AIA New Jersey State Convention Highlights to Include Michael Graves Retrospective, Annual Design Awards and Tours of Architectural Gems
WHAT: The biggest names in New Jersey architecture will meet for a two-day convention, highlighted by a panel review of AIA-NJ’s annual design award submissions. In addition to the Design Awards dinner and keynote presentations from several prominent architectural leaders, the convention will feature: Various seminars and roundtables; a trade show; tours of local architectural gems – Wyndham Worldwide Headquarters, Craftsman Farms and the Hebrew Academy of Morris County; and a retrospective on the life of Michael Graves. The two-day event will feature the review of the first-ever student design competition, with New Jersey architecture students vying for a cash prize and recognition of design excellence.
Friday Keynote: Shirley Blumberg, Founding Partner of KPMB Architects, on the topic of “Five Significant Architectural Challenges: Diversity, Inequity, Environment, Building Community and Limited Financial Resources”
Saturday Keynote: Michael Michalowicz, Wall Street Journal and MSNBC commentator, on the topic of “The Pumpkin Plan”
Student Keynote: Obiekwe M. Okolo on the topic of “Kanye Architecture: Just West of Insanity”
Saturday Roundtable “Discussion with the Deans”:
Thomas R. Fisher, Assoc. AIA, Dean and Professor of Architecture of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota;
Urs P. Gauchat, Hon. AIA, Dean and Professor of Architecture of the NJIT College of Architecture and Design;
Tom Hanrahan, Dean of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute
Convention – Friday, October 23, 8:00 a.m. – Saturday, October 24, 4:45 p.m.
Trade Show – October 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hebrew Academy of Morris County, October 23, 10:45-12:15
Wyndham Worldwide, October 23, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Craftsman Farms, October 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Design Awards Dinner – October 23, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Retrospective of Michael Graves Work – October 24, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Hanover Marriott, 1401 NJ-10, Whippany, N.J. 07981
REGISTER: Go to www.aia-nj.org for more information
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