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Message From the Executive Director | 12/21/10

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel (left) with Tony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA, 2010 AIANY President. Rick Bell. In a speech at Google's space...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/26/10

Century Grille and Central Park Grill in Buffalo. Rick Bell, FAIA The AIA New York State/ American Society of Landscape Architects Convention took place, this...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/26/10

Thirty of the 200 projects that are part of the "MADE IN NEW YORK" exhibition in the West 4th Street subway station in NYC are currently exhibited at the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/14/10

Christopher O. Ward. Rick Bell Christopher O. Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of NY and NJ, spoke about New York, Lower Manhattan, and the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 8/31/10

AIANY 2010 President Tony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA (left), with Rep. Steve Israel of the 2nd Congressional District. Rick Bell The Alliance to Save Energy...

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/20/10

Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith. Rick Bell Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg on 04.30.10 to serve as Deputy Mayor for...

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/7/10

Volunteer docent Michael Bischoff, AIA, and the crowd enjoying the views in New York Harbor. Natalya Nikolaeva Architectural boat tours help make sense of...

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Message From the Executive Director | 4/20/10

First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris welcomed mayors from several U.S. cities to New York last Wednesday, April 13th, by offering to sell them the Brooklyn Bridge, a...

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Message From the Executive Director | 4/6/10

NY Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravich. Rick Bell, FAIA On Friday, 03.26.10, New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch addressed a well-attended...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/23/10

Adolfo Carrión, head of the White House Office of Urban Affairs. Emily Nemens "I want to bring you greetings on behalf of the President," were the...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/23/10

Dr. Richard Farson is a psychologist, author, and president of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute. He psyched out the architects in the Grassroots plenary,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/23/10

As the Grassroots blizzard blanketed DC, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said, "I'll talk about the art that we must all be committed to, the art of creating and maintaining...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/12/10

(Left): Mayor Bloomberg taking the oath of office; (Right): 2010 AIANY President Tony Schirripa, AIA, IIDA (left), and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA,...

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Message From the Executive Director | 11/24/09

(L-R): Bruce Ratner, Frank Gehry, FAIA, and Gary LaBarbera; Joanne M. Minieri and MaryAnne Gilmartin; Frank Gehry, FAIA, and Bruce Ratner; and the Beekman...

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Message From the Executive Director | 10/14/09

(L-R): Wyly Theater by REX/OMA; Winspear Opera House by Foster + Partners; Nasher Sculpture Center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Rick Bell The year-old...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/29/09

"I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis, and I don't deserve that either," once quipped comedian Jack Benny. At the recent Rochester convocation of AIA New...

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Message From the Executive Director | 7/7/09

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly formally presented the NYPD's cogent book of design guidelines, Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings, at...

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Message From the Executive Director | 4/7/09

Rick Bell, FAIA, with Governor Patterson. Marissa Shorenstein On Thursday, 04.02.09, New York State Governor David A. Patterson came to a breakfast meeting...

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Message From the Executive Director | 2/10/09

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at ABNY. Rick Bell Senator Kirsten Gillibrand opened by thanking the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and its chair, William...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/27/09

In his 2009 State of the City Address, delivered at Brooklyn College on January 15th, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg spoke of creating jobs, strengthening the quality of...

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Message From the Executive Director | 1/27/09

(Continued from above) Mayor Bloomberg recalled those years in his State of the City speech: "Until recently, the New Deal and the 1930s seemed like a distant memory --...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/10/08

Philadelphia's new Center for Architecture. Courtesy AIA Philadelphia AIA Philadelphia celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremonial opening of its Center for...

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Message From the Executive Director | 5/13/08

On May 6, the Governmental Operations Committee of the New York City Council tacitly agreed with the architects and engineers packing the City Hall committee hearing...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/4/08

Frances Hesselbein speaks at Grassroots about breaking down hierarchies. Karen Plunkett, AIA "I don't know what to say, I have no speech," were the opening words of...

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Message From the Executive Director | 3/4/08

(continued from above) We all learned from some top word-warriors, including General Henry Shelton, the retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who defined...

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Message From the Executive Director | 12/4/07

(l-r): Consul General Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, Daniel Libeskind, AIA, Nina Libeskind, and Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit. Courtesy...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/18/07

Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties counts down until CD sets for the east bathtub are complete. Rick Bell Larry Silverstein's remarks were on target. He spoke...

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Message From the Executive Director | 9/5/07

Access Living’s new headquarters in Chicago. Courtesy www.accessliving.org In describing the building he designed in Chicago for Access Living, a national...

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Message From the Executive Director | 6/26/07

Speaking at the New York Building Congress breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental on June 19, The Port Authority of NY & NJ Executive Director Anthony E. Shorris led off...

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Message From the Executive Director | 5/1/07

Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, gives a tour of 40 Mercer Street, under construction. Rick Bell, FAIA Architect Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, was honored April 9, on the...

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