Get your tickets for Breaking Ground! the AIA Tri-State Conference now!

AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State and AIA Pennsylvania are partnering to host Breaking Ground! | The AIA Tri-State Conference this October.

AIA members from NY, NJ, and PA will have the unique opportunity to mix and mingle during 2.5 days of educational opportunities, an expo, local tours, and a design awards celebration.

1Registration Open8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
2Opening General Session & Keynote Bob Fisher1:00 PM - 2:30 PM1 LU
3Forensic Architecture and the Architect's Standard of CareMatthew Meyers, Esq. , Christopher Ling , AIAPractice2:45 PM - 4:15 PM1.5 LUs
4PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF SUCCESS AND SUCCESSIONJoshua Quinter , Renata Howard , Gilbert Watkins , Wojciech “Voytek” Jackowski, Esq.Practice2:45 PM - 4:15 PM1.5 LUs
5Integrated Mentorship: A Pillar of Successful, Sustainable PracticeSydney Franklin , Megan Pritts, AIA , Mark Sullivan, AIAEmerging Professionals2:45 PM - 4:15 PM1.5 LU/HSW
6Cornell Acoustics Standard: Lessions Learned & Implementing the StandardBenjamin Markham , Andrew Page , Benjamin J. Shermeta, AIADesign2:45 PM - 4:15 PM1.5 LUs
7Sacred Spaces Civic Places: Adapting Sacred Places for Today's Civic NeedsDavid Quadrini, AIA , Brian Szymanik, AIADesign2:45 PM - 4:15 PM1.5 LUs
8Tour: New York State CapitolBevin Collins, RATour2:45 PM - 4:45 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
9Tour: Five Rivers Environmental Education CenterGina Jack , Michael Collard, AIA , Thomas A. LambTour2:45 PM – 5:45 PM2 LUs/HSW
10Postmortem: Are Rating Systems Really Working?Scott Kelly, AIAPractice4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
11Innovative Solutions for Universal Design: A Certification ProgramJonathan White, AIAInnovation4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs
12Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your CareerMary McLenaghan, AIA , Jared N. Zurn , Robert Lopez, RAEmerging Professionals4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
13Impact on Climate Change: It's Assemblies, Not MaterialsJohn G. Gardner, AIADesign4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
14So, You Want to Start Your Own FirmArpad Z Baksa, AIAEmerging Professionals4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs
15Opening Night Meet & Greet with the ExhibitorsEventEvent6:00 PM - 7:30 PMN/A
16NEW! Resiliency and Adaptation: Rebuilding Paradise after the Camp FireBarry J. Long, Jr., AIA, LEED APPractice-NEW8:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
17our: RPI Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary StudiesComing SoonTour10:30 AM - 1:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
1Registration Open7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
2Tour: New York State Education Department BuildingCarl MorroneTour8:00 AM – 10:00 AM1.5 LUs
3Tech-Enabled Client Collaboration in 360 Degrees: A New ProcessGeorge Giaquinto , Jessica Sheridan, AIA , Michael Kipfer , Pamela McNalleyInnovation8:15 AM - 9:45 AM1.5 LUs/HSW
4Starting Your Own Firm: Challenges, Risks and RewardsAnthony Potter , Timothy Esler , Susan Strauss , Robert Herrmann, Esq.Emerging Professionals8:15 AM - 9:45 AM1.5 LUs/HSW
5Industrial Revolution: Creating Radical Designs out of RuinsJay Valgora, AIADesign8:15 AM - 9:45 AM1.5 LUs/HSW
6Operation Vandelay Industries: An Investigation & Prosecution - What Now?Mark Terra , Philip Apruzzese , Robert Lopez, RAPractice8:15 AM - 9:45 AM1.5 LUs/HSW
7Why Should I Choose YOU?Jeff Echols, Assoc. AIAPractice8:15 AM - 9:45 AM1.5 LUs
8Tour: Troy Saving Bank Music Hall Jon ElbaumTour9:30 AM – 12:30 PM2 LUs/HSW
9Opening of 2019 Breaking Ground! EXPOComing SoonEvent9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10Archetypes: Leadership by DesignKirk Narburgh, AIAPractice11:00 AM - 12:30 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
11New Technologies for Preservation ArchitectureRonnie Cameron , Annabelle C. Radcliffe-Trenner, AIAInnovation11:00 AM - 12:30 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
12Historic Preservation and Emerging ProfessionalsBarton Ross, AIA , Michael J. Hanrahan, AIAEmerging Professionals11:00 AM - 12:30 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
13The Tiny House: Solutions for Workforce and Affordable Housing and BeyondStephanie Sena , Paul A. Thompson, AIA , Laura A. Blau, AIADesign11:00 AM - 12:30 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
14Equity in Practice: Creating Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable WorkplacesEmily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIAPractice11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
15Lunch on the Expo Floor12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
16General Session & KeynoteSharon Johnston, FAIAEvent2:00 PM - 3:30 PM1 LU
17Afternoon Break3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
18How the Profession is Evolving: Universal Signals for Breaking New GroundBradley Lukanic, AIAPractice4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs
19Terrorist Protection by DesignSharron HalpertInnovation4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
20Creating a Positive and Influential Office EnvironmentPaul D. Rugarber, AIAEmerging Professionals4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs
21The Modern ModularJoseph Tanney, AIADesign4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
22Effective Collaboration in Decentralized TeamsSean Cuddahy, AIAPractice4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1.5 LUs/HSW
23Tri-State Architectural Excellence Design Awards & Celebration 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM