Monthly Archives: March 2016

AIA South Jersey Meeting

AIA SJ April 19 2016 invitation

Architect Business Development Summit Scholarships

Free Business Development Scholarship for AIA NJ Small Firm Principals
There is an opportunity for 2 members of AIA NJ to get a free scholarship to the upcoming Architect Business Development Summit in NYC on April 7 + 8 (read more here: http://architectresources.org/qoe8).
Attending this event will help you acquire the skills you need to help your firm prosper, and it is specifically tailored for smaller firms who might lack a dedicated marketing team.
Scholarship includes free registration for the 2-day event ($997 value)
Here is the link to apply for a scholarship: http://architectresources.org
The deadline for applications is March 24, 2016.
Use sponsor code: AIANJ
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Remembering Malcolm Wells, FAIA

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As part of The Wetlands Institute’s 2016 Winter Lecture Series, AIA South Jersey President Bruce D. Turner, AIA was recently part of a retrospective and panel discussion at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ. The topic of the presentation was The Legacy of Malcolm Wells, FAIA: The Father of Gentle Architecture. The bulk of the presentation was made by professor and planner Rev. Wayne Conrad. Rev. Conrad was a friend and colleague of Mr. Wells and spoke both personally and professionally about his relationship with “Mac”. He specifically focussed on Mr. Wells’ early life and career, his office in Cherry Hill, his churches in Moorestown and Cherry Hill, and his earth-sheltered architecture in general, including Wells’ home in Cape Cod. Rev. Conrad further reflected on how Wells’ work was inspired by the beauty of nature, and a need for a more sustainable world.

Mr. Turner’s portion of the discussion aimed to put Mr. Wells’ work in the context of the overall architectural profession at the time Mr. Wells was working as well as the professional environment we experience today. That included observations about codes and regulations, standards of practice, legal and liability concerns, LEED, sustainability, energy efficiency, the 2030 Challenge and Cradle-to-Cradle ideologies. He also sought to draw parallels for the audience with architects and architecture which they might be familiar, or recently observed in the media, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Fay Jones, Bjarke Ingels, and Alejandro Aravena.

A third member of the panel was Rev. Bob Williams. Rev. Williams reflected on his personal liturgical experience ministering from Wells’ St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill. This also included observations about the use of light, the use of natural materials, and the sense of proportion and scale present in these buildings.

For more information about Malcolm Wells, FAIA, please visit his website here. For more information about the Wetlands Institute and other programs and activities they offer, please visit the Wetlands Institute website here.

NJ DCA Announces RREM and LMI Training Session

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Sandy Recovery Division is hosting a Training Session about the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program and Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30th, at the Moonachie Civic Center in Moonachie, Bergen County. Below, please find a flyer with additional information. This session is intended for both architects already working with homeowners in the program and those interested in working with homeowners in the program.

People interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Lisa Ryan at [email protected] at least one day prior to the Training Session to reserve their spot and to submit any suggested questions or topics they would like addressed if time permits. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Lisa Ryan.

Lisa M. Ryan
Director, Strategic Communications
Sandy Recovery Division
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
PO Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823
(609) 292-7083
[email protected]

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2016 AIANJ Disaster Relief Training

AIAeagle_2016Post Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training and Certification Seminar

April 2, 2016 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

at NJIT Weston Lecture Hall

Click Here to Register

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2016 Report on Budget

 

AIAeagle_2016Over the past few years your AIA New Jersey elected officers and Board of Trustees has been under going an evaluation and strategic planning to ensure every member is getting value for their AIA membership.   To that end many meetings and questions where asked to develop a road map for the organization going forward.

This road map then meets the reality of budget and finances, if you are a member click this link to log into the members section of the website where you can view a note from the AIANJ Treasurer and the 2016 Budget.

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Architects League 2016 Scholarships Available

alnnjThe Architects League of Northern New Jersey is currently seeking scholarship applications from eligible high school and college students.  The geographic territory for eligibility includes Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, & Sussex Counties.  The deadline for submission is April 29, 2016.  Available scholarships include:

Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Award
Given to undergraduate college students, from the ALNNJ territory, entering their fifth and final year of their undergraduate NAAB Accredited Architecture Program, and is based on scholastic excellence, attitude toward the profession, probable success as an architect, and need for financial assistance.

Albert O. Halse Memorial Award
Given to undergraduate college students in an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program, and from the ALNNJ territory, for excellence in architectural delineation and/or architectural models.

Architects League Scholastic Achievement Award
Given to undergraduate & graduate college students in an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program, and from the ALNNJ territory, for scholastic excellence in architectural design.

Architects League Scholarship for High School Seniors

Awarded to High School Seniors who live or attend high school in our geographic territory and have been accepted to an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program at a college in the United States or U.S. Territory.

For applications and additional information, visit http://alnnj.org/wordpress/scholarships/

The Architects League Scholarships are funded jointly through our annual Golf Outing, to be held on July 11 at Crystal Springs in Hamburg, and the AIA Component Scholarship Grant, which in 2015 provided $1,000 toward these scholarships.

AIANJ Fellows Reception

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Please join

AIA NJ

for a

FELLOWS RECEPTION

Thursday, May 19th 2016

6:30 – 8:30 in the Evening

at

Hotel Palomar

formerly the AIA Building in Philadelphia

 This is an Art-Deco Building

We will be in The Wright Room

on 24th Floor

with skyline view of Philadelphia

117 S 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA

Sponsored by

andersen

Future Leaders Fellowship

AIAeagle_2016FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING LEADERS 2016
JOIN US AT CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA!

A LITTLE HISTORY

The AIA Board of Directors Class of 2013 selected as its name The Original 13 from the 13 Architects, led by Richard Upjohn, who founded the AIA in 1857.   We chose our class name in recognition of the AIA’s legacy, but we are all about looking to the future.

We care deeply about future generations of architects – and leaders – and want to join hands with Emerging Professionals to frame the future for our profession.

THE IDEA

Enough about us – we want to know about you! In fact, we want to meet you at the AIA Convention this May in Philadelphia. We are offering up to five fellowships in the amount of $1,000 each so that you can join us at Convention, expand your career horizons and look to the future.

HOW THIS WORKS

Send us a Tweet of Interest to tell us what you would learn by attending the Convention as an Emerging Leader. Our Class will review all Tweets and select ten finalists. These finalists will be asked to write and submit a more detailed narrative of their aspirations. Up to five Fellowship Recipients will be selected on the basis of their narratives.

Each Fellowship Recipient will be paired with Class of 2013 Board Directors during the Convention and will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset expenses. Our goal is to help each Fellowship Recipient realize his/her aspirations at Convention, and we want to get to know you personally and form lasting relationships. After Convention we will ask you to report on your experiences to share with other Emerging Leaders.

AIA CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA

May 19 -21, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING LEADERS

AIAS Students Associate AIA
AIA Young Architects

TWEET OF INTEREST

Tweet us
@AIAFEL2014  
           #2016FEL

Tweet period is open from March 4th – March 25th
Finalists will be notified April 1st
Recipients will be selected by APRIL 8TH

CSI 2016 Trade Show

The New Jersey Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Announces it’s 2016 Trade Show and Seminar Event– “New Technologies for Historic Buildings”

CSI_NJPaterson, New Jersey, June 2, 2016: The 2016 New Jersey CSI Chapter Trade Show and Education Day will explore the ways in which teams and teamwork contribute to better building, using recently-completed projects as examples. Come and learn with us, share your knowledge with us, and interact with others who share your quest for doing a better job of designing and constructing buildings.

Architects, builders, and product manufacturer’s work together with owners, developers, engineers, code officials, and financial experts to build the structures that keep the construction industry moving. It is as coordinated teams that professionals are able to adapt to economic cycles, architectural design trends, environmental concerns, codes and regulations, technology advances, education of new professionals, and current events, shaping our industry and the buildings that we make.

There is a developing emphasis on team building and teamwork in our industry. CSI is built on the idea that it is in sharing knowledge that teams are bound together to create the environments where learning, living, healing, working, and playing can take place.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Trade Show Registration/Breakfast 8:00AM – 9:30AM
Seminars: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Programs to begin promptly at 9:30 AM. , Free to the Architectural Community & All Students—

NO Admission Fees / NO Seminar Fees

Location: Rogers Locomotive Storage Building, NJ Community Development, 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, NJ

AIA/CES HSW and CSI CEN Learning Units (Choose from 4 seminars throughout the day)

Please RSVP to Diana Rattazzi, 914-261-8603 ([email protected])