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The Lieb House on the Move

March 20, 2009

March 10, 2009 – There has been a flurry of media attention about the Lieb House’s successful transport from Long Beach Island, NJ and arrival on Long Island. After being loaded onto a barge at Barnegat, it floated by Pier 17 in NYC (South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge), on it’s way to final destination Read More

Only 40 but Having A Change of Life – The Lieb House

March 20, 2009

February 2009 – by Fred B. Adelson, Ph.D. Professor, Art Department, Rowan University As some may know, New Jersey is regrettably loosing the Lieb House by Venturi and Rauch. During the 1960s, this home on Long Beach Island and the Vanna Venturi House (Chestnut Hill, PA) were Robert Venturi’s only two residential commissions to go Read More

The Future of Eero Saarinen's Bell Labs

March 20, 2009

Janaury 2009 – AIA-NJ was the lead organizer and sponsor of a three day charrette to plan for the survival and adaptation of Bell Labs. The Bell Lab’s Charrette Report which documents the importance of Saarinen’s masterpiece, the charrette process and the collaborative efforts of architects, landscape architects, engineers, historians, planners, and interns is available: Read More

Bell Labs More Flexible, More Adaptable

March 20, 2009

May 2008 – A three-day brainstorming event of architects, landscape architects, preservationists, planners, historians, mechanical engineers, and sustainable consultants concluded on Sunday with innovative visions and exciting news that the nearly 2,000,000 square foot office building and research facility in Holmdel, originally built as Bell Laboratories on 472 acres, has immense capacity for rehabilitation and Read More

By-Laws Amendments Passed at Members Meeting

March 15, 2009

At a membership meeting of the Chapter held on February 17, two bylaws amendments were passed which will now allow the Chapter to issue Chapter meeting notices and distribute election ballots via e-mail. The details of these bylaws amendments (#5-2009 and #6-2009) can be reviewed at the following location on AIA NJ’s website: http://www.aia-nj.org/meeting2009.shtml. From this Read More

February Special Members Meeting

February 15, 2009

February 17th a special Members Meeting has been called to discuss and vote on a proposed by-laws change. If you want more information go to www.aia-nj.org or call the office to have information faxed to you. This is your AIA, hope to see you there. AIA-NJ Members Meeting February 17, 2009 @ 6:00 pm NK Read More

AIA Small Firm Task Force Meets

February 15, 2009

Under the leadership of Jeffrey Rosenblum, AIA, the task force met on January 7, 2009 to begin the process of assessing the needs of this member segment. The goal is to determine what the AIA should be doing to better serve the special needs of small firms, loosely defined as having 20 or fewer employees. Read More

New Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Tax-Exempt Organizations

February 15, 2009

Small tax-exempt organizations (charitable organizations such as youth athletic leagues) that previously were not required to file returns because their gross receipts were normally $25,000 or less may be required to file an annual electronic notice. The Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 added this filing requirement to improve transparency within the non-profit sector and Read More

Grassroots 2009

February 8, 2009

Approximately 30 representatives from all sections of AIA-NJ attended the AIA National Grassroots conference in Washington DC on Feb 4 -7 to meet with their legislators and learn new leadership skills.     AIA-NJ officers Jason Kliwinski, David DelVecchio, Lauren Thompsen, Stacey Kliesch and Seth Leeb met with Senator Lautenberg on February 5th to discuss the Stimulus Package Read More

National Green Building Standard Approved

February 5, 2009

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 Read More

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