In Memoriam | 1/17/24
Headshot of Chien Chung "Didi" Pei, AIA

Chien Chung Pei, AIA, passed away on December 12, 2023. Known as Didi to friends and colleagues, he was a member of AIA New York beginning in 1980, participating...

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In Memoriam | 10/11/23
Beverly Willis on stage accpeting the 2018 NYC Visionary Award at AIANY and the Center for Architecture's Heritage Ball at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60

Beverly Willis, FAIA, was a pioneering women's advocate and industry leader whose legacy lives on across the U.S. through architecture, urban planning, and...

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In Memoriam | 3/15/23
A. Eugene Kohn. Photo: KPF.

A. Eugene (Gene) Kohn, FAIA, RIBA, JIA, Founder of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, passed away on March 9, 2023 at the age of 92. Kohn was born in 1930 and raised in...

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In Memoriam | 3/15/23
Rafael Viñoly. Photo: © Román Viñoly.

Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, JIA, SCA, Int. FRIBA, Founder of the eponymous firm Rafael Viñoly Architects, passed away on Thursday, March 2 at the age of 78. Born in...

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In Memoriam | 2/15/23
Robert Geddes, FAIA. Image: Courtesy of David Geddes.

Robert Geddes, FAIA, former Dean of the Princeton University School of Architecture, has passed away on Monday, February 13 at age 99. Geddes was born in Philadelphia...

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In Memoriam | 9/21/22
James Polshek, FAIA. Photo: Michelle Leong.

James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, passed away on September 9, 2022 at 92. The founder of Polshek Partnership (the precursor to Ennead Architects) and winner of the AIA Gold...

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In Memoriam | 6/15/22
Eric Salitsky (1987-2022).

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are deeply saddened by the loss of Eric Adam Salitsky, an architectural designer at ESKW/Architects and 2018 recipient of...

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In Memoriam | 1/26/22
Photo of Herbert Oppenheimer holding a mike at the Center for Architecture.

Herbert Oppenheimer, FAIA, former president of AIA New York and an active member of the NYC architecture community, passed away on December 29, 2021, in New York City....

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In Memoriam | 7/7/21
Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA (1952-2021), at the AIA New York Board Inaugural in 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Center for Architecture.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we bid farewell to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA, creator of ArchNewsNow, former editor-in-chief of Oculus magazine, and a...

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In Memoriam | 3/27/20
Michael Sorkin. Photo courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture, Membership Dinner 2010.

The architectural community has lost a great teacher and thought leader with the passing this week of Michael Sorkin. Sorkin was a key professor on the campus of the...

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In Memoriam | 12/18/19
Erica Tishman, AIA. Photo courtesy of LinkedIn.

AIA New York is deeply saddened by the news of architect and lifelong New Yorker Erica Tishman’s tragic death yesterday when debris fell from a 17-story building in...

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In Memoriam | 7/23/19
César Pelli, FAIA (1926-2019). Photo: Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

On July 19, the world lost another iconic architect when César Pelli, FAIA, died at his home in New Haven at the age of 92. Pelli was the mastermind behind such iconic...

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In Memoriam | 7/10/19
Phil Freelon, FAIA, LEED AP, speaking at the Center for Architecture in 2017 for Revisiting Whitney Young: Diversity Today.

Phil Freelon, FAIA, LEED AP, widely known as one of the leading architects behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, has died...

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In Memoriam | 3/6/19
Warren Gran, FAIA (1933-2019). Image courtesy of Owen Phillips.

Warren Gran, FAIA, died Sunday, February 17 at age 85 in Los Angeles. Gran, who practiced in New York City for over 45 years, devoted his career to affordable...

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In Memoriam | 8/2/18
Robert Silman at the 2009 Heritage Ball. Credit: Sam Lahoz.

It is with deep sadness that we inform our membership of the passing of Robert Silman, PE, Hon. AIANY, founder of Silman and a valued friend and supporter of the Center...

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In Memoriam | 4/17/18
Robert Gatje, FAIA. Courtesy of Alexandra Gatje.

Robert F. Gatje, FAIA, an architect who served as partner in the firms of two AIA Gold Medalists and whose work can be found in half a dozen countries, died on April 1,...

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In Memoriam | 3/6/18
NCSU Faculty Cecil Elliott, Dean Joseph Hudnut of the Harvard School of Architecture, Siasia Nowicki, House & Garden Architectural Editor Katherine Morrow Ford, unknown, Henry Kamphoefner, NCSU Faculty Margaret Fitzgibbon, New York architect Abraham (Abe) Geller, and NCSU Faculty Jim Fitzgibbon. Credit: André Kertész.

We regret to inform our membership about the passing of Stanislawa “Siasia” Nowicki-Sandecka. Nowicki-Sandecka earned her master’s degree in architecture from the...

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In Memoriam | 2/22/18
Lee Harris Pomeroy, FAIA. Courtesy of LHP Architects.

It is with great sadness that we inform our membership that Lee Harris Pomeroy, FAIA, founder and design principal of LHP Architects, passed away suddenly on February...

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In Memoriam | 9/6/17

With heavy hearts, AIA New York learned that Percy Griffin, AIA, passed away in August. Griffin was the owner of his own firm and was also a professor at NYIT. Prior to...

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In Memoriam | 6/28/17

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture mourn the loss of Hilary Ballon, Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture at NYU and Deputy Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu...

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