Environment

    A Sustainable Engine for Innovation in Philadelphia Case Study: The University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center The University of Pennsylvania’s new Pennovation Center is a rebel, a futurist, a disruptor. It’s a phenomenon of a building that is also a machine for sparking new growth in the fields of learning, commerce, and community across greater Philadelphia and beyond. What’s more, its bold…

On June 26, 2017, NJ Senate passed S-3317 to require NJ to Join Climate Alliance to uphold Paris Climate Accord. AIA NJ supports the passing of this Senate Bill. Along with AIA National, AIA NJ stands for a sustainable future and for protecting communities from the impact of climate change.  Climate change caused by human activity remains one of the most urgent challenges…

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Carl Elefante, FAIA  National AIA President, 2018 AIA Newark & Suburban :  General Meeting #3 Design Impact Matters – Architects Shape Lives 2017 presents a changing landscape, as concerns over environmental decline, increasing atmospheric carbon, and competition for resources mount. At the same time, creative and courageous people are forging new pathways full of promise and hope. More and…

Resilient Design Roundtables Sponsored by the Center for Resilient Design New Jersey Institute of Technology   Design experts and other development professionals will present ideas for (re)building in a resilient manner. Federal, state and local officials have been invited to raise questions and present viewpoints. Students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Open to all Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:00pm – 5:0pm AIA Room,…

Request for Expressions of Interest Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit Monmouth County, New Jersey  The National Park Service, with the advice of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee, is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Submissions are due by 5 pm December 16, 2013. The NPS seeks proposals from…

Join Women In Architecture New Jersey for a discussion with Jenny Whitson. Jenny Joined Gensler in 2011 and quickly paved her path to become part of the firms leadership in sustainability. Jenny brings over 7 years of experience and works on leading the sustainability effort at Gensler. With a Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University, Jenny balances her knowledge of both sustainability and…

5 Reasons to Attend East Coast Green: 1. Get CEUs for BOTH AIA and USGBC in one location for a very reasonable price 2. Relevant and timely educational workshops on incentives, policy, design highlighted by prominent keynotes 3. Networking opportunities with potential clients 4. See NJ Architects’ design talent at Design Day 5. The beach in September…. Early Bird registration ends July 31st…

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Plant Fantasies and FXFOWLE Architects recently conducted a tour of the green roof at 250 Hudson Street for members of the Urban Green Council, the New York chapter of  the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Scott Melching, FXFOWLE project architect for 250 Hudson Street, and Michael Tull, landscape designer for Plant Fantasies, explained  the  sustainable aspects of the intensive and extensive green roof to tour…