AIA Westchester Hudson Valley Afterschool Architecture ClubRead More
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
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.Read More
Through both the individual efforts of its members as “architect-activists” and the overarching authority of the AIA itself, the group has put more stake into the public realm than ever before.Read More
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 GrowthRead More
AIA to launch revamped educational resources for aspiring architects through BenchPrep’s online learning platform
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is partnering with BenchPrep to revamp its Architect Registration Exam (ARE) prep courses and help accelerate the process for architecture graduates to qualify for licenses.Read More
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
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).Read More
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.Read More
Growing up, my life was surrounded with art. Almost every day, from the day I could pick up a crayon, I’d draw or paint something. Art materials were everywhere in our home. Crayons and fingerpaint soon led to watercolors and acrylics. Pads of paper gave way to packages of canvases.Read More
I have been a licensed architect in NYS for 28 years. Passionate and idealistic, I have always believed that architects can help make a better world and didn’t really worry too much about my own financial future. Never did I imagine that a dark cloud of uncertainty would hang over our noble profession for our entire lives.Read More
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To participate on this exciting the development, To participate on this exciting the development the firm principal must be an AIAWHV member.Read More
The American Institute of Architecture Hudson Valley Chapter and Dutchess Community College jointly sponsored an Information Night about architecture, architectural education and the profession.Read More