AIA Rochester 2021 November Newsletter
AIA Rochester 2022 Design Awards

Though the celebration is again scheduled for next June, our Design Awards program has altered the schedule leading up to the Awards celebration. The timeline now aligns with that of other chapters.

Emerging Rochester Architects
Committee Meeting
November 4, 2021

Emerging professionals - students, recent grads, and young professionals - join committee chair Christiana Mehmel, Assoc. AIA for a monthly meeting to network and plan upcoming events. What can the AIA do to help your career advance? Log into the meeting and let us know. Register for meeting link.
Responding to Climate Change
AIA Southern NY Virtual Course
November 4, 2021 1.25 LU's

Join Upstate New York course facilitator Josh Stack in learning how to recognize, anticipate, and plan for the impacts shocks and stresses have on communities and buildings. In this interactive course, you’ll explore the relationships between hazards, vulnerability, and risk in the built environment, which will, in turn, inform a holistic design process that protects public safety and reduces damage to property. Designing communities that are safe, healthy, and sustainable rests on this foundation. REGISTER
AIA Rochester Portfolio/Resume Seminar - Students Welcome!
November 9, 2021 @ 6PM

Join AIA Rochester Members Dustin Welch, AIA; Tim Geier, AIA and Christiana Mehmel, Assoc. AIA as they talk to students about how to create a resume and portfolio. REGISTER

The Career Fair is back! Bring your portfolio and resume and network with area architectural firms. Free for students; $50 for firms RIT Inn & Conference Center - Mohawk Cayuga Room

CSI Night - November 10, 2021
DoubleTree Inn by Hilton

CSI Night is a FREE one-day product show with national and regional manufacturers and local suppliers of building materials and services who will be showcasing their products. Show them your support by visiting their exhibits. REGISTER

“Passive House as a Roadmap for Low-Carbon Housing” Presented by: James Moriarty
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AIA Credits: 1.5 LU / HSW Credits
Cost: $50/person 
Women in Architecture
Networking Event
Friday, November 12, 2021
5:00 - 7:00pm

The Women in Architecture Committee invites you to join in a happy hour, to socialize and meet other women at different points in their careers. We look forward to seeing you and having fun!

Casa Larga Vineyards and Winery
2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY

Landmark Society Preservation Conference - VIRTUAL EVENT
November 16 - 18, 2021

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is going virtual once again! This means you can attend from anywhere in the world, including the comfort of your own couch. It also means we can bring you a wide variety of speakers—who represent grassroots advocates, experts in the field, and emerging professionals—from across the country.
NEW AIA Rochester Instagram
Program - In the Works

AIA Rochester is currently working on a NEW social media program and we want to hear from you.
We are looking for new or recently completed projects in our region to promote on our social media platforms. Email Linda Hewitt at for more information.
AIA Rochester Membership Directory

Updates and Cover Contest submissions due November 15! Below is a link to the current Directory and Referral Booklet. Click on the surveys below to update firm information and /or member information.
AIA Rochester Holiday Party
The Cub Room - December 9th
Ornament Auction Reservation

Make and donate a unique ornament to be auctioned off at the Holiday Party! 100% of proceeds will go to Open Door Mission. Reserve your kit online today and pick it up by December 3. Ornaments are due at Warner Castle by December 6.

Then, join us on December 9th at The Cub Room for drinks and light fare to celebrate the holiday season and bid on your favorite ornament. The custom ornaments make great gifts with a greater purpose - shop local!

2020 Building Code Seminar
Presenter : Laura Cooney, AIA
Jan 11 & 13, 2022
Virtual Event

An overview of the 2020 Building Code of NYS (BCNYS) utilizing graphic examples, for recipients to better understand how to use the Building Code and the main code provisions that can affect design. You can earn 7 AIA LU/HSW for attending both sessions.
AIA Rochester Needs You!

AIA Rochester is looking for volunteers for the following committees. Join us as your time allows and support initiatives for our members.

  • Emerging Rochester Architects
  • Equity/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Golf Tournament
  • Design Awards

Email Linda Hewitt at and she will connect you with our committee chair. We look forward to having you be involved!