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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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Message From the Executive Director | 11/20/13

A tree planting ceremony commemorating the completion of 30 acres of new parkland on Governors Island brought a crowd of architects, landscape architects,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 11/6/13

oh, I know you’ll say I haven’t been here long… but the things that you say make me wanna stay from “Closet Full of Bones,” by Kate Taylor Hollingsworth of...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/23/13

The annual meeting of leaders of the dozen largest AIA Chapters took place last week in Boston, as the American League Championship Series, the Head of the Charles...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/9/13

NORWAY At the invitation of the Royal Norwegian Consulate, I travelled to Norway to participate in the Oslo Architecture Triennale. This conference attracts a large...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/25/13

The Architects’ Regatta took place this year on Thursday, 09.12.13, following a course laid out near the Statue of Liberty. As we have come to expect, the AIA New York...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/11/13

Former Deputy Mayor Joe Lhota, a Republican candidate for mayor, met with members of the AIA New York Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and colleagues from other...

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