May was a wonderfully busy month for AIA Peconic. In addition to our Emerging Professionals event and the virtual offerings on NYStretch Code, our dedicated volunteer committees have been very active behind-the-scenes.
Shout out to the panelists from our Gray Matters screening earlier this year, Lori Beppu AIA, Pamela Glazer AIA, and Viola Rouhani AIA. Together, with input from fellow AIA Peconic Members as well as nearby AIA colleagues, these women in architecture formally came together to establish a committee with the intention of raising the profiles and building connections that support women in architecture in our chapter. Scroll down for a teaser on the Women in Architecture Committee’s first official program, a speed mentoring event in late June.
On the heels of the successful Study Strategy Session earlier this month, the Emerging Professionals Committee has mapped out a number of engaging events and opportunities for the remainder of the year, starting with a sketching tour in July (more info below). Big thank you to Brianna Lopez and Emmanuel Roumeliotis, and our newest Committee Member, Jessie Gomes.
I also would like to thank our Scholarship Committee for serving as the jury for our 2023 scholarship applicants. Lori Beppu AIA, Michael Brown AIA, and Christopher DiSunno gathered together to review the portfolios and supporting materials of applicants, selecting five deserving high school seniors and recent graduates from local high schools (more on that soon!). Also want to extend an enthusiastic thank you to our Golf Event Committee: Robert Ortmann AIA, Michael Brown AIA, Joseph Deppe AIA, Peter Mangiameli, PCH Inc., and Bruce A. T. Siska AIA. Scroll down for the official save-the-date for our 2023 Golf & Dinner Fundraiser.
Maria Fumai Dietrich