Category Archives: Architecture in NJ

Architects Position Available

Morpurgo Architects Position Available: Architect – Partnership Potential

Award-winning, design-oriented firm with diversified projects, from historic to contemporary, seeks a talented Architect with 5+ years of experience. Candidate will work directly with Principal of the firm on dynamic projects, including high-end custom residential, corporate, multi-family development, municipal, and institutional. Check us out at http://www.morpurgoarchitects.com.

Firm has received recognition for Historic Preservation, Modern Architecture, and Affordable Housing, including the NJ State Historic Preservation Award. Principal received MFA in Architecture from Princeton and B. Architecture from Pratt. Well-established firm, located in North New Jersey, offers a wonderful quality of life. E-mail resume, portfolio and current salary to Laney.

AIANJ 2014 Design Awards in AIArchitect

Honor Award 2014 - Monmouth Battlefield Visitors Center, ikon5 architects

Honor Award 2014 – Monmouth Battlefield Visitors Center, ikon5 architects

The AIANJ 2014 Design Awards recipients were showcased in the July 24, 2015, edition of AIArchitect magazine.

“The Garden State’s Design Awards projects range from expanding a multi-national corporation’s employee center to designing a new business school facility from the ground up.”

Click here to see the article in AIArchitect.

Submissions for the 2015 Design Awards are open now, find out more information to submit projects at www.aia-nj.org.

 

 

Pro Tour of Renewable Energy-Powered Houses

AIA-NJ member Alan Spector is hosting a tour of two houses – one his own – that use a combination of both passive and active renewable energy systems. The tour is on September 4 in Augusta and Lafayette, NJ. The tour is approved for 2.5 AIA LU|HSW.

WHERE: Lafayette, NJ 07848
WHEN: Friday, September 4, 2015 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm
COST: Member registration: $25 | Non-member registration: $35
CREDITS: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW (approved) and 2.5 GBCI (pending approval)

Click here for more information.

SURE HOUSE Tour, Networking Reception & Fundraiser

Join the USGBC NJ for a very special event: SURE HOUSE Tour, Networking Reception & Fundraiser

Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:00-9:00 PM. Hoboken, NJ. 
 
SURE HOUSE is Stevens Institute of Technology’s Solar Decathlon entry for 2015. CLICK HERE to Register.
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Patrick J. Fucci, AIA Earns NJ Architect License

Cornerstone Architectural Groups’ Patrick (PJ) J. Fucci, AIA has just successfully completed all sections of the rigorous Architectural Registration Examination administered by the New Jersey State Board of Architects and NCARB.

As a newly Registered Architect in the State of New Jersey, PJ now assumes all of the professional responsibilities of a licensed Architect. PJ has made many very positive contributions in the management of significant design projects over the past twelve+ years at Cornerstone. PJ is a project manager, (now Project Architect), overseeing the design, documentation and implementation of designs for several of Cornerstone’s high profile clients. Most notable; Adler Development, Branchburg Township, Fragrance Resources and Metlife Stadium. PJ lives in Bound Brook, NJ with his wife Nikki, their dog Layla.

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My Favorite Places – Mechanic Street

A new series has started – My Favorite Places

AIA-NJThis will be an ongoing series of articles, written by architects about some of there favorite or most memorable spaces.  It could be a building, a park, a town.  Whatever is special to that person.  The first article was penned by AIA West Jersey member Mark Barone, AIA, and was featured in the Courier Post newspaper.   Mark talks about a favorite place in his new hometown of Haddonfield, NJ., here is an excerpt of the printed article:

A few years ago, my family relocated from Brooklyn to Haddonfield. As a family with young children, we found the town appealing because of its schools, vibrant main street and easy access to transportation into Philadelphia.

But for me, the town had another draw; as an architect, I enjoy wandering around town, observing the details of historic buildings and homes, and Haddonfield has no shortage of these unique structures.

However, the place I appreciate the most is not a building, but a space between buildings: Mechanic Street, a short one-block long alley connecting the two main streets that run through the center of town. Mechanic Street’s early history is one of transportation, in particular horse-drawn transportation.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this street housed several horse stables that provided horses for sale or for hire by travelers and residents. A blacksmith shop, wheelwright and manufacturing building that produced carriages, buggies and wagons anchored the street end…

See full article here:
http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/2015/06/24/commentary-mechanic-street-deserves-appreciation/29254881/

If you are interested in writing a short article about your favorite place, please contact the AIANJ Public Awareness Chair, Bruce Turner, AIA.  Our committee can help you and can assist in getting it not only on our AIA-NJ website but also a local NJ paper.

USGBC NJ – South Branch

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2015 AIA-NJ Design Awards Information

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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.

Schedule

October 1, 2015: Deadline to submit Design Awards entry form and fee.

October 21, 2015: Submit project boards to the Hanover Marriott, 1401 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981

October 22, 2015: Design Awards Jury convenes.

October 23, 2015: Presentation of the Design Awards at the Awards Dinner.

Design Awards Categories

Different categories are designated for Built and Un-Built projects and you must specify the category for your project when you register it. Each project must be entered into one of the five categories below.

A. Unbuilt Projects

B. Built Projects – Open Category

C. Built Projects – Residential Only

D. Built Projects – Historic Preservation (limited to projects where the primary objective was to “restore” a historically significant building)

E. Built Projects – Interior Architecture

Submission Requirements

Click here for submission requirements.

For More Information

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

Philadelphia-based architectural firm recognized for work on Brown Hall

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects Receive AIA-NJ Design Award For Design of Renovations to Princeton University Student Housing Facility

AIA-NJ has recognized Philadelphia, P.A.–based architectural firm Atkin Olshin Schade Architects with a merit award in the built open category in recognition of its design work on David B. Brown Hall at Princeton University.

Located in the heart of the Princeton campus, the century-old brick and granite building serves as a residence hall to approximately 130 upperclassmen. The building was originally designed in the late 19th century in the Renaissance Revival style, and underwent renovations several decades ago.

Philadelphia-based Atkin Olshin Schade designed the renovation of the four-story structure and the improvements to student amenities. The team also increased accessibility to Brown Hall by adding a southern portal to the courtyard, improving connections to Cuyler Hall, the University Art Museum and other parts of the campus. Complementing the building’s existing design, the south portal mirrors the arched opening at the north side of the building and blends naturally with the existing façade.

“Brown Hall’s new gateway fits seamlessly into the building’s design and aligns with the University’s core aesthetic,” said Kimberly Bunn, AIA, president of AIA-NJ. “Atkin Olshin Schade has helped improve both the appearance of the building and its functionality for students, and their work certainly merits this accolade.”

Brown Hall contains 60 rooms and is newly equipped with renovated bathrooms, a new student laundry facility and trash chutes. Building system upgrades include a new fire alarm system, heating system steam controls and emergency lighting enhancements.

“We are proud of the work we have done to help Princeton University improve one of its key facilities,” said Michael Schade, AIA, LEED, AP BD+C, principal of Atkin Olshin Schade. “The school was intent on enhancing Brown Hall, and we were glad to be a part of the successful project while being able to preserve the building’s rich history.”

President’s Message – AIA Convention and AIANJ Update

IMG_8675This past week, I and many other architects from around the world gathered in Atlanta for the AIA National Convention.  From continuing education sessions and tours to a huge expo floor and interesting keynote speakers, there was something for everyone.    I met many people while there, a number were from NJ and the surrounding areas, there were so many wonderful conversations. 

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CEO Robert Ivy announced the newest  video of the national public awareness iLookUp campaign, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrtfXDk0L8A .
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Two AIANJ  members were among the newest installed to the AIA College of Fellows.  Congratulations to Pamela Rew, FAIA, and  Joseph Tattoni, FAIA, on their elevation.   AIANJ would also like to Thank Andersen Windows for sponsoring AIANJ’s Fellow Reception celebrating AIANJ Fellow held on Thursday evening at Ormsby’s restaurant.
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Mark your calendars now for next year’s convention –  May 19th – 21st, 2016, the convention is at our neighbor in Philadelphia.
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As we hope you heard our AIANJ own Jerry Eben, AIA, ran for national office as a At-Large Director on the new national board.  Unfortunately in the end, Jerry was not successful, however we want to Thank him for participating in the process and continuing the important discussions on the national level that we all need to have.   His passion for architecture and love of AIA shine through – we at AIANJ are very proud of him.  Jerry will continue his work with AIA on a state, local and national level, and we all look forward to working with the new board in the years to come.  Congratulations to Thomas Vonier, FAIA, who was elected as 2017 AIA President, and to the other newest AIA board members – Stuart Coppedge, AIA; Jennifer Workman, AIA; Jane Frederick, FAIA;  Anthony Schirripa, FAIA.
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At AIANJ many things are moving forward.  Registration for East Coast Green is open, to be held June 17, 2015, at NJIT.  If you were not able to come to Atlanta, this is a great opportunity to get your continuing education credits right here in New Jersey.  A reminder – 2015 is a license renewal year for NJ, get your necessary credits by the July deadline.   East Coast Green sessions are registered for both AIA and USGBC CEU credit.  Find out more information or register here.
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In the fall, the 2015 NJ Convention will be held at the Hanover Marriott, in Whippany.  Many things are in preliminary planning stages for the event to be held October 23rd – 24th.  What for more information to be coming out soon.  Sponsor, exhibitors and speakers are being coordinated now, anyone interested should contact the committee – find info.
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The codes in NJ are in the process of being update, and our Codes & Standards Committee, chaired by Robert Longo, AIA, is in communication with the state to keep us all updated as these changes happen.   The Task Force on Lightweight Construction that I formed after the devastating fire earlier this year has taken on the task of looking at the health, safety and welfare aspect of the codes and asking the hard questions, what could we do better?  The committee and Chair Justin Mihalik, AIA, have had numerous meetings, conversations and debates on building and construction in NJ, we look forward to continuing to work with our communities and elected officials to make the built environment in NJ the best it can be.
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AIA is for all of us, and I would welcome your input.  As part of repositioning we are trying to make sure that all members are getting value from AIA membership.  AIANJ is going through this process right now, If there is something that is important to you please reach out.   Reach out to me – [email protected]  or another board member.  Reach out to your section president, they are your local contacts.
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I AM AIA, you are AIA, we are all AIA.
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– Kimberly Bunn
2015 AIANJ President
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