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September Meeting - Design Your Town, Design Your RegionS

  • Leiberts Royal Green Showroom 228 East Post Road White Plains, NY, 10601 United States (map)

Date: September 28, 2017

Location:  Leiberts Royal Green Showroom
228 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Parking behind the building
(914) 949-5999

6:00-7:00         DINNER
7:00-7:30         CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING (voting)
7:30-8:15         DESIGN YOUR TOWN
8:15-9:00         TZEE/CUOMO BRIDGE


AIAWHV Annual Business Meeting

Proposed 2018 Slate for the AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Board of Directors
(All positions run on a calendar year)

President Elect - Jaclyn Tyler, AIA
Treasurer - Kimberly Miller, AIA
Secretary - Teresa Marboe, AIA
Director - Joseph Minuta, AIA (3 year term)
Associate AIA Director - Dion Miller, Assoc AIA (3 year term)

Thank you to Marsha Leed, AIA for completing a 3 year Director term, Manuel Andrade, AIA Immediate Past President  and John Fry, AIA as AIANYS State Director

Design your town, design your region

Robert Lane, RA

·  Senior Fellow for Community Design and Development, Regional Plan Association (RPA), Principal, Plan & Process LLC

This fall, RPA will release its 4th Regional Plan - A Region Transformed. As with the previous three plans, this plan will lay out the major infrastructure, open space, community development and policy initiatives needed to insure the future prosperity and sustainability of the 31 county New York/New Jersey/Connecticut. Also, in keeping with the previous plans, A Region Transformed will present support these initiatives with design concepts for cities, buildings and landscapes. Much of this work was developed through 4C: Four Corridors: Foreseeing the Region of the Future Corridors: Foreseeing the Region of the Future (currently on view at MoMA PS1 and Fort Tilden) which engaged four teams to take on design challenges across four large geographies across the region.  In addition, RPA is developing a number of tools to help citizen planners and designers implement the best practices for design.  First of among these is the Design Your Town web-based community design manual.

In this presentation, Rob Lane will summarize the role of design in the 4th Plan, as well as give a brief live demonstration of the Design Your Town web-based design manual.


Discuss the Design-builder’s approach to meet the project requirement of an internationally recognizable, iconic structure.

-          Innovative and elegant design of the cable stayed bridge pylons.

-          Efficient steel girder and sub-stringer system for the approach spans.

-          Collaborative efforts in the lighting and systems design.


Thank you to those continuing to serve their term on the 2018 Board of Directors

2018 President - Richard Torres, AIA
2018 Directors
Katie Chevalier, AIA '19
John Cutsumpus, AIA '18
Nicholas Viazzo, AIA '18
Megan O'Grady, Associate AIA '19
Immediate Past President - Michael Berta, AIA '18