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Categories: Best in Show; Architecture Honor Award. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Executive Architect: Gensler. Landscape Architect: SCAPE. Project: The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, Columbia University. Location: New York, NY. Photo: Iwan Baan.
AIA News You Can Use by • 03/09/17

AIA New York Names 2017 Design Awards Winners

On Monday, 03.06.17, at the Center for Architecture, the Jury of the 2017 AIANY Design Awards named Honor and Merit winners spanning the categories of Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design. In total, there were 35 winning projects (see above slideshow) including the much lauded Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University, designed by Diller Scofidio + RenfroGensler and SCAPE, which collectively took home Best in Show as well as an Architecture Honor Award. You can see details including submission PDFs for all Honor and Merit winners here.

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AIA News You Can Use by • 02/24/17

Spotlight on the 2017 AIANY Design Awards Jury

Every year since the program’s inception, the AIANY Design Awards have celebrated outstanding architectural design by AIANY members and New York-based architects, as well as recognizing local work by architects from around the world. Awards are given in four categories—Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design—as reviewed by the seven-person jury who establish criteria, evaluate excellence, and determine the awards given for Honor and Merit designations. This year, Oculus guest editor Alan Brake will serve as moderator when the jury convenes in the coming weeks.

Honor and Merit winners will be revealed at the Design Awards Jury Symposium on March 6, 2017, and further celebrated at the Honors and Awards Luncheon on April 21, 2017. Keep reading to learn more about each 2017 AIANY Design Awards juror: Read More

Nominate AIA Architects for Fellowship!

Do you know an AIA architect who has made significant and measurable achievements in design, preservation, education, literature, or service?

Election to fellowship recognizes those achievements and also honors before the public and the profession the architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Please make a recommendation about who the AIA New York should nominate to fellowship from our chapter for the 2016/2017 cycle. Read More

AIA Board Adopts Equity Recommendations

In late December 2016, the AIA National Board of Directors adopted the recommendations of the Equity in Architecture Commission, who identified root causes to the lack of diversity in the profession and offered suggestions on how to address these issues, as well as a timeline for implementation. The commission, which included architects, educators, and diversity experts, was launched in November 2015 with the goal of forging action plans for achieving equitable practices through measurable goals. Read More

Architects, Pick Your Leaders!

We invite all AIA members to join us at the Center for Architecture on 10.04.16 at 6:00 pm to participate in AIA New York’s democratic process and name candidates for the 2017 Nominating Committee Ballot. At this meeting, members will have a say in who picks the next members of the Board of Directors and elected committees. Help shape AIANY’s future leadership and network with fellow architects! Bring a friend, coworker, former classmate, or ARE study buddy with you!

RSVP here.

Second Annual AIA I Look Up Film Challenge
AIA News You Can Use by • 09/15/16

People’s Choice: Vote for the AIA I Look Up Film Challenge

This summer, AIA National invited filmmakers and architects to create short films portraying architecture as a solution. With more than double the number of films submitted in 2015, AIA has invited the public to select their favorite. Though a jury of architects and filmmakers is reviewing submissions for select prizes, the People’s Choice Award will showcase the film that most resonates with the public.

Click here to access the films. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open now through 10.03.16.

In addition, please join us on 09.29.16 at the Architecture and Design Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea for the premier of the I Look Up Film Challenge short films, followed by a screening of Facing Up to Mackintosh, directed by Louise Lockwood. A congratulatory reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow the screening.

AIA New York State’s 2016 Design Conference
AIA News You Can Use by • 08/10/16

Come, Collaborate: AIANYS 2016 Design Conference

AIA New York State’s 2016 Design Conference registration is open! This year’s conference, taking place 09.29-10.01.16 in Saratoga, NY, promises informative and engaging seminars by some of the top architects and design professionals worldwide. A full schedule of programming, including seminars, tours, and parties, is available online. Read More

Lobbying Law: Amnesty Period Ends Soon!

The NYC Lobbying Bureau’s Amnesty Period ends on 06.30.16. Make sure your firm has all of the information it needs to properly comply with the updated Lobbying Law. AIANY is continuing to work with the City Clerk to adequately define the relevant rules that have not yet been confirmed under the law.

AIA Convention 2016 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for AIA Convention 2016, the architecture and design event of the year, is now open! Join us in Philadelphia from 05.19-21.16 for more than 500 workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by industry leaders and rising stars. Don’t miss Neri Oxman, head of MIT’s Mediated Matter research group, as the keynote speaker for Day 2.

Claim your early bird rates through 03.23.16

Announcing New AIA Contract Docs!

After collaborating with industry stakeholders and practitioners to identify growing needs, AIA National has expanded its portfolio with the launch of nine new AIA contract documents. These include a new owner/consultant agreement with two accompanying scope-of-service exhibits for land surveying and geotechnical engineering, as well as six new administrative forms for use on design-build projects. Read More