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New Jersey Court Strikes Down "Open Space" Set-Asides

July 15, 2009

New Jersey homebuilders are applauding a unanimous June decision by the state Supreme Court that stops towns from requiring builders and developers to set aside land for open space (or pay a cash fee) as a permitting condition for housing developments. In the cases of New Jersey Shore Builders Association v. Township of Jackson and Read More

New Jersey Court Strikes Down "Open Space" Set-Asides

July 15, 2009

New Jersey homebuilders are applauding a unanimous June decision by the state Supreme Court that stops towns from requiring builders and developers to set aside land for open space (or pay a cash fee) as a permitting condition for housing developments. In the cases of New Jersey Shore Builders Association v. Township of Jackson and Read More

N.J. Architect Unveils Puerto Rican Community Center

July 14, 2009

Reprinted from the Philadelphia Inquirer By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer Carlos Castro, AIA, arrived in Camden from Puerto Rico a quarter-century ago, unable to muster a word of English as a student at East Camden Middle School. But he kept a notepad in his pocket and wrote down everything he saw on the street. Read More

AIA West Jersey Hosts Annual Photography Competition

July 8, 2009

For the fourth year, AIA West Jersey is sponsoring a juried Photography Competition to celebrate architecture and the built environment. Images from past years entries have circled the globe, highlighting architecture from here in New Jersey to Italy, Scotland, Japan and more. The top three 2009 selections were awarded to the Philadelphia Comcast Building (by Read More

Green Building Attorneys Earn LEED Accreditation

July 8, 2009

Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP of New Brunswick, NJ announces that four of our attorneys passed the LEED exam and are now LEED Accredited Professionals, certified by the Green Building Institute. Anthony Iacocca, Richard Gaeckle, Jacob Grouser and Vincent Carita, play significant roles in the firm’s recently formed Green Building practice group, led Read More

AIA-NJ Talks About Architectural Issues With Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

June 30, 2009

Members of AIA New Jersey, including AIA-NJ President Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, attended a fundraiser for the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA). In attendance was Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Chairman of the RGA as well as Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Christie. The event was another in a long list of events funded by APAC. The RGA has Read More

Autodesk Adds Significant New Benefits to Assistance Program

June 30, 2009

Displaced Workers Now Have Access to 17 Products and Enhanced eLearning; Employers Get Discount for Hiring Program Participants; New Term License for AutoCAD software With more than 5,000 participants in the Autodesk Assistance Program and more than 5,000 product downloads to date, Autodesk is announcing significant additions to the program announced six weeks ago. The Read More

Status of IBC2009 in New Jersey

June 25, 2009

Note from Codes & Standards Committee on IBC2009 Many of our members have heard rumors that a new IBC code is going to be adopted for use in the state of New Jersey over the next month. The AIA-NJ Code Committee chair had a discussion with DCA and was told that they are targeting December Read More

How the Public Perceives the Architect

June 17, 2009

This article appeared in Vol. 21, Issue 6 of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (June 12, 2009) By Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA, PP, CID, NFPA When I am at a gathering and meeting people for the first time, it is inevitable that they will ask, “What do you do for a living?” When I Read More

WHY THE ARCHITECT SHOULD BE THE LEAD PROFESSIONAL ON A HOME-BUILDING TEAM

June 17, 2009

Article appeared in Vol. 21, Issue 6 of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (June 12, 2009) By Seth A. Leeb, AIA Immediate Past President, New Jersey Chapter, American Institute of Architects Seth A. Leeb, AIA, immediate past present of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) is the principal of Read More

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