Coming soon...Architect Finder

Coming soon...Architect Finder

Exciting news! We are developing an interactive map that contains licensed architects and firms in our area. This will allow homeowners, potential clients, and other industry professionals to easily find reliable architects for projects of all sizes. 

To participate on this exciting the development, please click the link below and fill out your information and pay the $50 annual fee below.

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Patrick J. Bates, AIA, Named BCW 40 Under 40 Rising Star

Patrick J. Bates, AIA, Named BCW 40 Under 40 Rising Star

On June 21, Papp Architects’ Associate Principal, Patrick J. Bates, AIA, was honored by the Business Council of Westchester for being named a 2018 "Rising Star."  Rising Stars honorees were chosen based on professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, professional and/or business affiliations, and demonstrated leadership skills.  Please join us in congratulating Patrick on this impressive achievement.

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Advocating for Architects in Albany


AIANYS Advocacy Day – May 17th, 2017 at the State Capitol Building, Albany, NY

AIA representatives from across New York State will come together to meet with State Senators and Assemblymembers to advocate for some of the most pressing issues facing the architecture profession. Combined, the statewide group of chapter members will meet legislators and their staffs to inform them on how their decisions can impact architects and the profession. We also are able to use this as an opportunity to ask legislators about their interests and those of their constituents, and to offer insights into how architects can advance their causes.


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Impact the Future - Architecture Club

Impact the Future  - Architecture Club


2016 – 2017 Program

This program, an initiative of the Westchester Hudson Valley American Institute of Architects, looks optimistically towards a future for our profession that is diverse, inclusive and truly representative of the society which we serve.

This year, our Chapter’s dormant urban after-school enrichment program, which ran for 6 years at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in downtown Yonkers, has been restarted at the Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx. The kids participating in this “Architecture Club” are in the 6th through 12th grades, so we have been developing a more substantive curriculum as well as mentoring those interested in applying to Architecture School and pursuing careers in Architecture.  

Over the course of the school year we are running 28 sessions, all taught by volunteer Architects from our Chapter.  The attached material is a class by class record of our session content, projects and field trips for the first half of the current school year.

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Mount Saint Michael Academy - Architecture Club

Mount Saint Michael started an Architecture club this school year to "offer students interested in architecture an expanded knowledge in building materials, new concepts in design, and new techniques in building construction."

Our latest field trip was to the award winning Bronx Central Library. Included in the tour, Richard Dattner, the project's Architect talked with the students about Vitruvius (firmness, commodity, and delight) and the team it takes to design and build a complex structure like the library. 

Did you know about these AIA Benefits?


The Firm Survey Report provides metrics and insights on business practices, firm performance, and trends. 


To access the full report, please click here.


The AIA Small Firm Exchange Scan collects knowledge resources for small firm practitioners and design professionals to strengthen their practice and professional careers. It advocates for small firms, promotes firm and professional leadership, and supports local component round tables and small firm networks.

2016 Updates




We've returned from Labor Day with a true welcome to the Fall. Before we say goodbye to Summer and embrace the breeze, let's recap: 

  • Design Awards 2016: We opened registration and are excited to see what our members have been working on.
  • SpeakUp: The AIA Advocacy and Action Event, SpeakUp is three exciting, dynamic and inspiring days where you will get the tools you need to advocate for your profession and your community. Our Executive Committee attended and received training on how to power map our legislators, how to use social media, legislative strategies and targeting, and more. If you're interested in joining our government advocacy committee please contact Valerie at 
  • Summer School: Thank you to our sponsors and of course, our members for Summer School 2016. If you did attend, please fill out the form at the end of this post.  
  • Boat Tour: We had to postpone our Boat Tour due to weather conditions but we'll keep you updated of the rescheduled event. 

What will September bring?

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