Category Archives: NJ Architect Newsletter

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

Pella invites architects and designers to come see our newest products.

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.

 

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

USGBC NJ Summer Social

All AIA NJ members are invited to our annual Summer Social networking event and fundraiser.
August 9th
Martell’s Tiki Bar
Point Pleasant Beach
Funding goes to support our Annual Kids Green Education event: Each year, USGBC NJ hosts roughly 200 children (& chaperones) from not-for-profit organizations including NJ Boys and Girls Clubs, and urban summer school programs for a green education event.
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A’18 AIA Conference – Call for Proposals

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The A’18 call for proposals
Each year, the AIA Conference on Architecture features hundreds of speakers and an unrivaled range of education sessions on emerging trends, thought-provoking topics, practice strategies, and some of the most interesting ideas in architecture.
We’re planning our 2018 program and would love your help. If you’re a subject matter expert with a great concept for an A’18 education session, we invite you to submit your proposal by August 1, 2017.
Learn more

AIANJ 2017 Design Awards

aianj2017LOGOThe 2017 AIANJ Design Competition

The 2017 AIANJ Design Competition will be run electronically through a system called CadmiumCD. The electronic format will allow members to also participate the 2017 QUAD State Design Competition.  Instead of preparing a board, participants will upload photographs, drawings and copy into the system.  There have been minor changes to the submission categories this year for ease in participating in the QUAD competition.  As in years past, the three-member jury will meet to determine winners, reviewing projects via computer screen.  The fee to participate remains at $150 for the first design submission and $100 for each additional submission.  Participants will have the opportunity to also participate in the QUAD State Conference for a fee of $25.

ELIGIBILITY

Architects licensed and residing in New Jersey may submit projects located anywhere. Architects whose practice is located outside New Jersey may submit projects whose site is located in New Jersey. AIA membership is required. Architectural interns and students are eligible only for the Unbuilt category.  Credit must be given to all contributing architectural firms. The project, or submitted work, must have been completed after June 30, 2010. “Completed” is defined as “substantial completion” in accordance with standard AIA documents.CATEGORIES

BUILT AWARDS:

Built Project categories recognize design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects recognizes design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects. Submissions may be a single building, a related group of buildings, interior architecture, additions, restorations, or adaptive use projects. Entries may fall into more than one category but must be assigned by the entrant to one category only.
  • Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-Family Residential Design
    Eligibility: Both public and private projects- single buildings, a related group of buildings forming a single project, interior architecture, and additions/renovations.
  • Residential Design
    Eligibility: Single family residences and/or accessory buildings, new or remodeled, or any addition. Projects previously submitted to the Alice Washburn Awards program may also be submitted to this category.
  • Preservation
    Eligibility: Projects that address design issues related to adaptive use, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration.
  • Interior Architecture
    Eligibility: projects of any scope that may be new construction, renovation, preservation or restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration.
UNBUILT AWARDS: Unbuilt architectural designs, of any project type, including purely theoretical, visionary projects, with or without a client.
REGIONAL AND URBAN DESIGN:
  • Eligibility: urban design projects, planning programs, civic improvements, campus plans, regional plans, environmental programs or redevelopment projects. Examples might be research, policy development and implementation, community initiatives or charrettes, and input and assessment tools.
SUBMISSION FORMAT
Submissions require: project category; project name and location; architectural firm, principal, and contact information; project description photographs; other graphic materials; photography release form; jury photo; and media image.

 

In Memoriam: Steven Safary AIA

Steven Safary, AIA, Past President of AIANS, suffered a massive stroke and passed on June 7.

There will be a memorial service on August 5 at 11 AM at http://www.gaitamemorialhome.com/ Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls.