AIA-NJ Blog

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

SUPER STORM SANDY- FIVE YEARS AFTER   Lessons learned….. or not.

October 25, 2017

By Laurence E. Parisi, AIA New Jersey has approximately 141 miles of shore coastline, a substantial amount of land along the Hudson River, and many inland marshy estuaries; a significant amount of these lands in our state are still unsettled and in disrepair from Superstorm Sandy. In retrospect, what have we learned?   On my trips Read More

Spiezle Architectural Group Announces Significant New Hires and Promotions

August 16, 2017

Firm Credits Continued Growth to Sustained Strategy Focused on Enhancing Scope, Depth and Diversity of Client Capabilities   HAMILTON, NJ and MEDIA, PA– August 15, 2017 Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., an award-winning, full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm, is pleased to announce several significant new hires and promotions. The moves illustrate the effective implementation Read More

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

August 16, 2017

On August 14, 2017, a terrific article on the East Point Lighthouse was published in The Daily Journal. Despite the extensive coverage, the architect, AIA NJ Member and Chair of the AIA NJ Historic Resources Committee, Michael Calafati, AIA, was left out of the article. Read the article by clicking here. Upon noticing this, New Jersey Read More

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