Weston to Serve as President of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects

January 24, 2018

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Ronald C. Weston, AIA of West Orange, was installed as 2018 President of AIA Newark & Suburban Architects on the evening of Saturday, January 20th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ.

AIA Newark & Suburban Architects is a Section of the New Jersey Society of Architects (AIA-NJ), which in turn is a Chapter and Region of American Institute of Architects (AIA).  Through public education, outreach, community redevelopment, government advocacy and partnerships, AIA-NJ promotes the professional interests of its 2,000 plus member Architects, while working to build a safer and better world for all of us.


The installation ceremony was conducted by AIA NJ Regional Representative Bruce D. Turner, AIA and attended by AIA NJ President Verity Frizzell, AIA.


Along with Mr. Weston the following officers were installed for 2018:

  • Paul Tiajoloff, AIA of Kinnelon, NJ as President-Elect
  • Andrew Thompson, AIA of Union, NJ as First Vice President
  • Brandon Warshofsky, AIA of Newark, NJ as Secretary
  • Christy DiBartolo, AIA of Verona, NJ as Treasurer
  • Alex Gotthelf, AIA of Mountain Lakes, NJ as the Immediate Past President

Mr. Weston intends to focus his presidency on stewardship of the organization, and promotion of the AIA’s Values and Core Member Services, including Communications, Education, Advocacy, Public Awareness, Governance, Membership, Diversity and Equity in Architecture.


He is a Principal and Vice President at PS&S, a 260-person architecture and engineering firm based in Warren Township, NJ.  During his 30-plus years as a licensed architect, Weston has worked on a wide variety of commercial, educational, science & tech, hospitality and mixed-use projects in leadership roles at established NJ & NY design firms.


Mr. Weston is a longtime West Orange, NJ planning board member and past-chairman, and is a licensed architect in seven states and the District of Columbia. He is a licensed professional planner in New Jersey, and holds LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credentials, sanctioned by the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Weston is a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture.


Anyone who is interested in learning more about AIA Newark & Suburban Architects events or services can contact him at president@aians.org, or by phone at 973-280-9614.


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 90,000 member architects and design professionals, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. 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 2,000 members in six local sections. For more information, please visit http://www.aia-nj.org.

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