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April 23, 2018

Editor: Every year, a week in April is chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to celebrate Architecture across the country.  April is chosen because it is the birth month of Thomas Jefferson, the country’s third President, and a self-taught amateur architect. Two famous buildings everyone should know are his home, Monticello, and the Read More

We Need More Women Bosses

April 3, 2018

We Need More Women Bosses By Catherine Lorentz, AIA   I’m an architect and love saying that.  I love what I do for a living, love my career and my profession.  Recently, I was asked to could contribute to the conversation by sharing my experiences as a woman in the world of the #MeToo movement. Read More

It’s Not Me!

April 3, 2018

It’s Not Me! by Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA I was recently out to lunch with a colleague. There was a TV running in the background and during a lull in the conversation, I could hear an advertisement for a program showing later on a cable network. My jaw dropped, and my eyes bulged at the Read More

You Want Us to Do What? The First Day of Architecture School…

November 8, 2017

by Aric Gitomer, AIA   Image taken & altered from Virginia Tech: http://www.archdesign.vt.edu/home/images/home-1.jpg   Close to 40 years ago I walked into Cowgill Hall, the School of Architecture building at Virginia Tech. I was directed to what was to be my home for my first year away from home. You might think your dorm room is Read More

WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST

November 5, 2017

By Jerome Leslie Eben, FAIA   Please do not let the title of this article scare you. It is not about Zoning or Planning Boards.  It is borrowed from a new off-Broadway play that I saw this past Halloween weekend.   The WP Theater at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street just 40 or so blocks north from Read More

CORNERSTONE Celebrates 30th Anniversary

November 1, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ (12 September 2017) – – Cornerstone Architectural Group, LLC, celebrated 30 years in business during a reception at the firm’s Hamilton Boulevard office building. Staff, invited guests, clients, business partners, friends and family gathered at an outdoor social gathering amid tasty treats and favorite beverages. The celebration was highlighted by Borough Council Read More

In the 5 Years since Hurricane Sandy, AIA-NJ has Increased their Commitment to Resiliency

October 29, 2017

  “AIA-NJ is really a model of how to get it done after a disaster.” ~ Illya Azaraoff, AIA Contributors: Illya Azaraoff, AIA; Bruce Turner, AIA; Justin Mihalik, AIA and Laurence Parisi, AIA Editor: Stacey Kliesch, AIA   In 2012, in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy, AIA-NJ’s members were getting back on their feet. Read More

Hurricane 101 – FOR ARCHITECTS

October 28, 2017

for nerds, geeks and dreamers A soliloquy by Laurence E. Parisi, AIA   I recall in architectural school at NYIT, there was a special section in the computer department for architects. Established to enable architectural students to complete their course requirements, I was told architect’s logic did not jive with the computer logic and they Read More

Knowing Sandy

October 26, 2017

By: Susan P Bristol, AIA, NJ PP, LEED AP                                                               spbarch@gmail.com SPB Architecture LLC, Rocky Hill, NJ 609.924.7989 Spbarchitecture.com (Adjunct Professor at NJIT, CoA+D, School of Architecture)     Architecture, having been consumed by the movement toward sustainability in recent decades, now has a new mandate. Resilience.  In post-Sandy NJ (and NJ River basins since Read More

Sandy

October 25, 2017

A Poem by Susan P Bristol, AIA, NJ PP, USGBC  (1.19.14)   A footprint shows that we were there A postcard says ‘wish you were here’.   The sandcastle building was there The waves come in and wash it where?   Survey measures, land is here Sign says, build it there Sandy comes, land is Read More

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