AIA Brooklyn February General Meeting + Book Talk - Louise Blanchard Bethune: Every Woman Her Own Architect

February 15, 2024 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join AIA Brooklyn for the February 2024 General Meeting


Join us for the February AIA Brooklyn General Meeting and a Book Talk featuring authors Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA, Robert Cody, AIA, and Angela Amoia.


Hayes McAlonie will discuss her book “Louise Blanchard Bethune: Every Woman Her Own Architect”.

Kelly Hayes McAlonie is the Director of Campus Planning at the University at Buffalo. Kelly has dedicated her career to educational architecture and educating the public. For 20+ years she has researched the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, FAIA, America’s first woman architect, and released her biography, Louise Blanchard Bethune, Every Woman Her Own Architect. Kelly was 2008 President of AIA Buffalo/WNY, 2012 President of AIANYS, 2016-2019 on the AIA Strategic Council, and 2021-2023 Treasurer of NAAB. She serves on the Trailblazing Women of Western New York committee to place monuments to women in Buffalo.

Click here to read more about Hayes McAlonie and her book, which tells the story of America’s first professional female architect.


Robert Cody, AIA and Angela Amoia will discuss their book "Alvar Aalto and the Future of Architecture".

Robert Cody, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is Partner at Amoia Cody Architecture, Professor of Practice, and Former Associate Dean and Chair at the NYIT School of Architecture and Design. For over 30 years, he has worked on projects from wood-frame houses to precast concrete office buildings, interior renovations to freestanding towers, design competitions to physical construction, and ecological design, to The Museum of Modern Art. Cody has practiced and taught architectural design theory, building construction, and architecture studios with particular concentration in the comprehensive design studio. He has coordinated and taught travel studios in Italy and Scandinavia. He has also been the New York Tech NCARB AXP Coordinator and AIAS Faculty Advisor since 2012.

Angela Amoia is Partner at Amoia Cody Architecture and Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design. Amoia has practiced and taught history, theory, architecture studios, including the comprehensive design studio, and study abroad in Italy since graduating from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design. Her role as project manager ranged in scale from skyscrapers to large-scale academic facilities and residential houses and loft buildings.

Click here to read more about Alvar Aalto and the Future of Architecture.


AIA Brooklyn chapter meeting, refreshments and networking to follow.


Thursday, February 15, 2024

6 - 8 PM

FXCollaborative - 235 Duffield St, 7th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201

1.5 AIA LU

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