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From the Desk of the President | 6/5/17

The American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) opposes the administration's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. The 2015 landmark...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/15/16

On 12.13.16, incoming AIANY President David Piscuskas, FAIA, welcomed the Chapter's 2017 Board of Directors and presented his theme for 2017, "Architects: Assembly...

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From the Desk of the President | 6/23/16

On 05.18.16, AIANY 2016 President Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, spoke in the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber at the conference “Large Movements of Refugees and...

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From the Desk of the President | 1/14/15

While you were still sleeping on 01.01.15, the Center for Architecture was reborn as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity with aspirations to become the preeminent place for...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/17/14

On the Ides of December I welcomed visitors to the Center for Architecture and introduced the ”Inclusionary/Integrated Housing: Building Development” event, a...

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From the Desk of the President | 4/30/14

As we prepare for the next meeting of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in Durban, South Africa, this August, we are confronted with a proposal that demands we...

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From the Desk of the President | 4/16/14

Conversations with Dr. Joan Clos, the executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), started and ended my visit to Medellín. I was...

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AIA National News, From the Desk of the President | 4/2/14

It is my pleasure to send you the following report on our recent visit to Washington, DC, for the annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference. The AIA New...

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Chapter News, From the Desk of the President | 12/18/13

What follows are adapted remarks from the 2013 Inaugural. Being President of the AIA New York Chapter is an honor, a challenge, a responsibility, and, truly, a great...

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From the Desk of the President | 6/27/13

I wanted to be sure you all heard the good news! Because of our efforts, during the 2013 AIA Convention the AIA National Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a...

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From the Desk of the President | 4/3/13

It was a busy and productive month for our advocacy team. It's clear from the great results and our conversations with government officials that the voice of the...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/19/12

Event: 2013 AIA New York Board Inaugural Location: Center for Architecture, 12.11.12 Speakers: Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, 2012 AIANY President; Jill N. Lerner,...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/19/12

What follows are adapted remarks from the 2013 Inaugural. Taking the helm of AIA New York is an honor, a challenge, and a responsibility. I stand on the shoulders of...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/5/12

In this issue: • From the Desk of the President: Superstorm Sandy Update • e-Calendar From the Desk of the President: Superstorm Sandy Update Joseph J. Aliotta,...

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From the Desk of the President | 6/20/12

Joseph Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, speaks to a full house about the state of the Chapter. Sam Lahoz Event: AIA New York Chapter 145th Annual Meeting Location: Center...

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From the Desk of the President | 6/20/12

(continued from above) Locally, we have advocated for increased representation of architects on community boards across the city. Today, we count 28 members city-wide....

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From the Desk of the President | 12/8/11

Event: 2012 AIA New York Board Inaugural Location: Center for Architecture, 12.06.11 Speakers: Margaret O'Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP -- 2011 AIANY President; Joseph...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/8/11

Event: 2012 AIA New York Board Inaugural Location: Center for Architecture, 12.06.11 Speakers: Margaret O'Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP -- 2011 AIANY President; Joseph...

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From the Desk of the President | 6/22/11

Aliotta at the Annual Meeting. Sam Lahoz Professional Development The Chapter is committed to promoting professional development. In fact, it will be a...

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From the Desk of the President | 6/22/11

(Continued from above) We are also committed to advocating for the future of the built environment and enabling the unique vision of the architect to shape the city at...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/8/10

2010 AIANY President Anthony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA, and 2010 AIA National President George Miller, FAIA, before the program. Sam Lahoz 2010 Architect as...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/8/10

2011 AIANY President Margaret O. Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, receiving the gavel from 2010 AIANY President Anthony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA. Sam Lahoz President's...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/8/10

(Continued from above) Healthy Cities Our ongoing collaboration with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is growing. Together with the Department of Health...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/8/10

(Continued from above) Waterfront Initiative As architects, our goal is to create a better place to live. Over the summer, the design communities of two "water cities,"...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/22/09

Note: The following speech was presented at the 2010 AIA New York Board Inaugural that took place 12.08.09 at the Center for Architecture. Tony Schirripa, AIA, IIDA, is...

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From the Desk of the President | 12/22/09

(Continued from above) Our highly engaged program committees are poised to hold more programs than ever before in 2010, continuing an upward trajectory in the number,...

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From the Desk of the President | 1/27/09

(Continued from above) Government Our 150th anniversary exhibition, curated by Diane Lewis, AIA, examined the thesis that the formation of the AIA was tied to the...

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From the Desk of the President | 1/8/08

I am extremely honored to serve as AIANY President at a time when its influence is at an all time high thanks to the phenomenal success of our Center for Architecture. I...

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