The 9th Annual East Coast Green Conference is Very Well Received

July 3, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes

The 9th Annual East Coast Green Conference is Very Well Received

AIA NJ Regional Representative and Strategic Council Moderator Bruce Turner, AIA; AIA NJ President Judith Donnelly, AIA; Event Chair and Past President Jason Kliwinski, AIA; AIA Newark and Suburban President Elect Andrew Thompson, AIA; AIA NJ Past Regional Director and President Robin Murray, FAIA and Robert Schmitz, Assoc. AIA



For the ninth consecutive year, the AIA New Jersey Committee on the Environment has gathered with industry experts and colleagues at the East Coast Green Conference. This year’s event was held at The Willow School in Gladstone, NJ, chaired by AIA NJ Past President Jason Kliwinski, AIA, and administered by Lia Nielsen of the Green Building Center in Lambertville, NJ. 


Jason and Lia


Mark Biedron


The opening keynote by Willow School founder Mark Biedron was very insightful, raising questions regarding project development, lessons learned and the academic program.  

AIA New Jersey President Judy Donnelly, AIA; Willow School Architect and Presenter Michael Farewell, FAIA and AIA New Jersey Past President Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA


Following, were 4 tracks of seminars and building tours, aligned with Certifications, the Human Experience, Materials and Energy, providing each attendee as many as 6 learning units by the end of the day. 


The day concluded with all attendees gathering again for a vibrant panel discussion and AIA NJ President Judith Donnelly, AIA, pledging AIA NJ support of the NJ Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Legislation. 


Local, whole catering was provided by Luna Catering. 

Thanks to our sponsors for making it possible:
– Carpet Cycle
– Barami Construction
– M&E Engineers
– Saint-Gobain
– The Green Building Center

East Coast Green is one of the most valuable programs presented by AIA NJ. The committee is looking for new members to begin working on next year’s conference. If you are interested, please contact President Elect Steven Lazarus at


By | Posted in AIA Central New Jersey, Environment, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Comments (0)



Architects are creative professionals, educated, trained, and experienced in the art and science of building design, and licensed to practice architecture. Their designs respond to client needs, wants and vision, protect public safety, provide economic value, are innovative, inspire and contribute positively to the community and the environment.

414 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 393-5690