Members & the Community

On May 4, 2017 AIA NJ President, Ben Lee, AIA, Immediate Past President, Justin Mihalik, AIA and NJIT Associate Dean for Academics, John Cays, along with a Sussex County Board Member were invited to serve as design jury for the Senior Projects at Sussex County Technical School. Two project teams made their presentations: One for conversion of a barn into a residence. They completed…

On June 28th, we will gather to thank AIA West Jersey allied businesses and professionals at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.   This General Membership Networking Social will feature a tour of the brewery, food and beverages, the opportunity meet local representatives, and a continuing education presentation all in a relaxed setting. Event Update: This program has been approved for 3 HSW credits. Confirmed…

“For the past six years I have been part of the NJ affiliate of the national ACE Mentor Program whose focus is to mentor students curious about the building industry. These professionals range from architects, interior designers, and landscape architects; civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; contractors, construction managers; and related companies and organizations.  Each dedicated member/mentor is willing to put long hours into a 100% voluntary effort, for the benefit of high school students…

By Laurence E. Parisi, AIA A very special event took place during the 2017 AIA Conference in Orlando, for which I was privileged to be a part.  The mission of this event, sponsored by the Andersen Window Company under the auspices of the Cheeriodical Children’s Foundation, was to bring happiness to children receiving medical care at the Florida Hospital for Children. When asked…

On June 1st, Team RSC had a great time participating in the Corporate FunRun 5K held at the Meadowlands Racetrack. AIA NJ Members John Capazzi, Ken Mihalik, Erik Polyzou, Jae Jang and Eva Peragallo participated. RSC is proud to Tackle Kids Cancer. Our team of 25 was excited to support pediatric cancer research!

The Bergen County Historic Preservation Commission commends the Closter Borough Hall with an award on May 4th, 2017

On May 4, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Department of Parks, the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs and the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board, celebrating 35 years of historic preservation in Bergen County, N.J., recognized 13 deserving recipients with Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards. AIA NJ wishes to congratulate the design team, including AIA…

Historic Building Architects, LLC receives New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office Award for BAYADA

  Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, Principal, Historic Building Architects LLC 312 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 Tel 609-393-3999 Fax 609-393-4333 www.hba-llc.com   Historic Overview:   This is an excellent example of a Greek Revival Italianate wood frame house built in 1858 by John Buzby. The house is located in the heart of the Moorestown Historic District at the intersection of Main Street and Mill…

Due to a change in the NJ legislative schedule AIA NJ Architects Action Day will be postponed until November 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will be able to join us this fall. Do you want your voice to be heard? Take a stand to preserve the common values we share in our profession. When Architects speak up, policy makers…

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…

    AIA-NJ to Target Superstorm Sandy Relief at 15th Annual ‘Canstruction’ Event on Nov. 14 and 15   LIVINGSTON, N.J.  (Sept. 5, 2013) – The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA-NJ) Newark and Suburban section today announced that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition to benefit local food bank programs, will be held on Nov. 14 and 15 at…

NJIT Technology and Society Forum Scientists, Architects, Engineers and Musicians – What Do They Have in Common? Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Campus Center Ballroom Musical Exploration with David Rimelis Click Here for more information: Rimelis_flyer

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…

The public voting portion of the 2013 AIA West Jersey Photography Competition is open.   Go to our website to place your vote for your favorite. Many great images were submitted to this years competition.  A panel of three jurors narrowed all the entries to the finalists that are in the public voting portion.  The jurors and public votes will decide the top…

When I first started working my way up through the officers ranks, I thought the presidency would be an easy position to hold.  You know kiss a couple of babies, cut some ribbons, easy stuff.  It is not true. This has been one of the busiest years of my life and one of the more fulfilling.  I have had the benefit of a…

By Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA AIANJ Regional Director, ’11-‘13 All, I have been involved in AIA New Jersey for many years, and am proud to serve as your Regional Director on the AIA National Board.  At the most recent AIA board meeting in September we had a very important vote that will direct AIA’s future.  Please read the Message from the AIA President…

2013 Design Conference Keynote speaker Coren Sharples, AIA is a Founding Principal of SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction as well as a registered architect in the States of New York and New Jersey. Ms. Sharples holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business and Social Science, University of Maryland, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, where she graduated with Honors…

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…

For the 5th year, AIA West Jersey is sponsoring it’s juried photography competition to celebrate architecture and the built environment. Cash prizes awarded in three categories, submit your photo today. Entry deadline is August 4, 2010. For more info or entry form: www.aiawestjersey.org

Project Team Awarded with New Town Center & Traditional Neighborhood Development Acknowledgement at Reception. At the recent New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth award reception held at the Newark Club, Sharbell Development Corporation, along with Feinberg and Associates, P.C., a Voorhees, N.J.-based architectural design firm, and the town of Robbinsville, N.J., received the award in the New Town Center & Traditional Neighborhood Development category…

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…

Collingswood, NJ (June 3, 2010) – Two major urban revitalization projects being designed by a local architectural firm were awarded HOPE VI Revitalization grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HOPE VI funding program was developed in 1992 to transform severely distressed public housing developments into viable, mixed-income communities and to change the shape of public housing….

Third Annual Ceremony Celebrates New Jersey Legends The New Jersey Hall of Fame honored almost a dozen inductees at a star-studded gala ceremony on Sunday, May 2nd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The inductees included Count Basie, Judy Blume, Justice William Brennan, Danny DeVito, Larry Doby, Michael Graves, Carl Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Alice Paul, Les Paul, Susan Sarandon, Wally…

The Newark and Suburban Architects section of AIA-NJ was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a “Grassroots” excellence award for its 2008 “Live the Box” international design competition. The design competition challenged innovative designers to “re-invent the box” by using shipping containers as both building blocks and primary design elements in a conceptual urban, multi-family, mixed-use project for Newark,…

Architecture, Construction and Engineering Mentor Program Introduces Students to Design Careers in Cumberland County. Students from six area high schools have proposed a new athletic facility for the former Vineland Speedway site as part of a unique mentoring program they have been participating in since September. The student plan calls for a new athletic complex for both Cumberland County College and the community,…

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Trenton Area is currently in need of an architect to work pro bono or reduced fees to design a two story single family home of approximately 1200 square feet. The room requirements are 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, kitchen, living/dining room combination with a full basement. The house will be located in an urban setting on a city main street…

Monday, March 1, 2010 Last updated: Monday March 1, 2010, 6:48 PM BY CLAIRE HEININGER STATE HOUSE BUREAU TRENTON — The federal government will not bail out New Jersey’s insolvent unemployment insurance fund, but it may find ways to lessen the state’s burden, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said Monday. With 27 states having borrowed about $30 billion from the feds to pay their…

—Architects, Real Estate Professionals, Students and Alumni to Gather at Design Exhibit— NEWARK, N.J. (February 24, 2010)—The College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host its fifth annual Design Showcase on April 15, 2010, at Weston Hall on the NJIT Campus in Newark, New Jersey. From 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, registrants are invited to view…

Students Help Feed Hungry With Design Contest That Benefits Community Food Programs AIA-NJ) announces that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Oct. 27, 2009, at The Atrium in Rowan Hall. Students mentored by architects, engineers and professors will compete to design and build giant structures made entirely…

Carl Kemm Loven Noted for Charming Norman Designs GLEN ROCK, N.J. – It wasn’t quite the same as inspecting the Dead Sea Scrolls, but for amateur historians Nancy Atkins Peck and Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA, the level of excitement was no less great. What they were inspecting was a cache of the plans of architect Carl Kemm Loven that had been stored in…

AIA-NJ has nominated architect Michael Graves, FAIA, of Princeton, N.J., to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The nomination was made by Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, president of AIA-NJ, which is based in Trenton, on behalf of the organization. Graves has been in the forefront of architectural design since he founded his practice in Princeton in 1964. He is an influential theorist, as…

TRENTON, N.J. (August 13, 2009) — Bruce D. Turner, AIA, a member of AIA South Jersey, was recently appointed to the 2009 Community Committee of the national board of AIA. Turner, of Bruce D. Turner, Architect of Vineland, N.J., has been a member of AIA-NJ since 1985 and of AIA-NJ’s South Jersey section since 1986. He served as president of AIA-NJ in 2005…

ACE Program Seeking to Expand in New Jersey VINELAND, N.J. (JULY 24) – The highly successful ACE (architecture, construction and engineering) Mentor Program of America, in which building industry professionals, including members of AIA-NJ, serve as mentors for high school students seeking careers in the building industry, is seeking to expand in New Jersey. The ACE program is seeking design and construction professionals…

(JULY 30, 2009) — AIA Newark and Suburban has announced that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held for the first time this year at the Prudential Center in Newark N.J. Through their “Jersey Hockey Fights Hunger” initiative, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils will host Canstruction, along with their annual food drive to be held…

The Center for Architecture announces the publication of the third edition of Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City, the most comprehensive book on the architectural treasures of Philadelphia. Authored by John Andrew Gallery, this updated, comprehensive guide provides descriptions and photographs of over four hundred of the city’s important buildings, with seven walking tours, historical timelines, and short biographies of Philadelphia architects…

VINELAND, N.J. (JULY 24) – The highly successful ACE (architecture, construction and engineering) Mentor Program of America, in which building industry professionals, including members of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), serve as mentors for high school students seeking careers in the building industry, is seeking to expand in New Jersey. The ACE program is seeking design and…

Bells Labs, Architecturally Significant Modernist Building in Holmdel, N.J. HOLMDEL, N.J. (July 17, 2009) — Though most had seen photos of the Bell Labs building designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen — or even studied it in school — few of the architects who recently toured the shuttered building in Holmdel were prepared for the awe-inspiring scale and drama of the building, which…

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. At the end of each day, he looked…

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 David Lummis, AIA), USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii…

The partnership of AIA Newark & Suburban, Emerging Professionals and the Young Architects Forum invites designers from all over the world to find innovative, visionary and compelling proposals for a Newark, New Jersey Visitor’s Center. For more information goto: www.visitnewarknj.org/Home/Welcome.html

The Newark Suburban Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is pleased to announce the 11th annual New Jersey CANstruction competition has a new home! In October the competition will be held at The Prudential Center Arena in Newark to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. To celebrate our new location for 2009, structures made entirely from canned foods should be…

Turn-of-the-Century Structure Is National Historic Landmark ORANGE, N.J. — The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced its support of the restoration of the historic Orange Public Library at 348 Main St. in Orange, N.J., with a financial contribution. The contribution was made at a recent fund-raising event at which Samuel G. White, a great-grandson of architect Stanford White,…

Part of Effort to Preserve Fairytale Norman-Style Homes GLEN ROCK, N.J. – The fairytale Norman-style homes of New Jersey architect Carl Kemm Loven served as a source of inspiration and admiration for a group of more than 20 architects from the Architects League of Northern New Jersey who toured the homes on May 9. The tour, which was sponsored by the Architects League,…

TRENTON, N.J. (April 19,2009) — Two members of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) will be featured as “green-building pioneers” on a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television feature on green builders. Deane Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J., and David E….

New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) Launches Blog in Observance of National Architecture Week