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AIA New Jersey Closes out Black History Month with the History of William M. Brown, Jr., AIA, and William M. Brown, III, AIA

February 28, 2019

AIA New Jersey Closes out Black History Month with the History of William M. Brown, Jr., AIA, and William M. Brown, III, AIA AIA New Jersey has a very short history of African American Presidents. A list of two, to be exact, and those two history-making leaders were the only pair of AIA New Jersey Read More

Meet Ashton Quintin Jr., Associate AIA, Featured in the AIA New Jersey Black History Spotlight

February 20, 2019

Meet Ashton Quintin Jr., Associate AIA, Featured in the AIA New Jersey Black History Spotlight   I enjoy mentoring the next generation. I have friends in Newark Public Schools who let me visit the elementary and high schools to speak. My goal is to educate them about architecture and how cool it is to be Read More

AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase Presents Maria K. Hawkins, Associate AIA

February 17, 2019

AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase Presents Maria K. Hawkins, Associate AIA   As a young child, I didn’t have a clear appreciation of the role of “architect” nor “architecture” in society. These were abstract concepts to me, simply because my built environment came to be by “construction workers” and “builders”.     After years Read More

AIA New Jersey Black History Month Showcase: Meet John D. Lyon, AIA

February 14, 2019

    AIA New Jersey Black History Month Showcase: Meet John D. Lyon, AIA   When I was 13 years old, living in Jamaica, I wrote a research paper on Vitruvius for my history class. That was the moment I decided to become an architect. I started taking mechanical drawing classes, performed well and went Read More

AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase: Meet Taylor Everett, Associate AIA

February 14, 2019

AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase: Meet Taylor Everett, Associate AIA Eighteen months ago, I graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and I am currently working on a Master’s in Civil Engineering, with a concentration in Construction Management. While finishing my bachelor’s, NJIT’s Career Fair helped me to Read More

AIA New Jersey Recognizes Black History Month

February 1, 2019

AIA New Jersey Recognizes Black History Month Today we begin our month-long celebration of Black History Month. While AIA NJ cannot yet boast about a long history of African-American leaders, we certainly have Black members and colleagues to celebrate for their contributions to the profession. Watch for more articles throughout the month highlighting the achievements Read More

Looking to Increase the Diversity of your Office?

February 9, 2018

If you are looking to increase the racial diversity of your office, you may find yourself limited by the makeup of your community. One way to improve your outcome is to post your office job openings at majority or historically black colleges and universities that offer degrees in architecture, planning, environmental studies, landscape architecture, construction Read More

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