Election of 2022 – 2024 Executive Board

AIA Staten Island 1000 South Ave, Suite 104 Staten Island, NY 10314 718.987.3729 www.aiasiny.org August 16, 2021 Re: Election of 2022 – 2024 Executive Board AIASI Members, As we approach the end of the summer the time is upon us to begin thinking about the Executive Board and elections. The current Executive Board will end…

AIASI 2021 Scholarships Awarded !

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, members of the American Institute of Architects Staten Island Chapter had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 2021 AIASI Scholarships. The scholarships are given once a year to students who exhibit an interest in Architecture within two categories.   Nicholas Lofaso is a high school senior / recent…

Nell Taranto Appointed as AIASI State Director

The AIASI Executive Board is pleased to announce that Nell Taranto has been formally installed as the new AIASI State Director. Mrs. Taranto is a Staten Island resident and Associate Principal at the firm of Carlton Architecture, PC where she has worked since 2011. Mrs. Taranto was formally introduced during a virtual ceremony hosted by…

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…