AIA Leadership Academy - apply by September 22, 2019

AIA Leadership Academy - apply by September 22, 2019

Achieve your leadership potential

Strong, effective leaders make their mark on the world. Achieve your potential with AIA's new flagship leadership development program, AIA Leadership Academy. This three-year program will prepare you for the highest levels of leadership in your firm, industry, and community, and position you for long-term career success.

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2019 AIA NYS Excelsior Award for Bldg 8 at Tilly Foster Farm

Tilly Foster Farm Educational Institute - Building #8  in Brewster, NY has won a   2019 American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State (NYS) Excelsior Award of Merit for Public Architecture for Renovation/Addition during the Excelsior Award ceremony in Albany, NY on May 7, 2019.  The AIA NYS Excelsior Award is given each year to a juried selected public funded project for design and excellence in the public sector. The qualifications for the award included that the building had to contribute to the life of the community and to meet a greater social value beyond basic function. 

The project was a   design-build renovation on a County owned 199 acre farm to create the County’s first public institute for career education called Tilly Foster Farm Educational Institute. In addition, the renovation includes a County owned restaurant called Tilly’s Table which provides farm-to table dining featuring local farmer produce.  Being a County owned project, the County used Building #8 as a flagship to promote its own workforce from design to construction to renovate the building.  In conclusion, the County not only saved money by doing the project in-house but started a new concept in design and architecture for future construction and planning for county municipalities.

Putnam County’s Architect Ben Harrison, AIA, NCARB accepted the award that night.  Ben accepted the award from Mark V. Kruse, AIA, 2019 AIA NYS President and Georgi Ann Bailey, CAE, Hon. AIA NYS, Executive Director, AIA NYS.  Ben will be giving copies of the award certificate to the Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and the Commissioner of the County’s Highway and Facilities department Fred Pena. 

Ben Harrison, AIA, NCARB, RA
Putnam County Architect
Planning & Design


Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities
842 Fair Street
Carmel, N.Y. 10512
845-878-6331

Reflections on a Museum Milestone: A Conversation with Architect Richard Kaeyer, FAIA

Reflections on a Museum Milestone: A Conversation with Architect Richard Kaeyer, FAIA

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s 1969 Brutalist building, architect Richard Kaeyer, of the firm Sherwood, Mills & Smith at the time, engages in conversation with Joseph C. Forte, the Esther Raushenbush Chair of Art History at Sarah Lawrence College, about his design for the building, revolutionary at the time, and whose style is currently experiencing a resurgence worldwide. Following the interview, explore the Museum’s award-winning 1969 wing and enjoy a reception with the speakers.

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Governor Cuomo announces launch of $30 million "Buildings of Excellence" competition to advance innovative low and zero carbon emitting buildings projects

Governor Cuomo announces launch of $30 million "Buildings of Excellence" competition to advance innovative low and zero carbon emitting buildings projects

Initiative Supports Governor's Nation-Leading Green New Deal Goal of Converting New York's Entire Building Stock to Be Carbon Neutral

Competition Will Foster Development of Replicable Design and Construction Methods, Advancing the Clean Energy Economy and Spurring Clean Energy Job Growth

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College of Fellows elevates Raymond Beeler, FAIA

College of Fellows elevates Raymond Beeler, FAIA

College of Fellows elevates Raymond Beeler, FAIA from the Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter in the category - Led the Institute. He joins a distinguished group of FAIA members from our chapter -
Russell A. Davidson, FAIA
Richard E. Kaeyer, FAIA
Carol J. Weissman Kurth, FAIA
Laszlo Papp, FAIA
James W. Rhodes, FAIA
Jonathan N. Stark, FAIA
John P. Sullivan, FAIA

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI)

Strong start to 2019 for architecture billings

Demand for design services increases across all regions and building sectors.

WASHINGTON – Feb. 20, 2019 – Starting the year on a strong note, architecture firm billings growth strengthened in January to a level not seen in the previous twelve months according to a new report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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January United Way Book Drive a Success!!!

January United Way Book Drive a Success!!!

Thank you so much for you generous contribution to our ongoing book drive.  The 45 children’s books we received in your donation were an important addition to our United2Read reading kits.  The books will be delivered directly into the hands of nearly 15 children who will be supplied with reading kits of their very own.  This will allow them to discover the joys and wonder in the world of reading. 

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