Introducing Emily Palmer


This summer RFI had the pleasure of working with intern Emily  Palmer who is entering her senior year at Marist College this fall. Emily worked with both RFI and Trilogy Publications, applying her excellent research and writing/editing/proofreading skills to a range of projects.  Her favorite: research into a future book for Trilogy, Those Amazing Architects, and development of a preliminary outline. We wish Emily all the best in the year ahead!

NYSDOT selects RFI

RFI is part of a team that has been selected by NYSDOT to provide branding, print materials and a 45-minute video for a new DBE Orientation program the agency plans to launch for DBEs throughout New York State.  Heading the team is Monica Miles, president of MH Miles Company in Decatur, GA.


RFI helps Lilker Associates celebrate 30 years.


Lilker Associates 30th anniversary holiday message

Please take a look at the New Year’s message we developed for our long standing client, Lilker Associates. As Lilker begins its 30th year in business, we found an innovative way to communicate how far they have come. This web based animation uses no video and really simplifies delivery across all platforms. Congratulations Lilker!

RFI Promotes Prestigious Teacher-Scholar Symposium

Five of the nation’s leading research chemists and educators spoke at the third Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium on Friday, October 24, at the New York Academy of Sciences in downtown Manhattan. The day-long program was streamed live beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Symposium brought together past and present recipients of the Dreyfus Foundation’s Teacher-Scholar Awards, which are granted to talented, emerging faculty in the chemical sciences based on their independent research and teaching accomplishments. Approximately 40 of the most recent Teacher-Scholars presented posters of their research at this year’s event bracketed by feature presentations from four renowned past Teacher-Scholars and a preeminent digital learning expert.

Since 2008, RFI has been working with the Foundation whose mission is to advance research in the chemical sciences and has supported the Foundation with development of a website, annual reports, publicity and a video ( and click on photo of Dreyfus brothers).

Poster sessions featured presentations by Teacher-Scholars.

Poster sessions featured presentations by Teacher-Scholars.

Leroy Hood, Cofounder and President, Institute for Systems Biology, presenting on The Emergence of Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Catalyzing the Transformation of Healthcare.

Leroy Hood, Cofounder and President, Institute for Systems Biology, presenting on The Emergence of Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Catalyzing the Transformation of Healthcare.

ENR Profiles

This summer RFI wrote and coordinated design and layout for two important marketing profiles for ENR New York. July’s profile “New York’s Infrastructure—Envisioning the Future, Overcoming the Fiscal Challenges” was written for the General Contractors Association of New York: In August, in honor of the company’s 55th anniversary, RFI developed “Five Star Electric at 55”:


General Contractors Association of New York


Five Star Electric full page ad


The Pulaski Skyway among most scenic roads to travel in New Jersey

Photo by Timothy Vogel via Flickr under Creative Commons

Photo by Timothy Vogel via Flickr under Creative Commons

New Jersey has more highways than any other state in the nation, the Star-Ledger writes, but not all of them are pothole-studded miles of blacktop surrounded by sound walls, billboards and commerce. In fact, some of the most gorgeous stretches of roadways are in the Garden State, from the 3.5 mile Pulaski Skyway, which runs Jersey City to Newark, to tucked away corners like 20 miles on Route 542 in the Pine Barrens. Reporter Pete Genovese lists his favorite 10 scenic stretches, all worthy of a Sunday drive. Travelers take note: The Pulaski Skyway is open southbound only (towards Newark) but still makes for quite a scenic – and exciting – ride.

ACE NYC fundraiser a hit at 4 WTC

Bruce Lilker, Rose Reichman, Nancy Coopersmith and Beck Towery

Bruce Lilker, Nancy Coopersmith, Rose Reichman and Beck Towery

A great time was had by all at the 8th annual ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York Fall Cocktail Event showcasing 4 World Trade Center September 17.

On a gloriously perfect evening, the 365 degree spectacular views from the 68th floor wowed attendees. RFI’s Rose Reichman originated the concept of these annual fundraisers showcasing an innovative new building in NYC and once again put together last night’s event.

Over 250 people attended and $141,000 was raised for ACE.  Following a video on Maki Associates’ architectural design, presentations were made on the structural engineering by Richard Garlock, LERA; the construction by Amy Wincko of Tishman Construction; and the overall site development from Malcolm Williams, Silverstein Properties.

Event Chairman Bruce Lilker, President, Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers, made the concluding remarks thanking the top level sponsors who had contributed $5,000 each.  These include: Five Star Electric, Gerner, Kronick, + Valcarcel Architects DPC, Jaros, Baum and Bolles, Lilker, STV, Schindler Elevator, Silverstein Properties, Tishman Construction, Tishman Speyer and Weidlinger Associates.

For information on the ACE Mentor program, go to