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A’19 Day 2: Blueprint for a Better Future

May 1, 2019

AIA Conference on Architecture 2019   Day 2 Speaker Announced: Ryan Coogler is the co-writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film Black Panther, and the writer and director of the acclaimed film Fruitvale Station. On Day 2, we’ll talk about the power of using diverse teams to bring a vision to life and how Read More

AIA New Jersey’s First Equity Lecture Draws A Crowd

April 27, 2019

AIA New Jersey’s First Equity Lecture Draws a Crowd This week, nearly thirty architects and allied professionals from across the state gathered at the Paramus Porcelanosa showroom in the Architects League Section for the first in a series of lectures on the new AIA Guides to Equitable Practice. The lecture series is designed to coach Read More

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: AIA New Jersey Section Leadership

April 26, 2019

  Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: AIA New Jersey Section Leadership   National Architecture Week Day 6 Celebrates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession. AIA New Jersey has been fortunate to have a large population of women leaders starting at the grassroots level, from local committee chairs, to trustees, officers, and section presidents. This wide-reaching, varied Read More

Civic Engagement: AIA New Jersey Takes on Capitol Hill

April 25, 2019

  Civic Engagement: AIA New Jersey Takes on Capitol Hill Day 5 of National Architecture Week 2019 is recognizing Civic Engagement. Architects can make a huge impact on their communities through such efforts. Each year, AIA National hosts a Grassroots Conference, providing a primer for our local and regional leaders to become more civically engaged. Read More

Marshmallows on Spaghetti Skewers…S’mores or Architecture Education?

April 24, 2019

Marshmallows on Spaghetti Skewers…S’mores or Architecture Education? Inspired by the famous AIA Staten Island Marshmallow and Spaghetti Building Competition, AIA New Jersey members Steven Lazarus and Stacey Kliesch took their grocery sacks and hit the road to offer K-12 lessons building spaghetti- marshmallow structures. The first program was offered to the Kindergarten classes at Academy Read More

Architecture Education: Let’s Build A Town at Cove Road School

April 24, 2019

Architecture Education: Let’s Build A Town at Cove Road School   Architecture Education is a favorite topic for AIA New Jersey. We are very excited to see it is the theme for Day 4 of National Architecture Week 2019!  Recently, AIA New Jersey member, Lauren Harris, was invited into Heather Wolkom’s Hazlet classroom at Cove Read More

Affordable Housing: Community-Based Supportive Housing Offers Infill Solutions to Serve the Most Vulnerable

April 23, 2019

  Affordable Housing: Community-Based Supportive Housing Offers Infill Solutions to Serve the Most Vulnerable by Stephen L. Schoch, AIA edited by Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA National Architecture Week Day 3 Recognizes Affordable Housing. Cities across the world are facing affordable housing challenges and architects are developing solutions. Community-based supportive housing offers infill solutions to serve Read More

Architects In Our Communities: Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial

April 21, 2019

Architects In Our Communities: Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial   Day one of National Architecture Week 2019 celebrates the ways architects design public spaces that positively impact our lives. Our featured project is the proposed Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial.  The Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial is finally moving forward towards realization. After many years of debate over Read More

National Architecture Week Promotion…Let’s Do It!!

April 17, 2019

National Architecture Week Promotion…Let’s Do It!! NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK is April 21 thru 27… As Chair of the AIA NJ Public Awareness Committee, I am asking all our members, allied members, and architecture lovers to please plan ahead your social media activity for Arch Week.  The daily themes from AIA National are… Sunday: Architects in Read More

Angelica Arent, Associate AIA, Finds Support and Motivation from Family of Architects

March 13, 2019

  Angelica Arent, Associate AIA, Finds Support and Motivation from Family of Architects                           I started my professional career as a Registered Architect in Mexico. In 2002, I relocated to the United States. While I was excited about this opportunity, naturally I was Read More

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