This year, after two years without success, AIA New Jersey was successful in having two of its members elevated to Fellowship; John Hatch of Clarke Caton Hintz in Trenton and Gary Lapara of Michael Graves Architecture and Design in Princeton. We hope to continue this year to build on this success.
Last year I was able to hold a series of seminars to discuss the process of applying for Fellowship; it seems to have helped. As some of you know I had the opportunity to serve on the AIA Jury of Fellows from 2008 to 2010 and I became very familiar with the jury selection process and what the Jury of Fellows are looking for in their deliberations. I will lead each of the two seminars outlined below and answer questions regarding the process, the jury, and the submission itself.
This message is to encourage those of you who might be considering applying for Fellowship to attend. Even if you may not be thinking about it in the immediate future, it may be helpful to attend to understand what sort of information you should be collecting and organizing in the interim, so that when you do apply, it will be an easier process.
To begin this effort I will conduct two identical seminars at locations around the state; The dates and meeting places are shown below. The seminars will be to meet potential candidates, help explain the process, discuss approaches and strategize how to work with them as they complete their applications.
All individuals who are considering applying for Fellowship either now or in the future are urged to attend.
Please call or e-mail me if you plan on attending, so we can get some idea of how many people we will have to accommodate. Thanks.
Allan Kehrt FAIA
There will be two seminars as follows:
March 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology
AIA Room, School of Architecture
Newark, New Jersey
March 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm
The offices of Clarke Caton Hintz
100 Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Allan Kehrt FAIA cell: 609-240-1364