April 12, 2021Reading Time: 2 minutes
The American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter Public Awareness Committee continues the Architects’ Storytime initiative to increase interest and equity in the profession. In honor of New Jersey Architecture Week 2021, AIA New Jersey President Joshua Zinder, AIA, is here reading Roberto The Insect Architect by Nina Laden. New Jersey Architecture week is a new celebration drawing attention to the fact that 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. Architects have helped create New Jersey’s unique visual character through their innovative and responsive designs of public and private spaces.
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. 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. 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.
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. We hope sharing this reading with your favorite children will expand their interest in and understanding of being an architect. Please share with your friends, family, schools and libraries!
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
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA-NJ News, EquityInArchitecture, K12 Architecture Education, Members & the Community | Tagged: #ArchitectsStorytime, #JoshuaZinderAIA, #ninaladen, #NJArchWeek21, #Robertotheinsectarchitect | 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.