Speaker at FRIENDS event

FRIENDS of NYIT School of Architecture & Design

FRIENDS Mission

To promote a working relationship between the architecture, construction, and interior design professions and NYIT School of Architecture and Design. And to:

  • Provide support for specific projects, lectures, scholarships, and programs that benefit the architecture and interior design programs.
  • Provide input with regard to current trends in the industry.
  • Identify and promote internships and career opportunities for current New York Tech students.
  • Support a mentoring program for current students.
  • Promote and enhance New York Tech's student led industry clubs (e.g., AIAS, ASID, and CMAA).
December 2020: FRIENDS Reimagined Virtual Event

Past events Previous Spotlight on Alumni
  • 2020 – Roger P. Smith (B.arch ’78)
  • 2019 – Denise M. Berger, Faia (B.Arch. ’86) and Joseph A. Chiarelli (B.S. ’92)
  • 2018 – Thomas Scerbo, AIA (B.Arch. '98)
  • 2017 – Philip M. Bottega, AIA (B.S.A.T. '84)
  • 2017 – Peter Ruggerio, AIA (B.Arch. '82)
  • 2016 – Ark Latt, (B.Arch. '89)
  • 2016 – Diana Allegretti, RA, LEED AP (B. Arch. '87)
  • 2015 – John Gering, FAIA (B.Arch. '83)
  • 2014 – Al Ronci, RA (B.S.A.T. "83)
  • 2013 – George Kaufmann, RA (B.Arch. '77)
  • 2012 – Vincent Melito, (B.S.A.T. '91)
  • 2011 – Aret Lerian, (B.Arch. '99)

FRIENDS Executive Committee

Meet the FRIENDS Executive Committee

Slideshow of 10 Years of FRIENDS Receptions