Get involved in a committee

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Are you a problem solver? Do you like to be part of a collaborative team that moves discussions forward relating to the field of architecture and sees results? This is your chance to get involved in one of our 2020 AIA Eastern New York Chapter’s committees. The time commitment for committee involvement varies but is expected to be within a 4 to 8 hours per month time frame. This is also dependent on the committee’s goals and projects taken on.

Benefits of volunteering:

• Individual and firm name recognition

• Recognition as a leader

• Develops new skills

• Forges new relationships within the architectural community

• Opportunity to give back

The Primary Committees

The Emerging Professionals Committee

The mission of AIAENY Emerging Professionals Committee is to help architects in their quest to become a licensed professional. The goal is to create networking opportunities where emerging professionals can meet others in a similar situation as well as more experienced professionals. Hard copy and electronic study materials are being made available to help candidates prepare for the ARE. Volunteers can help host or support networking events and/or study sessions.

Chair: Andrew Petruzzelli, AIA (

The K-12 Committee

The K-12 committee was re-launched in 2019 and looking to expand its reach in 2020 and beyond. The mission of AIAENY K-12 committee is to promote awareness of architecture, design, and sustainability within the local K-12 school communities.

Co-Chair: Elizabeth Brutsch, AIA (

Co-Chair: Musa Kanneh, Assoc. AIA (

COTE Committee – The Committee on The Environment

The committee’s mission is to advance, disseminate, and advocate design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. To achieve this mission, the AIAENY COTE committee has teamed with USGBC to bring a diverse level of content to the chapter. The committee actively organizes workshops, lectures, round table discussions with other design professionals, and tours of sustainable building projects to help expand the chapter’s knowledge and promote projects locally that fit into this mindset. Other chapters with COTE committees within the state are looking to team with ENY to promote events, share content, and create synergies in order to build this initiative further.

Chair: Baani Singh, AIA (


Editorial Committee

The committee is to plan and implement the quarterly ENY ARCHItext newsletter. Help is needed in help manage the process, organize the newsletter content, coordinate graphics, and provide general support. Providing content to the newsletter is always a plus and welcome but not required.

Chair: Casey Crossley, AIA (

Website Committee

The committee is to review and continue the ongoing development of the AIAENY website. The goal is to help maintain the website and coordinate updates based on scheduling of social events, continuing education, updating images, and posting images of recent events.

Chair: Casey Crossley, AIA (

By-Laws Committee

The mission is to review AIAENY By-Laws and Policies and help facilitate any necessary changes, updates, or amendments. Frequency of review and implementation is to be determined on yearly basis.

Chair: Steve Kervin, AIA (

Chapter Outreach Committee

The mission is to increase member and outside stakeholder involvement. This committee would work on creating and implementing these strategies throughout the year.

Chair: (Seeking Chair – Leadership Opportunity)


Design Awards Committee

The mission is to plan and implement the yearly design awards program for the ENY chapter. This event is one of the best attended events where colleagues come together to celebrate some of our members best work. The design awards event is an extremely successful event with over 80 attendees typically. The committee member assist in the overall planning, scheduling, and execution of the awards ceremony.

Co-Chair: Katrina Pacheco, AIA (

Co-Chair: Melissa Clarke, AIA (

Thank you!


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