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Emerging Professionals Committee



Maureen Chavez, Associate AIA

Matthew Korn Architecture, P.C.

Maureen began her academic career in 1992 with an A.A.S in Interior Design and followed with BSAT in Architecture in 1998. With so many years of experience, Maureen has a vast knowledge of materials and building systems under her belt. She has designed and documented a variety of spaces from high end residential, retail, hospitality and institutional buildings all along marrying architecture and interior design passionately. Currently she is pursuing licensure. She believes in integrating and giving back to her community and became a committee member of the Women in Architecture and the Emerging Professionals AIA Long Island Chapter. She loves travel and photography as well as drawing and sketching in any medium.



Miguel Chiriboga, AIA
Calvary Engineering, P.C.

Originally from Ecuador, Miguel graduated in 2010 from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. With 10 years of experience in design and project management, he collaborates effectively with all project stakeholders to deliver sustainably-built facilities that exceed client expectations.
Currently, he works for Calvary Engineering P.C. and his duties range from the beginning stages of the projects to the end of the construction process, including the production of construction drawings for commercial and residential work, collaborating with clients, consultants, and builders to get construction in line with drawings and designs. 


Miguel joined the Emerging Professionals AIA long Island chapter in 2020 and believes the AIA has played an important role, helping him in his pursue of licensure.Miguel got his NYS license recently in 2021.

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Past Co-Chair

Ryan Rosenberg, AIA, NCARB, CSI-EP

R Squared Architecture D.P.C.

Ryan graduated from the State University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Minor in Urban Design and Regional Planning. In 2010 he received his Master of Architecture degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he served as a manager of the Materials and Method Laboratory, specializing in LaserCAMM fabrication. He was licensed as a registered Architect in 2015 in the State of New York before turning 30 years old after passing the ARE exams in under 10 months. 


Upon Graduating, Ryan returned to New York to begin his professional career at a boutique architecture firm in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, where he had interned during his collegiate studies. Ryan gained experience in residential home and high-end apartment renovations, commercial high-rises, restaurant and public assembly design. He was the project manager for the first ever brewery / restaurant located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 2015 Ryan began offering consulting services for storm recovery rebuilding and coastal resiliency after Super Storm Sandy. He was involved in more than 150 home elevation projects and garnered over $40 Million in FEMA and NY Rising grants for storm ravaged home owners. In 2018 Ryan incorporated R Squared Architecture D.P.C. His company provides comprehensive architectural services, consulting and architectural photography; his first project, a major renovation in East Hampton. His photography work has been featured in a number of online and printed publications. He continues to offer consultation services to other architects, while also completing his own residential and commercial projects. 


Ryan joined the AIA Long Island Chapter, Emerging Professionals committee in 2018 where he currently serves as Co-Chair. He also coordinates social media and graphic design for the AIA Long Island chapter. 


Outside of Architecture, Ryan is an avid mountain and road cyclist. He is also a proud and enthusiastic owner to his Corgi Jillian, whom is his resident expert on dog-house dormers and roofing.

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Programs Coordinator

Gloria Baca, AIA, LEEP AP BD+C

WFC Architects

Gloria originally from Peru, holds a Bachelor of Architecture from NYIT. She currently is a Project Architect at WFC Architects in Setauket. Gloria has worked on diverse projects, including: medical, data centers, executive offices, but her area of expertise is in the Baking and Credit Union Sector, which includes numerous interior alterations as well as ground up construction. Gloria has over 18 years of Architectural experience. In her spare time, Gloria teaches cake and cookie decorating, and enjoys making elaborate cakes and cookies for family and friends.


ARE Coordinator

Alexander D'Amato, Assoc. AIA

Midtown Preservation Architecture & Engineering

Alexander D’Amato holds a Bachelors in Architectural Technology and Construction Management from the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury.  He also holds an Associates in Occupational Studies from the Culinary Institute of America.

He is currently a Project Manager at Midtown Preservation Architecture & Engineering doing work with facade inspections and historic preservation.

His involvement in the AIA Emerging Professionals is focused on the advancement and education of his peers with a focus on sustainability, and more importantly the Equity and Diversity of our Industry and our built spaces.


ARE Coordinator

Daniel B. Cedillo, Assoc. AIA

JRS Architect, P.C.

Daniel graduated from the New York Institute of Technology on Long Island (NYIT) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Architecture. In 2019 he received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.


He is currently a junior Project Manager at JRS Architect, preparing for licensure. Since, at JRS, Daniel's focus has been on the corporate, healthcare, and retail sectors of the architectural industry. At the same time, he continues to collaborate with graphic designers on various designs for displays.


Committed to the profession, Daniel has been a Professor at the New York Institute of Technology at the Undergraduate level teaching interior design courses as well as supporting the development of syllabuses and courses. While at Columbia, his architectural designs were showcased at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, the New Museum, and the Queens Museum. These examples personify Daniel's thirst to build on his experience and develop his architecture and design knowledge from not only a variety of roles but also from his peers and design professionals.


In his free time, Daniel enjoys being outdoors including hiking, long-distance running, and international traveling. He also enjoys Spartan extreme wellness platform racing.

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Programs Coordinator

Michael Spinelli, Assoc. AIA

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

Michael is a graduate from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture (2017). In 2019 he received his Masters of Architecture with a focus in Real Estate Development and a Masters of Science in Facilities Management. 


While studying at CUA, Michael was a Teacher's Assistant for both History of Architecture and Construction Materials & Methods. Michael also worked as an intern in the Facilities Department at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors from 2017-2019 where he assisted in implementing new CAD/BIM systems for the space management division as well as aid with the daily construction administration on capital projects. 


Post graduation, Michael was employed for two years at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS (B|HA) located in downtown, Washington, D.C. where he was a "Staff Designer 2" working on multiple Multi Family Projects totaling in over 160 units to be added to the DC housing market. While at B|HA, Michael contributed to projects from schematic design through issued construction sets, writing proposals and zoning / code variances. In efforts to contribute back to the built environment and community, Michael has received his SEED Certification, is an Associate Member of the AIA, and is actively pursuing his licensure in architecture. 


Michael recently moved back to Long Island after living in D.C. for seven years.  Outside of the field of Architecture, he enjoys watching sports, specifically the New York Mets, golfing, and relaxing with friends and family.    


AIAS Representative

Peter Thompson

AIAS Member- School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology

Peter Thompson is a senior the NYIT School of Architecture and Design. He is pursuing his Bachelors of Architecture Degree. He is a member of the AIAS and the USGBC Long Island Chapter. He participates frequently in extra curricular design competitions and is an active member in the AIA. He has garnered significant experience at BLD Architecture in Patchogue, New York. 

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AIAS Representative

Julia Andor

AIAS Secretary - School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology

Julia Andor is the current secretary of the American Institute of Architecture Students at the New York Institute of Technology. She is a third-year Bachelor of Architecture student with a minor in Civic Engagement and aspires to develop her architectural career at the intersection of architecture and advocacy. She is a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students, The Architectural League of New York, and the Urban Green Council.

Through the Emerging Professionals Committee, Julia aims to connect the student and professional chapters through their mentor programs, events, and outreach

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Advisor & Chapter's Past President

Graciela Carrillo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Nassau BOCES

Originally from Colombia, Graciela Carrillo, AIA, immigrated to the United States in 2003. While in Colombia, Graciela worked as an Architect at Bogota’s Institute of Urban Development (IDU), a Government-owned institution in charge of city planning and infrastructure construction for Bogotá. She works for Nassau BOCES Facilities Services as a Senior Manager where she is in charge of coordinating school’s related projects.

Graciela has committed almost a decade of volunteer leadership service to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She has been involved with the AIA at the local, state, and national level, currently serving as the President 2020-2021 as well as the WIA Founder and Co-Chair of the AIA Long Island Chapter. On a National and State level, Graciela was the past 2017-2018 NY Regional Director (YARD) for the Young Architects Forum (YAF). Graciela is also the Co-Founder of the Immigrant Architects Coalition, a group committed to helping and providing resources for immigrant architects to achieve a prosperous career in the U.S. Graciela obtained her B. Arch in Bogota, Colombia, and a Masters in Environmental Planning from Pratt Institute is a LEED Accredited Professional and a NYS Code Enforcement Official. In 2019, Graciela was the recipient of the AIA NYS Young Architect Award.


Through her volunteering at the AIA, Graciela has had an abundance of career enrichment and professional development. Of particular interest is providing a voice for immigrant professionals established in the U.S., and encouraging and supporting them in their path towards licensure and professional development, since she experienced, first hand, the challenges of being educated in a foreign country while ultimately acquiring a professional license in NYS.

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