New York state’s community of practicing
architects and academics will gather for a
design conference sponsored by the American
Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS)
from Oct. 9-11 at the Saratoga City Center
in Saratoga Springs.
Participants will explore changes taking
place in the practice of architecture and the
innovative design work these changes are
inspiring locally and globally.
Registration is open.
“New practice methodologies, such as
research- and evidence-based design, are
transforming the profession and making our
work more relevant to the needs of clients and
the public,” said AIANYS President Raymond
Beeler, AIA. “This is happening in both the
worlds of practice and in the schools of architecture
and we look forward to the opportunity
to learn from each other at this conference.”
The featured keynote speakers are all
leaders in the development of new practice
methodologies and include Corie Sharples,
AIA, principal, SHoP Architects; Scott Simpson,
FAIA, principal, Jacob Global Buildings; and
Richard Maimon, FAIA, principal, KieranTimberlake.
Stephen Chung, AIA, host of the new
travel and architecture show “Cool Spaces” on
PBS, will be screening his show and discussing
its impact on the public’s perception of the
The two-and-a-half day conference will
give licensed architects, professors, students,
emerging professionals and associates throughout
the state an immersion in new services
that are being offered and in the design work
that these new services make possible. The
conference’s main goal is to impart practical
and theoretical knowledge that will allow attendees to expand the areas of practice they
engage in and do more relevant and innovative
“This design conference will afford New York
state’s outstanding practicing architects and
academics the opportunity to come together to
exchange ideas and examine how the profession
is evolving and further enhancing people’s
quality of life,” said AIANYS Executive Director
Georgi Ann Bailey.
In addition to seminars, keynotes and a
design awards dinner, participants can learn
about the latest in materials, services and
technologies at the product showcase on
Friday, Oct. 10. Attendees can also make an
appointment with some exhibitors to discuss
specific project needs one-on-one.
Continuing education seminars will be held
throughout the conference and cover topics
including: 3-D Printing; Zero Energy Homes;
Resilient, Accessible Design: Waterfront Edge
Design Guidelines & Designing for Disaster;
and Cross-Profession Practices: Mixing-up the
Academy with Industry.
People can register at http://bit.ly/1qIBAv6.
The American Institute of Architects New
York State (AIANYS) represents interests of
all registered architects throughout New York.
Its goals are to elevate the professional standing
of the architecture community, mobilize
both AIANYS members and policy makers
as advocates in support of the architectural
profession, and educate the public at large
about architecture’s power to transform and
It has 7,100 members in 13 chapters statewide
who are practicing architects, allied
professionals, students, and public members
interested in architecture and design.