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Update on AIA Emeritus Status

AIAeagle_2016Emeritus Status – Waiver of Age Requirement

At the AIA Convention recently held in Philadelphia, a vote was held at the Annual Business Meeting regarding an optional waiver process for submitting for Emeritus membership.

Emeritus Membership is available to Architect members who has been a member in good standing of AIA for 15 successive years, are 70 years or older and retired.

Based on this business meeting and discussion the Secretary of the Institute may now waive the age requirement “in exceptional circumstances and for adequate cause” for members who submit an appeal.   If you meet this criteria, you could be eligible.
Contact Kelly Biddle at AIANJ Membership Services if you have any questions on this policy.

IDP is Now AXP

Did you know IDP is now AXP ?
The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP), launched June 29.
See the NCARB website for details.  Be sure to update your online resource pages to reflect the new name as follows:
  • Replace “IDP” with “the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP)” or
  • Hyperlink to the pilot AIA website. No links will be broken when the pilot site transitions to the full AIA website. Licensing BasicsARE Prep, and AXP Resources are now available on the pilot site

 

Emerge by AIAU Launched


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Emerge by AIAU is a new resource providing emerging professionals on the path towards licensure with experience hours through online learning modules. 

 

Are you currently completing NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program? Emerge by AIAU is a great way for emerging professionals to gain extra experience hours.   We provide the tools you need to get on track for a successful career!  Emerge by AIAU helps you gain experience on your own time, on your own terms.

All resources are free for Associate Members.  

AIA Convention Reception Winner

Congratulations Michael Frame, Assoc. AIA

An AIA-NJ member, he was recently announced to be one of the winners of the 2016 AIA Convention New Members Reception.

Winners were randomly selected among those who attended the New Members Reception and submitted an entry for the drawing  at AIA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Historic Preservation Program Fall 2016

MARCH-logoNew Historic Preservation Program at Rutgers University—Camden will offer AIA credits!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University—Camden has announced a new Historic Preservation Continuing Ed Program!

What better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than the living laboratory of Camden and nearby Philadelphia?!

Registration is now open for Fall 2016 courses, AIA credits available. More information on the program’s website.

Gilded Age Architecture Featured in ASID Event

Join ASID for a Summer Networking Event

Gilded Age Architecture and Jazz in the Garden at Van Vleck House in Montclair.  Enjoy the tastings of Celebrity Chef Ariane Duarte, the music of Manouchebag, and connect with NJ’s finest design professionals, students and industry partners.

Ticket sales end on July 18. At the door price: $60

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Stark Carpet

WHEN       Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE    Van Vleck House & Gardens – 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
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AIANJ Regional Representative Election Results

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The 2016 elections are complete, Thanks to all members who voted.

The position of AIA New Jersey Regional Representative had two candidates running for the open position,
Laurence Parisi, AIA,   and  Bruce D. Turner, AIA.

This position is our AIANJ representation on the AIA national Strategic Council.  They are our conduit to the latest information from national and also our voice in discussion.

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Congratulations to Bruce D. Turner, AIA,
who will represent AIANJ as our next Regional Representative.

Bruce will take over the position from Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, who will finish his current three-year term in December.

AIANJ 2016Service Awards Nominations Open

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Submissions are open for the 2016 AIANJ Service Award nominations.

The AIA NJ annual Service Awards are given to recognize accomplishments of individuals and firms that have provided distinguished service to the profession and to the Society. They are designed to focus on the accomplishments of members and non-members on issues of public awareness of the built environment, service to the community and other non-design aspects of Architecture.

Awards are awarded in the following categories:
• Distinguished Service
• Architect of the Year
• Young Architect of the Year
• Firm of the Year
• Intern Architect of the Year
• Resident of the Year

Submission Deadline is September 16, 2016
For more information or to download Nomination Forms visit our website.

Congratulations to the 2015 AIA NJ Service Award Recipients:

Distinguished Service Award Verity L. Frizzel, AIA
Architect of the Year Robert F. Barranger, AIA
Architectural Firm of the Year Tokarski Millemann Architects
Young Architect of the Year Kyle S. Rendall, AIA
Intern Architect of the Year Alicia Weaver, Associate AIA
Resident of the Year Dr. George Pruitt

AIANJ Election Open

AIAeagle_2016Voting opened June 10th, and will continue until June 24th, for the election of AIA New Jersey’s next AIA Regional Representative.  Two qualified candidates have put their names forward to represent you the AIANJ members on nationals Strategic Council –

See each candidates statements and information here.

 

      Laurence Parisi, AIA        

               Bruce Turner, AIA     

 

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If you did not get an email for AIA New Jersey through SimplyVoting.com please contact the AIANJ office (Lori Lee).  Also, make sure to check your spam filters.
Voting is very easy and only takes a few minutes, please have your voice be heard.

 

 

 

GRAPHISOFT Announces Winners of Inaugural ARCHICAD Student Design Competition

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logoGRAPHISOFT North America, in partnership with award-winning ARCHICAD firm, Kitchen & Associates (K&A) and AIA West Jersey, proudly announce the winners of the inaugural student design competition. The competition coincided with the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Students from across the United States, currently enrolled in architectural or interior design programs (graduate and undergraduate) were challenged to design temporary, mobile visitor centers in ARCHICAD, using shipping containers, which could be situated in popular event locations across Philadelphia, the AIA Conference host city. The top three mobile visitor center designs received a total of $3,000 in cash prizes. Numerous entries were received from universities and colleges across the United States.

The students approached the challenge with a unique perspective. ARCHICAD gave our winner the tools he needed to shine,” said Jason Lutz, President, AIA West Jersey. “When the BIM tool fuels design freedom and supports creativity – success is nearly a guarantee.”

First place and a cash award of $1,500 went to Alessandro Pupillo, a graduate of Broward College’s two-year Architecture program. Pupillo plans to enter Florida Atlantic University in the fall to continue his education in Architecture. Second place went to Trevor Houghton, a junior studying Construction Management at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Our third place winner was Akinet Nagdive, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Architecture program, class of 2016.

Pupillo received formal ARCHICAD training at Broward after first learning AutoCAD at the high school level. Pupillo says he found the transition from that software to ARCHICAD’s 3D modeling to be a simple one.

“ARCHICAD is extremely user-friendly. I was able to build on experience with AutoCAD and made good use of the competition design template. I have had the opportunity to use a variety of BIM software and can say that I really enjoy working with ARCHICAD.”
Pupillo’s rendering caught the attention of the distinguished judging panel, assembled from GRAPHISOFT staff, ARCHICAD professors, AIA West Jersey board members, and K&A staff.

Review of the entries by such an esteemed panel gave the competitors the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by those in the industry who are actively seeking new talent.
“In a competitive job market, students need a well-rounded exposure to BIM solutions. For us and many firms like us, ARCHICAD skills are in high demand,” explained Stephen Schoch, Managing Principal at K&A. “We hope to add to our workforce from the entrant pool, because they bring high value to an existing workflow.”

To see the winning design and to learn more about the grand prize winner, please visit the GRAPHISOFT North America blog, BIM Engine by ARCHICAD

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