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CSI 2015 Mid-Atlantic Conference

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The Mid-Altantic Region CSI Conference annually brings together construction industry professionals from CSI Chapters, allied associations, design professionals and specifiers.

Thorough technical presentations and tours we will explore our theme of ‘Detailing Innovation’, intended to explore innovative changes that will impact the construction industry in the near future, these will include Sustainablity, Energy, and Construction Technology. Additonal events and tours will offer networking, and social opportunites.  Presentations and tours will offer AIA Continuing Education Credits

For more information or to register:

www.csiphila.org/marc2015/

Redevelopment Forum on March 13

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New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum is a daylong conference that brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned.  We have applied for and expect to receive AIA, AICP, CLE and GBCI continuing education credits
Tickets are $110 for New Jersey Future members, municipal employees and non-profits  and $150 for non-members until February 20 (after February 20 tickets are $155 for members and $190 for non-members).
Questions: contact Marianne Jann at 609-393-0008, ext. 101.

Resilient Design in the 21st Century Workshop

 

 

 

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A Conversation with David Childs FAIA

Presented by NJIT’s Center for Resilient Design, the conversation will be led by Urs Gauchat, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design with David Childs FAIA, chief designer for One World Trade Center and chairman emeritus and consulting design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).   Joining Childs will be Julie Hiromoto AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, an associate at SOM who worked with him on One WTC

Wednesday, February 11, 2014

4 p.m.: “Ground Zero Supertower” screening
5 p.m.: Reception
6 p.m. Conversation

Weston Hall 1, located in the College of Architecture and Design on the NJIT campus

Free to All

Questions and Information:
Contact Thomas Dallessio at thomas.g.dallessio(at)njit(dot)edu or call 973.596.5872

 

 

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Coastal Floor Mitigation Workshop

 

 

Preservation New Jersey is presenting a series of workshops on Resiliency.
Co-Sponsor: New Jersey Historic Trust

Date: March 12, 2015
Times: 2 pm – 5:30 pm (Registration begins at 1 pm)

Cost: $25.00
Pre-registration encouraged
AIA Continuing Education Credits available.

 

 

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AIA-NJ Honors Six Service Award Winners

Organization Honors Architects and Firms For Their Exemplary Work in 2014

serviceawardsBIGAIA-NJ is known for its dedication to elevating the profession of architecture and improving The Garden State’s built environment. This month, the organization honored individual members and firms who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing the standards of the architecture profession.

Presented during the gala at the Moorestown Community House, AIA-NJ Service Awards are designed to honor the work of the state’s most talented and forward-thinking architects and architectural firms.

“Our Service Awards program is an opportunity to recognize the tremendous amount of talent within AIA New Jersey,” said Kimberly Bunn, AIA who serves as president of AIA-NJ. “The winners represent some of the best and brightest leaders in New Jersey architecture. Not only do they serve the profession, but they also serve the communities in which we all live, work and play. Our award winners fulfill the mission of architects worldwide by constantly striving to “look up” and imagine great new possibilities.” Continue reading

Membership Update 2015

red_eagleAs we begin 2015, I wanted to let the members know that AIA New Jersey (AIANJ) is holding strong and that its membership is growing!  We have seen an 8% growth since 2013 and closed the year with 1,961 members.  In dissecting the numbers, we are seeing our largest growth in our Associates category, which had an increase of almost 15%!  What do these numbers tell us?  Well, that the economy is without a doubt recovering, young architects are being employed and that they see the value of being a member of the AIA.  This past year AIA launched a free membership program for new college graduates for up to 18 months (http://www.aia.org/join/).  I urge all firm Principals to promote this free membership to your young architects and get them involved in a local AIANJ Section.  Since joining AIA in 1998 I have taken full advantage of what AIA has to offer and my career has been richer than I ever expected it to be.  Make a New Year’s resolution to get involved in your local AIANJ Section and promote your career to the next level!

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IDP Seminar To Be Held – February 12th

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CDS Internship Development Program Seminar

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Weston College of Architecture and Design, Gallery.

Presenters will overview Intern Development Program (IDP), the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), including an update on recent NCARB changes.

1 AIA CEU approved event

See more information:  or view PDF here – IDP_NJIT_Feb2015

Must Pre-Register:  https://njit-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/IDP2015

Sponsored by NJIT Career Development, AIA New Jersey, and local section AIA Newark & Suburban

 

President’s Message – A Busy January

The month of January has been a busy one for AIA-NJ.   It was a month of celebration, looking back and looking forward.

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2015 president Kimberly Bunn AIA and 2014 president Kurt Kalafsky c.2015 Hollander Photography

Friday, January 9th was the Annual Awards Gala, the 2015 officers were installed, Design Awards highlighted, Service Awards recipients  honored, and the years scholarship was presented to a local college student.  A wonderful evening was had, and we all expressed excitement for the year to come.

For a list of the honorees and officers see more information on the Awards Gala here.  Congratulations to all winners and honorees that represent the best of AIA New Jersey.

As part of the celebration, my first official events as AIA-NJ president were visiting our local sections to honor our volunteers and incoming officers of the local sections.  Congratulations to our fellow AIA members who have stepped up to serve our organization and make our profession better.

AIA Regional Director Robert Cozzarelli and AIA-NJ President Kimbelry Bunn with Architects League officers. c.2015 Dee Portera Photography

AIA Regional Director Robert Cozzarelli and AIA-NJ President Kimbelry Bunn with Architects League officers.
c.2015 Dee Portera Photography

Thank You to both Architect’s League of Northern NJ and AIA Newark & Suburban for hosting fun events that brought together architects and allied professionals.

The business of AIA-NJ has also gotten off to a busy start.  Our new board will come together for the first board meeting on January 28th.   Planning is underway with NJIT for an IDP Seminar in February for our future architects.  Similarly, a number of committees have been meeting on a number of issues.  We hopefully will have news to share on these in the coming months.

If there is an issue that is important to you regarding our profession, please reach out.

AIA-NJ Celebrates Successes and Looks Toward Future

2015 Officers Installed, Design Competition Winners and Service Award  Recipients Honored, During Jan. 9 Event

(L to R)  Kimberly Bunn AIA, Kurt Kalafsky AIA, Nicholas Caravella Assoc AIA, Judith Donnelly AIA, Steve Lazarus AIA, Verity Frizzell AIA, Ben Lee AIA, Justin Mihalik AIA

(L to R) Kimberly Bunn AIA, Kurt Kalafsky AIA, Nicholas Caravella Assoc AIA, Judith Donnelly AIA, Steve Lazarus AIA, Verity Frizzell AIA, Ben Lee AIA, Justin Mihalik AIA

Capping an eventful year for the architectural profession in New Jersey, AIA-NJ gathered with friends and family on Friday night to celebrate the year’s architectural successes. At AIA-NJ’s annual awards gala, held January 9, 2015, at the Moorestown Community House, the organization installed its slate of officers for 2015, providing a glimpse into who will be steering the organizational ship in the coming year. The 2015 officers include:

  • Kimberly Bunn, AIA, of Moorestown, N.J., was sworn in to the role of AIA-NJ president in 2015. Owner and principal of Moorestown-based Bunn Architecture, Bunn has been a member of AIA for 16 years, and has served in a leadership capacity for more than a decade. Bunn currently sits on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Communications Committee; she is still active in her local West Jersey section where she was president in 2006.
  • Justin A. Mihalik, AIA, of Essex Fells, N.J., will serve as president elect. A principal at Essex Fells, N.J.-based J.A. Mihalik Architect LLC, Mihalik has been a member of AIA-NJ for the past 15 years, and previously served the organization as first vice president and treasurer.
  • Ben Lee, AIA, of Morristown, N.J., will serve as the organization’s first vice president. Managing principal and chief financial officer of Morristown-based NK Architects, Lee has more than 35 years of experience in architecture. He was previously AIA-NJ’s treasurer, and was also the 2011 president for Architects League of Northern New Jersey, one of AIA-NJ’s six local sections.
  • Verity Frizzell, AIA, of Bay Head, N.J. will serve as AIA-NJ’s second vice president. A principal at Point Pleasant, N.J.-based Feltz & Frizzell Architects LLC, Frizzell has over two decades of experience in commercial and residential architecture. She has served as president of the Jersey Shore section of AIA-NJ, and received the 2011 AIA-NJ Distinguished Service Award and 2003 AIA Jersey Shore Young Architect of the Year service award.
  • Steven Lazarus, AIA, of Englewood, N.J., will serve as treasurer. A founding principal of Englewood-based Axis Architectural Studio, Lazarus has been a registered architect and member of AIA since 1986 and is a former second vice president of AIA-NJ.
  • Judy Donnelly, AIA, of Hackettstown, N.J., will continue her two-year term as secretary. The principal owner of Hackettstown-based Donnelly Architecture, LLC, Donnelly has been an active member of AIA for more than 10 years, and has served the organization in many capacities including secretary, first vice president and president-elect of AIA Newark and Suburban Architects.
  • Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, of Belleville N.J., will continue as the organization’s regional director. A principal of Rutherford, N.J.-based Cozzarelli-Cirminiello Architects, Cozzarelli is a 28-year member of AIA. He has served the organization in many capacities including 2004 president. A 1979 graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Robert is a Licensed Registered Architect in four states and a past winner of the AIA-NJ Architect of the Year award.
  • Nicholas Caravella Associate AIA, of Morristown N.J., will assume the post of Regional Associate Director.  Currently employed at Gensler, Caravella has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Architects League of Northern NJ, where he was engaged in various projects supporting emerging professionals and young architects.
  • Kurt M Kalafsky, AIA, of Howell, N.J., will serve as past president. A founding principal and chief technology officer of Iselin, N.J.-based The Aztec Corporation and Aztec Architects LLC, Kalafsky has been an AIA-NJ member for 22 years and has served in several other positions, including, most recently, president, and was also secretary and chair of the Bylaws and Codes and Standards committees. Kurt will also chair the AIA National Resolutions Committee in 2015.

“In 2014, the architecture profession continued to play an integral role in the state of New Jersey as we continue our recovery from Superstorm Sandy and move toward more innovative and sustainable infrastructure,” Bunn said.  “We saw successful passage of legislation that will help the state better respond to natural disasters, brought together industry and community leaders for discussion on resiliency, and helped our local communities continue to rebuild.  Looking forward to 2015, we plan to maintain this focus.  At the same time we will continue our traditional initiatives – mentoring tomorrow’s architects, hosting educational seminars, and participating in community service projects.   I am excited to be assuming the office of president and look forward to helping to lead this organization along this path”

In addition to the officer installation, the dinner honored the winners of its annual design competition. A total of 13 projects were recognized for their originality and advancement of the field. Additionally, AIA-NJ honored the six recipients of its service awards, which are bestowed upon individuals and firms that have demonstrated exceptional service to the profession, and presented its annual scholarship to Saif Haobsh, a New Jersey Institute of Technology architecture student.

President’s Message – Welcome 2015

AIA-NJHappy New Year AIA New Jersey !

It’s hard to believe that it is 2015.  With a new year comes new challenges and new beginnings.  For me the new year brings the start of my year as AIA-NJ President.   I am looking forward to an exciting year promoting our New Jersey architects and architecture.

As many of you hopefully know by now, at the end of 2014 AIA national launched a new awareness campaign asking the question – “What Do You See When You Look Up?”   To see the first video go to www.ilookup.org .  Help us spread the word to – Look Up.

Later this week, on Friday, January 9th, we will gather at the annual AIA-NJ Awards Dinner to honor this years Service and Design Award recipients.  This evening will showcase some of the best of AIA New Jersey.  Congratulations to all the winners!

As the year continues, many of our committees are already in the planning stages for a number of initiatives, from engaging political leaders on legislative issues that effect the architecture profession, to hosting code seminars to keep members up on the latest changes.  Watch your email for newsletters and information on these topics and much more.

If there is an issue that is important to you regarding our profession, please reach out.  The board members of AIA New Jersey and the local sections are here representing you…..the members.   We want to hear from you!

Kimberly Bunn, AIA
2015 AIA-NJ President

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