2019 Tri-States Conference Features Ten AIA NJ Members Over Four Day Program

November 6, 2019

2019 Tri-States Conference Features Ten AIA NJ Members Over Four Day Program

AIA New Jersey recently co chaired the 2019 AIA Tri-States Conference, Breaking Ground!, with AIA Pennsylvania and AIA New York. The four day event featured tours of Albany, specialty certification training, continuing education seminars, keynote presentations, leadership events, social opportunities, a professional Expo, Design Awards celebration and chapter board meetings. My sense from the architects I spoke with, they all enjoyed the programs.
AIA NJ Tri-States Chair, Seth Leeb, AIA, relayed that the attendees were providing great feedback on everything they attended. 
Event sites and tours featured the New York State Museum, RPI Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, the New York State Capitol, the Five Rivers Environmental Center, the New York State Education Department Building, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and The Egg.
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Over the course of the event, ten AIA New Jersey members offered their expertise by presenting seminars to the attendees. 
AIA NJ Immediate Past President Verity Frizzell, FAIA, provided a Safety Assessment Program
Christopher Ling, AIA, presented Forensic Architecture and the Architect’s Standard of Care
AIA NJ Associate Regional Director Megan Pritts, AIA, and Mark Sullivan, AIA, provided experience in Integrated Mentorship: A Pillar of Successful, Sustainable Practice
Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, AIA and Ronnie Cameron presented New Technologies in Preservation Architecture
AIA NJ Past President Michael Hanrahan, AIA, and Barton Ross, AIA, presented Historic Preservation and Emerging Professionals
Paul Rugarber, AIA, presented Creating A Positive and Influential Office Environment
Sean Cuddahy, AIA, presented Effective Collaboration in Decentralized Teams
Bob Fisher, Sharon Johnston, FAIA, and Will Hunt provided the three engaging Keynotes. 
According to AIA NJ President, Judy Donnelly, AIA, “Many said that ‘This was the best Tri-States event so far’ and I have to agree.  It was Inspirational, Educational, and a Networking Event that can be carried into our practices, used towards our AIA missions, and so much more, for years to come!  It was an event that was ‘Not to be Missed!'”   

President Elect Steven Lazarus, AIA, and President Judy Donnelly, AIA


First Vice President Joshua Zinder, AIA, and Event Chair Seth Leeb, AIA

Co-Chair Leeb shared that, “We are talking about continuing this event every other year and that if we move forward, the next one will be in New Jersey. All the vendors and sponsors were very happy to participate this year and excited to hear about the future plans.”

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