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WHERE ARE ALL THE (WOMEN) ARCHITECTS?

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

AIA New Jersey Women In Architecture Spotlight on AIA Associate Garima Kaushal

March 1, 2019

AIA New Jersey Women In Architecture Spotlight on AIA Associate Garima Kaushal Coming from a family of engineers and architects, I knew what I wanted to become when I grow up! I got admitted to Architecture school and under the guidance of some distinguished professors, I started developing my interest in sustainable architecture. I delved 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 – Blazing Trails with Women at the Helm for over 38 years!

December 19, 2018

AIA New Jersey – Blazing Trails with Women at the Helm for over 38 years!   The New York Times published an opinion piece suggesting reasons why architecture graduates, who are approximately 50/50 male to female, shift to 80% male and 20% female by the time they are registered. Check out the article here.  With Read More

That Woman is EPiC: Megan Pritts, Associate AIA, in the Emerging Professionals Spotlight

October 18, 2018

  That Woman is EPiC: Megan Pritts, Associate AIA,  in the Emerging Professionals Spotlight   My name is Megan Pritts, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and I am EPiC. I joined EPiC when I heard the group was forming and would support the National Design Services Act (NDSA). Joining as the Advocacy Director At-Large, I Read More

AIA New Jersey’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here!

September 30, 2018

  AIA New Jersey’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here   Throughout September, AIA New Jersey is introducing some of our Hispanic members in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Read of challenges, achievement, and goals set on even further growth as Architects. Meet your colleagues… Joel Nunez, Associate AIA Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA Elizabeth Read More

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA’s Culture Has Shaped Her Practice

September 26, 2018

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA’s Culture Has Shaped Her Practice I earned my bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. That’s where I’m from. After graduating, I decided to come to the United States for my Master’s Degree. It was a difficult challenge for me to continue my studies at the Read More

O’Donnell to Serve on the AIA National Young Architects Forum

September 19, 2018

O’Donnell to Serve on the AIA National Young Architects Forum   Jessica O’Donnell, AIA was selected to serve on the AIA Knowledge for the Young Architects Forum.  The Young Architects Forum (YAF), a program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the College of Fellows (COF), was organized to address issues of particular importance to recently Read More

AIA NJ Celebrates International Womens Day with Architect Milka Bliznakov and the International Archive of Women in Architecutre

March 8, 2018

Milka Bliznakov (1927-2010) was a Bulgarian architect, who dedicated extensive efforts to improve the visibility of women in the field of architecture. Female contribution was often overlooked, which led her to establish the International Archive of Women in Architecture in 1985. She emigrated to the United States for her studies and founded the Institute of Modern Read More

Reflections on 2017

January 13, 2018

  Today marks the formal installation of the new AIA-NJ Board at the 2018 Awards Gala at Clark’s Landing in Point Pleasant. As we prepare to celebrate, let’s take a moment to reflect on our progress over the last 12 months… 2017 was a very productive year! AIA NJ pledged our commitment to AIA’s Values: equity Read More

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