President's Message 
What makes our chapter so vibrant? You.   Thank you for your membership and support for AIA Rochester. Our chapter is blessed with active members that roll up their sleeves and get involved. This has made AIA Rochester a chapter that is respected statewide.
Our Centennial year provided opportunities for engagement within our chapter and community.   I definitely felt the excitement and energy that was generated, and I look forward to continuing the momentum this year. Thank you Jason Streb, AIA for your leadership and fearlessness, and each person that participated in our events! It was a joy to be a part of it.
What is next?
Architecture 101 - Relationships / Involvement / Growth
Building on the energy that is present, I look forward to developing the following:
  • Increase membership by providing events and programs that are enriching
  • Provide equity in our profession
  • Grow member involvement/participation
  • Empower the next generation to consider architecture as a profession
  • Participation with municipalities and non-for profits to foster stronger more sustainable communities
  • Align our chapter with AIA National on the Climate Change initiative
This year we have a new home at the renovated Warner Castle, a historical landmark in Highland Park.   This provides us with office and conference space, and a direct partnership with the Landmark Society of Western New York.
I am honored to serve as your President this year. Let's Roll!

Jennifer Takatch, AIA
2020 AIA Rochester President
AIA Rochester 2020 Board of Directors     

Continuing Education Opportunities

January 29th

Gleason Works

Reshaping Rochester

Transformative Placemaking

February 5th
4:00 PM
Comedy @ Carlson

Wealth Steps
Financial Wellness Program/Social Event.
February 5th
7:00 - 8:30PM
University Gallery @ RIT

Course in American Architectural History I 
19th Century
February 12th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
University Gallery @ RIT

Course in American Architectural History II
20th Century

April 23rd
5:30 - 8:30PM
Color Perspective: Exploring the Impact of Color
2 LU's
Coming Soon
President's Message

As the incoming and interim president of our Foundation, I have been tasked with writing the first in a series of E-Newsletter articles that were supposed to begin with the Foundation's goals and theme for 2020. Well, by now, for those of you who know me well, and for those of you who do not, I have always and quite fervently believed in the importance of setting achievable personal and professional goals. READ MORE
Featured Article

Architecturally Speaking
Jason Streb, AIA
Each December as we approach year's end and start thinking of what possibilities the New Year might bring, it often seems we are presented with an annual "year in review" or a "wish list" for the coming year.  READ MORE
2020 Career Fair

Registration is now open for the 2020 Career Fair!
RIT Inn Conference Center on February 18th, from 4 - 7PM.

FIRMS  wishing to participate and have a booth, please contact Linda Hewitt at the AIA Office at 585.232.7650 or email us at  Cost is $50 per firm and booths are limited.  Or, register online here.

STUDENTS,  this is a free event for you to meet with perspective firms to share your work and hear about employment/internships.  You must register to attend.

Once registered, firms will be posting information about themselves and possible openings and students will have the ability to upload their resumes and portfolios.
ACE Mentor Program

High school students in the Rochester area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.  The current program is well underway but it's never too late to participate.  To get more information about the program and updates of events, READ MORE.
AIA Rochester 2020 Directory - Coming Soon!

The AIA Rochester 2020 Directory is in the final stages and will be available to members in mid-January.  Watch for it in our AIA Roc Update later this month which will include a PDF of this year's Directory.   2020 Directory Cover was created by Danielle Rupert, AIA - Bergmann

IIDA Winter Social

January 16, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Radio Social

Please join IIDA Center City as they celebrate the New Year with an evening of fun and laughter at Radio Social, the urban social experience. Show off your bowling skills or test your luck at giant jenga, shuffleboard and cornhole.  

Did you know the AIA has 21 Knowledge Communities?  21 ways to make an impact.  Sustainability, emerging technologies, small business, starting or managing a firm-no matter your interest, there is an AIA Knowledge Community for you.  READ MORE
AIA Career Center

AIA Career Center Account Benefits Post jobs online quickly and  easily.  Search resumes or set up a resume alert to be emailed to  you.  Manage applications and get valuable reporting information.   READ MORE
1/1        Office Closed
1/10       AFGR Board Meeting
1/22      AIA Board Meeting

M-W-F   8AM - 5PM

5 Castle Park
Rochester, NY 14604
Please call before coming down to visit us.

Our Allied Members
ACEC New York 
Alliance Advisory Group
B & L Wholesale
Cambridge Park Dev. LLC
City Blue Imaging 
Cannan Alexander & Scott
Coloring On Canvas
Domine Builders 
Drapery Industries
George Miller Brick
Gong Glass Works
Hagerman & Company
Herrick-Saylor Engineers
IBC Engineering
Landmark Society of WNY  
Miller Brick
The Pike Company
R3D Photography
Rochester Colonial
Sherwin Williams
Southside Precast
Tim Wilkes Photography

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2019 Design Award Sponsors

Bergmann Associates

SWBR Architects

 Vargas Associates

M/E Engineering

 Cannan Alexander & Scott

LeChase Construction

Passero Associates

 The Pike Company

 Popli Design Group

 Sound Solutions


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