How Affordable Housing Is Ramping Up

Despite the rising costs of labor and materials, more developers and nonprofit organizations are helping fill the void in the much-needed affordable housing market. Please click on the link below to read an article titled “How Affordable Housing Is Ramping Up“ and see what AIA Staten Island member Eugene Flotteron, Principal of CetraRuddy, has to…

Racial Inequities Letter

The American Institute of Architects AIA Staten Island 1000 South Ave, Suite 104 Staten Island, NY 10314 718.987.3729 www.aiasiny.org July 2, 2020 The American Institute of Architects Staten Island Chapter (AIASI) would like to recognize the recent events in Minneapolis which, in turn, has drawn national attention. AIASI formally announces our support of the statement…

2020 Executive Committee Announcement

Members of the Staten Island Chapter of the American Institute of  Architects (AIA) officially introduced the new Executive Committee at their January 16th general membership meeting, the first for 2020. The members elected Frank Martarella III as the group’s new President. Martarella graduated from Pratt Institute in June of 1995 with a Bachelor of Architecture.…

Bill Veto!

Bill Veto! The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) wrote to Governor Cuomo to declare their strong opposition to bill (S.6686/A.7945-A) and requested his disapproval of this legislation. This bill would have allowed contractors, sub-contractors, and materialmen to make a claim for any delay, disruption, interference, inefficiencies, impedance, hindrance or acceleration in the…

Architect’s Corner: Architecture matters to all of us

Architecture is, at its essence, the making of shelter and, therefore, essential to society. Both Architecture with a capital “A” and architecture with a lower case “a,” encompassing most of the buildings we inhabit daily, are equally important. Let’s take the Cape Cod-style house as an example. As its name suggests, this type structure originated…