Sighted: 2015 AIA Convention Special

05.14.14: The 2015 AIA convention in Atlanta opened with a keynote speech by former President Bill Clinton. “There is no question in ways large and small, those of you who are designing the built environment are going to have a big impact,” he said, and called on architects to take advantage of “low-lying fruit” – such as former NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Cool Roof initiative.

05.14.15: (l-r): Ibex’s Lisa Chapman and Andy Frankl, Hon. AIA NYS, with Leta Falk, KML, and Michael J. Crosbie, FAIA, Ph.D., Chair, University of Hartford Department of Architecture, and Editor-in-Chief, Faith & Form magazine at the AIANY and Ibex Party at The Biltmore, held during the 2015 AIA Convention.

05.14.15: (l-r): Rob Rogers, FAIA, Rogers Architects; 2015 AIANY President Tomas Rossant, AIA; and Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record at the AIANY and Ibex Party held at The Biltmore.

05.14.15: Mary Burke, FAIA, IIDA, Burke Designs, congratulates new Fellow Beth Greenberg, FAIA, Dattner Architects.

05.14.15: Suzanne Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS, Managing Director, AIANY, and Megan Chusid, Assoc. AIA, Manager of Office Services, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

05.14.15: (l-r): Wendy Talarico, LEED AP, W.R. Meadows; Juergen Riehm, FAIA, 1100 Architect; and Giulia Alimonti, AIA, LEED AP, Marx|Okubo.

05.15.15: The College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony at the Ebenezer Baptist Church recognized 147 newly-elevated members, including 17 members of the AIA New York Chapter.

05.15.15: Leevi Kiil, FAIA, Founder, Leevi Kiil Architecture, Planning, Consulting; Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space; and Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Handel Architects welcomed the Class of 2015 into the College of Fellows at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

05.15.15: Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, architect and project manager at Gensler, with Tony Schirripa, FAIA, newly-elected At-Large Director of the AIA National board.

05.15.15: After the 2015 Fellows Investiture, Blake Middleton, FAIA, LEED AP (far left) and Mark Strauss, FAIA, AICP, FXFOWLE (far right) celebrate with new Fellows Robert W. Goodwin, FAIA, Perkins+Will, and Gary Handel, FAIA, Handel Architects.
Credit: Kristen Richards