2023 AIA Rochester Design Awards

People's Choice Award - Voting is OPEN

Vote for AIA Rochester's 2023 People's Choice Award!

All of the eligible projects are displayed on our website, here.

Take a look and click the VOTE button to cast your ballot for your favorite. The winning project will be awarded in late 2023. Follow us on social media to learn the results!

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AIA Rochester - Open Board Positions

2024-2025 Term

There are OPEN board positions for the 2024-2025 term. They are listed below, but please contact Jamie Bucci, AIA or Linda Hewitt, Hon. AIANYS if you are interested and would like to hear more about them.

Vice President


Membership Director

Practice & Design Director

Membership Director


Check out the link to our Opportunities Handbook, page 7 to learn more about those BOD positions. All AIA Rochester members are encouraged to become an active participant in our local AIA chapter!

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August CES Program

A Re-Introduction to Networking

August 22nd @ 4PM (2 AIA LU's)


Members can register for FREE and non-members pay only $5.

A lot has changed in the last three years, and it would be silly to think that we’re ready to jump right back into the networking waters. In this 2-hour event we spend 1 hour together in a community workshop intended to help us get clear on the role networking can play in our lives today - in interactive experiences, we see firsthand the value in belonging, connecting, being seen and heard, and being of-service. And then we take those experiences on our own for another hour of play. We come together at the end to share our learnings.


Presented by Cass McCrory, expert leading enterprises & organizations like Accenture, Microsoft, TCS, SWBR and more through professional development training leverage social media. Register here!

AIA Rochester is now accepting submissions for our 2023 Honor Awards

Medal of Distinction Award: This award is the highest honor that AIA Rochester can confer on one of its members.

Emerging Rochester Architect Award: This award recognizes emerging leaders within the chapter who have contributed their time & talent towards the improvement of the architectural community.

Nominate a colleague or yourself! All entries are due by September 1,2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Medal of Distinction

Emerging Rochester Architect

AIA Rochester /CSI Bag Toss Tournament

September 7, 2023

@ Hot Shots

Join AIA Rochester and CSI members for the third annual Bag Toss Tournament for a fun-filled event while connecting with the membership and having fun!

The event starts with a Happy Hour at 4:30pm and the tournament begins at 5:00PM sharp!

Register your team now or or sign up to attend. This has been a sold out event in the past so don't miss out on a great event!


AIA Rochester - 38th Annual

Swinging Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament

LAST CALL: Sponsorships are selling out! Don't miss your chance to support the 2023 Golf Tournament!. Proceeds to benefit AIA Rochester Scholarships and educational programming. $20,000 was award to students from last year's efforts!

Our tournament foursomes are sold out, but you still have time to be a SPONSOR! Join our golf foursomes waiting list via our website.

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Committee Highlight: COTE Committee

The AIA Rochester Committee on the Environment (COTE) led by Mark Maddalina, AIA from SWBR is a committee working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.

We meet every other month virtually and we hope you will join us! Click here to view the Minutes of our June Meeting. If there is a level of commitment i.e. any projects coming up we will increase committee demand we will meet more often. You can register here and all are welcome!


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AIA Rochester Firm Liaisons Event

Networking/Social Event

Save the Date - October 12th

AIA Rochester board members are putting together a fun social/networking event for our firm liaisons. Join us for food & drinks while we share with you some programs we are doing and thank you for your work. We look forward to meeting you! AIA Rochester Liaison List

Firm Liaisons are a designated AIA member within each firm who is your in-house contact for all things AIA! You can check with your Liaison for help with questions about events, committees, and where to find resources.

Please Save the Date and registration will be coming soon! Click here to vote on meeting time!

Annual Meeting

The Strong National Museum of Play

Save the date - Thursday, Oct 26, 2023

Join us on Thursday, October 26th as we gather for this after work event which will include tours of the new renovations, networking, light fare, the chapter's state of affairs and our Honor Awards (Medal of Distinction, Emerging Architect of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Partner Award.)

This year's event will be at The Strong Museum of Play and is open to everyone. More details be coming soon but register now top attend! REGISTRATION

We look forward to seeing everyone.

AIA Rochester Coat Drive

To benefit Rochester City School District

Now through December 7th!

In liu of this year's holiday ornament drive, AIA Rochester will be collecting coats, hats, scarfs and gloves/mittens to be donated to the Rochester City School District for distribution to kids in need.

Anyone making a donation to our holiday box will be entered in to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Let's help keep our kids warm this winter and support the growing needs of our community.

We will be collecting them at our CES programs and Annual Meeting. You can also drop donations off at the AIA Office (Warner Castle, 5 Castle Park on Mondays - Thursdays from 9AM - 4PM) or we can even make arrange to pick up from you!

CANstruction Rochester - 2023

The Strong National Museum of Play

Build Day: November 18, 2023

This year’s theme is…. Discovering Cans at the Strong. That means this year’s sculptures will all mimic something that exists within the walls of the Strong Museum of Play. Lots of great opportunities there and during the exhibit we will create a little treasure hunt for guests to find the matching exhibits.

For more information and details, click here!


Architecture for Lunch

Timed to fit in with busy schedules and week-day lunch breaks, these 20-minute presentations feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester neighborhoods. Learn more>

Women's Leadership Summit

Boston, MA - September 12th - 14th

Overview Women in architecture, design, and the allied building industries are one of the most influential segments in the profession. Yet when looking at leadership roles in these industries, we still ask: Where are they?

Women’s Leadership Summit, founded by AIA, is a premier event that brings together the industry’s largest network of diverse women in architecture, design, and the allied building industries. It exists to support and empower women on their leadership journeys and break down the barriers that get in their way. 

Focused on networking, leadership training, business development, gender equity, and personal empowerment, WLS helps women manifest the careers they want while making a difference in the world. Register for WLS 2023

AIA Buffalo/WNY Chapter

Queen City Architecture 5K Race

Registrations are open for the annual AIA Queen City Architecture 5K Race! If you like to run or walk while learning about the architectural history of Buffalo, this is the race for you! Start and finish in front of Pearl St Brewery in Downtown Buffalo.


Saturday, September 9th, 2023

@ 10:00AM

Pearl St Brewery in Downtown Buffalo


Last Call for tickets at $23.00 it will be going up!


First 150 people will receive a tee (sizes while they last) and after-party beverage. 

For more information and details, click here!

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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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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AIA Rochester

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 Members

Update your profile on AIA

My Account is live! We encourage our members to log into aia.org 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's Resilience Tool Kit

Resilience design strategies play a crucial role in establishing secure, healthy, and sustainable communities. The Resilience Design Toolkit has been developed to assist architects in integrating resilience studies into their projects. This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step process for seamlessly incorporating resilience design thinking into the overall design process.

The toolkit not only imparts architects with vital background information regarding the significance of resilience design but also equips them with the knowledge to adapt design methods to cater to the unique requirements of each project. Initially stemming from a research study conducted at HKS, the toolkit has undergone further refinement through collaboration with the AIA Resilience & Adaptation Advisory Group, resulting in a highly flexible and practical resource for integrating resilience thinking into project design. Learn more>

AIA Rochester Classifieds

Whether you are looking for a position or selling something - check out the AIA Rochester Classifieds. Learn more>


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

Supplemental Services in Architectural Agreements

Since 2017, many AIA Contract Documents contain a list of Supplemental Services, which are often presented in a table format. So, what does the term Supplemental Services mean and how are these services defined? Click on the link below to find out!

AIA Contract Documents Supplemental Services




After these times we will be working remotely, so please email us

and we will be sure to follow up with you!

Location: Warner Castle, 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620

Phone: 585.232.7650 Email: lbhewitt@aiaroc.org/mmurnane@aiaroc.org

Website: www.aiaroc.org

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