The State of New Jersey Executive Department has Proclaimed April 7 – 13, 2021, as “New Jersey Architecture Week”

April 6, 2021

 

The State of New Jersey Executive Department has Proclaimed April 7 Through April 13, 2021, as “New Jersey Architecture Week”

WHEREAS, architecture influences the daily lives of all New Jersey residents through the definition and
enhancement of the areas in which we work, play, and live; and

WHEREAS, architects have helped create New Jersey’s unique visual character through their innovative and responsive designs of public and private spaces; and

WHEREAS, architects have made significant contributions to the history, textures, and quality of life for all residents in this State, by combining advances in building technology with design innovation to build healthy, safe, habitable and sustainable buildings and communities; and 

WHEREAS, architects’ designs respond to a client’s needs, wants and vision, are required to protect public safety and welfare, are space and energy efficient, sustainable and socially responsible, provide economic and artistic value, innovate, inspire, contribute positively to the built environment, and make us feel good; and

WHEREAS, architects are the only design professionals, through education, training, and
experience, skilled in the art and science of building design, that are licensed to practice architecture in
New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, architects are entrusted by the state to protect public health, safety and welfare through their concern for, and understanding of, such important issues as structural safety, growth management, accessibility for people with disabilities, historic preservation, energy conservation, housing for the homeless, and the sensitivity of the relationship between nature and the built environment; and

WHEREAS, the beginning of an organized architectural profession in this nation was signified by the founding of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) more than 160 years ago; and

WHEREAS, the American Institute of Architects, New Jersey (AIA New Jersey), originally founded in 1896
as the Society of New Jersey Architects; advocates good community design and responsible stewardship of the built environment; and

WHEREAS, AIA New Jersey has 54 architects recognized in the AIA’s College of Fellows, which is a limited and distinguished group of AIA members who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society; and

WHEREAS, AIA New Jersey has a statewide membership of more than 2000 and its members maintain the highest standards of professional qualifications, ethics and advancements in training and education;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Philip D. Murphy, Governor of the State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim: April 7 through April 13, 2021, as New Jersey Architecture Week in New Jersey 


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. 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 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 over 2,000 members across six sections. For more information, please visit http://www.aia-nj.org

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