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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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Message From the Executive Director | 8/14/13

The Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE) – AIA National’s staff association – had its annual meeting the weekend of 08.04.13 in Atlanta. Mickey...

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/10/13

Candidates for the office of Manhattan Borough President exchanged ideas with Crain’s Columnist Greg David today at the Yale Club in a program sponsored by Crain’s...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/27/13

The 2013 AIA Convention took place last week in Denver with almost 17,000 architects, designers, and vendors convening to elect new leadership, learn new skills, and...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/12/13

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg outlined the roadmap to resiliency in a remarkable speech titled “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” on Tuesday, 06.11.13 at the Duggal...

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Message From the Executive Director | 4/3/13

This year's Grassroots was all about “Repositioning.” Presentations and discussions, largely on Capitol Hill, were about the future of the Institute and the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/20/13

The Metropolitan Health District of the City of San Antonio, in collaboration with the San Antonio Department of Planning & Community Development, the Mayor’s...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/20/13

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Borough President Marty “Fuggedaboutit” Markowitz were both born on Valentine’s Day. But there seemed to be no particular love lost...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/23/13

The results of the adAPT NYC competition for innovative small-scale housing were announced at the Museum of the City of New York yesterday by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/23/13

"We are literally, today, building a bridge," said John Zuccotti, chairman of Brookfield Properties Corporation, at the start of a groundbreaking ceremony on 01.15.13...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/10/13

Tributes to Ada Louise Huxtable, Hon. AIA, have been written by those who knew her far better than I, and by those – critics and practitioners – who know best how to...

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Message From the Executive Director | 12/19/12

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg opens the playing fields at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Rick Bell, FAIA Soccer players on the field. Rick Bell, FAIA Mayor Michael R....

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Message From the Executive Director | 12/5/12

Hudson Yards rendering, looking northeast. Courtesy MIR (l-r) Gene Kohn, FAIA, and Bill Pedersen, FAIA, with NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/26/12

Marc Clemenceau Bailly, AIA, directs the discussion after the individual presentations, with HWKN's "Wendy" as a backdrop. Daniel Fox (top) Guillaume Aubry, Cyril...

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Message From the Executive Director | 8/15/12

Seattle Space Needle from Chilhuly Glass Museum and Garden Rick Bell, FAIA Arthur Cohen and Michael Bierut leading the CACE discussion on the AIA Repositioning....

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/18/12

City Planning Commission Chair Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY, NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and Housing Preservation & Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua at the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/29/12

(l-r) Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel and William C. Rudin Rick Bell, FAIA Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, challenged a room full of civic...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/20/12

Rick Bell, FAIA, gives closing remarks. Daniel Fox Event: Via Verde Ribbon-Cutting...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/12/11

Tokyo hosted the International Union of Architects' 24th World Congress of Architecture (UIA2011) during the last week of September. Taking place at the Tokyo...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/28/11

Atlantic City hosted the first-ever, metro-area, tri-state convention of the AIA, bringing together architects from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. To many it...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/14/11

Ten years ago the Yankees and Red Sox were battling for first place in the American League East, and Philadelphia and Atlanta were doing likewise in the National League....

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/20/11

The Atelier Projet Urbain, a moveable fȇte of architects, planners, and urban designers from France, came to New York for three days of meetings with city...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/22/11

(L-R): James P. Stuckey, President, Public Design Commission; Joseph Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects; and Ed Burke, Staten Island Deputy...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/8/11

(L-R): Paul Bello, PE, 2012 Chair, ACEC New York; Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith; Margaret O'Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, 2011 AIANY President. Rick...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/8/11

Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY, FAICP, Chair of the NYC City Planning Commission, at the Accent on Architecture gala. Laura Trimble Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY,...

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