan devastating many communities across the country. Support efforts are underway at the AIA New York Chapter. On 03.15.11, the AIANY Board of Directors voted to send $15,000 to the Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) in Tokyo. The JIA sent relief to AIANY shortly after 09/11, and their donation laid the groundwork for New York New Visions.

The Chapter will also create a task force for disaster preparedness. Chaired by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, the task force will explore best practices, innovations, and strategies for architects to improve response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts in both domestic and international crises. To get involved with the task force contact Lance Jay Brown.

AIA National is encouraging its members to contribute to the relief efforts, as well. It has created a website with links to organizations working on relief efforts in Japan, videos, photos, an AIA member forum, and links to news. Click here to read a letter from AIA National President Clark Manus, FAIA, and EVP Robert Ivy, FAIA, in response to the tragedy.

eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.


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