AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program Selects MDA’s Architectural Designer, Alicia French, Associate AIA for Class of 2021

Jun 1, 2021 | Community, News


We are pleased to announce MDA’s Architectural Designer, Alicia French, Associate AIA, has been selected for the AIA New York 2021 Class of the Civic Leadership Program (CLP). Each year the Civic Leadership Program selects ten talented, emerging architecture/design professionals for this six-month training, mentorship/project-based program. Congratulations Alicia!  We’re proud of you and all your hard work.

AIA New York – Alicia French, Associate AIA

Alicia French is an architectural designer at Montroy DeMarco Architecture, where she works on a variety of projects, including multiple large-scale assisted living communities and office renovations at a variety of lower Manhattan locations. She resides in Bushwick, where she attends Community Board 4 meetings and events, works with a tenants’ union advocating for rent stabilization and landmark status, and utilizes her architectural knowledge to assist local nonprofits. While working towards her M.Arch at Columbia University, French was a Research Assistant at the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. She was part of a team that created the project “Power: Infrastructure in America,” which unveils and critiques private interests in government policy. During this time, she also worked as a Civic Design Assistant for the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety. Recently, she published the essay “Temporary Homes in Permanent Crisis,” which examines mobile homes in FEMA disaster recovery policy and shows endemic issues within the system that, if addressed, could induce equitable policy. Prior to attending Columbia, she received a Master of China Studies from Peking University where she focused on Architectural History.

Click on the link to check out Alicia and the entire class of 2021.…/civic-leadership…/class-of-2021/

Source:  AIA New York / Photo Credit: Michael Levy Photography