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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.

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Rochester Business Journal

A three-part architectural wish list for Rochester in 2020

December 13, 2019

"Closing on what can confidently be described as a positive year for the industry, I’d like to offer the obligatory wish-list for what one hopes to be another transformative year for our region."

Chapter president Jason Streb, AIA visits three claims that all Rochester architects can endorse in Rochester in his latest bimonthly column for the Rochester Business Journal.

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Rochester Business Journal

'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.

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Rochester Business Journal

Takatch receives AIA Rochester's top honor

November 1, 2019

The RBJ provided coverage of AIA Rochester's 2019 Honor Awards, presented at the Annual Business Meeting on October 30. 

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Rochester Business Journal

Fashion Week gears up to celebrate 10 years

September 13, 2019

"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." 

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Rochester Business Journal

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). 

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Rochester Business Journal

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.

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Democrat & Chronicle

Art installation downtown is clever, meaningful

July 14, 2019

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!

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Rochester Business Journal

Demystifying the building design process:

An architect’s story

June 28, 2019

"What starts as a sketch or idea on a small notebook or napkin (yes, often a napkin) evolves into a full-blown building. It’s an interesting concept many don’t realize about architecture."

Chapter president Jason Streb, AIA writes about the process of designing a building in his latest bimonthly column for the Rochester Business Journal.

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585 Magazine

Bridging the Gap

June 27, 2019

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.

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Rochester Business Journal

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."  

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Rochester Business Journal

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. 

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Rochester Business Journal

Rochester a pendulum of old and new design


March 29, 2019

In the first of a series of articles for the Rochester Business Journal by AIA members, 2019 AIA Roc President Jason Streb, AIA, explores the future of building in our city.

This new series of articles stems from the long-running RBJ series published by Jim Durfee, AIA, who recently retired from Bergmann Associates.

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Rochester Business Journal

Women of Excellence honorees announced


March 22, 2019

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.

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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. 

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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.


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