Category Archives: Emerging Professionals

Information for young architects, interns, students and other Emerging Professionals in architecture.

AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey and AIA NJ’s Pop-Up Movie Night is June 15, 2017

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Pack a picnic and some folding chairs.

Bring your friends and family.

Everyone is invited to this free movie in the park!

8PM Refreshments are served

8:40PM Scholarship winners are announced

9PM The Ffature film, Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center, begins!

Come early to pick a prime spot on the village green

and enjoy the evening with your colleagues.

1.5 LUs for AIA members of all chapters

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Report on the Michael Graves College, Robert Busch School of Design & School of Public Architecture at Kean University

Data provided by Dean David Mohney, FAIA through college liaison, Seth Leeb, AIA

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The second year of the School of Architecture wrapped up last month with final studio reviews.  The student body consists of 52 architecture students with 36 more expected to enter in the fall.  Applications to the program are up 250% compared to last year, primarily because knowledge of the new program is increasing.

Of special note this term, NAAB visited in April to determine eligibility for Kean’s Candidacy for Accreditation application, the Michael Graves College held its first-ever Beaux Arts Ball, and the Dean’s Circle annual giving group held its first meeting in support of students working both externally as well as within the college on outreach projects to communities in New Jersey.
Ongoing is the careful ramping up of the use of the Michael Graves Warehouse in Princeton for college programs.  AIA/NJ is invited to use the Warehouse for a future board meeting, and will be hosting AIA/Newark and Suburban in September, coordinated by Seth Leeb.

Looking ahead, the fall term will begin with Peter Eisenman, FAIA, Int FRIBA, speaking at the Convocation ceremony. The college lecture series and professional workshops will continue through that semester. All AIA/NJ members are invited to these events. Finally, the first class of Architecture students begins at Wenzhou-Kean University in China this fall.

ACE MENTOR PROGRAM of NJ – 17th ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP DINNER

“For the past six years I have been part of the NJ affiliate of the national ACE Mentor Program whose focus is to mentor students curious about the building industry. These professionals range from architects, interior designers, and landscape architects; civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; contractors, construction managers; and related companies and organizations.  Each dedicated member/mentor is willing to put long hours into a 100% voluntary effort, for the benefit of high school students and the future of the industry.

For those unfamiliar with the organization it’s a group of roughly 2,900 volunteers nationwide that lead students through hands on programs, 15 session of 2 hours each that simulate industry experience. Meant to inspire students to further explore studies in these fields, there is absolutely no cost to the students or to their associated schools!

In addition to volunteering for the face-to-face sessions, mentors\volunteers hold events to raise money for student scholarships. Students who enroll in an industry related degree will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships, which in the past have ranged from $500 up to $2,500, This year, however, we want offer our students more.

We’re inviting all members, industry organizations, school representatives, current and interested students and parents, related companies, and other interested individuals to the Annual Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ.   Come and meet our current active members and scholarship recipients; network and learn about selected projects around the state that have made impacts on their communities.  And if you are feeling extra generous, please donate or sign up to be a sponsor for this event!  Please go to www.AceMentor.org to learn about our organization, and visit our local affiliate page to register for the event at http://www.AceMentor.org/affiliates/new-jersey/new-jersey/events/. “

AIA Newark & Suburban to Host AIA National 2018 President

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Carl Elefante, FAIA 

National AIA President, 2018

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AIA Newark & Suburban :  General Meeting #3

Design Impact Matters – Architects Shape Lives

2017 presents a changing landscape, as concerns over environmental decline, increasing atmospheric carbon, and competition for resources mount. At the same time, creative and courageous people are forging new pathways full of promise and hope. More and more research demonstrates the impact which the built environment has on many of the most daunting challenges, and also, how important transforming the built environment is in resolving them.

In 2015 and 2016, more than 200 nations including the Unites States came together to address these issues head on. In December 2015, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted, mapping out strategies to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In May 2016, Habitat III, conducted in Quito, Ecuador, adopted the New Urban Agenda which embraces the importance of urbanization in meeting human needs and correcting unintended consequences.

To achieve Paris Agreement targets and advance the New Urban Agenda, architects are called to retool how buildings are designed, constructed, and operated and to shape better lives for the clients and communities we serve: everything; everywhere; everyone.

Architects shape lives. By accepting the mandates of the Paris Agreement and New Urban Agenda, architecture’s relevance, value, and prosperity are secured for a generation or more. How will architects respond?

 

Location:  Mountain Lakes Club    18 Lake Drive, Mountain Lakes, NJ  07046

Schedule:

6-9PM

6-7 Networking/Cash Bar

7-9 Dinner/Presentation

1.5 LUs

AIA Newark & Suburban Members (Regular, Associate and Allied) FREE:  register HERE

Students, $25 when attending with a member register HERE

All Others:  $50.  You will be contacted for payment after you register HERE

Sponsored by:

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Architects Action Day – New Date

Due to a change in the NJ legislative schedule AIA NJ Architects Action Day will be postponed until November 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will be able to join us this fall.

Do you want your voice to be heard?

Take a stand to preserve the common values we share in our profession.

When Architects speak up,
policy makers listen.

Join AIA New Jersey
for Architects Action Day
on June 12, 2017!

This full day event will be held at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.

All are welcome to attend. No prior legislative experience is needed.

Learn More – Speak Up – Click Here –

East Coast Green 2017

Protecting the  Health, Safety &East Coast Green 2017 Welfare of the Public 

 

Where:      Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy
and Education, Pennington, NJ

When:       Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time:         8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Credits:     Potential of 6 LUs
 Cost:          $175 per person

Sponsorships Available

 

Architecture Job Opportunities – Central NJ

Spiezle Architectural Group is a 100% employee-owned firm.  We are recruiting new team members to lead projects/teams and manage clients  (for existing and future workload).  Project Architect and Project Manager positions are available now. While there isn’t a “typical day” on our team,  Project Architects/Project Managers put their talent and skills to good use through:

  • Mentor, guide, and train lesser experienced and/or unlicensed technical team members.
  • Manage a team(s) on projects that vary greatly from size, scope, and building types.
  • Use of sound architectural and design techniques, methodologies, and principles to project approach.
  • May work independently on smaller projects when appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform architectural assignments after receiving overview and scope.
  • Contribute to marketing proposals, tradeshows, projects as assigned.
  • Works collaboratively with Project Manager and/or Practice Leaders to select and recommend design approaches.
  • Lead teams consisting of one or more of Architectural Designers, Interior Designers,  or Landscape Architects.
  • Must understand all codes and be able to produce a complete set of construction documents including written specifications.
  • Responsible to coordinate with outside consultants including engineers.
  • Coordinates construction administration with construction managers/administrators and reviews shop drawings
  • Runs and coordinates job meetings assuring that all meeting tasks are assigned and completed
  • May assist Project Manager(s)/Practice Leaders with preparation of cost and quality estimates.
  • Attend networking functions and assist Practice Leaders in acquiring new business.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written format and oral presentations.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of contract administration and office procedures.
  • Working knowledge of third party consultant contract work requirements.
  • Possess an in depth understanding of the basics of most building systems.
  • Proficiency in one or more of: Revit, BIM, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office Suite.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CREDENTIALS

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited university/college.

Minimum of seven years’ experience with at least one year of running projects independently.

 

Professional architect registration in the USA.

 

LEED Green Associate preferred (ability to test and successfully achieve certification within 24 months of hire is required.

 

A little bit about us:

We are 100% employee-owned.  You too can become an employee owner when you join the Spiezle team – Ask Us How!

We work hard/play hard and we offer work/life balance flexibility.  We do this through a culture of understanding that life extends beyond the practice of architecture.

Other Important Stuff:

Our benefits and compensation – Excellent!   Our Career Development Opportunities – Fantastic! Our Collaborative and Employee-Owned Culture – Awesome!

You may send a pdf resume/portfolio (or a link to same) to [email protected] or call 609.695.7400 x274.

www.spiezle.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

AIANJ EPiC May 2017 Newsletter

The AIANJ EPiC May 2017 Newsletter is out.
Find out more about the AIA New Jersey Emerging Professionals Community here.

Read the full newsletter here.

 

AIANJ 2017 Special Meeting

  AIA Special Meeting

All AIA New Jersey Members are welcome to attend the organization’s Special Meeting to review and vote on a ByLaws change.

Date:         Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time:         6:00 pm
Location:  Trenton Country Club
201 Sullivan Way
Trenton, NJ 08628

**Due to the venue’s wardrobe policies, jeans are not permitted. Thank you.**

PROPOSED 2017 BYLAWS CHANGES

ARTICLE 6 – THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Table 6.2.1 was revised to reflect the deletion of the two (2) Vice President positions.

Section 6.3.4 Vice Presidents was deleted.

Section 6.3.7 Immediate Past President was added.

ARTICLE 7 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sections 7.0.1 through 7.0.8 were revised to reflect the proposed new governance model.

Table 7.0.2 was deleted.

MISCELLANEOUS

Table of Contents added to bylaws.

Various corrections and formatting changes made throughout the bylaws.

YAF Connection – Spring 2017

The focus of this quarter’s publication is Sheltering where AIA New Jersey’s Stephen Schoch, AIA, LEED-AP BD+C from Kitchen & Associates was a contributing writer.

YAF Connection is a quarterly publication created by members of the AIA Young Architects Forum, a community of Architects licensed less then ten years.

Interested in contributing for an upcoming publication? Topics include Global Practice, humanitarian work and the theme of Certification. Contact your YAF Regional Representative Jessica O’Donnell, AIA, for more information on article requirements.