2015 has been flying by, as I talk with AIANJ members around the state there are often comments regarding how fast the year has gone, or that we can’t believe it is October. The good news is, most of our offices are busy with work. Our firms might not be back to pre-recession levels however most firms have an even workload level, this is promising news.
Similarly, AIANJ and the local sections have been very busy. I have been trying to visit the different sections this fall. Thank You to AIA South Jersey and AIA West Jersey for hosting an informative joint meeting the end of September in Hammonton with AIA partner Houzz. It was a nice evening of networking and learning how to market our firms online.
In September and October I represented AIA NJ in both the South Jersey Food Bank’s Inaugural Canstruction event at Cherry Hill Mall and AIA Newark and Suburban’s Annual Canstruction event at the Livingston Mall.
All of the entries were so creative and the Food Banks received tons of much needed canned food donations. The entries are still available for view at Livingston Mall, if you in the area stop by to see the creations.
At the end of this week, AIANJ’s major event of the year will be happening at Hanover Marriott. The agenda that the committee has organized has something to offer in all areas, from the business of architecture to keynote for associates. I hope many of you will come take part in this event.
Thanks to all the sponsors who have made this event possible and to the committee who has worked so hard to guide this event forward for all of us at AIANJ.
On Friday evening, October 23rd, there will be a Awards Reception to celebrate architecture in New Jersey. The Design Awards entries will be on display to showcase the work of NJ architecture and architects. The reception will end with the announcement of the Design Awards Winners and the years AIANJ Service Award winners. This year the AIA Newark & Suburban Canstruction committee will also announce the 2015 Canstruction competition winners.