AIA New York State
American Society of Landscape Architects/Upstate Chapter
Creating the Fabric
of Our Culture
As we enter a new decade, we have an opportunity to consider the culture in which we live and the role that architecture plays in creating it. A society’s culture is composed of many elements: its arts, sciences, politics, and language are some examples. The built environment is one outward representation of these elements.
As architects, landscape architects and creators of the built environment we have the opportunity to both reflect on the current cultural inclinations and to shape those of the future. Our buildings and landscapes reflect our traditions as a society and indicate our future values. We come together. We practice in our own unique way. Yet whether our practice is small or large, urban or rural, our work represents our culture. Whether our practice is based in the private or public realms, whether it is commercial, residential or institutional, and whether our focus in on historic preservation or contemporary design, our role as architects is to ensure the highest quality in the built environment. Through collaboration, reflection, leadership, stewardship and design excellence, we have the opportunity to shape the values of our culture for generations to come.
No matter if you have attended 15 or 5, or have never attended an AIANYS convention you will find this year's convention education experience one that you will benefit from the following week, the following month and throughout your futute projects.
Beginning with the kickoff sessions on Thursday at 10:00 to the close of the final program Saturday afternoon you will have over 50 seminars to shape your own convention education program based on what you need for your career, your practice and yourself.
As part of this year's education line up the 2010 convention will present three keynote sessions featuring world reknowned architects, landscape architects and leaders who have helped to shape their community and the culture of their community......nearby and around the world.
Continuing Education Credit
Need LU's for licensure and/or to fufill your AIA credit. This year's convention will have opportunities to complete 12 LUs.
The 2010 Product Showcase brings to you more than 60 exhibitors to discover new products, technologies, and services-professional resources that you can implement in your proactice or project. You'll have the opportunity to see and touch products, to get detailed information, and to ask questions.
Photos, Left to Right: Buffalo City Hall 1929 - 1931, George Dietel and John Wade with Sullivan Jones
Darwin Martin House, 1904 - 1906, Frank Lloyd Wright
Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 1870 - 1896, Henry Hobson Richardson, landscaping, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux