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The Week in Trenton

September 13, 2010

Christie Proposes Ethics Reform Package Governor Christie this week proposed a series of ethics reform measures. The Governor also plans to propose reforms in the areas of pension and benefits, economic development and job creation, and education. Christie’s ethics reform proposal includes: A complete ban on dual office holding, ending the grandfathering of current legislators Read More

Building Design Might Save Earth

September 13, 2010

Climate change is a complicated problem, but New Mexico architect Edward Mazria says the solution is within reach – right in our homes, schools, office buildings and other structures. He founded Architecture 2030, a non-profit research organization that, in his words, looks at “energy, climate change and the economy, and how it all relates to Read More

REMEMBERING LEO!

September 13, 2010

By Raymond R. Heinrich, AIA There are times in a man’s life when you meet another, and find something familiar, at ease, at home, knowing and trusting. Nothing said, you look at his work and he looks at yours and you nod to each other. There are times when an Architect surveys the professional scene Read More

President's Corner

September 13, 2010

I hope you all had time to enjoy the long labor day weekend. School is back in session and AIA-NJ’s Design Day and East Coast Green conference are happening this week. This conference is a timely assessment of where we are at with meeting the first goal of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, reducing emissions in Read More

ERIN COLLINS JOINS BURIC AS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

September 13, 2010

SOMERVILLE, N.J. Erin Collins, Associate AIA, has joined Buric as an architectural designer. In her new role, Collins uses her knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and computer-aided design (CAD) to advance clients projects. She supervises the design and development of construction documents, estimates building costs, manages projects, researches materials and building codes, and conducts Read More

Award nominations are open for the following AIA Awards. Guidelines and applications can be found online at aia.org

September 13, 2010

Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture – Deadline October 8, 2010 Category One – Architects licensed in the United States and practicing in the private sector who have made a significant contribution to the quality of public architecture and who have established a portfolio of accomplishment to that end are eligible to be nominated. Category Read More

UPDATE: Small-Business Payroll Tax Increase Dropped From Senate Bill

August 4, 2010

(Updates with response from Finance Committee spokeswoman and Senate vote) By Martin Vaughan Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus ( D., Mont.) has removed a controversial proposal that would force lawyers, accountants and other professionals to pay more in payroll taxes from a broader proposal to extend Read More

President's Corner

August 4, 2010

Dear Members, I hope you have all had time or will be taking time for a vacation, however brief that may be. While summer rolls on, so does the recession. Unemployment in the design and construction industry continues to be at an all time high. As you probably know by now, AIA-NJ’s East Coast Green Read More

Jersey Animal Coalition Call for "Animal Houses"

August 4, 2010

With great pleasure, Jersey Animal Coalition invites New Jersey architects to create one-of-a-kind dog houses and cat structures to be featured at its August 23, 2010 “Dog Days of Summer” event. The event has two goals: To give architects an opportunity to promote their work at a well-attended and widely publicized event; and, thru the Read More

2010 Sustainable Design Survey

August 3, 2010

East Coast Green Keynote for Named One of Most Influential The annual Design Futures Council “2010 Sustainable Design Survey” of 240 design industry leaders in the U.S. was released this month, ranking Architecture 2030 among the top three most effective organizations (USGBC, AIA, and Architecture 2030) advancing green building design and construction in the U.S. Read More

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