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Page 2 AIA Long Island EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Anthony S. DiProperzio, AIA President Joseph Iannucci, AIA President Elect Michael J. Ziatyk, AIA Vice President James A. Prisco, AIA Treasurer Jacob D. Rivalsi, AIA Secretary BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014 Graciela Carrillo, AIA Joseph J. Chearmonte, AIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 Douglas P. Casper, AIA Christopher Wuest, AIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016 Gary Hansen, AIA Thomas Lazzaro Joseph Randazzo STATE DIRECTOR Mark Vincent Kruse, AIA Dilip C. Khale, AIA AIA Long Island Chapter Legal Counsel L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP Ann LoMonte, Hon AIA/NYS Executive Director - AIA Long Island Chapter Assistant Editor 499 Jericho Turnpike - Suite 101 Mineola, NY 11501 516-294-0971 516-294-0973 Fax www.aialongisland.com PODIUM Editor Joseph J. Scarpulla, AIA Assistant Editor Ann LoMonte, Hon AIA/NYS Proofreader Annette D’Andrilli AIA/LI MISSION STATEMENT “To support our members, advance the profession of Architecture and to promote its value to society” Views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Executive Committee and staff of AIA Long Island. © 2014 The American Institute of Architects. President’s Message Anthony DiProperzio, AIA President Dear Members: The holiday season is upon us and our Board is wrapping up another successful year. It was a great honor and pleasure to serve as the President of the Chapter in 2014 and I am extremely grateful for all of the help and support from the staff, Board members and those members who served on our various committees. I am very proud and appreciative of everyone’s dedication and hard work throughout the year. Due to the efforts of many, our Chapter enjoyed one of our most successful years. In addition to the normal socializing during dinner our monthly meetings provided our members with excellent continuing education classes which provided more than the mandatory credits required by AIA, and an opportunity for our members to bring forward any comments or issues they wished to be addressed. Additionally, the following Committees provided great service and assistance to our membership. ARE Classes: The Chapter continued its commitment to our associate members by offering free of charge review courses for the licensing exam. Programming and Planning was given by Martin Hero and we have scheduled a class in Professional Practice for this spring. Emerging Professionals: Also in support of our associate members Graciela Carrillo and Jacob Rivalsi attended a presentation on “2014 Future Now Summit” and served as our liaisons with the student members. Tours: Joseph Randazzo and James Martino are working on tours to the Freedom Tower, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Website: Our website was completely redesigned by Christopher Wuest. If you have not been on it lately take a look. I’m sure you will be impressed. Archi Awards: The Chapter celebrated our 50th anniversary of the Archi Awards this year. The event was very well attended and the new venue, the Fox Hollow Inn, was well received. Video Series: The Board has nalized the negotiations for a ve part video series as part of our Public Awareness Program and will be aired via Web TV-Long Island TV. Government Affairs: We had many meetings with various Building Ofcials regarding concerns expressed by our membership and were successful in establishing the LI AIA as sounding board to our local governmental agencies. In early spring we were invited by Town of North Hempstead ofcials to review and suggest possible zoning changes. We were also invited to be interviewed by ICC regarding the North Hempstead DOB certication program, as well as meet with newly-elected Supervisor Bosworth to discuss the state of the DOB. Thanks to the work of our Chapter Council, Ms. Paula Gart, we were able to implement revisions in the City of New York Special Inspection registration program, as well as making substantial changes in wording of the Town of Oyster Bay Foundation Afdavits. The Chapter was also in the forefront assisting the homeowners who suffered damage due to hurricane Sandy by giving seminars in several south shore libraries, as well as participating in seminars sponsored by New York Rising. In closing I would like to again thank all for making my job such a pleasure. Wishing you and your families a joyous holiday and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Anthony DiProperzio, AIA President AIA LI 2014

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