The outbreak of COVID-19 exposed how interconnected our public health system is to our economic and civic society. But this is just one of several disruptions that have hit the field of architecture in the past twenty years: 9/11, Superstorm Sandy, and the 2008 economic downturn are other examples. Each has required adaptation by practitioners and clients.
In its first offering for 2020, TORCH, a mentoring program developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee, will digitally convene distinguished AIA Fellows who will share their extraordinary career paths and reflect on how architecture is impacted by, and can impact, social and economic disruptions.
Organized by: AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, CEO, Shepley Bulfinch
Barbara Spandorf, FAIA, Assistant Director, Department of Design, Construction, & Management, City University of New York
Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, FAIA, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Peter Exley, FAIA, RIBA, Co-Founder, Architecture Is Fun; President-Elect, AIA
Frances Halsband, FAIA, Principal, Kliment Halsband Architects
Brynnemarie Lanciotti, AIA, Project Architect, Stantec; Vice-Moderator, AIA Strategic Council