Board Inaugural: 2012 President Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA

Event: 2013 AIA New York Board Inaugural
Location: Center for Architecture, 12.11.12
Speakers: Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, 2012 AIANY President; Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, 2013 AIANY President
Remarks: Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director
Organizer: AIANY

What follows are adapted remarks from the 2013 Inaugural.

Looking back over the past year, I am proud and humbled by all that our Board and volunteers have done to enhance our advocacy profile, increase our membership, and expand the professional services offered at the Center for Architecture. Firstly, the entire region has suffered from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. The design community must take the lead on how to design for resiliency. Reconstruction is an ongoing process. Initiatives and information will continue to evolve. To keep abreast of the changes, please visit AIANY’s Sandy Recovery website. Continue reading “Board Inaugural: 2012 President Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA”

144th Annual Meeting: Excerpted Remarks by AIANY President-elect Joseph Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP

Aliotta at the Annual Meeting.

Sam Lahoz

Professional Development
The Chapter is committed to promoting professional development. In fact, it will be a focus of next year’s presidential theme. Our programs already make a big impact on our architectural community. We have continued our successful “Not Business as Usual” lunch series, which seeks to guide architects through this troubled economy. We have also expanded our LEED Exam prep courses and ARE study sessions, which brought new Associate members to the Chapter. In the past nine months we’ve presented the “Architects’ Fast Track Leadership” series for professional practice to young professionals and mid-career architects.

Committee Programs
Committee programs continue to be the lifeblood of the Chapter. These programs bring a wide range of expertise and intellectual content to the Center. The Committee on the Environment’s Integration Series has been an indispensable resource. The ENYA and New Practices Committees both mounted successful exhibitions. We are thrilled to add two new committees this year –Architectural Tourism, and Design for Risk and Reconstruction. We thank all our active committee members for their incredible hard work and devotion to the Chapter’s programming!