Category Archives: Architecture in NJ

Richard Meier: Newark Architect and Artist

2016-meierThe College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT is honored to present an exhibition of Newark-born architect and artist Richard Meier to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Newark’s founding.

Works on display highlight Meier’s extensive career in the design disciplines of architecture, painting, collage, sculpture and product design. Central to the exhibition will be Meier’s current Teachers Village project (client: RBH Group, LLC). This mixed-use development is envisioned for downtown Newark south of Market Street and west of Broad Street. It will encompass eight new buildings, including Workforce Housing, Charter Schools and small to midscale retail located along Halsey Street between Branford and Hill Streets. These elements will provide 200 residential units for teachers, three charter schools, a day care center and a variety of retail spaces at street level.

Meier was born in Newark, New Jersey but grew up in nearby Maplewood, New Jersey. After graduating from Cornell University (1957), Meier worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and then Marcel Breuer before starting his own practice in 1963. In 1972, he was identified as one of The New York Five, a group of modernist architects that included Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Peter Eisenman.

Meier first gained recognition through numerous residential projects, the Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana (1979) and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (1983). After winning the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, he was commissioned to design the Getty Center, a large museum complex in Los Angeles, California (1997), which catapulted his popularity into the mainstream. Other notable commissions include museums such as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain (1995) and the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California (1996); city halls in the Netherlands (1995) and San Jose City Hall (2007); commercial buildings including the reconstruction of City Tower in Prague, Czech Republic (2008); and residential buildings such as the Perry & Charles Street Condominiums in Manhattan’s West Village (2002) and the Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel (2016).
Today, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has offices in New York and Los Angeles with current projects ranging from Taiwan and Tel Aviv to Mexico City, Hamburg and Newark, New Jersey. In 2014, Meier opened the Richard Meier Model Museum at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. The space occupies 15,000-square feet and features architectural projects from the 1960s to the present, sculptures and collages by Richard Meier, and 1,000 books and magazines from Richard Meier’s personal library.

“Richard Meier – Newark Architect and Artist” will be on view to the public from Sept. 29 through Nov. 20, 2016 with special programming to coincide with Newark’s Open Doors Art Festival during the weekend of Oct. 20-23. The exhibition is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment only. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5-9 p.m. with refreshments and live entertainment. CoAD Gallery is located on the second floor of Weston Hall, NJIT campus (on the corner of MLK Boulevard and Warren Street)njit_coad

KSS Architects Announces 3 New Partners

KSS_new-partners2016KSS Architects, a national design firm focused on architecture, interior design, and planning, is pleased to announce three new partners: Petar Mattioni, Matthew McChesney, and Scot Murdoch. The elevation of Mattioni, McChesney, and Murdoch to Partner reflects their embodiment of KSS’s values—design that inspires, relationships that are lasting, innovation in the intersections, and guidance through the process.

 

Petar Mattioni, AIA, LEED AP

Petar has a practical design methodology that balances design with client objectives, technical coordination, and effective project execution. His committment to strong client relationships and building consensus consistently result in successful projects, particularly in the field of higher education and the emerging field of innovation. Petar’s leadership on the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center has contributed to its establishment as a keystone in the emerging Lower Schuylkill Innovation District.

 

Pamela Rew, FAIA, Partner at KSS, says, “Petar represents the next generation of designers and practitioners of architecture—passionate about place as a contribution to society, enthusiastic about guiding young architects toward new opportunities, and responsive to client needs & values. Petar’s dedication to the Philadelphia community is an example of how his contributions to place achieve more than the design of a building—they achieve a stronger community.”

 

Matthew McChesney, AIA, LEED AP

Clients know Matt for his ability to listen to their needs, understand their values, and create spaces where they can maximize their potential. His technical understanding of the built environment allows him to design intricate solutions that range from complex renovations and additions to highly specialized laboratory buildings. His work for leading-edge education and community-focused clients such as Uncommon Schools and Civic Builders has contributed to the design and renovation of dozens of charter schools in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Matt’s leadership in design for Pre-K-12 education is providing new opportunities for students and communities alike to reimagine their future.

 

Merilee Meacock, AIA, PP, LEED AP, Partner at KSS, says, “Matt is a powerful force in the K-12 community—he is a trusted advisor to many, helping to build community and facilitate education pedagogy, thereby empowering students to succeed and neighborhoods to flourish.”

 

Scot Murdoch, AIA

Scot has supervised the successful transformation of millions of square feet of commercial and industrial development. He excels at developing and implementing solutions to design challenges in both new and existing buildings for many project types. With a deep understanding of the value of sustainable design and the role of cutting-edge facilities in the marketplace, Scot’s work unlocks value and improves performance for clients. His knowledge and commitment to sustainable design have contributed to KSS’ leadership in the development of contaminated sites in New Jersey, and industrial growth along the East Coast from Maine to Georgia.

 

Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, Partner at KSS, says, “Scot has emerged as a respected voice in the commercial marketplace. He is known for his strategic thought and detailed knowledge. Our firm and clients are inspired by his guidance.”

2016 Design Conference – Registration Open

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aianj_dc2016at The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Join AIA New Jersey at the one day conference dedicated to design, technology and tradition.  Take a tour of Rutgers University and see the campus transformation.  View the latest in products and technology at the Expo.  Network at the evening reception where the 2016 Design Award and Service Award Winners will be announced.  

Seminar Topics to Include:

Rutgers Masterplan, Then and Now

Women in Architecture, Diversity is Important to Your Business

Emerging Technologies in Architecture

New Traditional Architecture

Profit…then Art

The Works of Award Winning Architect Rick Joy, AIA

Click on the link to Register

AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx)

AIAeagle_2016The AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx – and previously the Small Firm Roundtable SFRT) recently published its inaugural newsletter. Click here for a link to the letter from the Chair. There you will find the first articles and a link to sign up for the Small Firm Exchange (nationally), which will put you on the email list for the newsletter.

As mentioned in previous SFx posts, AIA New Jersey is also interested in organizing local Small Firm Exchanges (Roundtables) throughout the state. Please stay tuned for additional information, but if you have an interest, you can always contact me directly.

Thanks,

Bruce D. Turner, AIA
email: [email protected]

AIA South Jersey & AIA West Jersey Joint Meeting

AIA SJ&WJ Sept 13 2016 invitation

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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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]

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
EXTENDED
September 16, 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