It’s Not to Late – AIANJ State Convention Friday

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Friday & Saturday, October 23-24, 2015
Hanover Marriott, Whippany, NJ

It’s not to late to attend, the two day event starts this Friday.

Interesting KEYNOTE speakers!
Karen Nichols, AIA
Retrospective of Michael Graves Work: Retrospective of the most famous New Jersey architect of the century. Gain an understanding of his unique work, his contributions to the industry and his creativity with a purpose. Credits: 1.5 LU.
Michael Michalowicz, Author
The Pumpkin Plan: A successful change for a business that is plateaued or an entrepreneur who is stuck, typically only requires a 5% change. Ordinary entrepreneurs follow trends and “get rich quick” opportunities with disregard for their unique strengths and differentiators. Businesses must identify the “sweet spot” of their business. The match their Unique Offering (Passion/Style/Tone) with their Top Clients with their ability to Systematize is the sweet spot. Ordinary entrepreneurs follow trends and “get rich quick” opportunities with disregard for their unique strengths and differentiators. Assessing business opportunities for explosive growth, by saying “no”. Credits: 1.5 LU.
Shirley Blumberg, KPMB Architects
Five Significant Architectural Challenges: Diversity, Inequity, Environment, Building Community & Limited Financial Resources: Architects have a fundamental responsibility and unique opportunity to produce architecture that can benefit society. Gain a better understanding of a city building and rudimentary environmental concerns while addressing socio-economic issues in the realm of the new context for practice. Credits: 1.5 LU.
Three TOURS over two days!
Gottesman RTW Academy
Tour the newly renovated building complex of Hebrew Academy of Morris County, now known as Gottesman RTW Academy, that is a LEED building complex designed by KSS Architects. Formerly situated on a lower elevation, the new Academy is now sited on the highest point of the hill-top. The Academy’s building wings are masterfully arranged to resemble the surrounding bedrock masses that glaciers once formed.
Wyndham Worldwide Headquarters
Tour the World Headquarters of Wyndham Worldwide, both LEED accredited buildings designed by Gensler. To date, 22 Sylvan is the first and only building in New Jersey to earn both the LEED-CI and LEED-EBOM designations. Another distinction is the building’s ENERGY STAR rating-97 on a scale of 1 to 100. Tracking its energy usage through the EPA’s ENERGY STAR online tool, this makes Wyndham Worldwide’s corporate offices among the top 3% of the most efficient buildings in the United States.
Craftsman Farms
Tour the Log House at Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s rustic country estate and a National Historic Landmark. Largely restored to its 1910-1917 appearance, the Log House at Craftsman Farms is the only home Stickley designed and built for his own use. Initially to be a club house for his planned school for boys, he modified his plans during construction and the clubhouse was converted into his residence.

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And MORE!
Cocktail Reception
By popular demand, we have changed the Friday evening Dinner to a Reception from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. If you attend the event as either a full 2-day or Friday only the Reception is included in your registration. If you would just like to join us Friday evening the reception only it is a $50 registration fee. The evening will be celebration of NJ Architecture with the announcement of the Design Awards, the Service Awards and the AIA Newark & Suburban Canstruction Awards.
Vendor Courses
Please note the addition of three one-hour vendor courses offered in addition to the scheduled seminars on Friday, October 23rd: Digital Signage Solutions, Interior Glass Office Front, and Introduction to BIN Process-Adoption & Integration. Each will be worth 1 CEU.
Schedule Changes

Planning for the Change Order Crisis Before Construction Begins – CANCELLED

Discussion with the Deans – CANCELLED, replaced with Kanye Architecture: Just West of Insanity

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