COVID forces us to reevaluate how we inhabit buildings
June 26, 2020
"For better or worse, people are paying attention to their physical space now more than ever. As the region and state continue reopening, our view of the commonplace is now seen through the lens of the pandemic."
Past Chapter president Jason Streb, AIA predicts changes in design resulting from the pandemic in his latest bimonthly column for the Rochester Business Journal.
Architectura's Takatch is new AIA Rochester president
January 15, 2020
Jennifer Takatch, principal at Architectura P.C., is the new president of AIA Rochester, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Takatch, who was awarded the organization's Medal of Distinction in 2019, had been the organization's vice president and takes over from outgoing president Jason Streb of CPL.
'Architecture of play' plays out across streets and structures of Rochester
November 13, 2019
"As cities and companies constantly search for a winning edge—could play be the differentiator? For architecture, play can be the bold statement for how we create a uniqueness in a sea of “sameness.” If Rochester is truly becoming a city of play, can its architecture be emblematic of that?."
Chapter president Jason Streb, AIA discusses the concept of 'play' in Rochester in his latest bimonthly column for the Rochester Business Journal.
"At the same time as the Louise Collection was coming together, Jason Streb, an architect with the CPL firm and president of the Rochester chapter of the American Institute of Architects, reached out to Fashion Week to see if designers from that realm could participate in some way."
AIA awards scholarships to seven future architects
September 12, 2019
Scholarships totaling $15,000 were recently awarded to seven students by the Rochester chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Rochester) and The Architectural Foundation of Greater Rochester (AFGR).
Second architectural thoughts on the best use of Parcel 5
September 6, 2019
"I didn’t want to like it. I wasn’t expecting the space or experience to be as special as it was. Certainly this feeling would fade in time, and I could chalk up the memory to a singular, rare occurrence."
Chapter president Jason Streb, AIA revisits his thoughts on Parcel 5's development (or lack thereof) in his latest bimonthly column for the Rochester Business Journal.
Our Installations in Midtown Commons received some positive feedback in the opinion section of the D&C. Don't miss your chance to experience our architectural follies - they're only on location through Labor Day!
AIA Rochester's Installations project is featured in the July issue of 585 magazine! Max Akulin, AIA spoke with editor-at-large John Ernst about why AIA Rochester thought that bringing seven interpretations of the gabled house to Midtown Commons for the summer was a good idea.
Architectural creativity on display in tiny form at Midtown Commons
June 20, 2019
"The ingenuity and creativity of local architects is now on display in small-scale form at Midtown Commons. The design initiative was the brainchild of the Rochester chapter of the American Institute of Architects, in partnership with the city, as part of the organization's centennial anniversary."
Bergmann, other area firms honored by AIA Rochester
June 17, 2019
On Friday, June 14, AIA Rochester and IIDA NY Rochester Center City held the annual Design Awards Gala at Arbor at the Port. Winning projects by local firms were honored and the Foundation's scholarship winners were recognized.
Congratulations to AIA Roc 2019 Vice President Jennifer F. Takatch, AIA of Architectura, PC! Jennifer is being recognized by the RBJ as a Woman of Excellence for her business leadership and commitment to her community through volunteerism and mentoring.
Rochester developments showcased at Downtown Rising event
March 7, 2019
On March 7, AIA Roc was invited to showcase our upcoming Centennial events at a featured table at the RDDC Downtown Rochester, NY Rising event.
At the end of the news clip below is AIA Roc Communications Director Michelle Murnane, AIA, discussing the Installations at our booth. Bonus footage features Immediate Past President Jeff Roloson, AIA, attending the event.
AIA Rochester Centennial Press Conference with City, County
January 23, 2019
AIA Rochester officially kicked off our 100th year anniversary of professional architects in Rochester with a press conference at the renovated airport. AIA Rochester 2019 President Jason Streb, AIA was joined by Cheryl Dinolfo of Monroe County and Holly Barrett, P.E. of the City of Rochester, who proclaimed January 23 to be American Institute of Architects Day and The 100th Anniversary of AIA Rochester in the County and City, respectively.