New York, NY

AIANY Architecture Guides

John Kriskiewicz,  Assoc. AIA

A native New Yorker, John holds a professional degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute.  Over the past two decades he has taught courses focusing on architectural history and planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed tour programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations. His exhibitions and articles have revealed history and preservation issues to a broad audience.  John admits to a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.  Book John K for his Special Bridge & Infrastructure Tour


Julie Ann Engh, Assoc. AIA, LEED APJulie Ann Engh, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Julie is a founding member of the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and a current co-chair.  She studied architectural history at New York University and is particularly interested in historic buildings and their potential for adaptive reuseAs a member of Huntsman Architecture Group in New York City her projects include historic restoration and adaptive reuse of existing buildings for office and retail use. Julie was the 2013 AIA New York State Associate Director and is an active member of the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee.  She helped plan the 2012 ENYA Biennial Design Ideas Competition and assists with the City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition, which annually selects a winning entry to build on Governor’s Island.   Julie is a frequent contributor to AIANY’s e-Oculus publication and in 2014 she was honored with the National AIA Associates Award, the highest award given to individual associate AIA members.

Arthur Platt,

As former co-chair and founding member of the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee, Arthur regularly guides the Around Manhattan Architecture, Lower Manhattan Architecture and Freshkills Park Boat Tours.  In 2012 he created the Featured Guide Series that invites recognized NYC waterfront experts to share firsthand insights.  Through the AIA, Arthur also leads walking tours and tours of notable new buildings.  Arthur is a native New Yorker whose early professional experience at a number of NY firms fostered a deep interest in the City’s built environment.  In 1998 he co-founded Fink & Platt Architects. The firm creates highly crafted spaces, integrating a sustainable approach to architecture, restoration, and interiors.  The firm completed a renovation and addition for the Jewish Braille Institute, the master plan for Coney Island USA as well as numerous residential projects in NYC and the surrounding areas.


Doug Fox, Allied Professional, AIANY

Doug is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Vassar College with a B.A. in history.  He is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in tours that feature the architecture and history of the city. Since 2012, when joining the Architecture Tour Committee, Doug has been conducting the AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tours.  Doug highlights not only the recent and classic architectural gems but also the many industrial artifacts and structures that are seen from the boats as we circumnavigate Manhattan. In addition, he conducts architecture tours of the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center for the AIANY Chapter walking tour program. Doug’s Lower Manhattan walking tour focuses on changes in urban planning theories and practices from the mid-20th Century to the present that guided the development of the original Twin Towers and the new World Trade Center complex in starkly different directions.


John Shreve Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA

John guides the AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour and Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour.   He is a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide and privately organizes tours through Arbuckle Architecture Tours, LLC.  He co-chaired the AIA New York Chapter Historic Buildings Committee from 2011 until 2015.  He is the President of DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State, a local chapter of an international organization devoted to preserving Modern architecture. He was Director of Business Development at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates and Associate at Beckhard Richlan Szerbaty & Associates, successor to the office of Marcel Breuer. A resident of New York City since 1990, John received a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and studied real estate development at Columbia University. In 2016 the AIANY honored him with the Harry B. Rutkins Award in recognition of “his continuing work to raise the public’s awareness of architecture.”

JoeJoseph Lengeling

Joseph serves as the co-chair of the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee.  He moved to New York following graduate school at Cornell University and planned a two-year stint to pursue his architectural career before returning to his roots in the Midwest. His plan didn’t work so well as he quickly fell in love with the city and has lived here for over 35 years practicing for well known firms including Edward Larrabee Barnes, Mitchell/Giurgola, Cooper, Robertson, and FXFowle. Today, Joseph is a practicing architect practicing retirement so more of his time is spent conducting tours for the NY Chapter of the AIA including a walking tour of his neighborhood –Park Avenue South. He is a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide. Teaching was always integral to Joseph’s career and his tours weave lively stories of history, biography, design, and current affairs with a passion that reveals his love of architecture. Joseph was on the design team for Battery Park City urban design and the lead designer of Stuyvesant High School seen on the boat tours.



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