Founders

The Civic Leadership Program is made possible through an AIANY Committee Excellence Grant, awarded to the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA). The five grant applicants and program founders, Alex, Brynnemarie, Esteban, Makenzie and Ross, are all emerging NY architects. The CLP would not be possible without the critical support of AIA staff members Eve Dilworth and Justin Pascone, and the valuable input of Executive Director Ben Prosky.

Esteban Reichberg, Assoc AIA

Esteban Reichberg, Assoc. AIA, has been working on public and private buildings in NYC since 2007; from hospitals to fire stations, from supportive housing to luxury residential, and from senior centers to daycare facilities. As a founding member of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program, he is committed to strengthening leadership roles for design professionals in the public realm. As a 2018 Forefront Fellow at the Urban Design Forum, Esteban is currently helping the NYS Department of Homeless Services establish best practices for Conscious Shelter design. As an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, he worked for Brooklyn’s largest non-profit affordable, sustainable and supportive housing developer. Esteban earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the Latino Leaders of Tomorrow award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the EPFL ThinkSwiss Scholars Grant from the U.S. Swiss Embassy and the Building Technology Honors Award from Columbia University’s GSAPP, where he was elected University Senator.

Brynnemarie Lanciotti, AIA

recently left SLCE Architects, LLP to bring her 12 years of professional experience to Stantec NY. She began her career in Providience, RI and moved to New York City in 2008. While maintaining her full-time position at Franke, Gottsegen, Cox Architects, she began her involvement with ENYA AIANY, while simultaneously taking her licensing exams. During her tenure as ENYA Co-Chair (2011-2012) she encouraged membership, participation, and leadership among emerging professionals. In 2012 she launched the FutureNOW Summit, an interactive dialogue about the role of emerging architects in the profession, exploring issues around cities, technology and the future of our profession. Brynnemarie received a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University in 2005, and became a registered Architect for New York State in 2012.

Alex Alaimo, AIA

serves as a Director at Large for the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) where he promotes engagement among emerging professionals nationwide. He previously served as Co-Chair of ENYA AIANY chapter where he initiated the ARE workshop, a peer to peer ARE study group, and MakinGOODesign, an awards program celebrating social impact design, as well as three City of Dreams Pavilion’s and the ENYA Biennial Ideas Competition. He has also founded Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI) a post-Sandy ideas accelerator. He graduated with a B.Arch at NYIT and is currently employed by PBDW Architects in New York.​

Ross David Weiner, Assoc AIA, LEED AP

is currently a Project Manager / Associate Architect at SLCE Architects, LLP, New York City's most prolific residential architecture firm. Mr Weiner has twelve years’ experience in the field at all production and design levels. After graduating with a Bachelors of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University and studying abroad in Florence, Italy, Mr Weiner began working at diverse firms in the metropolitan area. His experience runs the gamut with specific areas of: Mixed-Use, Multi-Family, Public Housing, Healthcare, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, High-Rise, Master Planning, Industrial, Waterfront, Municipal Facilities, Storage, and Zoning. Additionally, Mr Weiner serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA NYC) and chairs its Communications Committee.