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Message From the Executive Director | 11/16/17

Last week, November 9-11, AIA chapters from four states, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, convened in Albany for the 2017 AIA QUAD Conference. Over...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/6/17

As we learn more about Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects on Houston and beyond, AIANY members and our extended community may wonder what they can do to...

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Message From the Executive Director | 5/17/17

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology has the potential to create seismic shifts in not only how we transport people and goods, but the basic underpinnings of our society,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/9/17

Last Friday, AIA New York shared a set of position statements to guide us in responding to the policies of the new presidential administration. Following the election,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/13/17

On 01.05.17, AIANY hosted its first-ever "Architects Assembled: AIA New York Community Forum." The town hall-style event invited members and architects to the Center for...

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Message From the Executive Director | 11/11/16

At this time when the country is notably divided and exploring many paths forward, AIA New York / Center for Architecture remains dedicated to our core values, which...

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Message From the Executive Director | 5/26/16

Scores of AIA New York Chapter members joined me at my first AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. We were well represented by our speakers, board members, committee...

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Message From the Executive Director | 5/13/16

The 2016 Architects in Albany Advocacy Day was on 05.03.16. AIA representatives from across New York State came together to meet with State Senators and Assemblymembers...

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Message From the Executive Director | 4/6/16

On 03.11.16, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) announced its Bus Terminal International Design + Deliverability Competition. Initially, AIANY was...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/10/16

Towards the end of my first month on the job I had the pleasure of attending the AIA Grassroots Leadership Event in Detroit. Geared towards the leaders of AIA components...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/11/15

On 02.03.15, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined his take on the State of New York City after his first year in office. The program started with a timeline of achievements,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 11/12/14

Architects from many European countries came together in Paris during the last week of October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AIA Continental Europe, and to take a...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/29/14

On Tuesday, 10.21.14, our local neighborhood association, the Friends of LaGuardia, held its annual dinner at the NoHo Star on Bleecker and Lafayette Streets. The...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/15/14

SARATOGA RACES AND ELECTIONS The election of Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, was the opening news at the AIA New York State Design Conference, which took...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/1/14

During Climate Week, the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) brought together a “City Council Environmental Roundtable” on Tuesday, 09.23.14, with a score...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/17/14

With worldwide attention focused anew on Lower Manhattan, the annual New York Architects Regatta Challenge took place last week, with boats departing from the North Cove...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/3/14

Signed in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has fostered independence, empowerment, and inclusion for millions of Americans. On 08.19.14, Anthony Marx, the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/3/14

Ten days before it closed in Sugar Hill on August 10th, I was able to visit the “If You Build It” temporary art exhibition, organized by No Longer Empty (NLE) and...

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/16/14

EB White, who was born on the 07.11.1899, said: "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/18/14

On Tuesday, 06.10.14, newly-appointed NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP, and Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design +...

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Message From the Executive Director | 5/29/14

On a misty day last week, the city's newest active recreational facility, Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, opened with a flourish of eloquence, and a day of basketball...

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Message From the Executive Director | 4/16/14

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the Great Hall of Cooper Union’s landmark Foundation Building on Thursday, 04.10.14, to deliver a speech that catalogued some of the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/19/14

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke of New York State's economic resilience at the 3.14.14 lunch of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) held at Cipriani 42nd Street....

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/19/14

Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny to Gracie Mansion for an early breakfast on Monday, March 17. With two hundred other daughters...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/5/14

“Our transition is practically done. The team is on the ground.” These were the concluding comments by newly-elected NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer as he...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/5/14

Phil Ochs, the lyrical folk singer who shared Greenwich Village and the ‘60s with Bob Dylan, grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and sang of his youth there, with lyrics...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/5/14

Last Tuesday, 01.28.14, a public conversation about the Museum of Modern Art’s expansion plan was convened by The Architectural League of New York, the Municipal Art...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/22/14

Michelle Obama turned 50 the same day last week that AIA Miami hosted Fit City Miami: Health & the Built Environment. The full-day conference at Miami-Dade...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/8/14

“The way we do things is to begin” is a quote attributed to “Go West” Horace Greeley, the 19th-century publisher of the New York Tribune whose statue by John...

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Message From the Executive Director | 12/4/13

The “FitNation” exhibition on view earlier this year at the AIA New York Chapter’s Center for Architecture can now be seen at the American Institute of Architects...

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