OPINION: It’s Time to End the Reign of Single-Family House Zoning

July 2, 2019

It’s Time to End the Reign of Single-Family House Zoning Reprint from: 06.26.2019 By Mark Alan Hewitt Practicing architects live and die by zoning regulations. We begin routine projects by reading ordinances and calling local officials to reassure clients that their desired outcomes will be possible under current land-use laws. If we’re lucky, the project Read More


March 2, 2019

WHERE ARE ALL THE (WOMEN) ARCHITECTS? By Susan Pikaart Bristol, AIA   In 1977, after deciding to apply to Architecture school, my parents thought that maybe I should actually meet an architect.  But where are the Architects? We didn’t know anyone in our town who was an architect, nor did we know anyone who had Read More

METRO Builders-Construction Mixer

August 15, 2018

AIA-NJ members are invited to the METRO Builders- Construction Mixer – Grillin ‘n’ Chillin on September 13th. For those not already attending a local Section event that day, METRO has extended the member rate for any AIANJ members to attend this builders networking event. What- Grillin’ & Chillin’ event, picnic style food, beer and wine Read More

My homage to Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA

July 5, 2018

My homage to Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA A great man, husband, father, grandfather, architect, colleague & friend.  By Laurence E. Parisi, AIA When Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey in 2012, it reassured us how relevant Disaster Training is for the Architectural Community, enabling us to better serve the people of New Jersey. We quickly organized and Read More

Share AIA New Jersey’s Message by Writing A Letter to Your Local Editor

April 23, 2018

Editor: Every year, a week in April is chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to celebrate Architecture across the country.  April is chosen because it is the birth month of Thomas Jefferson, the country’s third President, and a self-taught amateur architect. Two famous buildings everyone should know are his home, Monticello, and the Read More

We Need More Women Bosses

April 3, 2018

We Need More Women Bosses By Catherine Lorentz, AIA   I’m an architect and love saying that.  I love what I do for a living, love my career and my profession.  Recently, I was asked to could contribute to the conversation by sharing my experiences as a woman in the world of the #MeToo movement. Read More

It’s Not Me!

April 3, 2018

It’s Not Me! by Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA I was recently out to lunch with a colleague. There was a TV running in the background and during a lull in the conversation, I could hear an advertisement for a program showing later on a cable network. My jaw dropped, and my eyes bulged at the Read More

You Want Us to Do What? The First Day of Architecture School…

November 8, 2017

by Aric Gitomer, AIA   Image taken & altered from Virginia Tech:   Close to 40 years ago I walked into Cowgill Hall, the School of Architecture building at Virginia Tech. I was directed to what was to be my home for my first year away from home. You might think your dorm room is Read More


November 5, 2017

By Jerome Leslie Eben, FAIA   Please do not let the title of this article scare you. It is not about Zoning or Planning Boards.  It is borrowed from a new off-Broadway play that I saw this past Halloween weekend.   The WP Theater at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street just 40 or so blocks north from Read More

CORNERSTONE Celebrates 30th Anniversary

November 1, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ (12 September 2017) – – Cornerstone Architectural Group, LLC, celebrated 30 years in business during a reception at the firm’s Hamilton Boulevard office building. Staff, invited guests, clients, business partners, friends and family gathered at an outdoor social gathering amid tasty treats and favorite beverages. The celebration was highlighted by Borough Council Read More

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