December 6, 2011
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter to welcome 2012 Board of Directors at Dec. 6 Inaugural
New York City, December 6, 2011 – Tonight, the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter will welcome the 2012 Board of Directors at the Chapter’s annual Board Inaugural. The program will also include a review of 2011 President Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo’s, AIA, LEED AP, presidential-year theme Design for a Change, and a preview of 2012 President Joseph J. Aliotta’s, AIA, LEED AP, year-long FutureNOW! theme.
The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets in Manhattan, from 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. It is free to AIA members, and $10 for the public. Press are invited to attend the event with RSVP to email@example.com. Images and remarks will be made available upon request. FutureNOW! The theme of Aliotta’s 2012 presidency is FutureNOW!, focusing on his ongoing commitment to professional development and innovative design practice.
“In today’s uncertain times, now more than ever, we must envision the future of our profession and the health of our building environment by addressing its most profound challenges,” Aliotta stated. “We will determine our own future by how thoughtfully we respond to those challenges. For these reasons, I have established the 2012 theme as FutureNOW!.”
In 2012, under the leadership of Aliotta, the Center for Architecture will feature major exhibitions focused on two significant design competitions – the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) competition The Harlem Edge: Cultivating Connections, and the biennial competition New Practices New York 2012.
The Harlem Edge: Cultivating Connections, the fifth biennial ENYA design ideas competition, explores the redevelopment of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located in the Hudson River at 135th Street. The site offers the opportunity to connect the local Harlem community with the waterfront, and echoes the recent efforts by New York City’s Vision2020 to reclaim the waterfront for a variety of publicly beneficial uses. The competition provides a platform to discuss public access to the waterfront, urban agriculture, creative programming, and its ability to stimulate economic activity and sustainability. An exhibition opening on July 12, 2012 will showcase the winning entries, additional submissions, and the work of studioENYA, a mentorship program organized in collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation.
New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee, and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established. Through this competition and exhibition, the committee is dedicated to serving as a forum for new and evolving models of architecture and design practice. An exhibition opening June 14, 2012 will showcase work of the winning firms including original installations. Related programs will include a weekend design-build workshop with the firms and local high school students.
About Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP
Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, is the Chief Operations Officer for the US at Swanke Hayden Connell Architects; he has 30 years of experience and has been an innovative contributor to SHCA's success for nearly two decades. He has diverse experience in office buildings, interiors, historic preservation and residential work. He is a graduate of the City College of New York, School of Architecture, with a Bachelor of Architecture, magna cum laude, and has a diploma from New York University in Real Estate, Investment and Analysis. Recent projects include American Schools, a 251,000 SF school project in Germany; Harlem Park, a 600,000 SF office building in Harlem; and the New York City Office of Emergency Management Headquarters, a 70,000 SF emergency operations center in Brooklyn. He is a Registered Architect in NY, NJ, CT, FL, MD, PA & VA; Member, American Institute of Architects; Vice Chairman / Board of Directors, ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York; Member, Board of Directors, CCNY Architect’s Alumni Association; Member, New York Building Congress Architect's Leadership Council & Public Buildings Committee; Member, New York City Building Codes Commission and Member, USGBC - United States Green Building Council.
The American Institute of Architects 2012 Board of Directors:
Joseph J. Aliotta AIA LEED AP
Jill N. Lerner FAIA
First Vice President / President-Elect
David Burney FAIA
Vice President for Design Excellence
David Piscuskas FAIA
Vice President for Professional Development
Abby P. Suckle FAIA LEED AP
Vice President for Public Outreach
Umberto Dindo AIA
Kenneth D. Levien AIA
Gerard F.X. Geier II FAIA LEED
Director for Publications
Megan S. Chusid Assoc. AIA
Director for Educational Affairs
Lance Jay Brown FAIA
Director for Programs and Strategic Planning
Margery H. Perlmutter Esq. AIA
Director for Legislative Affairs
David S. Penick Assoc. AIA
Director for Industry Affairs
Director for Development Affairs
Jessica Sheridan Assoc. AIA LEED AP
Public Director for Educational Affairs
Craig Schwitter PE
Public Director for Professional Affairs
Matthew F. Clarke
Director for Student Affairs
Matthew Bremer AIA
Alternate Director for Professional Development
Tomas J. Rossant AIA
Alternate Director for Design Excellence
Fredric M. Bell FAIA
Executive Director, ex officio
Michael Zetlin, Esq.
Margaret O. Castillo AIA LEED AP
Immediate Past President
For more information on the 2012 AIANY Board or the December 6 Board Inaugural, please contact Nicole Friedman, Communications Director, AIANY, at 212-358-6126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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