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Celebration of Architecture

Every November, the Celebration of Architecture is the culmination of another year of good design. Architects gather for an enjoyable evening of dinner, dancing, and the annual design awards. Each year promotes a theme that the chapter embraces as a celebration or a challenge for the future. Join us this November to celebrate the architecture of Central New York.

Celebration 2012

Celebration of Architecture 2012

Monthly Board Meetings

The AIA CNY board gathers the second Thursday of every month, at the Architects Resource Center, to discuss a wide range of topics within the architectural industry. Such topics may include community issues relating to architecture, establishing goals for the chapter for the next month, or highlighting all that was accomplished over the past month. These meetings are open to all members and the board encourages anyone to attend.

Annual Membership Meeting

Every September, the AIA CNY board invites all members to join us for the annual membership meeting. During this lunchtime meeting any matters that require a membership vote are discussed and subsequently voted on, including the next year’s board of directors. It is also a chance for the members to hear what the board has been working on over the past year. Join us this September and let your voice be heard.

Sept 19, 2013 Happy Hour

September Happy Hour at Flame

Happy Hours

Happy hours are the third Thursday of every month at a bar in downtown Syracuse. These are an opportunity for informal gathering and discussion over drinks. A different company that is an integral part of the architectural industry graciously sponsors each month, whether they are product manufacturers or consulting specialists.


Every Tuesday at the Architects Resource Center a different product representative or industry specialist provides members with a lesson in the current trends/’What’s New.” It is an opportunity for members to earn CEU credits for their license or membership status. The presenter provides lunch each month, but space is limited so rsvp with the component executive.




This annual event brings the A/E/C industry together for some friendly competition. Teams are tasked with designing and constructing a structure made from non-perishable food goods that are displayed and voted on. After the event, the food is donated to local organizations that have food pantries to support the community. On average, this event will donate nearly 10,000 cans to help the fight against hunger.

CANstruction 2013

CANstruction 2013 at the NYS Fair