During these challenging times, AIANYS is actively collecting useful information to share with our members. With information changing daily, many of the links below will take you directly to the source page so you may access the most current information. Let’s use this time to demonstrate the strength of our community in helping one another along with our greater communities throughout New York State.


Protecting Your Practice, Projects & People in These Uncertain Times

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Collaborative Leadership in Design & Construction
in the Age of COVID-19

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Small Firm Symposium Town Hall | Maintaining a Virtual Practice

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Insurance Coverage Update in the COVID-19 Age: What Keeps You Up at Night?

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Re-Opening Your Architectural Firm

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Significant Changes to the 2020 NYS Codes | 4 LUs/HSW

This 4-Hour session will be an overview of the significant changes
between the 2015 I-Codes adopted by New York State (NYS) and
the upcoming 2020 NYS family of codes, to be effective May 2020.
The webinar has been approved for 4 LUs/HSW.

Two sessions available

Wednesday, May 20 from 12:15PM – 4:30PM

Friday, May 22 from 12:15PM – 4:30PM

Cost to Attend: AIA Members: $60 | Non-Members: $75
Presenter: Laura M Cooney, AIA

Safety Assessment Program

A pre-requisite course to join the Department of State’s Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response (CEDAR) Program
Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

The SAP is the training program developed by CalOES that provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in developing their professional skills for use in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. It also teaches the appropriate protocol for coordinating with emergency managers to limit professional liability.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a nationally-recognized building evaluator certification from the state of California.

This program is worth 6 LU/HSW credits. To earn credit, you must be present for both days of the session.


lllya Azaroff, AIA
Mark Vincent Kruse, AIA
Timothy G. Boyland, AIA

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Economic Update

Wednesday, June 24
Kermit Baker, Chief Economist, AIA and
Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
More Information to Follow