12.17.12: The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) and the AIANY Interiors Committee celebrated the holiday season with a joint party and snowflake design challenge at Carl Hansen + Søn.

(r) Interiors Co-Chairs Dale Cohen, Assoc. AIA, Interiors Co-Chair, and Ed Siegel, AIA, LEED AP, with Carl Hansen + Søn staff.

Rick Bell, FAIA

Brynnemarie Lanciotti, Assoc. AIA, ENYA Co-Chair, and Dale Cohen, Assoc. AIA, Interiors Co-Chair, (on chair) address the group.

Rick Bell, FAIA

Eliza McClellan, AIANY Policy Assistant, shows off her snowflake design.

Rick Bell, FAIA

12.05.12: Van Alen Institute and NYASLA co-celebrated the season.

(l-r): Andrew Moore, ASLA, Partner, Quennell-Rothschild and Partners; Adrian Smith, ASLA, LEED AP, Landscape Architect; Julia Post Farr, Student Affil. ASLA; and Charles McKinney, Affil. ASLA, Hon. AIA, Chief of Design/Capital Projects, NYC Parks & Recreation

Kristen Richards

12.06.12: The AIANY Historic Building Committee’s Historic Happy Hour was held at the Ambassador Lounge, designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, and completed in 1975.

John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

12.10.12: Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller presented “Ezra Stoller, Photographer” at a recent Oculus Book Talk event.

Erica Stoller (l) and Nina Rappaport

Kristen Richards

12.04.12-12.09.12: The Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair, debuted 12.04.12 and included an installation by FXFOWLE.

Custom-designed by FXFOWLE Architects for the inaugural Miami Project art fair, the FXFOWLE Lounge features a free-standing architectural pavilion housed within a lounge and bar area.

Moris Moreno, Courtesy FXFOWLE

12.05.12: Architizer launched the holidays with a Lego party at GD Cucina.

Daniel Cohen, LEED AP, of COOKFOX Architects decided to think outside the Lego box and opted for cheese cubes and hors d’oeuvre picks.

Kristen Richards

Susan Heiser of Leeser Architecture, and Matt Frommer of Morris Adjmi Architects, went for towering (then toppling) heights.

Kristen Richards

12.11.12: Following the 2013 AIANY Board Inaugural, the annual AIANY/IBEX Construction party was held at the Center for Architecture.

Kristen Richards

ENYA members wearing festive antlers.

Photo credit goes here.

Michael Creighton of Nordstrom and Andy Frankl, Founder, President & CEO of IBEX Construction

Kristen Richards

Eric Goshow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Frances Halsband, FAIA; and Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP

Kristen Richards

Mark Strauss, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP (Past AIANY President), Jill Lerner, FAIA, and art director/illustrator Jaye Medalia

Kristen Richards

12.13.12: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, lectured at the Dallas Architecture Forum on public space issues.

(l) Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, speaking with (r) Kirk Teske, AIA, LEED AP, AIA Dallas President.

Jeff Potter, FAIA, 2012 AIA President

12.14.12: SAMOO Architecture celebrated its 6th year in New York City from its 38th-floor aerie in the New York Times building.

(l-r): Magnus Magnusson, AIA, LEED AP, Magnusson Architecture and Planning; Anne Rieselbach, Architectural League of NY; Joseph Lengeling, AIA, SAMOO Architecture; Robert Frasca, FAIA, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca/ZGF; Jeanne Giordano, urban design consultant; and Rosalie Genevro, Architectural League of NY.

Photos courtesy Sam Morgan & The Photo Booth Party (

12.19.12: Norman Foster, after unveiling plans for Foster + Partner’s $300 million renovation of the New York Public Library’s Fifth Avenue Carrère & Hastings flagship building.

Linda G. Miller