AIA Newark and Suburban Rolls Out The Architects Club

January 16, 2019

AIA Newark and Suburban Rolls Out The Architects Club


After months of planning and coordination with the Newark Public School System, John Fallon, AIA, co-chair of AIA New Jersey’s K-12 Education Committee and trustee of AIA Newark and Suburban, kicked off The Architects Club, a new three month long after school program for grades 7-10. This activity is part of Newark High School’s 21st Century Initiative Program.


Fallon develops lesson plans for each of the sessions and then puts the program on with rotating colleagues. This week’s team included AIA NJ President Judith Donnelly, AIA and Kenneth Fox, AIA.  The goals of the program include teaching the kids the value of good design, giving a glimpse into the profession, discussing what feelings different pieces of architecture evoke, explaining the path to licensure and exploring the work of different role models in the industry. Fallon hopes that participation and encouragement will help these students see that pursuing a career in Architecture is a possibility for any of them!           






Classes meet weekdays in Newark in the late afternoon through March 2019. Time slots are still available for more AIA NJ members to participate. To arrange a class time, please contact John at


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