Category Archives: Architecture in NJ

Educating The Architect

Educating The Architect – Where Theory Meets Practice

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The Newark and Suburban section of the AIA has the unique distinction of being home to two architecture schools, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the newly established Michael Graves College at Kean University.  On Thursday Feb 23rd, 2017, they recently hosted a program to hear each schools’ philosophy on educating the architect and answer questions on their programs.

alex-and-deansPictured L-R: AIA Newark and Suburban President, Alex Gotthelf, AIA, Dean of Michael Graves College of Architecture & Design, Kean University; David Mohney, FAIA and Interim Dean of College of Architecture & Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Tony Schuman

 

 

AIAWJ & AIASJ Louden Barn Tour

 

Update 3/14/2017:

The program and tour of the Louden Barn on the Histroic Bishop Farmstead on Saturday, March 25 has just been approved for Three (3) Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Units.

There is still spaces available – RSVP today to Bob O’Reilly, AIA at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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AIA West Jersey and AIA South Jersey are hosting an Architectural Tour of the aiawjLouden Barn on the Historic Bishop Farmstead in
Southampton, NJ.  The farmstead is home to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Join us Saturday March 25th for the event.

AIA South Jersey Logo 2012Guests of AIA-members are welcome to attend this event, as well as members of the public.

Full event details are below.  RSVP today!

Think Pieces Lecture at NJIT

The New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Design invites you to THINK PIECES on Monday, March 6, 5:30PM, presented by Adam Modesitt, Gernot Riether and Mathew Schwartz.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us in Weston Lecture Hall.
This lecture may be registered with the AIA Continuing Education System.

Call 973.596.3080 for more information.

http://design.njit.edu/news/lectures/

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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2017

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Redevelopment Forum

March 10, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, N.J.

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is our biggest event of the year, attracting more than 500 local and state officials, citizen activists, development professionals, architects, attorneys, planners, business leaders and students. Redevelopment allows us to re-use infrastructure, take advantage of historically strategic locations, maintain and improve our communities and preserve our remaining open spaces. It is clear that redevelopment, already at the heart of many of the opportunities available today, will play an even more vital role in the future.

By bringing together leaders in both government and the private sector who are working tirelessly to create sustainable redevelopment solutions to New Jersey’s problems, we can share innovative ideas, learn best practices, and make our state a better place for tomorrow. Our comprehensive workshops and panels feature impressive speakers with real world redevelopment experience.

 

Ben Lee, president of the NJ AIA, will be a speaker at the conference at the following session:

Designing Public Spaces that Work:

Learn how public data and metrics can be used as a driver for designing great – and well used! – public spaces. Hear about the techniques that design professionals are using to enhance the health and well-being of individuals across the state and how community input and ideas can spur the development of creative placemaking projects that improve quality of life and revitalize public spaces.  at the March 10 redevelopment.

For more information about this session or other topics, go to the the forum website.

 

NJIT Design Showcase 2017

Please join the College of Architecture and Design

and co-chairs Chuck Dietz ’83 & Marc Parette ’83 

for

Design Showcase 2017

Celebrating CoAD’s continued commitment
to students and industry professionals

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 Thursday, March 30, 2017

Weston Hall Gallery

NJIT College of Architecture and Design

4:30 p.m.

 

An evening featuring keynote speakers Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith of MOS Architects, student design awards,  live music and cocktail reception

Registration with dedicated professional networking session for all guests begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.

To register for the event and for sponsorship opportunities
click below:

 
For additional event details please contact Lauren Brolly at
[email protected] / 973-596-5531 or by visiting: 

Design Showcase 2017! 

We look forward to seeing you on March 30th!

Jersey Shore Position Available

Job Position:

Architect / Architect in Training.

Job Description and Requirements:

The architectural firm of Yezzi Associates, located in Toms River, N.J., is currently seeking an Architect or Architect in training. The potential candidate must have experience in producing construction documents and design under minor supervision.

The architect’s duties will include accurately preparing project construction documents; communicating with and coordinating the preparation of documents with consultants, contractors, team members; reviewing shop drawings, project submittals, etc. for document compliance; documenting code review and compliance; communicating and coordinating with management, clients, consultants and contractors related to daily business operations; supervising various aspects of assigned projects.

The potential candidate must:

  • Be able to work independently, or as part of a design team, under minor supervision.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using the latest Autocad (Autodesk) software release
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using the latest SketchUp 3D software release (and/or any other 3D renderingsoftware).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using the latest Microsoft Office Suite software release
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure, often against tight deadlines.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to interact with executives, external client and vendors.
  • Be quality minded and self-motivated.

ROWAN UNIVERSITY’S ROHRER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS IS NOW OPEN

 

kss_rowan1KSS Architects and Rowan University on Wednesday, January 18 marked the official opening of the university’s new William G. Rohrer College of Business. Designed by KSS Architects of Princeton and with the College’s unique approach to business education in mind, the building was created to promote collaboration, project-based and experiential learning, problem solving, teamwork and entrepreneurship. It includes 14 classrooms, seven conference rooms, 10 specialty spaces, 15 administrative offices and 70 faculty offices as well as a series of lounge areas and collaboration rooms. The building opened for business on January 17th.

 

“Designing meaningful and lasting spaces is a foundation of all KSS work—higher education, at its core, creates opportunity and possibility,” said Pamela Lucas Rew, FAIA, Partner, KSS Architects. “This new Rohrer College of Business serves as the pivotal gateway to the University. It is a beacon, literally and symbolically expressing Rowan’s commitment to academic excellence and its investment in the region’s future. The spaces we have crafted nurture strong skills as well as the judgment, vision, and integrity that the leaders of the future will apply to advance society and the business profession.”

 

Designed by KSS Architects in partnership with Goody Clancy Architects of Boston, the building is meant to be a home to students and faculty and invites regional and national businesses to also make use of all that it offers. Through its dedicated club, graduate and central program areas, a sense of professionalism pervades the building, achieving an experience that is inspiring, motivating, transparent and collaborative. The investment in the building is for the next generation of business leaders as much as it is an economic game changer for South Jersey.

 

kss_rowan2The building serves as the home for the College of Business’ trading room, with a ticker tracking the stock market in real time; for the Center for Professional Development, a valuable resource for students dedicated to providing career preparation skills designed to make them stand out in the job market; and for Hatch House, a business accelerator dedicated to supporting student entrepreneurism in all majors across campus.

 

The L-shaped building’s west end includes a public art installation: a sculpture created by Oregon-based artist Ed Carpenter. The sculpture is made from dichroic glass and refers abstractly to gate imagery since the building serves as a gateway onto campus. By day, it is a bright focal point, and by night, it glows like a lantern, serving as a welcoming beacon both to the University and to the Rohrer College of Business.

Inauguration and Awards Gala 2017

AIA New Jersey (AIANJ) and Architects League of Northern New Jersey (ALNNJ) hosted the Annual Inauguration and Awards Gala Saturday evening at the Sheraton in Mahwah, NJ.  The event gathered architects and allied professions along with their families to celebrate architecture and swear in the incoming boards of both organizations.

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2017 AIANJ President Ben Lee, AIA, and 2015 ALNNJ President Paul Bryan, AIA, welcomed and toasted to a successful 2016 and for a prosperous 2017 ahead.

Architects League of Northern NJ presented the following awards and installed their 2017 Officers:

ALNNJ Trustee Awards
– Matthew A. Fink, AIA
– Todd M. Hause, AIA
– Joseph E. David, AIA

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ALNNJ 2017 Officers c.2017 AIANJ & Hollander Photography

ALNNJ Vegliante Memorial Award
– R. Terry Durden, AIA

 

AIA New Jersey made presentations to the 2016 Service Award winners and the 2016 Design Award winners.

AIANJ Service Awards
– Intern Architect of the Year  Megan Pritts, Associate AIA
– Young Architect of the Year  Andrew Burian, AIA
– Architect of the Year   Paul Barlo, AIA
– Architectural Firm of the Year   Kimmerle Group
– Distinguished Service Award   Michael J. Hanrahan, AIA

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2017 AIANJ Officers: Bruce Turner, AIA; Jessica O’Donnell, AIA; Brandon Warshofsky, Assoc AIA; Steven Lazarus, AIA; Ben Lee, AIA; John Cwikla, AIA; Kim Vierheilig, AIA; Justin Mihalik, AIA; Judith Donnelly, AIA; c 2017 AIANJ & Hollander Photography

AIANJ 2016 Design Awards
– 93 Reade Street  •  CTS
– Biotrial North America Headquarters  •  Francis Cauffman
– Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science & Innovation   • HDR
– Guerrilla Fitness  • Solid and Void
– Holly Pointe Commons, Rowan University   •  Erdy McHenry Architects
– MD Anderson Cancer Center  •  HDR
NJ Insitute for Food Nutrition and Health  •  Ballinger
– Olympic Archery Park   •  ikon.5 architects
– Pinbright Institute  •  HDR
– Porcelanosa  •  CTS
Prosepct Avenue House  •  Joseph Hobart Weiss
– The Unitarian Church Expansion  • ikon.5 architects
– Village House   • Stonewater Architects

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Ben Lee, AIA with Robert Cozzarelli, AIA and Bruce Turner, AIA c.2017 AIANJ & Hollander Photography

The new Regional Representative Bruce Turner, AIA, installed the 2017 AIANJ officers.  Outgoing Regional Representative Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, was honored for his service to the organization as well as other past presidents in attendance.

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AIANJ Past Presidents c.2017 AIANJ & Hollander Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 President Justin Mihalik with 2017 President Ben Lee, AIA c.2017 AIANJ & Hollander Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architecture Firm Uses Holistic Design Approach to Build New James Monroe Elementary School

 

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Edison, NJ – At the start of 2017, students in Edison Township returned “home” for their first day of school in the new James Monroe Elementary School (JMES).  The original school was burned to the ground three years ago after a devastating fire. Local architecture and engineering firm, LAN Associates, worked diligently to fast track the return of students and staff to their school, while they have been temporarily attending class at the former Saint Cecelia’s Catholic School in Iselin.

The two-story, 21st century James Monroe Elementary School, approximately 67,000 sf, was designed using principles of a holistic design approach, where light, flexibility, choice, connection, complexity, and color are direct correlations to enhance student educational achievement. Studies have verified that a holistic design approach can advance a student’s academic progress up to 25% during the course of an academic year.

image023.pngDaylighting is the most important design criteria to a school, as it directly impacts attendance, academic and performance productivity. “We began the building design by performing light studies on all orientations of the building,” says Vice President and Project Architect Kim Vierheilig of LAN Associates. “Maximizing natural light in every learning space was a priority and just as important was providing controls within classroom so educators could easily transform their learning environment, depending on the technology they use during instruction or break out activities.” Continue reading

2017 Newark & Suburban Past Presidents Banquet

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January 21, 2017
Metropolitan Room
at The Newark Club

6 – 11  PM

 

BLACK TIE Optional

Purchase Tickets Now!
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Price will increase on Sunday, January 8 to $175 for regular members/$100 for Associate members

RSVP Deadline noon January 14

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