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AIANJ 2017 Service Awards Nominations

Nominations are open for 2017 Service Awards.

Find more information on our website:
http://aia-nj.org/events-programs/awards/service-awards/

The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for January 13th, 2018.

Congratulations to the 2016 AIA NJ Service Award Recipients:

Distinguished Service Award Michael Hanrahan, AIA
Architect of the Year Paul Barlo, AIA
Architectural Firm of the Year Kimmerle Group
Young Architect of the Year Andrew Burian, AIA
Intern Architect of the Year Megan Pritts, Associate AIA

Pella Architects Summer Events

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EPiC Mini Golf 2017

Mini Golf is back!
Register today for our annual EPiC Mini Golf Outing in Paramus, NJ on August 3, 2017

Find More info: http://ow.ly/M4Le30dD5Yl

 

 

Other Upcoming EPiC events –

See our summer newsletter.

USGBC NJ Golf Benefit

US Green Building Council NJ’s 2017 Golf Benefit

Monday, October 16, 2017

  • When
    16-Oct-2017

    11:00 AM – 7:30 PM

  • Location
    Black Oak Golf Club, 169 Bartley Road
    Long Valley, NJ 07853

AIA NJ’s East Coast Green 2017 Conference

Protecting the Health, Safety and Welfare of the Public

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While our country has been watching national environmental protection erode, the AIA NJ COTE Committee has been culling their resources to create a powerhouse, one-day conference filled with industry experts, award winning architects, sustainable sponsors and continuing education.

This event is nothing new for committee chair and past president, Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow, but this year it may mean more than ever before.

While we have limited control over the legislative requirements pertaining to the environment, nothing is holding back architects from educating themselves on best practices that can be incorporated into all of our projects, making responsible design an office standard, and beyond that, an industry standard, with AIA Architects leading the path toward a more sustainable future for the whole planet, supported on the backs of healthy buildings, responsible manufacturing and green construction practice driven by the smart choices built into the designs of an educated, environmentally savvy AIA.

This year’s conference looked at sustainability from a different perspective, with the primary program focus on sustaining the health of the people who use our buildings.  Wellness considered and built into the building, by design.

Held on June 22, 2017, at the USGBC LEED Platinum Watershed Center in Hopewell, NJ designed by Michael Farewell, FAIA, attendees were treated to an absolutely perfect day, as we stepped into summer. Mr. Farewell led two tours, inside and out, explaining the history of the site, the basis for many of the design decisions and how the building works, from day-to-day, as well as through the seasons.  Michael was also the morning keynote speaker, presenting Two Rivers Run Through It: The Stony Brook Millstone Environmental Center.

For members interested in attaining USGBC Well Building Accreditation, a five-hour training seminar was taught by Lia Nielson of Simply Sustainable LLC and the Green Building Center, to assist attendees in preparing to take the Well Building certification exam.

Two other tracts included 8 courses associated with either Safety or Welfare:

  • Climate Reality – Effects and Solutions taught by Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow/ Faculty
  • Resilient Design in a Changing Environment presented by Tom Dallessio, AICP/PP/FRSA and Illya Azaroff, AIA
  • The A/E Role in Creating Good Indoor Environmental Quality, speaker Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow/ Faculty
  • Selecting and Specifying Healthy Materials in the Age of Product Transparency with Mark Jane Augustine
  • Meeting the new Energy Code ASHARE 90.1 & IRC 2015 with Bill Amann, PE, DCEP, LEED Fellow
  • Commissioning the Architects Role to Ensure Optimal Performance presented by Kirk Tucker
  • Show your Client the Money: ALigning Available Grants & Incentives with Project Goals by Gary Magiera and Tiffany Rolfing

and

  • Tectonics of High-Performance Design presented by David Gibson, AIA

Video clips of the programs are in production for publication on our YouTube channel. Keep a look out for announcements of their release.

 

AIA NJ Annual Meeting

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AIA Annual Meeting

Bylaws revisions to be voted on
For more details on the proposed Bylaws revisions which we will be voting on, please click here.
To read the report of the Governance Task Force, click here.

Though not required for attendance, responding will assist in planning purposes.

AIA NJ officers participate in Sussex County Technical School Final Jury

On May 4, 2017 AIA NJ President, Ben Lee, AIA, Immediate Past President, Justin Mihalik, AIA and NJIT Associate Dean for Academics, John Cays, along with a Sussex County Board Member were invited to serve as design jury for the Senior Projects at Sussex County Technical School.

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Two project teams made their presentations:

One for conversion of a barn into a residence. They completed site & zoning research. The building design was based on taking advantage of the views. They produced a computer 3D image as well as a scale model.

The second project was to convert a school bus to an eco-friendly mobile home for travel and demonstration of eco-friendly design components and built-in furniture and furnishings.

Both teams showed dedication and tremendous effort and investment. Some of the seniors plan to pursuit architectural education.

AIA Newark and Suburban Dauphin Furniture Factory Tour on July 13

All are welcome to join AIA Newark and Suburban on July 13th for a tour of the Dauphin Furniture Factory. Click here to register for this free CEU event.

http://aians.org/meetinginfo.php?id=26&ts=1499267606

Who’s your favorite??

AIA NJ is in the running for Best Business or Professional Association in NJBIZ’s first ever reader ranking awards! Show your organization some love by voting for us!  Click on the link below, click on the survey link, find the Best Business and Professional Association Category (about mid-way through the survey) and choose American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter! Voting closes on July 21, so please vote today!

http://www.njbiz.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20170608/NJBIZ01/170609860/vote-in-our-firstever-reader-rankings-awards&template=mobileart

2017 Architectural Photography Competition

AIA West Jersey is hosting it’s 12th Annual Photography Competition this year.

Entry is open to All – Architects, Students, those who love Architecture, those who love Photography – everyone.

Entry Deadline is September 7th

For more information and submission info – Click Here

AIA West Jersey Photography Competition