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December 13, 2017
by AIA New York
Guy Geier, FAIA,FIIDA, LEED AP, 2018 President, AIA New York. Credit: Sam Lahoz.
Incoming AIANY 2018 President Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED. Credit: Sam Lahoz.
David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, 2017 President, AIANY. Credit: Sam Lahoz.
AIANY 2017 David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
2017 President David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, passes the gavel to Guy Geier, FAIA,FIIDA, LEED AP, 2018 President, AIA New York. Credit: Sam Lahoz.
2018 AIANY President Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED accepts the gavel from AIANY 2017 President David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Student Award: Joseph Ortiz, AIAS, NYIT. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Honorary Award: Ramon Gilsanz, Hon. AIANYS, Partner, Gilsanz Murray Steficek. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Honorary Award: Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Hon. AIANYS, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, Director of Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Credit: Sam Lahoz
Honorary Award: Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Hon. AIANYS, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, Director of Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Intern Associate Award: Delphine Daniels, Assoc. AIA, Director of Marketing and Business Development, ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers; Co-chair, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee. Credit: Sam Lahoz
Intern Associate Award: Delphine Daniels, Assoc. AIA, Director of Marketing and Business Development, ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers; Co-chair, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Firm of the Year Award: nARCHITECTS. Credit: Sam Lahoz
Firm of the Year Award: nARCHITECTS. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Frederic Schwartz Community Development Award: Design for Aging Guidelines, NYC Department of the Aging in collaboration with AIANY Design for Aging Committee. Credit: Sam Lahoz
Frederic Schwartz Community Development Award: Design for Aging Guidelines, NYC Department of the Aging in collaboration with AIANY Design for Aging Committee. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
Citation for Design Excellence: AIANY Social Science and Research Committee and AIANY Architecture for Education Committee for the Medgar Evers College Collaborative Research Project. Credit: Sam Lahoz
Citation for Design Excellence: AIANY Social Science and Research Committee and AIANY Architecture for Education Committee for the Medgar Evers College Collaborative Research Project. Photo: Sam Lahoz.
AIANY Citation for Public Outreach: AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Framework. Credit: Sam Lahoz
AIANY Citation for Public Outreach: AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Framework. Photo: Sam Lahoz.

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, AIA New York welcomed its 2018 Board of Directors at the Board Inaugural. Incoming 2018 President Gerard F.X. “Guy” Geier II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, discussed his presidential theme, “Architect|Activist,” inviting members and professionals to use design thinking to help solve the most challenging issues of our time.

Geier encouraged members to build on the advocacy work AIANY developed during 2017, inspiring the audience by highlighting notable role models, from grassroots activist Jane Jacobs and Sam Mockbee and his Rural Studio, to Norma Sklarek, the first black architect licensed in New York State and the first to be elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. Geier also quoted from activist Whitney Young’s acclaimed keynote at the 1968 AIA Convention, where he criticized the profession’s “thunderous silence” in the face of the Civil Rights Movement.

The 2018 President offered a two-pronged approach to activism in architecture, distinguishing issues from within the profession, such as increasing diversity, equity, and licensure, from broader societal issues, including climate change and resiliency, preservation, and affordable housing. He also highlighted the Center for Architecture’s major 2018 exhibition, Hip Hop Architecture, which will focus on spaces, buildings, and environments that embody the creative elements of Hip Hop as a cultural movement.

The inaugural also served as an opportunity to recognize members of the architecture and design community for their local and regional contributions. Georgi Ann Bailey, CAE, Hon. AIANYS, and Mark Kruse conferred awards on behalf of AIA New York State, while AIANY’s Vice Presidents recognized the Chapter’s program committees with Vice Presidential Citations for contributions in each of our mission areas: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.

AIA New York State Awards
Student Award: Joseph Ortiz, AIAS, NYIT

Honorary Awards:
Ramon Gilsanz, Hon. AIANYS, Partner, Gilsanz Murray Steficek
Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Hon. AIANYS, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, Director of Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Intern Associate Award: Delphine Daniels, Assoc. AIA, Director of Marketing and Business Development, ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers; Co-chair, AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee

Firm of the Year Award: nARCHITECTS (Eric Bunge, AIA, and Mimi Hoang, AIA)

Frederic Schwartz Community Development Award: Design for Aging Guidelines, NYC Department of the Aging in collaboration with AIANY Design for Aging Committee

President’s Award: Jane Smith, FAIA, Spacesmith

AIANY Vice Presidential Citations
Citation for Design Excellence: AIANY Social Science and Research Committee and AIANY Architecture for Education Committee for the Medgar Evers College Collaborative Research Project

AIANY Citation for Public Outreach: AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Framework

AIANY Citation for Professional Development: AIANY New Practices Committee for “New Local” event series

Welcome to the 2018 Board of Directors!

Gerard F.X. Geier II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED
President

Hayes Slade, AIA
First Vice President / President-Elect

Jennifer Sage, FAIA, LEED AP
Vice President for Design Excellence

Andrea Lamberti, AIA, NCARB
Vice President for Professional Development

Kim Yao, AIA
Vice President for Public Outreach

Faith Rose, AIA
Secretary

Kenneth A. Lewis, AIA
Treasurer

Karen Fairbanks, AIA
Director for Educational Affairs 

Marc Heiman
Director for Industry Affairs

Eric Goshow, AIA, LEED AP
Director for Legislative Affairs

Illya Azaroff, AIA
Director for Programs and Strategic Planning

Andrea Monfried
Director for Publications

Laurie D. Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP
Director for Sustainability

Michael Szivos, Assoc. AIA
Associate Director

Regina Myer
Public Director

Anthony Schuman
Public Director for Educational Affairs 

Paul A. Bello, PE
Public Director for Development Affairs

Maxine Griffith, AICP
Public Director for Professional Affairs 

Yomna Abu Dabat
Director for Student Affairs

Heidi Kippenhan, AIA
Alternate Director for Design Excellence

Scott Briggs, AIA
Alternate Director for Professional Development

Dina Frank, AIA, IIDA
Alternate Director for Public Outreach

David Piscuskas, FAIA
Immediate Past President

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director

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