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AIANJ 2017 Design Awards

The 2017 AIANJ Design Competition The 2017 AIANJ Design Competition will be run electronically through a system called CadmiumCD. The electronic format will allow members to also participate the 2017 QUAD State Design Competition.  Instead of preparing a board, participants will upload photographs, drawings and copy into the system.  There have been minor changes to the submission categories this year for ease in…

Steven Safary, AIA, Past President of AIANS, suffered a massive stroke and passed on June 7. There will be a memorial service on August 5 at 11 AM at www.gaitamemorialhome.com/ Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls.  

    A Sustainable Engine for Innovation in Philadelphia Case Study: The University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center The University of Pennsylvania’s new Pennovation Center is a rebel, a futurist, a disruptor. It’s a phenomenon of a building that is also a machine for sparking new growth in the fields of learning, commerce, and community across greater Philadelphia and beyond. What’s more, its bold…

Looking for Architectural Revit Modeler   ECS Group’s laser-driven technologies – and 35+ years of experience – have made us the nation’s leading Building Survey and “As-Built” CAD/Revit Development Specialist!   We’re looking for an experienced professional to help our well-established and GROWING team to meet our clients’ ever-increasing requests for comprehensive Revit models and BIM support services.   Major Architectural firms, Developers,…

AIANJ 2018 Slate of Officers

2018 SLATE of OFFICERS   The slate of officers for 2018 AIANJ Executive Committee  is as follows, the election of these nominated officers will happen at the Annual Board Meeting on September 13th. President:    Verity Frizzell, AIA President Elect:     Judith Donnelly, AIA 1st Vice President:     Kim Vierheilig, AIA 2nd Vice President:    Ruth Bussacco, AIA Secretary:  John Cwikla, AIA (two…

On June 28th, we will gather to thank AIA West Jersey allied businesses and professionals at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.   This General Membership Networking Social will feature a tour of the brewery, food and beverages, the opportunity meet local representatives, and a continuing education presentation all in a relaxed setting. Event Update: This program has been approved for 3 HSW credits. Confirmed…

AIA New Jersey 2017 Design Awards will be juried in September.  Submission information will be released soon, with a submission deadline of August 15th.  What for more information. All entries can also be submitted for the 2017 QUAD State Conference. Find more information of the QUAD State Conference –   Mark your calendars to attend in the fall. Preliminary schedule for the QUAD…

“For the past six years I have been part of the NJ affiliate of the national ACE Mentor Program whose focus is to mentor students curious about the building industry. These professionals range from architects, interior designers, and landscape architects; civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; contractors, construction managers; and related companies and organizations.  Each dedicated member/mentor is willing to put long hours into a 100% voluntary effort, for the benefit of high school students…

      MAY GENERAL MEETING: Are you Financially Prepared for the future? Creating a Financial Plan by O’Leary Financial TOPICS TO DISCUSS: – Investing for Retirement – Principles of Investing – 2016 Market Review – 2017 Outlook LOCATION: Spring Lake Manor 415 NJ-71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 DATE: Monday, May 22, 2017 AGENDA: Registration/ Check-In – 5:00pm EP Meet & Greet  – 5:00pm-6:00pm Main…

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Carl Elefante, FAIA  National AIA President, 2018 AIA Newark & Suburban :  General Meeting #3 Design Impact Matters – Architects Shape Lives 2017 presents a changing landscape, as concerns over environmental decline, increasing atmospheric carbon, and competition for resources mount. At the same time, creative and courageous people are forging new pathways full of promise and hope. More and…

Due to a change in the NJ legislative schedule AIA NJ Architects Action Day will be postponed until November 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will be able to join us this fall. Do you want your voice to be heard? Take a stand to preserve the common values we share in our profession. When Architects speak up, policy makers…

Resilient Design Roundtables Sponsored by the Center for Resilient Design New Jersey Institute of Technology   Design experts and other development professionals will present ideas for (re)building in a resilient manner. Federal, state and local officials have been invited to raise questions and present viewpoints. Students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Open to all Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:00pm – 5:0pm AIA Room,…

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2014 AIA SMALL PROJECT AWARDS Submission Deadline: Before 5PM ET, November 18, 2013 The Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Knowledge Community presents the tenth annual Small Project Award Program to recognize the work of small project practitioners and to promote excellence in small project design. This Award Program strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring…

Request for Expressions of Interest Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit Monmouth County, New Jersey  The National Park Service, with the advice of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee, is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Submissions are due by 5 pm December 16, 2013. The NPS seeks proposals from…

    AIA-NJ to Target Superstorm Sandy Relief at 15th Annual ‘Canstruction’ Event on Nov. 14 and 15   LIVINGSTON, N.J.  (Sept. 5, 2013) – The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA-NJ) Newark and Suburban section today announced that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition to benefit local food bank programs, will be held on Nov. 14 and 15 at…

Watch video taken at news conference held Monday, October 28, 2013, on the need for Good Samaritan legislation in New Jersey on the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Majority Leader Greenwald on Improving Future Disaster Response, Recovery with Good Samaritan Bill (A-3694) See video here:  http://vimeo.com/78010727

Members of AIA-NJ were at the NJ State House today in support of Good Samaritan legislation. Reprinted from: News From The Assembly Democrats GREENWALD: GOOD SAMARITAN LAW NEEDED TO IMPROVE RESPONSE TO THE NEXT SUPERSTORM SANDY (TRENTON) — Joined by professional experts the day before the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall in New Jersey, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden,…

National IDP Design Competition This Competition is for those interns working with an advisor.  They can earn as much as 300 hours through participation in the Competition. Prequalification is not required; only submission by due date and application fee.  Teams are encouraged. More information and forms can be viewed on the aiasfv.org website.  

NJIT Technology and Society Forum Scientists, Architects, Engineers and Musicians – What Do They Have in Common? Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Campus Center Ballroom Musical Exploration with David Rimelis Click Here for more information: Rimelis_flyer

Join Women In Architecture New Jersey for a discussion with Jenny Whitson. Jenny Joined Gensler in 2011 and quickly paved her path to become part of the firms leadership in sustainability. Jenny brings over 7 years of experience and works on leading the sustainability effort at Gensler. With a Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University, Jenny balances her knowledge of both sustainability and…

The public voting portion of the 2013 AIA West Jersey Photography Competition is open.   Go to our website to place your vote for your favorite. Many great images were submitted to this years competition.  A panel of three jurors narrowed all the entries to the finalists that are in the public voting portion.  The jurors and public votes will decide the top…

When I first started working my way up through the officers ranks, I thought the presidency would be an easy position to hold.  You know kiss a couple of babies, cut some ribbons, easy stuff.  It is not true. This has been one of the busiest years of my life and one of the more fulfilling.  I have had the benefit of a…

By Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA AIANJ Regional Director, ’11-‘13 All, I have been involved in AIA New Jersey for many years, and am proud to serve as your Regional Director on the AIA National Board.  At the most recent AIA board meeting in September we had a very important vote that will direct AIA’s future.  Please read the Message from the AIA President…

                                      All:I would like to provide this update on the landmark decision made by the AIA National Board of Directors last week at our meeting in Toronto. I am so proud of the bold leadership of our Board that moves us closer to our goal…

The third 2013 Design Conference Keynote speakers is Kirsten Murray, partner and principal of Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, WA.   The firm is based on a simple principal –  “That buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives.” When she joined the firms’ owners group in 2008 it was  “continuing the evolution…

2013 Design Conference Keynote speaker Coren Sharples, AIA is a Founding Principal of SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction as well as a registered architect in the States of New York and New Jersey. Ms. Sharples holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business and Social Science, University of Maryland, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, where she graduated with Honors…

The National Green Building Standard, known as ICC-700, was approved yesterday (Jan. 29, 2009) as an American National Standard. The new Standard provides guidance for safe and sustainable building practices for residential construction, including both new and renovated single-family to high-rise residential buildings. This is the first and only green standard that is consistent and coordinated with the Code Council’s family of I-Codes…

AIA-NJ supports the proposed 18 month moratorium on COAH fees to promote economic activity in the state. We have formed a special task force which will research issues and make recommendations for COAH going forward. AIA-NJ has also been invited by State Senator Lesniak to participate in the COAH discussion over the next 18 months. 

The foundation has been laid to start AIA-NJ blogging. Let’s see where this goes.