AIA Rochester Honor Awards

AIA Rochester is pleased to solicit nominations for its annual Medal of Distinction. This award is the highest honor that AIA Rochester can confer on one of its members. AIA Rochester recognizes that both the profession and the Chapter were built and continue to prosper only because of the unselfish efforts of architects who have contributed their time and talent so that we all might benefit. 

Medal of Distinction - Call for Entries

Medal of Distinction Entry Form

AIA Rochester is pleased to solicit nominations for its annual Emerging Architect of the Year award. Established in 2009, this award is intended to recognize the efforts of emerging leaders within the chapter who have contributed their time and talent towards the improvement of the architectural community and have made considerable or unique advances in their professional career.

Emerging Architect of the Year - Call for Entries

Emerging Architect of the Year - Entry Form

We are also looking for committee members, so if you are interested, please email

ARE Trivia Night Session #7

Wednesday, July 20th @ 7PM

Whether you're in architecture school, preparing for the exam, or you're a RA looking to test your knowledge, join AIA Rochester & AIA Southern NY for a fun night of ARE Trivia!

PA/CE/PDD topics will be covered. Associates from Rochester, Buffalo and Southern NY will be joining in for the event which will be held virtually. It will be moderated by Patrick Flynn, AIA Southern NY Chapter President.

There is no cost to attend, and anyone can join in on the fun but you must be registered. One and a half (1.5 AIA Learning Units will be given to those attending!




As summer kicks off into full swing and people are taking trips to interesting places, we are hoping you'll share some photos with us of architecture you see along the way. Please send us your vacation pictures of architecture with some info of where and what you saw/captured for us to share..  Email your photos to Sara DeSalvo at


NEW!  AIA Rochester Committee on the Environment - Mark Maddalina, AIA (Chair)

Let's Design a Better World!

As designers, it is critical that we design, construct, and evaluate projects holistically to achieve a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. Explore the Framework for Design Excellence and other foundational programs and resources that can help you create better outcomes for clients, occupants, and communities. Over the next few months we will be highlight the 10 principals for the Framework for Design Excellence. Be sure to follow along!

Join us on our next ZOOM meeting - August 4th at 8AM

Email for the link!

Framework for Design Excellence: Design for Integration

Principle #1

Good design elevates any project, no matter how small, with a thoughtful process that delivers both beauty and function in balance. It is the element that binds all the principles together with a big idea.

  • What is the concept or purpose behind this project, and how will the priorities within the nine other principles inform the unique approach to this project?
  • How will the project engage the senses and connect people to place?
  • What makes this a project that people will fight to preserve?
  • What design strategies can provide multiple benefits across the triple bottom line of social, economic, and environmental value?

Click here for more thoughts/inspiration

2022 AIA Rochester Design Award


We want to hear from you!  If you attended the 2022 Design Award Celebration, we would like to have you take a quick survey.  We are in the process of organizing the 2023 event and would welcome your feedback.

2022 Design Award Celebration Survey

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee


AIA Rochester has added a new committee to focus on issues of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within our professional and local community. The mission of this committee is…

To act as a resource to AIA Rochester members in support of developing a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive profession and to help our regional community understand and realize the value of the architecture profession as an advocate for a more just world.

This committee is made up of local architects and individuals from our community who are looking to listen, learn, contribute and help us take action towards meeting our mission.  Meetings are held every other month.

If you are interested in helping AIA Rochester as we work to make a change, please contact Trevor Harrison at  We would love to have you be part of this group of passionate people.

Trevor –


  Canstruction Rochester

  Fads Through the Ages

Team Registration due August 12th

Buckingham Properties is please to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 12th Annual Competition.  Teams should be inspired by fun fads that had their moment before fading away.

Click here for more information!

AIA Rochester 37th Annual Golf Tournament

September 13, 2022

Ravenwood Golf Club

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  See the link below and help us meet our goal!

We are also looking for donations for our raffle.  If you are able to donate we would greatly appreciate the support.  To make a cash donation, click here.  To donate a prize, please contact Linda Hewitt at the AIA Rochester office at 585.232.7650 so she can schedule a time to pick up!

Click HERE to sponsor this year's event!

Tours at Four

Greece CSD Transportation Building

Thursday, September 8th @ 4PM

Tour of recently completed transportation and support services facility for the Greece Central School District.

Learning Objectives:

* Complexity of the project.

* Site limitations and access and how it informed the


* Code requirements for the facility.

* Lessons learned.


AIA Rochester & IIDA NY

Product Runway

Show: October 14, 2022

After Party: November 4, 2022

AIA Rochester & IIDA NY are again teaming to participate in The Center for Youth's 2022 Fashion Week Rochester. This year there are ten (10 local teams listed below)  Watch for more details and images on social media @aiaroc




LaBella Associates

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Become a Partner of AIA Rochester

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. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis, so select your Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities today!

CSI Rochester and

AIA Rochester -  Emerging Rochester Architects present ...

Second Annual Bag Toss Tournament

SAE-THE-DATE:  Thursday, September 15th

AIA Rochester Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 27th @ 4:30PM


Join us in October for our Annual Meeting and networking event!

We will have a guest speaker on the Roc the Riverway project, hear what AIA Rochester has done this year, celebrate the AIA Rochester Honor Awards recipients, hear election results for the 2023 AIA Board of Directors, and hear the vision from incoming president for 2023! 

Free drink and light fare with registration

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We need you!

Join us and get involved in chapter activities.

Openings on the following committees:


COTE - Committee on the Environment NEW!

Emerging Rochester Architects (ERA)

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Golf Tournament

Women In Architecture

Email Linda Hewitt at

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CSI Night - Catalogs - Samples - Information

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, New York 14623

To reserve your booth, contact Lisa Morgia at SWBR (585) 232-8300 or


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!

AIAIA Film Challenge

AIA Film Challenge 2022 invites you to share stories of architects working with civic leaders to design sustainable and/or equitable communities. The challenge is now open! Registration Deadline 8/22. This year, participants will produce a 1:30- to 3-minute short documentary film on any device—including smartphones, tablets, and GoPros—for a chance to win up to $7,000.  Read 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. More

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AIA Contract Documents

Latest Update

Increase Deign Collaboration with New Design Assist and Delegated Design Services Agreements. The familiar terms “design assist” and “delegated design” often mean different things to different people in design and construction industry.

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Tuesday, Thursday 8AM - 5PM

Location: Warner Castle, 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 585.232.7650 Email: Website:

* Please call the office before coming down to make sure we are there *

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