Chapter History

The AIASNY Chapter, originally part of the Central NY Chapter, was formed in 1979 to better serve its members in the Southern Tier.

Architectural Awareness Program

  • Established in 1994, the Architecture Awareness Program was designed to give middle school students a better understanding of their environment while learning through a “hands-on” approach. Typically, the advisor chooses from 6-12 students representing varied academic prowess. The student group decides to choose an historic structure in their area or chooses to design a new building. If historic, the group gives it an adaptive reuse. The learning often involves research, site visits, design sketching, model building, power point presentations, writing, public speaking and group dynamics. The schools participating have been in Broome, Tioga, Steuben and Chemung Counties.

New York Landmarks

  • Explore Historic and Natural Landmarks of the Southern Tier Region. This project was a result of the National AIA sponsored program commemorating its 150th Anniversary in 2007. The work was recognized by National AIA organization. Visit NYS Landmarks to access this resource.


Chapter Mission

We are committed to serving and empowering our members through education, leadership, advocacy, and fellowship.  We aim to raise public awareness through architecture and design excellence.



We have an array of committees run by members that aim to fulfill our mission.  The committees report directly to the board and is a great opportunity for members to get involved in an area of interest and develop leadership skill and relationship in and outside of the profession.  If you are interested in getting involved in any of these areas, please contact us.  Committees include:

  • Programs
  • Membership
  • Communications
  • Sponsorship
  • Design Awards
  • Emerging Professionals
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