Tours at Four - LAST CALL

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.


ARE Trivia Night Session #7

Thursday, September 15th @ 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!



 Mark Maddalina, AIA (Chair)

 Let's Design a Better World!

 As designers, it is critical that we design, construct, and

 valuate 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

 highlighting the 10 principals of the Framework for

 Design Excellence. Be sure to follow along!

 Join us on our next ZOOM meeting - September 15th

 at 8AM  Register here!

 AIA Rochester's Emerging Architects & CSI 

Rochester -  2nd Annual Bag Toss Tournament

 September 15th

AIA Rochester and CSI Rochester would like you to join them on September 15th for an evening of drinks, dinner and entertainment.

You can sign up a team or just come as a spectator and watch your favorite teams while you network!

Teams are filling up fast so register today!

Register a team

Register as a spectator

NYS Preservation Conference

Sept 22-24th - Syracuse, NY

Offering over 25 AIA Learning Units 

This years theme is "Shifting Landscapes".  Whether due to a pandemic, climate change, the economy, or an unpredictable real estate market, as preservationists we are always adapting our work as the landscape shifts beneath our feet.  At this year's conference, we'll explore the shifting practice and definition of historic preservation, both as a professional field and grassroots movement.  We hope you'll join us and be part of the conversation.


Join the Emerging Rochester Architects for a Pedal Tour/Sketch Crawl!


AIA Rochester is proud to announce this year's Sketch Crawl! It will include a Pedal Tour of Architecture in downtown Rochester!

This event is sponsored in part by the Emerging Rochester Architects Committee and includes a sketchbook for the event.  The tour is limited to the first 10 registrants so register NOW to reserve your spot!


AIA Framework for Design Excellence

Presenter:  Mark Madalina, AIA


Mark Maddalina, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will present a breakdown of the ten principles of good design for the 21st century as defined by the AIA. 

The Framework is a guide to sustainable, resilient, and inclusive design.  The principles of the Framework for Design Excellence have been an integral part of our Design Awards since 2020.

Visit the AIA's website regarding the Framework for Design Excellence.


CANstruction Rochester

Build Day - October 8th

Strong Museum

Our annual design-build competition presented by Buckingham Properties is BACK on October 8 at The Strong Museum. The competition consists of teams building giant sculptures from canned foods. The food is then donated to Foodlink where it is distributed to those in need throughout the area.

Together, we can build a better community.

Product Runway at Fashion Week

of Rochester

October 14th

The Roc Dome Arena

AIA Rochester and IIDA NY Rochester City Center are proud to present the second Product Runway Show at Fashion Week of Rochester!

Handmade garments from the area's best architecture and design talent will be inspired by a different Rochester landmark. Each piece contains a minimum of 80% building ,materials (carpet, tile, vinyl, upholstery, etc.), designed by local architects, interior designers, and industry partners. Save the date and join us in celebrating the innovative spirit of design!

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, get the 2023 AIA Board of Directors election results, and listen to the vision from incoming president, Jay Woodcock, AIA. 

Free drink and light fare with registration.  You must register to attend.

AIA Rochester's Women in Architecture

AIA Rochester's Women in Architecture (WiA) Committee hosted a Happy Hour event at our new office in Warner Castle!  

Women from many local firms chatted and networked while enjoying light fare and a selection of wine!  

Stay tuned for the next WiA event!  

#aiaroc #rocitecture #womeninarchitecture #WiA

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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

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!

AIA Film Challenge 2022

This year, we invited architects, filmmakers, and storytellers to share stories of architects working with civic leaders to design sustainable and/or equitable communities.

Soon you will get to watch this year’s entries! Public viewing opens September 9th. You’ll be able to vote once per day for your favorite film until October 14. The film with the most votes at the end of the public voting period will win the People’s Choice Award.

At the same time, our esteemed panel of judges will be evaluating submissions to select the Grand Prize, Runner Up, and Third Place winners. We’ll announce this year’s winning films in a virtual awards ceremony in October. Check back soon for more details.  MORE


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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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