09.24-26.09: The MAINSTREETS Convention took place in the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY. Hosted by AIA New York State, AIA Rochester, AGC of New York State, ACEC New York, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors, and the American Society of Landscape Architects-New York Chapters, the event was the first-ever joint convention for the organizations.


AIA New York State President Burton Roslyn, AIA (left), and Design Awards Jury Chair Charles Matta, FAIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA


Rick Cook, AIA, with one of three awards for Cook+Fox, which won design awards for 401 West 14th Street, 11 Christopher Street, and the Center for Friends Without a Border in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Rick Bell, FAIA


Sylvia Smith, FAIA, of FXFOWLE Architects (left), with Susan Chin, the director of planning and design at the Bronx Zoo. FXFOWLE received design awards for the Lion House Reconstruction at the Bronx Zoo and Alice Tully Hall, achieved in concert with Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Rick Bell, FAIA


Abby Suckle, FAIA, received the Fellow’s Award, presented by AIANYS Immediate Past-President Orlando Maione, AIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA


(L-R): Intern/Associate Award winners Shanntina Moore, Assoc. AIA, and Venesa Alicea, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, with Student Award-winner Jackie Delsandro from Parsons, The New School of Design, School of Constructed Environments.

Courtesy Venesa Alicea


Group shot of the TKTS Booth and Revitalization of Father Duffy Square Award conferral. The project won the “Best in New York State Award” as well as an Award of Excellence in the Commercial/Industrial, Small Projects category. (L-R): AIANYS President Burton Roslyn, AIA; Charles Williams, Perkins Eastman; Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, PKSB; Design Awards Jury Chair Charles Matta, FAIA.

Rick Bell, FAIA


(L-R): Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, 2009 AIANY President; Tony Shirripa, AIA, IIDA, 2009 First Vice President/ President-Elect.

Courtesy Rick Bell, FAIA


Double Chins: Susan Chin, FAIA, incoming AIANYS Regional Director (left) with Susan Chin, director of planning and design at the Bronx Zoo.

Rick Bell, FAIA

09.23.09: More than 1,500 people attended the unveiling of the redevelopment plans for the former Bell Labs building in Holmdel, New Jersey, designed by Eero Saarinen. It will become the centerpiece of a mixed-use town center.


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