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AIA New Jersey’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Comes to a Close

September 30, 2018

AIA New Jersey’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Comes to a Close   Throughout September, AIA New Jersey shared stories from our Hispanic members in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Each story told of challenges and achievement, and goals set on even further growth as Architects. If you have missed any segments, catch up here… Read More

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA’s Culture Has Shaped Her Practice

September 26, 2018

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA’s Culture Has Shaped Her Practice I earned my bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. That’s where I’m from. After graduating, I decided to come to the United States for my Master’s Degree. It was a difficult challenge for me to continue my studies at the Read More

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Angelica Arent, Associate AIA, Success Story, Here and Abroad

September 15, 2018

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Angelica Arent, Associate AIA Success Story, Here and Abroad   I was born and raised in Mexico City in a family of architects. My study of architecture began at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where I earned a Bachelor of Architecture. From there, I became a Registered Architect in Mexico.  Early Read More

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Karla Gutierrez Glover, Associate AIA, Dedicated to the Healing Process Through Design

September 10, 2018

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Karla Gutierrez Glover, Associate AIA Dedicated to the Healing Process Through Design     “I was born in El Salvador and came to the United States thanks to my mother’s sacrifice.  I was nine, fleeing the extreme violence of the civil war that lasted 12 years, and the terror that was lived Read More

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Meet AIA New Jersey Member Manuel Pereiras, AIA

September 6, 2018

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Meet AIA New Jersey Member Manuel Pereiras, AIA “Much of the construction work force is Hispanic and often English is their second and weaker language.   There is a strong sense of camaraderie, mutual respect and most of all a feeling of pride when a crew realizes the architect speaks their language. Read More

New Data from NCARB Shows Little Change in Diversity of Licensed Architects

September 6, 2018

New Data from NCARB Shows Little Change in Diversity of Licensed Architects   The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has released new data outlining the current state of diversity within the field of architecture. The results indicate that while diversity among licensure candidates is improving, the rate at which non-white individuals are abandoning their pursuit Read More

AIA New Jersey Equity in Architecture Initiative is Looking for K-12 Presentations

August 13, 2018

AIA New Jersey Equity in Architecture Initiative is Looking for K-12 Presentations The AIA NJ Equity in Architecture Committee is establishing a K-12 Electronic Reference Library.  We are looking for any member that may have a presentation, program or any reference document geared towards Kindergarten through 12th grade students.  The goal of the K12 initiative is to get Read More

The American Institute of Architects Brings Architecture Into New Jersey Classrooms in Celebration of 2018 National Architecture Week

April 21, 2018

The American Institute of Architects Brings Architecture Into New Jersey Classrooms in Celebration of 2018 National Architecture Week   In celebration of NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK 2018, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NJ) is sending ARCHITECTS  and ARCHITECTURE into New Jersey’s schools. Chapter President Verity Frizzell, FAIA, LEED AP+BD+C, had Read More

The Architects League of Northern New Jersey Welcomes AIA New Jersey President, Verity Frizzell, FAIA

April 4, 2018

ALNNJ Dinner Meeting Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6PM   Presented by 2018 AIA New Jersey President Verity Frizzell, FAIA 1 LU 2018 AIA New Jersey President Verity Frizzell, FAIA will discuss the AIA National Equity in Architecture Commission report with findings and recommendations for expanding and strengthening the commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in Read More

AIA New Jersey Promotes Architects in Schools for National Architecture Week 2018

March 7, 2018

AIA New Jersey Promotes Architects in Schools for National Architecture Week 2018 Architects in School training has ended and our materials are in their final edit. Even if you missed training you can still participate! Register today with Lori Lee at llee@psinj.com so we can keep you up to date on the latest release of Read More

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