Practice Management

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2014 AIA SMALL PROJECT AWARDS Submission Deadline: Before 5PM ET, November 18, 2013 The Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Knowledge Community presents the tenth annual Small Project Award Program to recognize the work of small project practitioners and to promote excellence in small project design. This Award Program strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring…

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…

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…

The third 2013 Design Conference Keynote speakers is Kirsten Murray, partner and principal of Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, WA.   The firm is based on a simple principal –  “That buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives.” When she joined the firms’ owners group in 2008 it was  “continuing the evolution…

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…

NJBIZ List of NJ Architectural Firms

New Jersey’s leading business newspaper and reference source, is preparing a list of New Jersey’s Architectural Firms, ranked by the number of New Jersey licensed architects. We seek your cooperation in adding information about your organization to our database. This will ensure that your company is considered for the list read by business professionals and consumers statewide. The top 25 companies with the…

AIA Contract Documents is excited to announce our new release, which includes innovative solutions that address some of the industry’s latest trends, including Integrated Project Delivery, sustainability and federally funded projects. Current AIA Contract Documents customers are encouraged to attend a webcast on Tuesday, November 10 to learn about what’s new in our latest software release – bit.ly/12TTC2. Earn 1.5 learning units.

Note: This article appeared in the June 2009 edition of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal and the August 2009 edition of the Mann Report. 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 say…

NOTE: This article previously appeared in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal in June 2009 and is slated to appear in the Mann Report in December. 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…

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 by Partner Lawrence P. Powers. By serving the…

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 program was designed to help displaced workers in…

New Jersey design professionals that do public work need to be aware that a long time practice of theirs concerning the inclusion of hard copies of prevailing wage determinations in their project specifications may no longer be advisable. As you are aware, New Jersey law requires the payment of prevailing wages on public projects. Accordingly, design professionals always include provisions in their specifications…

A state-funded program offers those who were recently laid off and are collecting unemployment in the state of NJ access to free CAD and BIM training. For eligible New Jersey residents, Robotech offers a comprehensive training program approved by the Department of Labor for unemployed architects, interior designers, engineers, draftspersons or those interested in the architectural and engineering fields. The 10-week program includes…

For more than 120 years, AIA Contract Documents has been the mainstay of the construction industry featuring a comprehensive suite of contractual documents that address the full spectrum of design and construction projects, large and small. Learn about AIA Contract Documents We are the proven standard to count on: We offer the industry’s most widely accepted contract documents 90% of contractors, architects, lawyers and…

AIA Small Firm Task Force Meets

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. Some initiatives already under discussion include providing templates…