Queens, NY Every year AIA Queens celebrates and honors recipients that contribute, promote, sponsor and volunteer their services to their chapter, their members, the design profession and community abroad. Each honoree contributes in their own respective ways, whether through their services while working at a city agency, continuing sponsoring events that help all our programs, providing continuing education lectures or by volunteering their time through their programs within their chapter.
Past president for the AIA Queens chapter since 2007, William Gati, AIA, has always volunteered his time unconditionally to help and educate the chapter on many programs. Recently, he became a licensed tour guide to provide walking tours of historical neighborhoods and districts in the borough. He has done this not only for the public but also their members to cultivate knowledge of important neighborhoods within their borough. Over the last four years, the walking tours committee led by Gati has been a great part of acquiring their three-year accreditation from AIA National. They are proud to recognize and present Gati with this year’s President’s Citation Award.