We have some important events happening at the Center for Architecture next week! The first is the opening on 12.10.12 of the exhibition Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm. A panel discussion between architects here in New York and via live feed in Hong Kong follows the opening reception.

The 2013 Board Inaugural is the next day on 12.11.12, which marks the “passing of the gavel” from current President Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, to 2013 President Jill N. Lerner, FAIA. We will recap this year’s “Future Now” initiative and preview what’s to come in 2013 with the new presidential theme “Global City/Global Practice.”

And in a bit of Chapter news, the 2013 AIANY Nominating Committee has been elected: Ann Marie Baranowski, AIA, Jacobs Engineering; Beth Greenberg, AIA, Dattner Architects; Paul Seletsky, AIA, ArcSphere LLC; and Kim Yao, AIA, Architecture Research Office. Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, will chair the committee.