President's Circle

We are pleased to announce Civic Spirit: Civic Vision as the theme chosen by AIA New York President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, for the 2014 Chapter programming. It promises to be an important year of programs and exhibitions at the Center for Architecture.

New York is entering a new era, with new mayoral leadership, an expanding population, and increasing threats from climate change phenomena. Our design professions face consequential civic opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities at all scales.

AIA New York will confront these opportunities and challenges through programs that examine the city’s needs: affordable housing, vibrant urban spaces, energy efficient buildings, improved infrastructure, and new design strategies for evolving economic, political, and climate change. Meeting New York’s current and new challenges will succeed only if we can unite the public and private realms.

To illustrate these issues, AIA New York will open an exhibition in June that will illuminate – locally, nationally, and internationally – the role of design in the creation of the public realm. Considering the Quake, opening in February, will demonstrate seismic technology used for resilient design. We will also continue global initiatives, welcoming an exhibition on the European Prize for Urban Public space, and co-sponsoring international events from Barcelona, Zurich, and Mumbai, among others.

We hope that you will support these initiatives by joining the President’s Circle! President's Circle members enjoy special benefits, and your support will allow us to continue to serve as a resource for the design profession and the general public. Thank you for your support and for enhancing public awareness of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture. We hope to see you at the Center in 2014!


Please click the following links for more information on sponsorship benefits and a reservation form for contributions.

For more information on joining the 2014 President’s Circle, please contact Jesse Lazar at or (212) 358-6108.

Thank you to the members of the 2014 President's Circle:


Grimshaw Architects
Ennead Architects
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Peter Gisolfi Associates
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Thomas Phifer and Partners

Capalino + Company
Desai Chia Architecture
Handel Architects
Ibex Construction
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Magnusson Architecture and Planning
New York Building Congress
Stephen B. Jacobs Group
Syska Hennessy Group
TEN Arquitectos
Thornton Tomasetti
Zetlin & De Chiara


Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Mary A. Burke, FAIA, IIDA
Charina Foundation
COOKFOX Architects
Dattner Architects
Deborah Berke & Partners Architects
DeLaCour Family Foundation
di Domenico + Partners
Robert Geddes, FAIA
Hausman LLC
Helpern Architects
Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
JFK&M Consulting Group
Eve Klein
Leevi Kiil Architecture
Jill N. Lerner, FAIA and William R. Bintzer
Levien & Company
Brenda Levin
Omni Architects
RKTB Architects
Ron Shiffman, Hon. AIA NYS
Janet M. Smith
Tillotson Design Associates
Tsao & McKown Architects
Henry Zachary

List as of May 19, 2014


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