Richard Meier: Newark Architect and Artist

2016-meierThe College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT is honored to present an exhibition of Newark-born architect and artist Richard Meier to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Newark’s founding.

Works on display highlight Meier’s extensive career in the design disciplines of architecture, painting, collage, sculpture and product design. Central to the exhibition will be Meier’s current Teachers Village project (client: RBH Group, LLC). This mixed-use development is envisioned for downtown Newark south of Market Street and west of Broad Street. It will encompass eight new buildings, including Workforce Housing, Charter Schools and small to midscale retail located along Halsey Street between Branford and Hill Streets. These elements will provide 200 residential units for teachers, three charter schools, a day care center and a variety of retail spaces at street level.

Meier was born in Newark, New Jersey but grew up in nearby Maplewood, New Jersey. After graduating from Cornell University (1957), Meier worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and then Marcel Breuer before starting his own practice in 1963. In 1972, he was identified as one of The New York Five, a group of modernist architects that included Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Peter Eisenman.

Meier first gained recognition through numerous residential projects, the Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana (1979) and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (1983). After winning the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, he was commissioned to design the Getty Center, a large museum complex in Los Angeles, California (1997), which catapulted his popularity into the mainstream. Other notable commissions include museums such as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain (1995) and the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California (1996); city halls in the Netherlands (1995) and San Jose City Hall (2007); commercial buildings including the reconstruction of City Tower in Prague, Czech Republic (2008); and residential buildings such as the Perry & Charles Street Condominiums in Manhattan’s West Village (2002) and the Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel (2016).
Today, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has offices in New York and Los Angeles with current projects ranging from Taiwan and Tel Aviv to Mexico City, Hamburg and Newark, New Jersey. In 2014, Meier opened the Richard Meier Model Museum at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. The space occupies 15,000-square feet and features architectural projects from the 1960s to the present, sculptures and collages by Richard Meier, and 1,000 books and magazines from Richard Meier’s personal library.

“Richard Meier – Newark Architect and Artist” will be on view to the public from Sept. 29 through Nov. 20, 2016 with special programming to coincide with Newark’s Open Doors Art Festival during the weekend of Oct. 20-23. The exhibition is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment only. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5-9 p.m. with refreshments and live entertainment. CoAD Gallery is located on the second floor of Weston Hall, NJIT campus (on the corner of MLK Boulevard and Warren Street)njit_coad

KSS Architects Announces 3 New Partners

KSS_new-partners2016KSS Architects, a national design firm focused on architecture, interior design, and planning, is pleased to announce three new partners: Petar Mattioni, Matthew McChesney, and Scot Murdoch. The elevation of Mattioni, McChesney, and Murdoch to Partner reflects their embodiment of KSS’s values—design that inspires, relationships that are lasting, innovation in the intersections, and guidance through the process.

 

Petar Mattioni, AIA, LEED AP

Petar has a practical design methodology that balances design with client objectives, technical coordination, and effective project execution. His committment to strong client relationships and building consensus consistently result in successful projects, particularly in the field of higher education and the emerging field of innovation. Petar’s leadership on the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center has contributed to its establishment as a keystone in the emerging Lower Schuylkill Innovation District.

 

Pamela Rew, FAIA, Partner at KSS, says, “Petar represents the next generation of designers and practitioners of architecture—passionate about place as a contribution to society, enthusiastic about guiding young architects toward new opportunities, and responsive to client needs & values. Petar’s dedication to the Philadelphia community is an example of how his contributions to place achieve more than the design of a building—they achieve a stronger community.”

 

Matthew McChesney, AIA, LEED AP

Clients know Matt for his ability to listen to their needs, understand their values, and create spaces where they can maximize their potential. His technical understanding of the built environment allows him to design intricate solutions that range from complex renovations and additions to highly specialized laboratory buildings. His work for leading-edge education and community-focused clients such as Uncommon Schools and Civic Builders has contributed to the design and renovation of dozens of charter schools in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Matt’s leadership in design for Pre-K-12 education is providing new opportunities for students and communities alike to reimagine their future.

 

Merilee Meacock, AIA, PP, LEED AP, Partner at KSS, says, “Matt is a powerful force in the K-12 community—he is a trusted advisor to many, helping to build community and facilitate education pedagogy, thereby empowering students to succeed and neighborhoods to flourish.”

 

Scot Murdoch, AIA

Scot has supervised the successful transformation of millions of square feet of commercial and industrial development. He excels at developing and implementing solutions to design challenges in both new and existing buildings for many project types. With a deep understanding of the value of sustainable design and the role of cutting-edge facilities in the marketplace, Scot’s work unlocks value and improves performance for clients. His knowledge and commitment to sustainable design have contributed to KSS’ leadership in the development of contaminated sites in New Jersey, and industrial growth along the East Coast from Maine to Georgia.

 

Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, Partner at KSS, says, “Scot has emerged as a respected voice in the commercial marketplace. He is known for his strategic thought and detailed knowledge. Our firm and clients are inspired by his guidance.”

Architects Travel and Research Grant

aia_CFA_nyCenter for Architecture and AIANY are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. This grant is designed for early to mid-level architects to further their personal and professional development through travel.

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

 

Deadline

The application deadline for the LeBrun Grant is November 1st by 5:00 pm EST.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be submitted by 5pm on the following Monday.

Information and submission guidelines click here.

 

Award

Single award of $15,000.

 

Purpose

To further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual, rather than a part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor. If appropriate, the winner may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a professional degree in architecture as well as practicing architects, either licensed or unlicensed. Academics may apply, but must also be practicing architects.

 

Jury Guidelines

Proposed travel plans should demonstrate a focused course of study engaging the applicant’s interests and concerns and occur outside of the academy. The travel scholarship was originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour, in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. The scholarship focus is less on academic projects than on self-directed education. Proposals should be judged on the following criteria:

Need            The journey cannot be completed without funding
Focused     A clear and focused line of inquiry
Beneficial  Valuable to the applicant’s professional practice

Historic Preservation Program: Documents for Managing Historic Property

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One-day Workshop:
Getting Your Historic House (Museum) in Order: Foundation Documents for Managing Your Historic Property

Saturday September 17 at Rutgers-Camden
If you missed this informative workshop last year, here is a second chance to attend, thanks to the newly launched Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers Camden.
This one-day workshop is open to volunteer and professional stewards of historic house museums who are looking to improve the preservation and interpretation of their site.
The course provides in-depth information about the planning documents that serve as the foundation for preserving, maintaining and interpreting historic house museums.  The workshop will focus on the components of each plan and how, together, the plans become the framework for site management. The workshop includes a tour of the nearby Walt Whitman House as a case study based on information presented.
Topics to be covered include:
  • Guidance on the development of Historic Structure Reports
  • Additional strategies for site preservation and interpretation, including plans for interiors, landscapes, fundraising, and maintenance
  • How disaster planning and ADA compliance impact historic sites
  • Tips on finding and working with consultants
Instructors:
Dorothy Hartman, Principal, History in the Making
Margaret M. Hickey, RA, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects
Details:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $75 (includes lunch)
Credits: .7 CEUs
7 AIA LUs

DOE Energy Code Training

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Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Building Energy Codes Program

TOMORROW:  The Energy Codes Commentator

Daylighting Controls in Commercial Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program is excited to announce the next event in its Energy Code Commentator training series!

Daylighting Controls in Commercial Buildings

Featuring Rahul Athalye, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Thursday, September 8th at 1pm (eastern)

Registration is now available by clicking the above link!

What’s the Energy Code Commentator?

The DOE Building Energy Codes Program hosts a webinar-based training series called the Energy Code Commentator.  The series spans a variety of special topics of interest to all energy code stakeholders–for both residential & commercial buildings. Events will be held regularly on the second Thursday of each month at 1pm (eastern).  Check out the DOE Building Energy Codes Program training portal for the scheduled lineup and recordings of past events!

If you have suggestions for future topics or speakers, please submit them to [email protected].

 

YAF Connection August 2016

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STATE OF PRACTICE

This issue focuses on the theme of EVOLVING BUSINESS MODELS.

In our annual State of Practice issue, we explore the current state of the profession, the key resources, and how it will evolve to meet the future needs. Our specific focus this month is on emerging professionals practicing internationally and future business models.

Read the full issue here:

YAF Connection Magazine

https://issuu.com/youngarchitectsforum/docs/2016_08_18_1404_final_draft

 

Interesting in getting involved in the AIA New Jersey Young Architects Community –
Learn More…

 

Stand Up! How to be Part of the Solution After a Disaster

When: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Where: At The Center  (AIANY Center for Architecture)

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The AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) presents “Stand Up! How to Be a Part of the Solution after a Disaster,” the first annual Disaster U Workshop to discuss how architects and individuals can volunteer in the wake of natural disasters.
When Superstorm Sandy hit, thousands of volunteers came forward to assist in cleanup and recovery. In the storm’s aftermath, AIA New York and neighboring chapters put out a call to their members to volunteer in support of the city. AIA members and non-members alike wrestled with similar questions: Where and how can we volunteer? What training is needed and what risks are associated with volunteering after a disaster?
“Stand Up” will answer these questions and more for professionals and community stakeholders alike. The symposium will explain the role of government agencies, private sector companies, volunteer relief organizations, community groups, and professional societies in various volunteer and post-disaster scenarios, and will cover the types of training and education required for each sector. Understanding the various relationships and responsibilities of these groups will aid AIA members and non-members in their future volunteer efforts.
Stand Up! #StandUpNYC highlights advocacy in action, describes intersectoral relationships, and identifies gaps to provide a path to action and training opportunities.
Speakers:
Ken Curtin, Retired Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, FEMA
James Kendra, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Director of Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
Tricia Wachtendorf, PhD, Associate Director, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
Joseph F. Tortorella, PE, Hon AIANY, President, Silman
Aaron Titus, Executive Director, Crisis Cleanup, NJ VOAD
Eric Bradshaw, Disaster Response Coordinator, Division of Code Enforcement and Administration, New York State Department of State
Jonas Ballreich, Human Services Emergency Preparedness Specialist, NYC Emergency Management
Diana Lopez, Esq., Emergency Services, The Salvation Army of Greater New York
Timothy G. Boyland, AIA, Partner, Vengoechea + Boyland Architecture/Urban Planning; 2015 President AIA New York State
Brian Baer, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Elevated Studio
Maxinne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Michael Premo or Rachel Falcone, Organizer, Occupy Sandy
Illya Azaroff, AIA, Founding co-chair, DfRR; Director of Design, +LAB architects and experimentation; Associate Professor, NYCCT

Organized by: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee aiany_dfrr-logo2

 

AIAN&S Annual Roundtable

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General Meeting #3 Annual Roundtable Event
Registration will close Wednesday

Roundtable Event Thursday, September 8 
5:30 – Networking/Cash Bar
6:30 – 8:30 – Dinner/Discussion

2 HSW LUs

More Event Info

Free to AIANS Members (Regular, Associate and Allied)
$25 for interns when attending with a member
$50 for all others
  Sponsors:
  Pella Windows and Doors
Stuctural Workshop, LLC

 

2016 Design Conference – Registration Open

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aianj_dc2016at The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Join AIA New Jersey at the one day conference dedicated to design, technology and tradition.  Take a tour of Rutgers University and see the campus transformation.  View the latest in products and technology at the Expo.  Network at the evening reception where the 2016 Design Award and Service Award Winners will be announced.  

Seminar Topics to Include:

Rutgers Masterplan, Then and Now

Women in Architecture, Diversity is Important to Your Business

Emerging Technologies in Architecture

New Traditional Architecture

Profit…then Art

The Works of Award Winning Architect Rick Joy, AIA

Click on the link to Register

Food Bank of South Jersey Canstruction

2015 South Jersey CanstructionDuring Hunger Action Month (Sept.) Food Bank of South Jersey tries to do creative things to bring awareness to the global issue of hunger that impacts our beautiful South Jersey community. Last year, we launched a Canstruction event, which was a hit. See pictures below and the attachments.  Also, go to our website and click on the link for Canstruction.
There is a wonderful video!  www.foodbanksj.org

 

South Jersey Corporations build giant structures made out of full cans of food! The “build” date for the event is Saturday, September 17.  There’s plenty of time to register, submit your design, (Sept 8) assemble your team, and procure your cans.  The structures will be on display at Rutgers Camden Campus for one week.  There is a judging and award ceremony as well.

 

This event is a  unique “food drive”.  It’s a great team building opportunity, and the best part is that all the canned goods are donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey to feed those in need. It doesn’t get much better than that!

 

If your team is up for the fun and challenge, we welcome you.
Also, challenge another company to join you in making a difference!

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