02.11.10: I.M. Pei, FAIA, RIBA, received the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Royal Gold Medal in a ceremony in London.


I.M. Pei, FAIA, RIBA, (left) with AIA President George Miller, FAIA at the ceremony.

Rick Bell

02.03-05.10: The 2010 Grassroots Legislative and Leadership Conference took place in Washington, D.C.


(L-R): Representative Nydia Velazquez, NY’s 12th District; Mary A. Burke, AIA, IIDA, AIANY Vice President for Design Excellence; Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; and Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, 2010 AIANY Vice President.

Emily Nemens

contextcontrast opening

Opening night of the “ContextContrast” exhibition. Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director (left) with John A. Padilla, AIA (AIA Santa Fe), a candidate for 2011-13 Vice President.

Emily Nemens

02.04.10: The First Annual Oculus Lecture on Design — Moshe Safdie: Megascale, Order an Complexity took place at the Center for Architecture.


(L-R): Kristen Richards, Editor-in-Chief of OCULUS; Moshe Safdie, FAIA; Abby Suckle, FAIA, LEED AP, AIANY Vice President for Public Outreach; and Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, AIANY Director for Publications.

Courtesy AIANY

02.17.10: Over 500 guests visited the Center for Architecture for the openings of “Modernism at Risk” and “Back on the Map.”


Tony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA, 2010 President of AIANY, with Bonnie Burnham, President of the World Monuments Fund.

Kristen Richards

02.14.10: “Ice Heart,” designed by Moorhead & Moorhead, was erected on Duffy Square for Valentine’s Day. The sculpture was the result of the second annual invited competition hosted by the Times Square Alliance. Okamoto Studio constructed the sculpture; Robert Silman Associates was the structural engineer; and Tillet Lighting Design illuminated the space.


“Ice Heart,” by Moorhead & Moorhead.

Jessica Sheridan