AIA Brooklyn Government Affairs Committee (GAC) advocates for AIA architect members, both staff and principles of small-and-big architecture firms, with elected New York City officials and civic offices.

Some of the activities with which the AIA Brooklyn Government Affairs Committee is involved include:

  • Two-way feedback with affinity organizations and civic offices: The AIABK GAC provides feedback between entities such as ACNY for AIA Brooklyn members to share their questions and concerns. The Government Affairs committee coordinates with the Architect Council of New York City, Inc (ACNY) and interfaces with the NYC DOB, DEP, Landmarks and Parks, DOF, and many more civic offices.
  • Civic leadership education and mentorship: The AIABK GAC will educate members about the benefits of civic leadership to the practice of architecture and help members get more involved in their communities.

To get involved, please contact AIA Brooklyn GAC Chair: Ray Peebles |


AIA Brooklyn is also involved in various advocacy efforts including an AIA City Chapter New York State Candidate Questionnaire collaboration:

In the Spring of 2022, New Yorkers will go to the polls for primary elections which will include candidates for state legislators. Given the importance of state law the built environment and the practice of architecture, AIA BronxAIA Brooklyn, and AIA New York released a questionnaire for candidates for local New York State legislative seats. This questionnaire will assist our members in understanding which candidates are supportive of architects and design as they go to the polls in 2022. More information about the 2022 Election initiative HERE or contact AIA Brooklyn Executive Director: Lindsay Smilow |