Category Archives: Emerging Professionals

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

YAF Connection – April 2016

The latest issue of the  is now available online – Click Here.

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The YAF Connection is the official e-Magazine for young architects produced by the Young Architects Forum. Each edition includes articles on leadership, mentorship, and fellowship as well as book reviews by young architects. For more information, or to find out how to receive the Connection publication by e-mail please contact the New Jersey Young Architect Regional Director at [email protected].

Find us on social media (facebook & twitter).  https://twitter.com/yaf_nj and https://www.facebook.com/Young-Architects-Forum-AIA-NJ-346038778835594/

NEWS AND UPDATES – DISASTER ASSISTANCE TRAINING HELD AT NJIT

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NEWS AND UPDATES – DISASTER ASSISTANCE TRAINING HELD AT NJIT
by: Laurence E. Parisi, AIA – Regional Disaster Assistance Coordinator.

Two individual AIA-NJ training sessions were held on April 1st and 2nd. The first session was for Architects with prior Disaster Assistance Training to become certified as Trainers, to enable them to train and qualify new Volunteers in Safety Assessment. The second day [pictured above] was held to train architects and engineers in volunteer disaster recovery assistance. Promulgated by AIA-NJ President Justin A Mihalik, AIA, the two day sessions were a tremendous success.

April 1, 2016 was no fool’s day for the11 members of the AIA-NJ and AIA-NY who attended the first of the two day training sessions. Participating in the 8 hour “train the trainer” disaster assistance program were the executive members of AIA-NJ and AIA-NY. The training for both sessions was headed up by Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA from Orlando, Florida and assisted by Laurence E. Parisi, AIA Chair of the AIA-NJ Homeland Security Committee, former AIA-NJ President. Mr. Lingerfelt is an experienced trainer of the California Safety Assessment Program.

We are truly fortunate to have Michael as our trainer. This is the third training session he has headed up for AIA-NJ; in my opinion he is the most invigorating trainer on the planet. Working with Michael on these disaster assistance programs has been an enriching and rewarding experience. By providing and supporting this event, our intention is to expand the training capabilities of AIA-NJ and AIA-NY. It is a benefit to New Jersey and New York, as coastal states, to be able to conduct training sessions for volunteering architects and engineers to be certified as card carrying Safety Assessment Workers by the California Safety Assessment Program. As we have learned from the recent past, disaster may strike at any time, and preparation is necessary.

April 2nd was just as explosive as April 1st, as nearly 100 architects and engineers attended the daylong disaster assistance training session. Sponsored by AIA-NJ, the goal of this program is to train professional architects and engineers as certified volunteer assistants in rapid recovery in the event of a catastrophic disaster such as Super Storm Sandy.

These training sessions will continue to be held periodically as an ongoing effort to strengthen and increase the number our professional volunteers. To date, we have approximately 300 architects and engineers in New Jersey that have been certified by the Office of the California Emergency Management as safety workers. Following a disaster, these safety workers will be able to respond to an affected area and evaluate the safety of homes and buildings.

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 AIA-NJ “Train the Trainer” attendees pictured from left to right: Justin A. Mihalik, AIA President AIA-NJ, Verity Frizzell, AIA President Elect, Kurt Kalafsky, AIA Past President, Kimberly Bunn, AIA Immediate Past President, Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA, Trainer and Laurence E. Parisi, AIA, co-trainer and Past President.

We truly appreciate the hands-on efforts and logistical support of Ms. Laura Slomka, AIA-NJ Executive Assistant. We also wish to thank Urs P. Gauchat Dean of the School of Architecture and the administration of NJIT for allowing us to conduct our training at their facilities for these past sessions and all of the training sessions we’ve conducted.

Position Available – North Jersey & New York

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Celebrate Architecture Week ’16

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Hey! Every architect knows architecture week is April 10 through the 16th.

Learn more on Architecture Week at AIA.

By now you’re probably thinking, how can I participate in Architecture Week and get the word out to New Jersey about the value of architects.

You can help by participating in social media and using the Hashtags #ArchselfieNJ , #ArchWeek16 , #ILookup , and #Archselfie

Hashtags are a great way for social media users to tag their posts with keywords, which make them easier for social networks to organize information and users to search.

Remember last year?  AIA national launched the I Look Up  advertising campaign with the hashtag #ilookUp.  It is a great success!

Now it’s our turn! As architects in New Jersey,  Let’s use all these hashtags to help educate everyone in New Jersey about the value of architects in a fun and artsy way.

So go outside , or walk out into the lobby, and take that picture of yourself with the building of your choice in the background.  Every building has an architect so every architect should help.  Any beautiful building will do, no matter inside or outside or where it is.

Then be bold and post that Selfie to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Foursquare, Pinterest, Houzz,  email it to all your friends,  let everyone know! AND don’t forget to use  #ArchselfieNJ

Have a great Architecture Week !AIAeagle_2016

—William J. Martin, AIA
AIA New Jersey Public Awareness Committee Co-Chair

Women in Architecture Lecture May 26th

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Connect with Women in Architecture & Diversity

Join us May 26th
AIANJ Women in Architecture

 

 


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Meet the Speaker: Lauren C. Anderson

A geopolitical and international security expert, and former FBI Executive, Lauren C.Anderson is the Founder and CEO of LC Anderson International. She is passionate about, and committed to, investing in women leaders and youth around the world to reduce conflict and to help address economic disparities. Anderson had a distinguished FBI career, with many “firsts”, including being one of the first women on an FBI SWAT team and the first woman to lead the FBI’s office in Paris, France, where she directed the FBI’s engagement in twenty-four countries. Anderson serves on the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Board at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), is a Global Ambassador with Vital Voices, a Lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and a Director emeritus of International Women’s Forum New York chapter. Anderson is Leadership Ambassador with Take the Lead Women and she is an expert with the Women’s Media Center, providing commentary and insight to many media outlets, including as a member of the Huffington Post blogging community.

 

RSVP by May 18:

Kim Vierheilig, AIA, LEEP AP BD+C

NJ Architectural Firm Positions Available

The following positions are available, qualified candidates please inquire directly to the firm below:

Project Architect

Northern NJ Architectural firm has immediate opening for a Project Manager position.
Min. 5 years experience in Multi Family and Commercial projects in NY, NJ & CT.
License required. NYC Experience preferred.
Successful candidate must be self motivated, able to work independently and/or as part of a team.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office is required.
Forward resume and salary requirements for consideration.

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Draftsman/Junior Architect

Northern NJ Architectural firm has immediate opening for a Drafting Position.
Min. 5 years experience in Multi Family and Commercial projects.
Successful candidate must be self motivated, able to work independently and/or as part of a team.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office is required.
Forward resume and salary requirements for consideration.

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Marco A. Neves, AIA, NCARB
Neves Architecture & Design, LLC
582 Kearny Avenue, 2nd Floor
Kearny, New Jersey 07032
Tel. 201.246.7979
Fax. 201.246.0235
E-Mail: [email protected]

Architects League 2016 Scholarships Available

alnnjThe Architects League of Northern New Jersey is currently seeking scholarship applications from eligible high school and college students.  The geographic territory for eligibility includes Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, & Sussex Counties.  The deadline for submission is April 29, 2016.  Available scholarships include:

Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Award
Given to undergraduate college students, from the ALNNJ territory, entering their fifth and final year of their undergraduate NAAB Accredited Architecture Program, and is based on scholastic excellence, attitude toward the profession, probable success as an architect, and need for financial assistance.

Albert O. Halse Memorial Award
Given to undergraduate college students in an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program, and from the ALNNJ territory, for excellence in architectural delineation and/or architectural models.

Architects League Scholastic Achievement Award
Given to undergraduate & graduate college students in an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program, and from the ALNNJ territory, for scholastic excellence in architectural design.

Architects League Scholarship for High School Seniors

Awarded to High School Seniors who live or attend high school in our geographic territory and have been accepted to an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program at a college in the United States or U.S. Territory.

For applications and additional information, visit http://alnnj.org/wordpress/scholarships/

The Architects League Scholarships are funded jointly through our annual Golf Outing, to be held on July 11 at Crystal Springs in Hamburg, and the AIA Component Scholarship Grant, which in 2015 provided $1,000 toward these scholarships.

AIANJ Fellows Reception

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Please join

AIA NJ

for a

FELLOWS RECEPTION

Thursday, May 19th 2016

6:30 – 8:30 in the Evening

at

Hotel Palomar

formerly the AIA Building in Philadelphia

 This is an Art-Deco Building

We will be in The Wright Room

on 24th Floor

with skyline view of Philadelphia

117 S 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA

Sponsored by

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Future Leaders Fellowship

AIAeagle_2016FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING LEADERS 2016
JOIN US AT CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA!

A LITTLE HISTORY

The AIA Board of Directors Class of 2013 selected as its name The Original 13 from the 13 Architects, led by Richard Upjohn, who founded the AIA in 1857.   We chose our class name in recognition of the AIA’s legacy, but we are all about looking to the future.

We care deeply about future generations of architects – and leaders – and want to join hands with Emerging Professionals to frame the future for our profession.

THE IDEA

Enough about us – we want to know about you! In fact, we want to meet you at the AIA Convention this May in Philadelphia. We are offering up to five fellowships in the amount of $1,000 each so that you can join us at Convention, expand your career horizons and look to the future.

HOW THIS WORKS

Send us a Tweet of Interest to tell us what you would learn by attending the Convention as an Emerging Leader. Our Class will review all Tweets and select ten finalists. These finalists will be asked to write and submit a more detailed narrative of their aspirations. Up to five Fellowship Recipients will be selected on the basis of their narratives.

Each Fellowship Recipient will be paired with Class of 2013 Board Directors during the Convention and will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset expenses. Our goal is to help each Fellowship Recipient realize his/her aspirations at Convention, and we want to get to know you personally and form lasting relationships. After Convention we will ask you to report on your experiences to share with other Emerging Leaders.

AIA CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA

May 19 -21, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING LEADERS

AIAS Students Associate AIA
AIA Young Architects

TWEET OF INTEREST

Tweet us
@AIAFEL2014  
           #2016FEL

Tweet period is open from March 4th – March 25th
Finalists will be notified April 1st
Recipients will be selected by APRIL 8TH

Memorial Scholarship Available

CARL FELTZ, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

of the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Carl Feltz, Jr., AIA, was instrumental in the design of commercial structures such as airports, resorts, churches, hospitals, restaurants and professional office buildings.  During his career, Mr. Feltz also lent his talents to the design of individual homes and condominiums with his office located in Point Pleasant.  Civic- minded in nature, Mr. Feltz served as a Member and Chairman of the Point Pleasant Borough Planning Board, Member and Past President of the Point Pleasant Rotary Club, Chairman of the Point Pleasant Tourism Council and Member of the American Institute of Architects.  This scholarship, established by OceanFirst Foundation, honors the legacy and many contributions of Carl Feltz, Jr., Former Trustee of OceanFirst Foundation.

Contact Information:

Faith Krueger

Community Foundation of New Jersey – Scholarship Services

Post Office Box 338, Morristown, New Jersey  07963-0338

973.267.5533 x 227 ~ Fax 973.267.2903 ~ [email protected]

General Guidelines

  • The Carl Feltz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will provide one (1) award, minimum of which will be $2,000 to a full time matriculated student enrolled in an accredited architectural program at a School of Architecture within the United States and has successfully completed a minimum of one full year of study towards his or her professional degree (may be either a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture).
  • Student shall have a permanent legal family address in either Ocean or Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Student will demonstrate an interest and commitment to pursuing an architectural career after successful completion of education.
  • Scholarship is merit based but financial need will be taken into consideration during the application review process.
  • Scholarship award will be made payable to the recipient’s educational institution.

Application Deadline

All applications and supplemental documentation must be complete and returned to the Community Foundation of New Jersey at the address listed above.  Applications must be postmarked by May 1.

Continued Eligibility

Previous recipients are eligible for consideration for an additional two consecutive years provided the student remains

Only a full-time matriculated student enrolled in an accredited architectural program at a School of Architecture within the United States and has successfully completed a minimum of one year of study toward his/her professional degree (may be either a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture) need apply.

Application

Click here for the application.

For further information or questions, please contact Faith Krueger at [email protected] or 973.267.5533 x 227.

 

 

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