April 11, 2023Reading Time: 5 minutes
Governor Murphy and AIA New Jersey President Ronald Weston, AIA, have declared Sunday, April 16th – Saturday, April 22nd New Jersey Architecture Week 2023! Each day of the week, a different region of New Jersey will be highlighted with recognition.
The Schedule of Events is as follows:
To commemorate New Jersey Architecture Week, AIA Newark & Suburban Architects is thrilled to announce an exhibition of artwork by Northern New Jersey area students, grades 6-12, and AIA Members, opening April 5, 2023, at the Main Branch of the Montclair Library. The show will run through April 28th, with an official reception on April 22nd, from 10am-1pm.
The exhibition will include drawings, paintings, and software renderings by students who entered our Winter Holiday Student Art Contest and were recognized with achievement awards for their creative and thoughtful designs. Alongside these student designs, will be artwork by professional architects of the AIA who enjoy making art in their spare time. Daily, we can see what architects create—their important work surrounds us in the built environment. This exhibition, however, gives us further insight into what inspires members of this profession, and how they visualize the world in even more abstract and improvisational ways.
On April 16th, we will be celebrating selected works by AIA South Jersey members with social media posts on https://www.facebook.com/
AIA NJ will also release a virtual storytime video of a new children’s book written and illustrated by AIA NJ President Ron Weston, AIA, in honor of NJ Architecture Week. Visit our YouTube channel to view: https://www.youtube.com/user/aianj
On April 17th, we will be celebrating selected works by AIA West Jersey members with social media posts on https://
Additionally on April 17, please join us for the AIA NJ Inaugural Lecture at the School of Public Architecture, Michael Graves College, Kean University, Kean Hall at 5 pm.
We are most pleased to have distinguished architect Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, present her current work. Ms. Rodriguez is the founder of STR | A-D, which has carried out major projects in New York City and its environs, as well as across America and in Zambia. She describes her practice as “…Designing at the intersection of architecture and the public realm, the studio distills the essence of cultures and communities through work that ranges in scale and type, from interventions in historic precincts to new large-scale monumental buildings. To each project, STR | A·D brings an attitude about design that connects people to place and to each other through an architecture of interpretation…”
No RSVP is required and all are invited to this free event. Refreshments will be provided after the presentation and questions from the audience. Parking is available adjacent to Kean Hall. Michael Graves College thanks AIA NJ for their support of our programs and our students.
On April 18th, AIA Central New Jersey member firms are inviting local high school students, college students and the general public to join in a series of open houses designed to illustrate what a career in architecture and design can mean for young people.
Firms will open their doors from 3pm to 6pm on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023, and host any and all who sign up to visit. Attendees will learn about how architects, interior designers, and their teams are creatively inspired, how they integrate sustainability into their practices, how they foster community relationships and the practice of design.
If you are considering a career in design or are simply interested in what architects in your community do, please review the list of participating member firms, choose where you would like to visit, and sign up here:
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On April 19th, we will feature the Jersey Shore with a virtual story time of a new book called ‘Arnie the Architect’ which was written from a child’s point of view to promote the profession of Architecture. Visit our YouTube channel to view: https://www.youtube.com/user/aianj
On April 20th, AIA Newark and Suburban is proud to sponsor the NJIT Hillier College of Architecture and Design Showcase 2023!
Location: The Jewel Box, One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102
Time: 6-8 p.m.
This event features the work by alumni and top Hillier College students of Architecture, Digital Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design. There will also be an awards presentation to recognize HCAD alumni who have made a significant impact in the design community while promoting and improving the design professions, including our own Past President, Robert Cozzarelli, FAIA.
More information and tickets to the Gala are available HERE.
On April 21st, we will be celebrating selected works by AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey members with social media posts on https://
On April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day, members of AIA Newark & Suburban Architects will conduct a book reading about architecture from 10 am to 1 pm at the Montclair Library’s auditorium. This read-aloud will act as a fitting culmination of a week that celebrates the profession that endeavors to make the world (aka Earth!) a better place for generations to come.
AIA New Jersey Contact: Stacey Kliesch, email@example.com
About AIA and AIA New Jersey
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities.
Through a dynamic network of more than 250 chapters and more than 95,000 member architects and design professionals, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.
The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
The organization’s local chapter, AIA New Jersey, has served as the voice of the architectural profession in the Garden State since 1900. Based in Trenton, AIA New Jersey has over 2,100
members in six local sections. For more information, please visit http://www.aia-nj.org.
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA Central New Jersey, AIA Jersey Shore, AIA Newark and Suburban, AIA South Jersey, AIA West Jersey, AIA-NJ News, Architects League of Northern New Jersey, Architecture in NJ | Tagged: #NJArchWeek23 | Comments (0)
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