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Event Date
AIA Central New York Tremco! 09/16/2014 at 12:00 PM

Where:  AIA CNY Resource Center, 109 S. Warren Street, Suite 11, Syracuse, NY

For more information, please visit

AIA Peconic Speonk Lumber CES Program 09/18/2014

Speonk Lumber will host various CES programs on the 18th of September.  It will include breakfast and lunch.  Space is limited.

Where:  230 Elm Street, Southampton, NY

AIA CES:  Up to 6 LUs

For more information, please visit

See The Light: Training Course 09/18/2014 at 9:30 AM
Our highly recommended technical training series is available once again! 

This trifecta of 90-minute courses covers 1) the many recent regulatory changes that impact lighting, 2) best practice strategies for retrofitting commercial spaces, and 3) integrated lighting controls. The emphasis is on ready to deploy strategies and systems, not on untested technologies or products with narrow applications. Delivered by a small group of paid instructors with extensive experience in the field, many attendees have attested to the strength of these training sessions. 

Course Schedule:
9:00 AM: NYC Lighting Codes and Regulations
11:00 AM: Lighting Retrofits
1:30 PM: Lighting Controls 

Register here

Each course provides 1.5 AIA learning units.

HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communites 09/19/2014 at 8:00 AM – 09/20/2014 at 5:00 PM

Please take note, the DfRR is hosting another round of Hurriplan training at the center for Architecture Sept. 19 and 20th as part of our on going mission to build knowledge and capacity throughout the profession. This two day, 14 HSW course is offered by NDPTC - the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center located at the University of Hawaii. 

Hurricanes are among the deadliest and costliest of natural disasters. Our coastal and inland communities that are vulnerable to this force, must adapt to and incorporate this powerful constraint into the planning and design of the built environment.

This two-day performance-level course will provide professionals with the training necessary to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies with civic and commercial projects located in hurricane-prone areas. In addition to discussing existing regulations, this course will feature best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.

Where:  Center For Architecture, AIA New York Chapter, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York

AIA CES:  14 LUs | HSW

To register and pre-test online, please click here.  Registration Code: 89106 

For more information, please contact Eve Dilworth Rosen at or 212-358-6117

AIA New York Cocktails & Conversations: Karen Fairbanks, AIA and Scott Marble, AIA 09/19/2014 at 6:30 PM

Join AIA New York for a conversation with architect Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble co-founders of Marble Fairbanks.

This series of dialogues about design joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues.

Where:  At The Center

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA New York FamilyDay@theCenter: Build a Geodesic Dome 09/20/2014 at 11:00 AM

Learn about this unique structural form made famous by engineer and inventor Buckminster Fuller as we work together to construct a 14-foot geodesic dome! Then create your own model of a dome or other structure, inspired by its wonderful geometry.

Where:  At The Center

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AIA New York Basic Autodesk REVIT Architecture Training (2 of 2) 09/22/2014 at 9:00 AM

A two-day workshop to teach students the concepts of BIM and software tools using Revit Architecture.

Lesson will have a one hour lunch break. Practice homework will be assigned between the classes. Each participant will be seated at a computer and should already have some work or course experience with CAD software.

One fee for two days:

Monday, September 15 (Part 1) 9 am - 4 pm

Monday, September 22 (Part 2) 9 am - 4 pm

Where:  At the Center

AIA CES:  12 LUs for full two days - No partial credit available

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA New York Herman Miller Stories from a Classic: An Evening with Hilda Longinotti 09/22/2014 at 6:00 PM

Join AIA New York for a conversation between Hilda Longinotti, and Herman Miller, Architecture & Design Programs and Marketing Director, Alan Almasy.

Seemingly in a working retirement, veteran Herman Miller A&D liasion Hilda Longinotti is on for a 15 city story telling tour. In 2009, Hilda celebrated her retirement after 35 years with the company. Longinotti famously started in the industry as an assistant to George Nelson, and worked her way into a role as one of Herman Miller's most recognizable faces.

Where:  At The Center

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AIA Central New York Overhead Doors 09/23/2014 at 12:00 PM

Fire door presentation.

Where:  AIA CNY Resource Center, 109 S. Warren Street, Suite 11, Syracuse, NY

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AIA New York DESIGN! Life Depends on Us 09/24/2014 at 8:30 AM

Join AIA New York for a breakfast and Call to Action with Architecture 2030 founder Ed Mazria for a talk entitled "DESIGN! Life Depends on Us," where he will lay out the blueprint for a carbon-free and just built environment by 2050. Mazria will reviews the progress made in the building sector since issuing the 2030 Challenge in 2006, and outlines the critical role architects and designers must play in securing a livable future. Learn about the carbon emissions resolution issued this month at the UIA Congress in South Africa and, the goals and results of the 9/22 UN Climate Summit.

Where:  At The Center

AIA CES:  1.5 LU | HSW

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA Rochester BIM & the Standard of Care 09/24/2014 at 5:30 PM

BIM implementation is more than a simple clause in a contract requiring the technology's use. BIM implementation poses a complex new set of risk-allocation and management challenges and has affected the standard of care for many projects types. Fortunately, the industry has caught up to the technology, and several sets of BIM contract addendums and implementation guides have emerged from various organizations. Despite the new thinking required, BIM has been proven to be a better way of building and is more likely to reduce claims and legal issues when handled properly. This presentation will discuss the new contract forms and case studies on BIM claims to educate attendees on how to effectively manage the risks in the BIM process.

Where:  Rochester Institute of Technology (directions to building and parking will be emailed to all participants one week before the event)

AIA CES:  1.5 LUs

For more information or to register, please visit

Chasing Ice: Documentary Screening 09/24/2014 at 6:00 PM

Join Green Light New York for a screening of Chasing Ice, the multiple award-winning documentary that captures one of the most important stories in human history - the rapid depletion of the world's glaciers.

Everywhere on Earth, ice is changing. At an alarming rate of nine percent per decade, glacial ice melt forecasts detrimental consequences for the planet, including sea-level rise, ocean temperature change, and ultimately the alteration of our delicate interlinked ecosystems. Scientists at the U.S. Center for Atmospheric Research predict that if the current rate of global warming continues, the Arctic could be ice-free in the summer of 2040.
Inspired by his first expedition to Iceland, James Balog, an acclaimed environmental photographer, ventures to the Arctic to collect data on the seasonal changes of glaciers. Balog and his young team of adventurists travel to Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska to deploy time-lapse cameras that capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers resulting in a series of breathtaking photographs weaved together as videos that compress years of glacial erosion into seconds.
This documentary is the recipient of the Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award, a nominee for an Academy Award and an Emmy, and recipient of over thirty awards around the world. Jeff Orlowski, the director, producer, and cinematographer of Chasing Ice is the founder of exposurelabs, a production company geared toward socially relevant filmmaking.
Green Lights Chasing Ice screening is a Climate Week NYC affiliated event. From September 22-28, Climate Week NYC is hosting related events in support of and leading to the UN Climate Summit.
Light refreshments will be served to follow.

For more information and register here

AIA Rochester Architects on Cloud 9 09/24/2014 at 7:30 PM

You hear about it every day. Everyone is talking about the potential of the cloud, but how real is this new technology? What does the cloud mean relative to team productivity and traditional design processes for architects? If you move your data into the cloud, what are the security, bandwidth, and intellectual property risks? Does cloud computing offer tangible benefits that can better serve your customers and provide you with a competitive advantage? Get a better understanding of these issues and learn why now might be the time to embrace the possibilities of virtually infinite computing power in the cloud to truly transform your business and gain a real competitive advantage.

Where:  Rochester Institute of Technology (directions to building and parking will be emailed to all participants one week before the event)

AIA CES:  1.5 LUs

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA Buffalo Western New York / NYSSPE 2014 Annual Golf Tournament 09/29/2014 at 11:00 AM

Join AIA Buffalo Western New York for the Annual Golf Tournament. The proceeds of the tournament help to support the scholarships, local charities and other community events.

Where:  Lancaster CC, 6061 Broadway, Lancaster, NY

For more information, please visit

Lighting Research Center: Residential Lighting Seminar 10/01/2014 at 9:00 AM

Residential Lighting Rechnologies and Techniques is a one-day seminar offered at various locations across New York State—to help contractors, homebuilders, energy auditors, architects, and others involved in residential lighting, to select and install efficient, new lighting technologies, such as LEDs, utilizing the LRC’s free, interactive design tool Lighting Patterns for Homes.

Where:  Con Edison, 4 Irving Place, New York 10003

AIA CES:  6.5 LU | HSW

Cost:  $40

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA Long Island Chapter Tour 10/02/2014 – 10/03/2014

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the AIA Long Island Chapter will be taking a bus trip to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. The tours are limited to 30 people and is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more details and registration information, please visit

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley West Point Architecture Tour and Football Game 10/04/2014 at 8:00 AM

Tour of various building in the fabulous West Point Campus and ticket to watch a football game. Event includes tour, lunch and two CE Credits.

Where:  West Point, Michie Stadium Gate 3, 700 Mills Road, West Point, NY


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AIA Central New York TGP 10/07/2014 at 12:00 PM

From the company.

Where:  AIA CNY Resource Center, 109 S. Warren Street, Suite 11, Syracuse, NY

For more information, please visit

AIA Rochester Beyond the Paper 10/15/2014 at 5:30 PM

We see more paperless workflows in our daily work environment. Sometimes this is as simple as sharing a PDF, but other times it involves sharing 3D models. Being able to take design drawings and models to the next level by using them in a digital review process is a natural step, and this session shows how paper-based review can be minimized, if not altogether eliminated. We present software tools focused on 2D and 3D PDF review, as well as some studies describing how a digital shop model approval process can be used in lieu of the traditional paper shop drawing process.  We'll show you how large touch screen monitors are beginning to enable this process in a very intuitive and economical way. Best practices and limitations will be highlighted to show attendees how to take advantage of these great tools.

Where:  Rochester Institute of Technology (directions to building and parking will be emailed to all participants one week before the event)

AIA CES:  1.5 LUs

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA Rochester Going Mobile with Your Projects 10/15/2014 at 7:30 PM

In the past five years we've seen an explosion of tools and apps become available that enable us to work from virtually anywhere. Architects are key players in this trend with the introduction of several cloud-based products and services focused on design delivery and collaboration. Cloud computing and storage is now widely available and cheap through several vendors. But, have you been able to effectively use these tools to your advantage? Most businesses are experimenting with ways to productively use these tools, but are falling short of being effective. In this course, we'll discuss ways that your business can deploy tools, apps, and access to files. Some key information and great ideas are shared to help you understand the tools that are available and find ways to take advantage of them.

Where:  Rochester Institute of Technology (directions to building and parking will be emailed to all participants one week before the event)

AIA CES:  1.5 LUs

For more information or to register, please visit

Christoph Reinhart: Designing with the Sun 10/16/2014 at 6:00 PM

oin Green Light New York for a book presentation and dialogue with Christoph Reinhart.

Designing buildings to take advantage of daylight is not a new discipline, but few people have a deeper understanding of this subject than Christoph Reinhart of MIT. One of the preeminent academics in the field of sustainable building science, Reinhart has focused for many years on the intersection of timeless design fundamentals and innovative technology. He has brought all of his considerable intellect to Volume 1 of his Daylighting Handbook series, published this year. The volume adeptly describes the physical characteristics of the sun and the human eye, lays out the design fundamentals of allowing daylight to guide the massing and shading of your project, and describes the tools available to guide analysis.  

Following his presentation, Mr. Reinhart will discuss the state of daylighting design with another luminary in the field, Davidson Norris.  Mr. Norris is a principal of Carpenter Norris Consulting, whose work most recently includes the stunning oculus within the Fulton Street Transit Center. 

Learn more about the Daylighting Handbook here.

Christopher Reinhart, Associate Professor of MIT
Davidson Norris, Principal of Carpenter Norris Consulting

Public Schedule:
6:00-7:30  Presentation & Dialogue
7:30-8:00  Reception

Register here

Beer and wine reception will follow audience questions. This is available for 1.5 AIA CEUs.

Green Light New York is a private, 501c3 non-profit. Your contribution supports the development of our programs, exhibits and other energy efficiency resources.

AIA Staten Island 2014 Spaghetti and Marshmallow Building Competition 10/23/2014

More details to follow!

AIA New York Heritage Ball 10/23/2014 at 6:00 PM

The Heritage Ball serves as the single largest funding source for the AIA New York Chapter and Center for Architecture Foundation and allows them to carry out their many initiatives. It is an exciting event held to honor the rich architectural heritage of New York City, and to celebrate the architects, officials, organizations, and professionals from related industries that continue the city's tradition of design excellence. 

This year's Heritage Ball will also celebrate the Center for Architecture's Tenth Anniversary.

For more information, please visit

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley ARE Structures Seminar 10/24/2014 – 10/26/2014

AIA WHV is hosting an ARE Structures Exam Three-Day Weekend review course!

The ARE Structures, Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette.

Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

Course runs Friday October 24th to Sunday October 26th 8am to 7pm. 

Note: Check in is at 7:30 am on 10/24

Where:  Offices of CW Brown, 1 Labriola Ct, Armonk, New York  10504

For more information or to register, please visit

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Progression 2014 10/27/2014 at 9:00 AM

The AIA  W+HV Expo is back!  Progression 2014

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley hosts the 2014 Design and Technology Expo at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY on October 27, 2014.  The 2014 Expo represents the continuing evolution of architectural technology and practice. 

The 2014 Expo is an arena for networking, product research, and Continuing Education credits.  The 2014 vendor list will be published in early September and updated weekly through October.

Where:  Westchester Marriott, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY

For more information or to register, please visit