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Design Awards tickets & sponsorships

Continuing Education Programs

May 12th

Tour - Gates Chili Performing Arts Center


May 12th

Professional Risk and the Business Case for Resilience


May 13th

Code Class - Application of the Existing Building Code of NYS


June 1st

ARE Trivia - PA,CE & PDD


June 2nd

Community Design & Engagement for Resilience


June 16th

Tour & Happy Hour Innovation Square


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Tours at Four

Gates Chili Performing Arts Center

Thursday, May 12th @ 4PM

A tour that will review the Gates Chili Performing Arts Center design and decision-making process for the project

Learning Objectives:

*  Gain insight and understanding into the design of an

    auditorium and associated Performing Arts spaces for

    high school level students, staff, and the community

*  Learn how to design and construct a major addition

   while school is in session

*  Understand how important acoustics was in designing

   and building the new auditorium

*  Learn about the design process for this innovative

   design to meets the school needs


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Professional Risk and the Business Case for Resilience

Thursday, May 12th @ 4PM

How do architects develop a compelling business case for resilient design and construction? This course teaches you best practices for guiding developers and building owners on how to best address their level of risk through resilient design, including other risk management strategies such as insurance, grants, and incentive programs.  2.5LU's/HSW


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May Code Program - Virtual Event

May 13, 2022

9:30am - 2:30pm

Join Laura Cooney, AIA for an overview of the 2020 Existing Building Code of New York State (EBCNYS) utilizing project examples, for recipients to better understand how to use the Existing Building Code & and the main code provisions that can affect design and trigger compliance with the building Code of New York State.

Seats are limited so reserve your spot now.

Earns 4.5 AIA Learning Units/HSW

AIA Members $ 75 Non-AIA Members $ 100


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AIA Rochester & IIDA NY

Product Runway Launch Party

May 26th @ 4:30PM

Mercantile on Main

AIA Rochester & IIDA NY are again teaming to participate in The Center for Youth's 2022 Fashion Week Rochester.

Join us for the informational Launch Party for our second Product Runway show!


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ARE Trivia Night Session #7

Wednesday, June 1 @ 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!



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.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Linda Hewitt at  We are hoping to hold our first meeting in late May and then meet quarterly after that.


Climate Action Scoping Plan

In an exciting milestone of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act), the New York State Climate Action Council released the Draft Scoping Plan on December 30, 2021, providing a framework to reduce emissions, ensure healthier communities, and create family-sustaining jobs. The Council is encouraging all New Yorkers to review the Draft Scoping Plan and share comments by June 10, 2022. The comments received will help the Council finalize the Scoping Plan, which is due by January 1, 2023.


  Community Design & Engagement for 


  Thursday, June 2 @ 4PM

This course will discuss how stresses such as a lack of affordable housing and social isolation make communities more vulnerable to shocks, and how resilient design and community engagement can influence the social and economic resilience of a community.  1.75 LU's/HSW   REGISTER HERE!

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  Tour of Innovation Square & Happy Hour

  Thursday June 16th @ 4PM

I  Innovation Square (the former Xerox Tower) is downtown 

   Rochester’s newest development project where students

   from multiple colleges and universities throughout the region

   can live, learn and innovate in an urban environment. The

   project encompasses an entire city block and will include

   commercial, residential and retail operations.  


  The Tour will be followed by a Happy Hour @ Bite

  Sponsored by SWBR!  

  Tour is Free and open to the public but you must register.


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AIA Rochester 37th Annual Golf Tournament

September 13, 2022

Ravenwood Golf Club

Join us for this year's event to benefit our scholarship and educational programs.

This year we will be awarding $18,000 in scholarships to local students going to college for Architecture!

Click HERE to register and sponsor this year's event!


AIA Rochester is seeking participants for a semi-annual Advocacy Roundtable. The goal of the panel is to identify issues important to the Chapter’s constituency and community, and determine how to best advocate for these issues to local or state government. Through its advocacy, AIA Rochester intends to promote architecture, strengthen community relationships and outreach, and allow members to serve as objective professional advisors to local governments on issues of design and sustainability.


If interested, please contact Michael Prattico, AIA Rochester Government Affairs Director, at, or any AIA Board or staff member.

Reconnect at 'A'22

June 22-25 - Chicago, IL

Excitement is building!

The architecture and design event of the year returns to Chicago. With the city as our backdrop, we’ll explore architecture’s ability to drive new thinking in one of the most design-forward, sustainable cities. Register

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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!

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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


AIA Rochester: Roc Under Construction

AIA Rochester is continuing our social media campaign and need your projects. We are continuing to promote the work of our members and educate the public on what architects do!

Just fill out the form here, and upload your photos!

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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!


AIA Architects in Action

July 14-15

This year is all about advocates! Gather virtually with friends and colleagues to reconnect and build community. Learn new ways to recruit, inspire and train advocates.

Hear from thought-provoking speakers who will challenge preconceptions of state and local advocacy. Read More/Register


AIA Blueprint for Better

The issue of climate migration. These migrations

can exasperate existing inequities. AIA's

Blueprint for Better campaign is a call to action

for AIA members, architecture professionals, civic

leaders and the public to transform the practice

of architecture to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient,

healthy, just, equitable future for everyone. 

Join the campaign


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.

Read More



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