AIA-NJ Blog

The 2017 AIA QUAD Conference is a Great Success

November 16, 2017

If your office was a little quiet at the end of last week, perhaps your colleagues were participating in the 2017 AIA QUAD States conference in Albany, New York. This program was a joint venture between AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, AIA Pennsylvania and AIA Connecticut.   The evening before the conference, AIA 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

CALL TO ACTION, AIA NJ Members: Join LAN Today!

November 3, 2017

A  d  v  o  c  a  c  y     C  e  n  t  e  r Prevent Architecture Firms From Paying Higher Taxes Congressional leaders have unveiled a plan to rewrite our nation’s tax code, but thousands of architecture firms could be excluded from lower tax rates. We need to tell Congress – right now – 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

The AIA NJ 2018 Design Award Winners are Announced

October 27, 2017

  2018 Design Awards Winners   Thank you to all the participants in the 2017 Design Competition.  All the submissions were of quality, distinction and worthiness.  Below are this years winners. Built – Commercial, Institutional, Educational or Multi-Family Residential Design HONOR Novartis Visitor Reception Building East Hanover, New Jersey Weiss / Manfredi MERIT Edward P. Evans Read More

AIA NJ Executive Director Joseph Simonetta promoted to Senior Partner at Public Strategies Impact

October 27, 2017

On October 10, 2017 PSI announced that they had promoted two outstanding members of their staff: top Democratic strategist, William Maer, and AIA NJ Executive Director,  Joseph Simonetta, to Senior Partner.   AIA NJ is very proud and excited to extend our congratulations to Joe! Upon joining AIA-NJ in 1995 as executive director, Joe brought with him Read More

Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects

October 26, 2017

Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, Past President and Regional Representative for AIA NJ, has been appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects by NJ Governor Chris Christie. His term begins immediately and ends April 29, 2022. The Governor’s Appointment’s office expressed their confidence in Bob’s ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position with 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

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