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Event

11th Annual Alumni and FRIENDS Reception

October 10, 2019
6:00 PM  – 9:00 PM

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The IAC HQ Building – NYC
555 West 18th St
New York, NY 10011

This event provides a great opportunity to network, celebrate success, and inspire and support NYIT students. Sponsorship dollars will go towards the FRIENDS mission of promoting a working relationship between the architecture, construction, and interior design professions and NYIT School of Architecture through the funding of student scholarships, guest lectures, and conferences.

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About the Venue

The IAC HQ Building

The IAC HQ Building – NYC
555 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building, InterActiveCorp's headquarters, is located at 555 W.18th Street on the northeast corner of Eleventh Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and was completed in 2007. The building was Gehry's first in New York and featured the world's largest high definition screen at the time in its lobby.

Spotlight on 2019 Alumni


Denise M. Berger

Denise M. Berger, FAIA

Chief of Operations, Engineering Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

With a career that spans more than 30 years, Denise M. Berger (B.Arch. ’86) oversees the operations of the engineering department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—a department that is made up of over 570 staff members and has a professional services annual budget of $1.3 billion dollars. The Department is a critical contributor to the delivery of the Agency’s $32B Capital Plan.

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With extensive experience in leading large diverse teams, she sets the division’s strategic direction, develops growth strategies, manages professional development and recruiting, and oversees project delivery for hundreds of complex infrastructure programs.

Berger serves on several industry boards including WTS International, PWC National, and the board of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York. A graduate of NYIT, Berger currently serves on NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design Advisory Board. In 2018, Ms. Berger received the honor of being elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows.

Joseph A. Chiarelli

Joseph A. Chiarelli

President, New York City Metro Operations, Consigli Construction

Joe Chiarelli (B.S. ’92) is president of New York City Metro Operations at Consigli Construction where he oversees more than 200 employees and $500 million in construction management volume encompassing New York City and Long Island.

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Chiarelli has spent the past 30 years working in construction management. He was a co-founder of T.G. Nickel & Associates, LLC., a nationally recognized construction management firm, and as executive vice president and director of operations, played a critical role in transforming T.G. Nickel & Associates from a small, Long Island-based construction firm to a preeminent New York builder. T.G. Nickel & Associates was named one of Crain’s Top 100 Places to Work in NYC in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, after years of joint-partnership work between the firms, Chiarelli played an integral part in Consigli Construction’s acquisition of the company.

Chiarelli graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Architectural Technology. He is deeply committed to mentoring and supporting future leaders in ACE and credits NYIT for giving him the foundation he needed to be a leader in the industry. Chiarelli gives back to his alma mater by mentoring and recruiting students from the school—in fact, 20 percent of Consigli’s New York City staff is comprised of NYIT alumni—and is a founding member of the NYIT FRIENDS of the School of Architecture and Design.

Previous Spotlight on Alumni
  • 2018 – Deborah Verderame, AIA, ASID, LEED (B.S.A.T. '83)
  • 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)

Video Interviews

Denise Berger

An interview with Denise Berger.

Joseph Chiarelli

An interview with Joseph Chiarelli.

An interview with Vishnu Anil.

Vishnu Anil

Shivanie Muneshwar & Destiny Bates

An interview with Shivanie Muneshwar & Destiny Bates.

Alumni and FRIENDS Sponsorship

Signature Sponsor – $25,000

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  • Twenty (20) Reception Tickets
  • Sponsor 15 students at the International Exhibition "La Biennale di Venezia" invited exhibition curated by SoAD faculty—special projects will be designed and fabricated
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event
  • Placement of promotional item in gift bag
  • Linked company logo placement on FRIENDS webpage until March 2020
  • Company logo on all printed materials and social media outlets
  • Recognition as Signature Sponsor in press releases
  • Company sponsorship recognition from the podium during opening remarks
  • Meet and greet with the NYIT President, Dean, and Honorees
  • Company logo placement on stage signage
  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Back cover or inside cover ad in program booklet

Fair market value of goods received is $2,000. Your donation to NYIT is $23,000 and is tax deductible.

Become a Signature Sponsor


Event Host Sponsor – $10,000

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  • Twelve (12) Reception Tickets
  • Sponsor 10 student scholarships for International studies related to design studios
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event
  • Placement of promotional item in gift bag
  • Linked company logo placement on FRIENDS webpage until March 2020
  • Company logo on all printed materials and social media outlets
  • Recognition as Event Host Sponsor in press releases
  • Company sponsorship recognition from the podium during opening remarks
  • Meet and greet with the NYIT President, Dean, and Honorees
  • Full page ad in program booklet

Fair market value of goods received is $1,200. Your donation to NYIT is $8,800 and is tax deductible.

Become an Event Host Sponsor


Premier Sponsor – $7,500

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  • Ten (10) Reception Tickets
  • Sponsor 5 Academic Scholarships as recruitment and/or retention of best students
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event
  • Placement of promotional item in gift bag
  • Linked company logo placement on FRIENDS webpage until March 2020
  • Company logo on all printed materials and social media outlets
  • Recognition as Premier Sponsor in press releases
  • Half page ad in program booklet

Fair market value of goods received is $1,000. Your donation to NYIT is $6,500 and is tax deductible.

Become a Premier Sponsor


Ambassador Sponsor – $5,000

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  • Eight (8) Reception Tickets
  • Sponsor 5 student conferences (AIAS, Grassroots, NEOCON, FORUM)
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event
  • Placement of promotional item in gift bag
  • Linked company logo placement on FRIENDS web page
  • Company logo on all printed materials and social media outlets

Fair market value of goods received is $800. Your donation to NYIT is $4,200 and is tax deductible.

Become an Ambassador Sponsor


Champion Sponsor – $3,000

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  • Six (6) Reception Tickets
  • Sponsor 3 students for Thesis Travel Abroad
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event
  • Placement of promotional item in gift bag
  • Linked company logo placement on FRIENDS web page

Fair market value of goods received is $600. Your donation to NYIT is $2,400 and is tax deductible.

Become a Champion Sponsor


Alumni and FRIENDS Sponsor – $1,000

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  • Three (3) Reception Tickets
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event

Fair market value of goods received is $400. Your donation to NYIT is $600 and is tax deductible.

Become an Alumni and Friends Sponsor


Student Mentor Sponsor – $500

Available to those unable to attend but who would like to sponsor two students.
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  • Sponsor two (2) students to attend FRIENDS Reception in your absence
  • Display of company logo on video wall during the event

Fair market value of goods received is $200. Your donation to NYIT is $300 and is tax deductible.

Become a Student Mentor Sponsor


Individual Tickets for FRIENDS Event – $150.00

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Fair market value of goods received is $100. Your donation to NYIT is $50 and is tax deductible.

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Register / Become a Sponsor

All proceeds benefit NYIT School of Architecture and Design and the dean's mission to promote a working relationship between the architecture, construction, and interior design industry and NYIT students through special projects, lectures, scholarships, and programs.

If you have any questions about the Alumni and FRIENDS Reception, please contact Carmen Marmo-Savinetti, 516.686.7786 or cmarmosa@nyit.edu

Sponsors

Event Host Sponsor

Consigli Construction. Est, 1905

Premier Sponsor

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Ambassador Sponsors

AECOM. Imagine it. Delivered.
Alan Margolin & Associates
Gotham Drywall Inc.
H2M architects + engineers
HLW
Milrose Consultants, Inc.
SLG Construction
Roger (BArch '78) and Connie (BS '78) Smith
Special Inspection Services Engineering, DPC
Stellar Services, Inc.
Ted Moudis Associates: Design | Planning | Strategy
Willis Towers Watson

Champion Sponsors

Archigrafika: graphics for architecture
Capital Interiors Construction Corporation
Colony Hardware
Cross NY
Custom Metalcrafters, Inc.
di Domenico + Partners
Donaldson Organization, Inc.
Macro Consultants: We manage the details
Noble Elevator Company, Inc. Installation, Repair, Maintenance, Modernization
Parkview Plumbing
Rockledge Scaffold Corp.
Skyline Engineering
STV: !00 Years
TPG Architecture
Trident General Contracting
Verus Construction
Walsh Glass and Metal