Category Archives: NJ Architect Newsletter

WIA Lecture Series: Women and Democracy

WIA Final LogoPlease Join Us – All Welcome

A NIGHT OF NETWORKING, LIGHT HORS’DOEUVRES, REFRESHMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH FELLOW WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY

Speakers:
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

When:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

6:00PM TO 9PM

Where:

MWW GROUP | 1 MEADOWLANDS PLAZA EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ 07073

RSVP by SEPTEMBER 21

to Kim Vierheilig at [email protected]
AIA Members: No Charge | Non-AIA Members: $20 (at door) 1.0 CEU Pending Approval

THANKS to our Sponsor
Pella-Windows-e1427296056817

 

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CanStruction 2016 – Register Your Build Team

This year the Olympics will continue in NJ for architects and designers.
Register NOW!

Assemble your team!

Design your can structure!

Help the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

September 2nd –  Entry Deadline

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REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Questions?  John DeBrito, AIA:  [email protected]

Sponsored by

Pella-Windows

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ARE 4.0 Structures Course – Fall 2016

njit_coadThe College of Architecture & Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology is offering an online review course for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE 4.0) in Structural Systems this fall semester.

The course will start on September 8 and will cover the exam material in a lecture format, including the related graphic vignettes. The instruction will be delivered entirely online so students do not need to travel to campus to attend class. Lectures are delivered weekly through a password- protected website. Questions are answered through the same website or by e-mail. Registrants can view the lectures at their convenient time. The course will run for 15 weeks ending by December 23rd.

For further information and for registration, please contact the instructor, Rima Taher, by e-mail at: [email protected].

Position Available Architect – North Jersey / New York

WSA_Logo_email[5][11]WSA|ModernRuins
Irvington-on-Hudson NY
Paterson Fall NJ

Project Architect

WSA|ModernRuins is seeking highly motivated architects with 5-10 years experience in all stages of project development from conception through construction administration. Applicants must have a deep knowledge of construction assemblies, details and real world conditions for heritage buildings and new construction technologies.

A successful candidate will have the following qualities: positive proactive attitude; honesty and integrity; passionate and dedicated; motivated by a quest for knowledge and innovative solutions; ability to work independently and as a team; solid communication skills; productive use of time; and a commitment to excellence. Proficiency in AutoCad, Revit and other graphic software is required.

Responsibilities

Surveys and evaluation of existing buildings & sites Building, zoning and energy code analysis Conceptual drawings, programming & renderings Construction documents & specifications

Field and In-office construction administration

About our Firm

WSA|ModernRuins is an award-winning architectural firm dedicated to sustainable preservation. Deeply engaged in the formation and dissemination of innovations in technology, philosophy, codes and guidelines relating to the marriage of sustainability and heritage buildings. No matter the size or complexity, project goals integrate community and culture, education and training, regionalism and local economy, artisanship and authenticity.

Email cover letter, resume and references to [email protected]

AEC Cares at the 2016 AIA National Convention

In this month’s ARCHITECT Magazine, July 2016, pages 52-53 feature the AEC Cares project from the National Convention in Philadelphia. The project was a “blitz-build” renovation of the Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center. As described on the AEC Cares website: “In 2016, AEC Cares partnered with the Community Design Collaborative to renovate the Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center. Used by hundreds of children in the Sharswood neighborhood for after school and sports programs, the center was in desperate need of repair and upgrades.” As their sixth annual blitz build, project Philadelphia, as it was dubbed, took place on May 18th, 2016, the day before the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. AIA WJ Emerging Professional, Jeffrey Brummer, AIA, was a member of the design team. Jeffrey is located on the far left side of the design team photograph on page 52 (and below).

Visit www.aeccares.com for more information. There are videos on the website highlighting the program.

Story submitted by Mark Barone, AIA, President-Elect of AIA West Jersey

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AIANJ EPiC Summer Events

 

 

 

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ALNNJ + Newark and Suburban + Central Jersey Sections
Mini Golf Outing

Willowbrook Golf Center, Wayne, NJ
August 9, 2016

First ever EPiC Mini Golf Outing!
Meet fellow EP’s, play a few holes and perfect your putt for next year’s outing. Register Here!

 

West Jersey + South Jersey + Jersey Shore Sections
Summer Social & Brewery Tour

Tuckahoe Brewing CompanyAugust, 26 2016

Fun fact: Tuckahoe is part-owned by an architect!  Come meet the owner and other local EPs, tour the facility, and sample the tap selections.

 

 

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2016 Student Design Competition

Due August 19, 2016
Submission Fee: $25 

For more details and the full competition poster visit our website.

 

2017 AIANJ Awards Dinner – January 2017

AIA NEW JERSEY / AIA ARCHITECTS LEAGUE OF NORTHERN NJ INAUGURAL AND AWARDS GALA

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When: Saturday, January 14, 2017

 

Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

(Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing & Live Music)

 

Where: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Blvd. Mahwah, NJ 07495

 

  • Black tie optional affair celebrates the distinguished service of our past year’s presidents and their boards of trustees at our gala event.

 

  • Presentation of our Service Awards, which highlight the best of our organizations members. These awards include: Distinguished Service Award, Architect of the Year, as well as many others.

 

  • Attendance between 200-250 attendees. Many of whom are current or past leaders of our two organizations, not to mention several VIPs from AIA National.

 

INAUGURAL AND AWARDS GALA SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS – AIA 2017 Dinner Sponsorship Prospectus

SPONSOR TODAY!  Click Here

2016 Design Awards Open

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The AIA New Jersey Annual Design Awards Program brings public and professional recognition to architectural projects which exhibit design excellence. Architects are invited to submit their work for review by the distinguished Design Awards Jury.

 

IMPORTANT DATES  

 

October 1, 2016            Deadline to submit Design Awards entry form and fee.

 

October 18, 2016          Submit project boards to:

The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Avenue

Somerset, NJ 08873

 

October 19, 2016          Design Awards Jury convenes

 

October 20, 2016          Announcement of the Design Awards Winners at the Reception

 


For more information and to register Click Here

 

For More Information

Please call Laura Slomka at 609-393-5690 or email her at [email protected]

KSS Architects Recognizes & Elevates Dedicated Employees

KSS Architects, a design firm focused on architecture, interior design, and planning, is pleased to announce the promotion of several employees who embody the values & dedication of the firm.

 

KSS7_16FacesMayva Donnon, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Principal. Mayva, at KSS for 11 years, has distinguished herself as a leader in designing spaces for clients in the realm of community, with a particular emphasis on educational clients and clients who serve special needs communities.

 

“Mayva is on a mission to improve the world,” says Merilee Meacock, AIA, LEED AP, PP, a Partner at KSS. “She is a great example of how our people align with our firm’s values—her energy, creativity, and thoughtfulness are integral to the way we deliver exceptional projects.”

 

Rebecca Udell has been promoted to Executive Director of Marketing Strategy.  With a long history at the firm, Rebecca’s career has been informed by over 20 years of experience as an Interior Designer, receiving her MBA at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, and her involvement in several industry organizations including serving as President of CREW Philadelphia. Her experience as a practitioner, ability to see the meta view, and strategic mindset has made her an integral part of the growth and transition of KSS Architects.

 

“Rebecca has profound vision,” says Merilee. “She helps us understand where we’re headed as a firm and plants the seeds of change to help us get there. Rebecca is a key voice and representative of the values of our firm.”

 

Nicole Hollenbeck, AIA, LEED AP, has been named an Associate. The AIA-New Jersey Intern Architect of the Year in 2014, Nicole is a dedicated member of the firm’s industrial team and also a leader of the technical practice group, which strives to elevate the firm’s use of technology and innovative tools to advance both KSS projects and the field of architecture.

 

“Nicole has taken great initiative in developing the technical language with which we approach our projects,” says Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, Partner at the firm. “Her ability to understand a client’s needs, do research, and apply precise solutions is critical to the success of many of our industrial projects. Nicole earns the trust of our clients, and trust is everything in architecture.”

 

Christina Marconi, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has also been named an Associate. A talented architect with an acute attention to detail, Christina works on the firm’s higher education team, and serves as a leader of the firm’s dedication to the future of architecture—Christina organizes the firm’s ACE Mentor initiative in Philadelphia, which has been nationally recognized by the White House and ACE National for its efforts to mentor local students for future careers in architecture, construction, and engineering industries.

 

“Christina is exceptional at guiding the process from design through to implementation,” says Pamela Rew, FAIA, Partner at the firm. “The tact with which she navigates design opportunities and challenges is of incredible value to each client and  an example to architects everywhere—she understands a client’s needs, takes ownership over project management, and sees it through to completion in a way that enacts the true program and design aspirations of a project.”

11th Annual AIAWJ Photography Competition

AIA West Jersey Hosts Annual Architectural Photography Competition

2016 – Call for Entries

AIA West Jersey Photography Competition

The 11th Annual AIA West Jersey Photography Competition has opened for entries.   Submit your interesting images of everything architectural – from the buildings around the corner, to a current project to a place you visited.

 

2015 Best Overall Awardee Bonn Apartments Robert Auld AIA

2015 Best Overall Awardee
Bonn Apartments
Robert Auld AIA

ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to all AIA members and affiliates, students and the general public.

ENTRY DEADLINE:

September 7, 2016

CATEGORIES:

Color
Black & White

AWARDS:
Each year three cash prizes are awarded for Overall Best Entry, Best Color, and Best Black & White.  All entries are narrowed by a jury to select the top finalists, these finalists are put online for a public vote to selected the 3 prize winning photographs, the cover image of the calendar and 12 “monthly” images that will be printed in the 2017 AIA-WJ Calendar.

Best Overall Entry   – $ 250 prize
Best Color   – $ 150 prize
Best Black & White  – $ 150 prize

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2015 AWARDS:

Best Overall Entry –

2015 Best Color Portlandia Truman Benedetti

2015 Best Color
Portlandia
Truman Benedetti

Bonn Apartments
Robert Auld, AIA

2015 Best Color –
Portlandia
Truman Benedetti

2015 Best Black & White –
Paterson
Glenn Goldman, FAIA

THANK YOU to our 2015 jurors:

2015 Best Black & White Paterson Glenn Goldman, FAIA

2015 Best Black & White
Paterson
Glenn Goldman, FAIA

– Jason Lutz, AIA
– Ron Bertone, FAIA
– Michael Soriano, AIA

Additional Information about the competition or questions please contact :
Kimberly Bunn, AIA – Photography Competition Chair
856-234-7367   or    [email protected]

LEARN MORE:

Click here for Competition Information:2016_photo_info

Download Competition Entry Form here: 2016photo_entry

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