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New York State Association of Architects

In 1928 and 1929, the importance of having a unified, cohesive New York State Association of Architects speaking in a single voice on professional and legislative affairs manifested itself again when housing legislation was introduced in Albany. The architectural organizations in New York State operated without coordination and in legislative matters appeared before the legislative bodies as individual groups.  Using their own representatives, a disjointed agenda and mixed messages resulted in, again, views which carried very little weight in Albany, causing the housing program to break down during these two years.

Council of Registered Architects sets its course

Thus, in 1931, The Council of Registered Architects—State of New York was officially organized and incorporated, to coordinate the legislative activities of the various chapters and societies in the state and, thereafter, the Council appeared as a representative of the entire profession in New York State. The goal of this Council as stated by the original Constitution was: “To unite the Registered Architects and Architectural Associations in the State of New York, for the purpose of maintaining a compact, representative and centralized agency to consider, agree and act, in unison, upon all matters affecting the practice of the profession of architecture.”

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