AIA Rochester Scholarship Program


AIA Rochester, in conjunction with AIA National, and the Rochester Architecture Foundation, announces the 2023 Scholarship Program. It is open to high school seniors committed to an architecture program for the Fall 2023 term and college students currently enrolled in an architecture program for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

Students meeting the above criteria must have a permanent residence within the seven-county area of Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Allegany and Seneca counties, or Greater Rochester member-firm areas served by AIA Rochester. All applications must be postmarked by: April 14, 2023

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2023 Membership Directory

AIA Rochester is pleased to announce the release of our 2023 AIA Membership Directory! It includes information on our members at all levels: AIA, Associates, Emeritus and Partners. It also includes information on our Board of Directors, our Member Firms, Honor Awards and so much more. Please check it out and let us know if there is anything that needs to be updated! A permanent link to the directory can be found on our homepage under the Resource section.

Thank you to Erin Powers, AIA our Membership Director and her committee for putting this all together and to Christina Fluman, Assoc. AIA from Edge Architecture for the directory cover!

Member and firm information contained in this Membership Directory is the property of AIA Rochester and is provided as a convenience for AIA Rochester members. It shall not be utilized to generate separate contacts or contact lists outside of the organization. It shall not be utilized to solicit any member or firm contained within.

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AIA Rochester Design Awards

The AIA Rochester Design Awards Celebration will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery on Thursday, June 15th.

Sponsorship Package Opportunities

Gold Sponsor Package $3,000

Silver Sponsor Package $2,000

Bronze Sponsor Package $1,500

Additional Sponsorships Opportunities

Champagne Toast Sponsor $600

Bar Sponsor $600

Napkin Sponsor $600

Dessert Sponsor $500

Cocktail Slide Sponsor $350

Signature Drink Sponsor $250

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April Committee Highlight:

Design Awards Committee

This month we are highlighting our Design Awards Committee. The Design Awards Committee is tasked with some of the greatest responsibilities of our chapter committees. This committee runs the chapter’s Design Awards program as well as plans and produces the annual Design Awards Celebration in June. 

The Design Awards requires a robust committee to plan and execute both the awards process and the event itself. This is an exciting committee which offers leadership development and creative expression to accomplish AIA Rochester’s signature annual event. The committee meets as needed from August – January with a concentration from January – June. Committee meetings are currently held virtually each Friday morning from 8-9 a.m.

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AIA Rochester Putting Competition

Design a Mini Golf Hole!

It's time to reboot the AIA Rochester Golf Tournament Putting Contest! We are turning the putting green into a mini golf course and want you to help us! Register your team to design & build a temporary mini golf hole.

Submit your teams design by May 15th. All submissions will go to the jury and four designs will go on to build their mini golf hole (teams will be reimbursed up to $250 for materials) and $500 will be awarded to the grand winning team. Register by May 12!

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AIA Rochester - 38th Annual

Swinging Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament

Preparations are underway for our 38th Annual Swinging Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament. Proceeds to benefit AIA Rochester Scholarships and educational programming. Last year we awarded $18,000 in scholarships!

The event will take place at Ravenwood Golf Club on Tuesday, September 12th and sponsorships and foursomes are already beginning to fill up! Our tournament has been sold out in previous years, so don't wait to register.

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Join a Committee!

AIA Rochester offers many different opportunities for our members to engage in our chapter and the profession. We have many annual activities and active committees including: Design Awards, Golf, EDI, ERA (Emerging Professionals), COTE (Committee on the Environment), Women in Architecture, and more!


Check out our Opportunities Handbook which describes each of the committees and each Board of Directors position in detail, outlining commitment levels and responsibilities.

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Become a Partner!

AIA Rochester offers many different opportunities to support our members and the profession. Your partnership allows us to better support our members through opportunities for professional advancement, community involvement, and promoting design excellence in the built environment. Partnerships are open to architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, artists, and those in government, education, journalism, manufacturing industry, and other fields allied to architecture. Partnerships are based on a calendar year from January - December.

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AIA Rochester

2023 Social Media Initiative

AIA Rochester is featuring projects done by local architect members/firms and we hope to hear from you!

Each firm can submit up to 5 projects. All we need is:

2-3 photos of your project (including one detailed photo of a specific aspect), a short description of the project and the architect and photographer names. The deadline for the next submissions is May 30th and will be featured in June/July!. Email submissions to Linda Hewitt. We look forward to hearing from you!.

SWBR Presents - EarthWeek Speaker Series Virtual Event April 17 - 21

Join our panel of experts as they present on topics critical to building design today, with an emphasis on beneficial electrification and carbon reduction strategies to achieve critical climate goals.

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Neighborhoods for the New Era

Wednesday, April 26th @ 6:30pm

In keeping with this year’s retrospective theme, “Then & Now,” internationally recognized city planning and neighborhood design expert Victor Dover returns to Rochester, focusing on redesigning car-free neighborhoods for a new era ahead. 

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Social Impact Committee

JOIN US on May 1st @ 12pm

AIA Rochester’s newest committee!

This group of motivated members is planning a community centered physical built project in a local disadvantaged neighborhood. This is a long-term project which virtually meets monthly. The project will tentatively take place in mid to late 2024.

Join the conversation and help AIA Rochester to give back to our community in a tangible way! Contact committee chair Christian Jankuloski, Associate AIA ([email protected]) for more information.

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A’23 Conference on Architecture

A’23 is the architecture and design event of the year! Join us as an exhibitor at the Architecture Expo June 8-9, where you’ll connect with thousands of architectural decision-makers looking for technical expertise, new products, and project solutions.

With so many opportunities to network and meet new architects and buyers, you’ll have ample opportunity to showcase your company’s thought leadership and create relationships that get your products specified across the world.

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AIAU - Online Course

April 13th - 1 LU/HSW

As architects, we should be familiar with the milestone ADA standards that govern accessibility in public and federally funded facilities; we should also be familiar with how the IBC & ICC A117.1 are used and applied to multi-family residential buildings. How can we use these and other resources to help inform the best way for us to design homes where we can age in place gracefully?

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CSI Night - November 8, 2023

For 50 years CSI Night has been our region’s premier product show and networking event! CSI Night is a one-day exhibit to showcase your products and services. CSI Night is a convenient way to reach hundreds of the area’s architects, engineers, specifiers, interior designers, building owners, physical plant staff, purchasing agents, building officials, etc. at one time. We truly appreciate the continuous participation and positive comments from our exhibitors and guests.

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AIA Rochester Members

Update your profile on AIA

My Account is live! We encourage our members to log into and click on “My Account” where you can manage your contact information, education and career details on their own. You can update your profile picture, name, address, phone numbers, social handles and more!

AIA Rochester uses the information from this to update our membership directory so help us keep your information correct!

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AIA Film Challenge 2022

Design has the power to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. We believe these stories are among the most important stories we can tell. AIA Film Challenge is a film contest that amplifies the stories of architecture projects that are transforming communities through the power of design and collaboration.

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AIA Online University

Offering NEW HSW Courses on award-winning projects, building efficiencies, community design, sustainability, smart cities, and more. Learn new standards and best practices from leading architects, firms and innovators who are designing the future.

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AIA Contract Documents

Find the right construction document for you!

AIA construction documents and forms are now recognized as industry standard documents for architects, contractors, engineers, attorneys, owners and all other parties involved in a construction project.

Visit the American Institute of Architects website for more information on AIA Contract Documents and review purchasing options. Paper copies of some documents are available at our office to purchase.

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