Monthly Archives: July 2010

East Coast Green Early Bird Ends July 31st!

5 Reasons to Attend East Coast Green:

1. Get CEUs for BOTH AIA and USGBC in one location for a very reasonable price
2. Relevant and timely educational workshops on incentives, policy, design highlighted by prominent keynotes
3. Networking opportunities with potential clients
4. See NJ Architects’ design talent at Design Day
5. The beach in September….

Early Bird registration ends July 31st – Reserve your spot TODAY!

Learn more or Register:

Service Award and Graves Lifetime Achievement Award Accepting Nominations

The annual AIA-NJ Service Awards and the Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award committees are seeking nominations for the 2010 Awards.

AIA-NJ annual Service Awards are given to recognize accomplishments of individuals and firms that have provided distinguishes service to the profession and to the Society. Nomination Deadline: August 31, 2010
More information and nomination forms can be found online.

The AIA New Jersey Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest and most prestigious honor that AIA New Jersey can bestow on an individual. It is in recognition of a significant body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Nomination Deadline: September 7, 2010
More information and nomination forms can be found online.

AIA-WJ Photography Competition

For the 5th year, AIA West Jersey is sponsoring it’s juried photography competition to celebrate architecture and the built environment.

Cash prizes awarded in three categories, submit your photo today.
Entry deadline is August 4, 2010.

For more info or entry form:

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AIA-NJ has launched a social media campaign for East Coast Green in order to increase awareness of the upcoming conference on Sept. 16 and 17. To stay abreast of relevant news and updates, please follow us on Twitter at and “like” us on Facebook at


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has made massive changes to the Internship Development Program (IDP) over the last two years.  The most recent being the full transition for all IDP record holders to the Six Month Rule.  Unfortunately many interns are still not aware of, or understand, these changes and how it affects their journey towards licensure.

As a way to spread the word about these changes the IDP State Coordinator is one of many resources the AIA makes available for emerging professionals.  As the link between NCARB, AIA, and the NJ State Board of Architects, the State Coordinator maintains up-to-date information on the activities and requirements of the IDP, and makes it available to the architectural community.  One way in which this knowledge is shared is through public seminars, but private seminars and Q & A sessions can also be provided at your own firm.

If your firm has interns or will soon be hiring them, it is beneficial that the applicants, as well as their supervisors and mentors, are aware of the experience needed in order to gain licensure in today’s field.  If you are interested in scheduling a seminar for your firm, or just have general questions about IDP, please contact the current IDP NJ State Coordinator, Joyce Scatuccio at [email protected], or the Assistant IDP NJ State Coordinator, Nicole De Candia at [email protected].

Review Courses for the Architect Registration Examination

(ARE 4.0)

Structural Systems – Mechanical & Electrical Systems

Two review courses will be offered this coming fall semester at the New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, to help prepare architecture graduates for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE 4.0) in the following two sections: Structural Systems and Building Systems (Mechanical & Electrical).

These two courses are offered in the evening hours, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on the NJIT campus in Newark, New Jersey.

The first course “Structural Systems” is scheduled on Thursday evening, and will run for 16 sessions, starting on Thursday, September 2nd and ending on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010.

The second course “Building Systems” is scheduled on Monday evening, and will run for 14 sessions, starting on Monday, September 13th , and ending on Monday, December 13th, 2010.

These courses will cover the exam material in a lecture format, including the related graphic vignettes. Some mock exams will be solved.

For further information and for registration, please contact the instructor, Rima Taher, by e-mail at: [email protected]. Registration is handled directly by the instructor.

Rima Taher, Ph.D. PE

New Jersey School of Architecture

New Jersey Institute of Technology

King Boulevard,

Newark, NJ 07102

AIA-NJ Election Results

The results of our recent election for AIA-NJ President Elect are in. You have selected Laurence Parisi, AIA for your 2012 President.  Best of Luck on a successful presidency, Larry.

The Nominations Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees congratulate Larry and Joyce on an excellent campaign, with both candidates traveling the state to meet all of you who attended the 4 candidates nights held throughout the NJ.

AIA-NJ has received MANY comments and compliments on the ease of voting using the new electronic format.  It provided access to the candidates biographies and Q&A, and the actual voting procedure literally took seconds from the convenience of your own computer.  Thank you to all of the AIA-NJ members who took advantage of this valuable member benefit, and helped to shape the future of AIA-NJ.


Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, NCARB, LEED ap, CID
Chairman of the AIA-NJ Nominations Comittee

Immediate Past President, AIA-NJ