We are pleased to announce Global City/Global Practice as the 2013 Presidential theme selected by Jill N. Lerner, FAIA. In today’s globalized economy, this is a remarkable moment in time to engage the design community in an international dialogue. Given our region’s recent devastation, we will promote programs that address how cities around the globe, at risk for environmental disasters, prepare and respond. We will bring together international city officials, industry leaders, and design professionals to discuss relevant issues on multiple continents as we prepare for the future.
The New York architectural community, long admired for creating tall buildings and vibrant neighborhoods, has played a pivotal role in transforming numerous international urban centers. Next year we will showcase the work of New York architects, designers, and engineers abroad, attracting the best talent and exporting design services through global practice. From working abroad we can bring home many lessons in smart cities, transit-oriented development and waterfront resilience.
Global City/Global Practice will be anchored by two exhibitions: Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm and Practical Utopias: Asia’s Global Urbanism. In between, programs on Africa, India, Scandinavia, and South America will give a broader perspective on a range of design issues.
Ms. Lerner and AIA New York invite you to support these exciting initiatives by becoming a member of the President’s Circle. Your contributions will help fund the upcoming exhibitions and programs of Global City/Global Practice. In support of those still recovering from Superstorm Sandy’s enormous devastation, a portion of the funds raised will support the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Now more than ever is the time for New Yorkers to show their resilience and commitment to global leadership and cultural exchange. Thank you for your support and for continuing to expand the public awareness of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture. We hope that you will help to sustain our roster of annual programming by joining the President’s Circle, and invite you to participate in the many exciting events we have planned.
For more information on joining the 2013 President’s Circle, please contact Emma Haberman firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 358-6108.
Special thanks to this year's sponsors:
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Buro Happold Consulting
Ennead Architects, LLP
Hopkins Foodservice Specialists, Inc.
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Levien & Company
Mancini Duffy | TSC
New York University
Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP
Robert Silman Associates
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
Vanguard Construction & Development Co. Inc.
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
JFK&M Consulting Group
New York Building Congress, Inc.
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Vanguard Construction & Development Co., Inc.
Vantage Technology Consulting
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Avani Parikh Architecture
DeLaCour Family Foundation
Fanny T. Gong, AIA
Gordon H. Smith Corporation
Walter A. Hunt, Jr., FAIA and Judith T. Hunt
Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP
Tomas J. Rossant, AIA
Stephen B. Jacobs Group, PC
Tillotson Design Associates, Inc.
Turner Construction Company
Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA
Kent J. Kleinman, AIA
Lam Partners Inc.
Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture LLC
Amrita J. Raja, AIAS
Kenneth Walker, FAIA
List as of May 3, 2013