149th Annual Meeting - 2016

The AIA New York Chapter membership gathers each June to elect the Board of Directors and members to selected committees as well as to conduct chapter business and honor those who contribute to the built environment of New York. The 2016 Annual meeting will be held on June 21, 2016; the slate for the 2017 Board and elective committees is posted below as well as a link to proposed bylaws changes.

2016 Board Slate for service beginning January 2017:

David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, 1100 Architect

First Vice President / President-Elect:
Gerard (Guy) F. X. Geier, II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP

Vice President for Design Excellence:
Jennifer Sage, FAIA, LEED AP, Sage & Coombe

Vice President for Professional Development:
Jane Smith, AIA, IIDA, Spacesmith LLP

Vice President for Public Outreach:
Kim Yao, AIA, Architecture Research Office

Faith Rose, AIA, O'Neill Rose Architects

Kenneth A. Lewis, AIA, Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP

Director for Development Affairs:
Paul Bello, PE, AKF Group LLC

Director for Educational Affairs:
Karen Fairbanks, AIA, Marble Fairbanks

Director for Industry Affairs:
Marc Heiman, Richter+Ratner

Director for Legislative Affairs:
Eric Goshow, AIA, LEED AP, Goshow Architects

Director for Programs & Strategic Planning:
Illya Azaroff, AIA, +LAB architects

Director for Publications:
Barbara E. Spandorf, AIA, LEED AP
, New York City
  Department of Design and Construction

Director for Sustainability:
Laurie D. Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP, Urban Green Council

Associate Director:
Michael Szivos, Associate, AIA, SoftLAB

Public Director:
Jeff Shumaker, Assoc. AIA, New York City Department
  of City Planning

Public Director for Educational Affairs:
Thomas Hanrahan, Pratt Institute School of Architecture

Public Director for Professional Affairs:
Maxine Griffith, AICP Columbia University Office of Public Affairs

Director for Student Affairs:
NIck Tafel, Parsons The New School

Immediate Past President:
Carol Loewenson, FAIA, Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

Alternate Director for Design Excellence:
Stephanie Gelb, FAIA

Alternate Director for Professional Development:
Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Dattner Architects

Alternate Director for Public Outreach:
Dina Frank, AIA, IIDA, Mancini Duffy

2016 Elective Committee Slate for service starting in 2017:
Design Awards Committee (through 2018):
Lyn Rice, AIA; Andy Bernheimer, AIA; Mim Hoang, AIA; Andrea Steele, AIA

Fellows Committee (through 2019):
Terrence O'Neal, FAIA, Nicole Dosso, FAIA

Finance Committee (through 2019):
Kathy Chia, AIA; Ken Ricci, FAIA

Honors Committee (through 2018):
Stephen Dietz, AIA; Fanny Gong, FAIA, Hayes Slade, AIA

Oculus Committee (through 2018):
Iva Kravitz, Assoc. AIA; Chrisstopher Leong, Assoc. AIA, Chris Barley, Assoc. AIA

INDEPENDENT NOMINATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED to the Secretary, in accordance with Chapter Bylaws.  If an independent slate is submitted, a ballot election will be held at the Annual Meeting.  If there is no independent slate, the Secretary is empowered to vote a single ballot for the Nominating Committee slate as presented above.

2016 AIA New York Chapter Nominating Committee: Tomas Rossant, AIA, Chair; Megan Sterling Chusid, AIA; Frances Huppert, FAIA; and George Miller, FAIA

PDF of the Annual Slate to be released soon.


RSVP for the AIANY 149th Annual Meeting via the event listing on our web site calendar.

2016 Chapter Honors and Awards to be conferred at the event:

Honorary Membership: Joseph F. Tortorella, PE

George S. Lewis Award: Lynden B. Miller

Andrew J. Thomas Award: nArchitects

Public Architect Award: Jeffrey C. Shumaker, Assoc. AIA

Harry B. Rutkins Award: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

Special Citation: ARE Instructors

Vice Presidential Citation for Professional Development: To be announced

Vice Presidential Citation for Public Outreach:
To be announced

Vice Presidential Citation for Design Excellence:
To be announced


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