2015 Annual Scholarship Awarded to Saif Haobsh

NJIT Architecture Student Receives AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation Grant for the Second Time

AIA-NJ2015scholarship is pleased to announce that Saif Haobsh was granted the organization’s annual Scholarship Award. The $5,000 grant was presented to the Pompton Lakes resident at AIA-NJ’s annual gala, which was held in Moorestown, N.J. A rising star among New Jersey architecture students, Haobsh also received the prestigious AIA-NJ award in 2011.

Currently in his final year of studies as an NJIT architecture student, Haobsh has a stellar academic record, and intends to further his education with a Masters in Architecture. His extracurricular activities include serving as Manager of NJIT’s Fabrication Lab and model shop. He also served as Project Manager for the NJIT AIAS Freedom By Design, which involved renovating courtyards at a Newark public school and working on the façade design for an occupational rehabilitation center.

Haobsh’s architectural interests include his fascination with the topic of resiliency and the social implications of innovative living conditions and emerging technologies.

The AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation Program grants scholarships to qualified architecture students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, talent and potential for success in the architectural profession.

“It always gives us great pleasure to recognize and encourage New Jersey architecture’s rising stars,” said Kimberly Bunn, president of AIA-NJ. “We will continue finding and awarding the brightest in young architecture talent, to help today’s student architects grow into the stewards of our profession.”

In addition to his AIA-NJ honors, in 2014, Haobsh received the Clarence Tabor Memorial Award from the Architects League of Northern New Jersey (ALNNJ) a local section of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). The Tabor Award is given to students who have shown academic achievement and are entering the final year of an undergraduate architectural program.

Applications for the 2015-2016 Scholarship Award are available.  Find out more information and application online.

AIA-NJ 2015-2016 Scholarships Available

red_eagleThe AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation is seeking qualified applicants currently attending Schools of Architecture to award scholarship monies associated with the 2015-16 AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation Program of Scholarships.   An application form for grant consideration is required from all applicants.  Our Foundation encourages wide distribution of this notice along with disseminating information about our requirements and application forms (available on AIA NJ website) to eligible architectural students.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications for financial aid (including receipt of transcripts and portfolio materials) is FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015.   Grant awards may typically range in size from $2,500 to $5,000 per recipient and may be awarded to one or to multiple, selected architectural students for the 2015-16 School Year, dependent on funds available.

More information and application at aia-nj.org.

The award selection is based upon a scholastic achievement, financial need, personal statement of goals and interests, and architectural talent as determined by an evaluation of a portfolio submission.    If you have any questions about the scholarship program or our scholarship foundation, please direct them to:

Attn: Ms. Cris Miseo, AIA

Miseo Associates, PA Architects
205 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
East Hanover, New Jersey 07936

Work Tel. #973.533.0002

Denise Scott Brown Keynote at Scholarship Fundraiser

WIA Scholarship Fundraiser Featuring Denise Scott Brown

ScottBrownWomen In Architecture (WIA) is proud to present its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser featuring Denise Scott Brown. We will pay tribute to Denise’s influence on the architecture profession with presentations by esteemed colleagues and collaborators of Denise Scott Brown, including Claudia Cueto, Nancy Rogo Trainer as well as Caroline James and ArielleAssouline-Lichten, the women behind the Pritzker Prize petition. Their presentations will precede the keynote address by Denise herself where she will share insights of her pioneering career and discuss the changing role of women in the architecture and the design industry.

Come join us for an evening to honor Denise Scott Brown and her profound impact on the Philadelphia design community and the greater architecture profession. The proceeds of this event will support a Charter High School for Architecture & Design (CHAD) female graduating senior’s pursuit of a design degree.

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Help Celebrate Architecture Week

AIA-NJNational Architecture Week April 12-18, 2015

This week we are celebrating Architecture Week. In order to celebrate we are promoting an #archselfie campaign. This campaign seeks to acknowledge that certain individual buildings can have more personal meaning than others, and for different reasons. A new project can reinvent the way we use, see, or experience them within our community. Sometimes it’s their resilience, never changing or moving, that holds the meaning and represents something constant in our lives. Or, an existing building may have shaped our lives, or the lives of countless others that came before us.

Therefore, we will be celebrating architecture as a source of reinvention, recognizing the architect’s profound ability to impact an industry through design, a community through a building’s purpose, and the beauty of architecture itself through restoration and historic preservation. As a part of this campaign we are asking anyone to post “selfies” of themselves in front of any architecture they deem worthy: is it unique, is it meaningful, is it a place near and dear to your heart? Is it your home, school or office? Is it a place where you live, work or play, eat, sleep or pray? Whatever the reason, share it with others using the hashtags #archselfie #archselfienj archweek2015 & #iLookUp, because every building has an architect!

This year Architecture Week also falls on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13. While not educated as an architect, Jefferson is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his architectural affinity.  Jefferson once said: “Architecture is my delight.” Is it your delight? Learn more about Thomas Jefferson here, or share other resources you have found about him.

Happy Architecture Week!

AIA South Jersey Meeting

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Quinn de Menna, AIA Appointed to AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Advisory Group

de-Menna_QuinnAIA-West Jersey would like to announce the appointment of Quinn de Menna, AIA to the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Advisory Group. The eight (8) member national leadership board advocates for innovative design and shares research findings with professionals via the AIA DFA Knowledge Community, to promote quality of life and superior environments for an aging society. Quinn de Menna, AIA is currently Director of Architecture at Alberto & Associates, Inc. located in Haddonfield, NJ, and a frequent attendee of AIA-WJ sponsored events. Mr. de Menna has participated in efforts such as the AIA Design For Aging ADA Task Force and presented at national Senior Living Conferences including LeadingAge Annual Meeting, American Society on Aging, Pioneer Network and others; on topics ranging from Dining Trends to Accessible Toileting and Bathing. AIA-WJ is honored to have one of its members represented on this national board.

AIA-DFA has recently issued a Call for Entries for its 2015 AIA Design for Aging Review. This program, a joint effort of the AIA and LeadingAge, includes a juried exhibition, a companion book, and education programs. The program encompasses a broad view of facilities designed for senior citizens, including nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.

The Design for Aging Review seeks not only to demonstrate architectural design trends and recognize excellence but also to serve as a reference for providers, developers, users, advocates, architects, and other design professionals in this growing market. Since the competition began in 1992, more than 300 facilities, domestic and international, have participated in the review.

AIA New Jersey members are encouraged to submit projects for recognition. Please visit the AIA-Design for Aging website here for full program details.

Nominations Open for 2016 AIANJ Officers

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2016 OFFICERS FOR AIA-NJ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The following are the Candidates for the 2016 AIANJ Officer positions available :

– President Elect (1 year term)

  • Ben Lee, AIA

– 1st Vice President (1 year term)

  • Verity Frizzel, AIA

– 2nd Vice President (1 year term)

  • Judith A Donnelly, AIA

– Secretary (2 year term)

  • John Cwikla, AIA

This is an excellent opportunity to have a voice in the workings of an organization that builds and sustains the VALUE OF THE ARCHITECT.

If you have an interest and would like to review the what it takes to be a leader of  AIA-NJ,
please contact Kurt M Kalafsky, AIA, 2015 Nominations Committee Chairman, no later than April 30, 2015

The following 2016 Officer positions are multi-year terms and will continue to be held to previously elected terms:

President – Justin Mihalik AIA
(Current President-Elect position)

Treasurer – Steven Lazarus AIA
(Second year of a 2 year term)

Past President – Kimberly Bunn AIA
(Current President position)

Robert Cozzarelli AIA – Regional Representative
(Third year of a 3 year term)

Nick Caravella Assoc AIA – Regional Associate Director
(Second year of a 3 year term)

Lawrence Powers Named a Finalist in the 2015 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards

Powers largeLawrence Powers, Co-Chair of the Construction Law Department, has been named a finalist in the Non-profit or Government Organization category in the 2015 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards program for his work as Counsel to AIA-New Jersey, the professional organization that helps architects serve the public’s needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Update Legal, Update Discovery, Gibbons P.C., Archer & Greiner P.C., K&L Gates, Princeton Legal Search Group, Hudson Reporting and Garfunkel Wild.

The General Counsel of the Year Awards program honors New Jersey’s standout General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers for the critical role they play in making their companies successful.  Finalists were selected in six categories:  Public Company with revenues up $1 Billion, Public Company with revenues over $1 Billion, Private Company with revenues up $500 Million, Private Company with revenues over $500 Million, Non-profit or Government Organization and Healthcare.

Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Dan Dunham, Jean Frydman, Faith Hochberg, Bill Farran and Pamela Craven. Honorees were selected using a scoring system based on: career successes, legal victories and achievements, professional services provided and community service.

The General Counsel of the Year Awards finalists will be recognized and the winners will be announced in each category during a breakfast awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Palace in Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.

For more information about the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards program or to reserve seats to the event, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or contact Erika Plateroti at[email protected] or (732) 246-5713.

New Perspectives on the Past

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Register Now! June 3-4, 2015 – NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference

The History and Historic Preservation Conference attracts professionals, volunteers and staff in the fields of history, historic preservation, architecture, planning, archaeology, nonprofit and museum management, and more.

Mount Laurel in Burlington County is the site of the 2015 conference.  The June 3 opening reception features guest speaker Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI Art Crime Team and author ofPriceless.  The full day conference onJune 4 will include tours, hands-on workshops, and educational sessions.  AICP, AIA and ASLa continuing education credits are being sought.

Co-hosts:  the NJ Historic Trust, NJ Historical Commission and NJ Historic Preservation Office.

Visit the conference website to review this year’s program, become a sponsor and register for the conference.

Last Day for Post Disaster Training “Early” Registrations

Sign-up for Post Disaster Assessment Training Today

Early Registration ends today – April 1st –
Registrations after April 1st will not include Training Manual (a $50 value)

April 11, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
at NJIT School of Architecture
6 AIA HSW CEU

Click here to Sign Up now !

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