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MBB’s Taylor Aikin moderated an educational workshop at the Center for Architecture on May 17th called: Real Estate 101 for Communities of Faith.

The video is now available at the following link.

This educational workshop for faith-based organizations will cover the fundamentals of real-estate use, adaptation, and development in New York City. Expert panelists will describe the possibilities, processes, players, risks, resources, and policy goals associated with the physical assets of communities of faith. This event is a collaboration between the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee and Bricks and Mortals.

Bricks and Mortals is a grassroots membership organization comprised of individuals and organizations from faith-based institutions and the development sector that provides resources, connections, and trainings to empower congregations in NYC to maximize and monetize their real property to support their mission, benefit the community, and continue their good work.


Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church; Board Co-Chair, Bricks and Mortals
Jason Labate, Partner, Goldstein Hall Attorneys; Board Co-Chair, Bricks and Mortals
Kate Toth, Executive Director, Bricks and Mortals
Matthew Dunbar, Vice President for External Affairs, Habitat for Humanity, Facilitator, Manhattan Borough President’s “Land Use and Zoning Action Guide for Religious Facilities”; Leadership Committee Member, Bricks and Mortals

Taylor Aikin, AIA LEED GA, Associate Partner, MBB Architects; Board Member, Bricks & Mortals; Program Director, AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee

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