december, 2022

14dec5:30 pm8:30 pmEquity & the Environment: The Challenges for AIA & NOMA in 2023 & Beyond

Event Details

Please join our Chapter’s Final Member Event for 2022 at the Ossining Public Library’s, Budarz Theatre, in Ossining, New York! It will be both LIVE and VIRTUAL, with a reception included.

Climate Action and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the profession have been formally adopted as national goals of the American Institute of Architects. However, the two goals are often advocated for and discussed separately within our profession. The mission of this symposium is to better understand the urgency of climate action for humanity’s future and its interconnectedness with equity in our profession.

Distinguished speakers and representatives of the AIA and NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) will be joined with experts in sustainability and consultants from NYSERDA.

Welcoming Remarks:

Dana Levenberg, NYS Assembly Representative District 95

Maddi Zachacz, Village of Ossining Assistant Village Manager/Planning and Building Operations

Ossining was the NYS recipient of the 2022 Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Award.

Speakers & Guest Panelists:

Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMAC

Architect, Interior Designer + Educator
Jack Travis Architect

Illya Azaroff, FAIA

AIA National Board At-Large Director, Immediate Past President AIA NYS
Founding director +LAB architect PLLC, Professor NYCCT CUNY


2021-2022 National President of NOMA
Gensler | Principal & Global Director of DEI

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP

2021-2022 NOMA National President-Elect
AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Recipient 2021
Founder & Executive Director Beyond the Built Environment LLC

Juhee Lee-Hartford, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CPHC

NYSERDA Consultant for DRI recipients Founding and Managing Principal at River Architects, PLLC, NYS MWBE Certified Firm


J.C. Calderón, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP 2022 AIAWHV President Founding Principal at calderón architecture & design studio p.c.


Register here.


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Ossining Public Library and Virtual

Budarz Theatre, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562