09.25.11: UIA2011 Tokyo, the 24th World Congress of Architecture, is currently being held in Tokyo, Japan. The theme for the event is “Design 2050: Beyond Disasters, through Solidarity, towards Sustainability.”

2011 AIANY President Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, at the UIA poster session.

Rick Bell, FAIA

A collection of photos of the East Japan earthquake were shown at the opening ceremony.

Rick Bell, FAIA

The AIA delegation to UIA2011 is led by AIA President Clark Manus, FAIA, flanked by two former Institute presidents, Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, and Doug Steidl, FAIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA

09.21-23.11: AIANYS joined with AIA New Jersey and AIA Pennsylvania for the first-ever Tri-State Convention at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ.

Keynote speaker Richard Meier, AIA, and AIANYS President David Businelli, AIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA

(L-R): Thomas Barton, AIA, Barton Partners, Norristown, PA; Erick Ascensio, Danois Architects, New York, NY; Edward Martoglio, RPM Development, Montclair, NJ; and Terrence O’Neal, AIA, LEED AP, Terrence O’Neal Architect, New York, NY, at the “Sustainable Affordable Housing” seminar.

Rick Bell, FAIA

(L-R): Paul Freitag, LEED AP, Jonathan Rose Companies; Jane Kolleeny, GreenSource Magazine (moderator); Bill Stein, FAIA, Dattner Architects and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Curtis & Ginsberg at the program “Sustainable High Density Affordable Housing — The New York Story.”

Rick Bell, FAIA

Peter Arsenault, FAIA, and Dennis Andrejko, FAIA, at their program, “The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) — Our next step toward a sustainable future.”

Rick Bell, FAIA

Joseph Fleischer, FAIA, receiving one of several Tri-State Awards on behalf of Ennead Architects. The awards are being conferred by the presidents of the three State Components, including the AIANYS President David Businelli, AIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA

Atlantic City wasn’t all seminars and awards. Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP, Kelly Hayes McAlonie, AIA (AIANYS President-elect), and Jordan Gruzen, FAIA, on the beach.

Rick Bell, FAIA

09.15.11: The inaugural ride on Jane’s Carousel, now stabled within a pavilion designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Jane & David Walentas cut the ribbon along with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Spencer T. Tucker

The pavilion.

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The inaugural ride.

Murrye Bernard

09.13.11: Captains and crews of the 2011 Architects Regatta, including the AIANY Team, gathered at the New York Yacht Club to get their sailing orders for the race two days later.

Team AIANY (l-r): Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP, Handel Architects; Architects Regatta founder (and Admiral in our eyes) Gerry Dolezar; AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA; and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects.

Kristen Richards

09.15.11: The New York Architects’ Regatta Competition was held on the Hudson River by Battery Park City.

Team AIANY Flying Eagles before the start of the race (L-R): Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP; Simon Ginsberg; Juan Sorbet; Kaya Middleton; Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP; and Natalia Soubrier. The team came in fourth place overall.

Rick Bell, FAIA