The monthly AIA meeting in Staten Island invited Solar Decathlon Team New York to present their prototype pod to a group of over 40 architects, all of whom were particularly interested in a student-driven project. After seeing the design parameters and construction drawings, they were impressed by the extent to which students were allowed to participate in the construction. They especially appreciated the collaboration and interaction of architecture and engineering students, which is often rare in University education. Many City College of New York alumni were present in the audience, and immediately proposed their support for the students.
From left to right: George Turner- Treasurer, Tim Boyland State Representative, Dave Businelli State President, Farah Ahmad, Marcus-Chapter President, Anselmo Genovese- Chapter Vice President and Jeff Geary, Chapter Treasurer