Advocacy

AIA New York has offered its input and recommendations on numerous issues, offering our expertise as architects on City policy initiatives such as energy conservation, sustainability, resiliency, transit-orientated development, and projects of citywide significance. Listed below are the legislation and actions with a link to our testimony before the New York City Council, City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission and other governmental agencies. Members can present projects or policy items seeking approval by the City to the AIANY Policy Board for feedback and support.

  • Reissued Statement in Support of Landmarking the IRT Powerhouse   
    AIANY originally supported the landmarking of the IRT Powerhouse in 2009. There will be another hearing on the site in November 2015 as part of LPC decalendaring efforts.
    Download: AIANY_1020_IRT Powerhouse_2015.pdf
  • Response to Hearing on Intro. 775 and Improving the Landmarks Process   
    The five chapters of the American Institute of Architects in New York City distributed a memo in response to the hearing on Intro. 775.
    Download: 2015_1005_Int 775_AIANY Memo.pdf
  • Testimony before the City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency on Build it Back   
    Illya Azaroff, AIA, testified at the 09.25.15 oversight hearing on the Build it Back program.
    Download: 2015_0925_Build it back testimony_AIANY.pdf
  • Testimony before the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings   
    On 09.25.15, AIANY submitted testimony on Intro. 721-A, green building standards for certain capital projects.
    Download: 2015_0925_Intro. 721-A_AIANY.pdf
  • Testimony submitted to the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection   
    AIANY submitted testimony for the record on Intro. 609 regarding ground source heat pumps.
    Download: 2015_0922_Intro. 609_AIANY.pdf
  • Statement from the Five AIA Chapters of New York City in Support of the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability Proposal   
    AIANY joined with the other four AIA chapters in NYC to issue a brief statement in support of DCP's ZQA after it was certified on 09.21.15. A more detailed statement to follow.
    Download: 2015_0921_AIA NYC Quote.pdf
  • Testimony before City Council Committee on Land Use on Intro. 775   
    On 09.09.15, David Burney, FAIA, AIANY Interim Executive Director, testified on behalf of the five AIA chapters in NYC. Our testimony was in opposition to Intro. 775, which would change processes at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
    Download: AIA_2015_0909_775 testimony.pdf
  • 5 AIA Chapters of NYC Memo on Intro. 775   
    All 5 AIA Chapters of NYC came together in response to City Council Intro. 775, which proposes significant changes to LPC. AIANY supports reforms to LPC to increase transparency and efficiency; however, the proposed solutions go too far and threaten NYC's historic sites.
    Download: AIA NYC_Memo_Intro. 775.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before LPC on 28 Liberty Project by SOM   
    AIANY testified in favor of SOM's proposed renovation of 28 Liberty.
    Download: AIANY_050515.pdf
  • Comments on LPC Decalendaring   
    AIANY submitted comments on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission effort to address its backlogged calendar
    Download: AIANY_Comments_05012015.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Aging   
    AIANY Design for Aging Committee provided testimony on an Aging in Place Guide.
    Download: Int 702_Testimony_04.15.15_AIANY.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises on One Vanderbilt Avenue   
    AIANY submitted a statement for the record in favor of the proposed One Vanderbilt Avenue.
    Download: AIANY_One Vanderbilt_City Council_4.13.pdf
  • Testimony before City Planning on the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Proposal   
    On 03.25.15, AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, submitted testimony at the NYC Department of City Planning public scoping meeting for the Housing New York: Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposal.
    Download: Zoning for Quality and Affordability_Testimony_3.25.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection   
    This oversight hearing and conference covered on site-sourced and stored renewable energy. AIANY provided testimony on select technologies.
    Download: AIANY_City Council Committee on the Environment_2.27.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency and the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services   
    This oversight hearing examined the City’s Enhanced Emergency Response Plans post Superstorm Sandy. Illya Azaroff, AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY Design Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR), testified.
    Download: AIANY_City Council Testimony_Resiliency_2.9.15.pdf
  • Testimony before the City Planning Commission on the proposed Vanderbilt Corridor rezoning and One Vanderbilt project   
    On 02.04.15, AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, testified in favor of the NYC Department of City Planning proposal to rezone the Vanderbilt Corridor and the One Vanderbilt project, designed by KPF.
    Download: AIANY_One Vanderbilt_CPC_2.4.pdf
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  • Testimony before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the Proposed 346 Broadway/108 Leonard Project   
    AIANY submitted testimony in favor of the proposed 346 Broadway aka 108 Leonard project designed by Beyer Blinder Belle.
    Download: 346 Broadway_108 Leonard_AIANY_LPC Testimony_11.18.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Housing and Buildings, Land Use, and Community Development   
    AIANY submitted testimony at an oversight hearing on they Mayor's housing plan, "Housing New York."
    Download: 11.17_AIANY_Testimony_Mayor's Housing Plan.pdf
  • AIANY Testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Transportation and Economic Development   
    AIANY testified at an oversight hearing on Assessing the Economic Impact of New York's Failing Infrastructure, focusing on Transportation
    Download: 11.3_AIANY_Transportation_Testimony.pdf
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