Monthly Archives: October 2010

5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Buildings & Management Show

5th Annual (MABFM)
Mid-Atlantic Buildings & Management Show & Conference
November 3 & 4, 2010
Garden State Exhibit Center – Somerset, NJ

Attend the 5th Annual MABFM – FREE to AIA-NJ members and print the coupon attached, take it with you for a free lunch while at the show. AIA – NJ Chapter_VIP Pass Click Here

Members can register online at

IGCC Comment Period Open

When public version 2 is released by the IGCC in a little over two weeks, AIA will be combing through the text, which incorporates changes made by the Public Comment Committee’s dispositions during the first public hearing, but there are a number of important issues that we can already start examining in detail in preparation for the second version. They include, but are not limited to:
• the role of the design professional in responsible charge in the code
• potential standard of care changes
• additional responsibility, risk and liability
• expanding the notion of health, safety and welfare to incorporate ‘green’ principles

To look at either Public Version 1.0 or the upcoming Public Version 2.0 (publication date is November 3, 2010)simply to to the International Code Council’s web site You do not have to be a member, and you do not have to sign in to open the button for Codes, Standards & Guidelines. Under that window go to the International Green Construction Code on the left side. Then open the IGCC Development Schedule.

There you will find the schedule and various documents that you can download and read, including the public comments and the results of the hearings in August 2010. You will see that the Public Version 2.0 is not yet available. Once it is available, the Code Change Form (immediately below where PV 2.0 will be) will allow anyone to suggest a change. AIA members are encouraged to contat AIA staff member, Jessyca Henderson [email protected] with any suggestions they may have.

David Collins FAIA
Preview Group, Inc.
Cincinnati OH

Rutgers Center for Green Building – Job Opening

Job Title:

Job Description:
Reports to the Director of the Rutgers Center for Green Building. Is responsible for independent report writing and analysis, performing applied research tasks, coordinating project activities and personnel, preparing proposals, and updating web content and center communications materials. Deals with highly specialized technical, economic, and policy topics associated with research and outreach on green buildings. Provides expertise for the varied portfolio of projects at the center.

Job Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, environmental science, management, planning and/or public policy, or other relevant discipline plus at least two years of relevant professional experience. Requires a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis, report preparation, and project management skills. Also requires good communications skills and computer
literacy. A master’s degree is preferred.
Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job, please go to:

Pro-Bono Architect Needed

Strengthen Our Sisters is a grassroots, community based, nonprofit, 155 bed shelter program serving homeless/battered women and children. Strengthen Our Sisters emergency shelters needs a pro bono architect ASAP for a very small job.

The location is Wanaque, NJ in upper Passaic County. In order to make 2 bedrooms warmer / usable, we want to get rid of some of the windows in these multiwindowed porch rooms at our emergency shelters. The Borough is requiring architect plans for us to do this!

Interested please contact:
Strengthen Our Sisters
Betsy Lenke
[email protected]

We fervently hope that someone will help us soon.
Thank you so much,

Carnegie Center West exceeds sustainability target for Princeton mixed-use development

Carnegie West in West WIndsor, NJ

Carnegie Center West, a 103-acre mixed-use development in West Windsor, has earned LEED-NC Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. KlingStubbins served as base building architect on the project for Boston Properties, Inc., to be occupied by Princeton University. Torcon, Inc., served as the construction team.

The project surpassed the initial target of LEED Silver Certification, achieving 39 points and earning Gold, including water savings of over 40%, recycled content of 25%, construction waste diversion of over 77%, and energy savings of over 18%, exceeding the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 baseline and out-performing most conventional developer models that are less concerned with long-term payback costs in an effort to minimize first costs. To achieve its sustainability goals, the project employed the following strategies:
– Redevelopment of a brownfield site (a previously developed commercial / industrial area) that required the remediation of hazardous materials
– Provision of alternative transportation such as low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles representing 5% of the total onsite parking
– Reduction and filtration of stormwater runoff
– Native, drought-resistant plant species around the building to prevent the need for permanent irrigation
– Cool roof membrane for the building to reduce the heat island effect
– Installation of low-flow water closets, waterless urinals, low-flow lavatories, and low-flow showers.
– Improved thermal envelope and high efficiency glazing
– Use of occupancy sensors and reduction of lighting power density
– High efficiency HVAC systems / equipment
– Controlled outdoor air quantities through CO2 demand control ventilation
– Open office plans provide daylight to 75% of spaces
– Enhanced commissioning process to verify that the building is operating as designed
– Implementation of a green housekeeping program and indoor integrated pest management

Micky Landis, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Boston Properties, believes that this is the first LEED Gold building to be completed in West Windsor Township. Mr. Landis goes on to say that, “while Boston Properties has designed and constructed other LEED Gold buildings, this project may be the first suburban building in the company’s portfolio to achieve LEED Gold Certification for the entire building, not solely core and shell base building elements.“

KSS Architects Promotes Team Member to Associate

Stephen Doyle, AIA

KSS Architects is excited to announce the promotion of Stephen Doyle, AIA, LEED AP, to associate. Doyle has worked at the award-winning architectural design and planning firm for about eight years. He was integral to the design and management of many notable projects ranging in size, scale and market, including Newark Collegiate Academy, Scandling Campus Center at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Empire Merchants North corporate headquarters and distribution center and Cultech corporate headquarters.

“Steve embodies the qualities our firm values,” said KSS managing partner Michael Shatken, AIA, LEED AP. “He is dedicated to leadership, civic participation and design excellence in support of our clients’ endeavors. He maintains a concern for the quality of the built environment on multiple levels, which he demonstrates in his project designs as well as his involvement with planning issues in the City of Trenton and the State of New Jersey.”

Doyle is known for his positive project management style and commitment to his work. He often manages multiple projects for a client at a given time and works alongside his team around the clock as needed. On construction sites, he efficiently and effectively resolves issues that arise while maintaining lasting professional relationships with the contractor and consultants.

In 2007 Doyle was appointed to the Trenton Planning Board, where he helps shape the local community by amending land-use ordinances, advising applicants and requesting revisions on proposals to benefit the greater community. Doyle has participated in several recent panel discussions as an expert on school design, renovations, and adaptive reuse. At the 2010 New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum, he discussed neighborhood schools and efficiencies in school design, particularly in the greater urban context of a site. At the 2010 NJ Historic Preservation conference, Doyle spoke about pending legislation that will become beneficial for protecting historic schools. Doyle also mentors Trenton-area high school students as part of the ACE (Architecture Construction and Engineering) Mentor program.

Doyle earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University. He is a resident of Trenton, N.J., where he and his wife purchased and meticulously renovated a 150-year-old house in the Mill Hill National Historic District. He is also an amateur cellist and artist.

NK Archtiects Congratulations to NK Staff

Our staff is our most valued and important asset. NK Architects is proud to announce the following advancements:

Michael Cannilla, AIA, Senior Associate
Throughout his 26 years of experience, clients have come to rely on Mike’s ability to ensure that all project objectives are successfully accomplished. As a member of the New Jersey Barrier Free Building Code Sub Committee, he is a valuable resource to the firm. Mike chairs Florham Park’s Zoning Board of Adjustment and is Vice Chair of the Planning Board. As a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Disaster Medical System, he was a first responder in the relief efforts at Ground Zero, New Orleans and Haiti.

Robert Harker, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate
Robert has focused his 27-year career on the design of K-12 schools for both private and public school clients. His understanding of current design trends has resulted in spaces that greatly enhance and facilitate learning.

Pablo A. Serrano, AIA, CID, Senior Associate
For the past 16 years, Pablo has concentrated on the planning and design of a wide variety of healthcare projects. Pablo’s insistence on incorporating ‘Best Practice’ and sustainable design principles has had a critical impact on the healing process. As Co-Director of NK’s Operations Group, Pablo is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the firm’s technology systems and providing the staff with the system resources required in order to maintain a high level of efficiency and quality of documentation.

Tamara Iwaseczko, AIA, LEED AP, Associate
Tamara has 16 years of experience in the architectural profession and is the Sustainable Zone Director at NK. In this capacity, she spearheads the sustainable initiatives for NK’s project operations. Tamara’s experience with sustainable projects includes site planning, passive solar design, and employment of sustainable building systems and materials. She has worked in urban design, traffic calming, and sustainable community planning.

David E. Kunzig, AIA, LEED AP, Associate
David has 15 years of diversified and increasingly responsible architectural experience, specifically with the design of university-level research facilities.

Irving K. Leong, AIA, Associate
With 34 years of specialized experience, Irving is a recognized leader in the field of healthcare planning and design. His in-depth knowledge of DOH code requirements and his intelligent approach to facility planning culiminate in an environment that promotes the healing process.

This announcement reinforces one of our firm’s core values: to provide the highest level of professional design services through the delivery of innovative, effective and sustainable planning and design solutions.

Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers Bestows Ian Siegel With NJIT Scholarship

Pictured from Left to Right: NJIT Dean Urs P. Gauchat; Ian Siegel, NJIT scholarship recipient; and Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, Principal, Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc.

Each year, Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc. recognizes a student of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a $2,500 scholarship. This year’s recipient was Ian Siegel of Kendall Park, New Jersey, a fourth year architectural student at NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design.

At the recent 28th Annual Student Scholarship awards ceremony, Matthew B. Jarmel, AIA, MBA, principal of Jarmel Kizel, NJIT Alumnus and Chair of the Dean’s Council, presented Ian with the scholarship. “Ian is a bright, creative and hard-working architectural student and we are honored to recognize his talent and dedication to his studies with the Jarmel Kizel scholarship.” “Our firm takes great pride in supporting NJIT and its students and we look forward to this time each year when we can reward students for their accomplishments,” added Jarmel.

Jarmel Kizel’s scholarship recognizes a third or fourth year student for demonstrating academic achievement, design skill and leadership ability while completing the undergraduate program at NJIT’s New Jersey School of Architecture. Ian is an honors student and is president of NJIT’s student organization, the ADSU. Ian will have the opportunity to join Jarmel Kizel’s team of interns in the summer.

In 2001, Jarmel Kizel endowed the school with a $25,000 gift, which is awarded as a $2,500 scholarship each year to a third or fourth year student of NJIT’s New Jersey School of Architecture. The scholarship is awarded on academic excellence, community involvement, student leadership and design innovation.

Request for Proposals – Newark Safe Haven

Request for Proposals – Architectural Services
Newark Safe Haven
Proposal Due: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Project Background

A “Safe Haven” is a form of permanent supportive housing funded and administered under HUD’s Supportive Housing Program (SHP), serving hard-to-reach homeless persons with severe mental illness and other debilitating behavioral conditions who are on the streets and have been unwilling or unable to participate in supportive services. Safe Havens provide more than just shelter, they close the gap in housing and services for those homeless individuals who, perhaps because of their illness, have refused help or have been denied or removed from other homeless programs.

The Newark Safe Haven will serve the goals of the Essex-Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, which seeks to significantly increase the number of permanent supportive housing units designated for those who are long-term homeless with mental health and/or addiction substance abuse issues. The Newark Safe Haven will provide 25 units of permanent supportive housing towards this Ten Year Plan goal.
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State Board of Architects Proposed Amendments to Practice Architecture in NJ

The State Board of Architects is proposing to readopt with amendments N.J.A.C. 13:27, rules regarding architectural practice and responsibility. The rules currently in place are scheduled to expire on February 7, 2011. AIA New Jersey has reviewed the proposed amendments and will offer comments to the State Board of Architects. However, all members should make themselves aware of the proposed amendments and the impact on their practice.

Copies of the New Jersey Register, dated, Monday, September 20, 2010, are available in PDF format at Please feel free to discuss this issue with your leaders of the AIA. More information will follow as it becomes available.