About the Architectural Foundation of Greater Rochester

Foundation Mission Statement: "The Architectural Foundation of Greater Rochester's mission is to promote and enhance the practice of architecture as a cultural, artistic and business resource in the region. We advocate for the architectural community and built environment and provide scholarship opportunities to regional students pursuing a career in architecture. We also partner with government, professional, education, community and arts organizations to increase our reach and impact."


"SWBR supports the AIA Foundations scholarship program.  With the various architectural programs available in our Western region of New York State, we have made a financial commitment in the name of one of our founders, Myron Starks, to help an endowed fund to assist qualified architectural students in their education."  Jay Judson, AIA

Foundation BOD:


Tom Zimmerman, FAIA


Paul Visca, CPA

Advisory Member

Jim Durfee

James Durfee, AIA

Board Member

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Linda Hewitt, Hon. AIANYS
dministrative Support

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Richard Pospula, AIA


Kristin Purdy, AIA

Board Member

Sean Phelan, Assoc. AIA

Board Member

Sara Katz, AIA

Board Member

Troy Williams, Assoc. AIA

Board Member


2018 Giving Appeal Letter from the President, THomas A. Zimmerman, FAIA

pdf2018 Giving Appeal Postcard

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