Category Archives: NJ Architect Newsletter

Women in Leadership – Meadowlands USA article

AIA New Jersey’s Second Vice President Kim Vierheilig, AIA, was interviewed by Meadowlands USA magazine and spoke about AIA’s role in mentoring in the profession.  In the article, along with Sally Glick, principal and chief growth strategist at Sobel & Co., they spoke about challenges in their respective fields.

In the article Vierheilig shared:
“When I first started out of college there was basically no kind of networking group or anything that was geared to women. Now you have so much stuff and people are willing to actually share stories. I think that Women in Architecture is a platform to me to try and reach out and help women who are coming out of college, who maybe don’t know exactly where their careers want to lead them.”

Read the full article here: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: KIM VIERHEILIG & SALLY GLICK

 

Micro-MBA in Architecture

The Business of Architecture Certificate Program
AIA West Jersey, in partnership with Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the Department of Architecture at Temple University, is pleased to announce the creation of a two-part sequence of courses: an Architecture-focused business essentials professional certificate and an Architecture specific Micro-MBA executive program.
This multi-tiered program kicks off with two certificate programs to help prepare Architects and Construction Professionals with limited or no business training to enter the Micro-MBA executive program in late 2018. The Business of Architecture Basic Certificate will be offered Sept. – Oct. 2017 and The Business of Architecture Advanced Certificate will be offered Jan. – Feb. 2018. Each of the certificate programs will be five weeks in duration and provide background training to help ensure the candidates’ success. Classes will be taught by a combination of Temple University Professors and licensed AIA Architects at the Temple Center City Campus.
Registration for the Business of Architecture Basic Certificate is now open! Details on this exciting program are outlined in the attached.

AIAWJ EPiC Summer Canoe Networking

Don’t miss the EPiC event of the Summer!

AIA-WJ EPiC: Mullica River Canoe Trip with Pinelands Adventures

Paddle and network on the waterways of South Jersey with emerging AIA members.
Registration is open for our EPiC Canoe Trip on the Mullica River

Check out the event page for more information! http://ow.ly/LyMV30dABJR

WIA-NJ – Perceptions & Expectations

Join AIANJ Women in Architecture group for an evening of networking and discussions:

Perceptions and Expectations of Leaders
with Cecilia Coakley, Senior Vice President of MWW PR

September 26th at 6:00 pm
at Brix City Brewing, Little Ferry NJ

All are Welcome –
Everyone’s voice is part of the conversation.

 

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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.

 

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 5th

For more information and submission info – Click Here

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