Category Archives: Architecture Students

AIANJ: Women and Democracy Event

AIANJ Women in Architecture : Women and DemocracyWIA Final Logo

The AIANJ Women in Architecture (WIA) held the latest in its Lecture Series.  Open to all, this event focused on democracy and the local legislature.  Guest speakers Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin,  and Freeholder Tracey Silna Zur spoke at a round table discussion to members who attended.

img_0047 img_0050Join WIA at their next event to be held during the AIANJ Design Conference on October 20th.  Click to find more information and register to attend.


AIANJ EPiC Summer Events





ALNNJ + Newark and Suburban + Central Jersey Sections
Mini Golf Outing

Willowbrook Golf Center, Wayne, NJ
August 9, 2016

First ever EPiC Mini Golf Outing!
Meet fellow EP’s, play a few holes and perfect your putt for next year’s outing. Register Here!


West Jersey + South Jersey + Jersey Shore Sections
Summer Social & Brewery Tour

Tuckahoe Brewing CompanyAugust, 26 2016

Fun fact: Tuckahoe is part-owned by an architect!  Come meet the owner and other local EPs, tour the facility, and sample the tap selections.




2016 Student Design Competition

Due August 19, 2016
Submission Fee: $25 

For more details and the full competition poster visit our website.


IDP is Now AXP

Did you know IDP is now AXP ?
The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP), launched June 29.
See the NCARB website for details.  Be sure to update your online resource pages to reflect the new name as follows:
  • Replace “IDP” with “the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly the Intern Development Program (IDP)” or
  • Hyperlink to the pilot AIA website. No links will be broken when the pilot site transitions to the full AIA website. Licensing BasicsARE Prep, and AXP Resources are now available on the pilot site


GRAPHISOFT Announces Winners of Inaugural ARCHICAD Student Design Competition



logoGRAPHISOFT North America, in partnership with award-winning ARCHICAD firm, Kitchen & Associates (K&A) and AIA West Jersey, proudly announce the winners of the inaugural student design competition. The competition coincided with the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Students from across the United States, currently enrolled in architectural or interior design programs (graduate and undergraduate) were challenged to design temporary, mobile visitor centers in ARCHICAD, using shipping containers, which could be situated in popular event locations across Philadelphia, the AIA Conference host city. The top three mobile visitor center designs received a total of $3,000 in cash prizes. Numerous entries were received from universities and colleges across the United States.

The students approached the challenge with a unique perspective. ARCHICAD gave our winner the tools he needed to shine,” said Jason Lutz, President, AIA West Jersey. “When the BIM tool fuels design freedom and supports creativity – success is nearly a guarantee.”

First place and a cash award of $1,500 went to Alessandro Pupillo, a graduate of Broward College’s two-year Architecture program. Pupillo plans to enter Florida Atlantic University in the fall to continue his education in Architecture. Second place went to Trevor Houghton, a junior studying Construction Management at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Our third place winner was Akinet Nagdive, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Architecture program, class of 2016.

Pupillo received formal ARCHICAD training at Broward after first learning AutoCAD at the high school level. Pupillo says he found the transition from that software to ARCHICAD’s 3D modeling to be a simple one.

“ARCHICAD is extremely user-friendly. I was able to build on experience with AutoCAD and made good use of the competition design template. I have had the opportunity to use a variety of BIM software and can say that I really enjoy working with ARCHICAD.”
Pupillo’s rendering caught the attention of the distinguished judging panel, assembled from GRAPHISOFT staff, ARCHICAD professors, AIA West Jersey board members, and K&A staff.

Review of the entries by such an esteemed panel gave the competitors the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by those in the industry who are actively seeking new talent.
“In a competitive job market, students need a well-rounded exposure to BIM solutions. For us and many firms like us, ARCHICAD skills are in high demand,” explained Stephen Schoch, Managing Principal at K&A. “We hope to add to our workforce from the entrant pool, because they bring high value to an existing workflow.”

To see the winning design and to learn more about the grand prize winner, please visit the GRAPHISOFT North America blog, BIM Engine by ARCHICAD

EPiC Post-Convention Newsletter


EPiC Moments at
AIA National Convention 2016

Many of AIA New Jersey Emerging Professionals were able to take advantage of the AIA national convention being in Philadelphia this year, even if they only attended one event.  EPiC put a recap of the convention in the latest newsletter.

97a20cf1-0cff-4f05-b5fe-9fdffa2736e2Join us next year in Orlando, April 27 – 29, 2017

View the Full EPiC Newsletter here.

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

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.

Memorial Scholarship Available


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.


Click here for the application.

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



NJIT Design Showcase 2016


Register today for Design Showcase 2016!

New Jersey Institute of Technology

College of Architecture and Design

Design Showcase 2016 – Our 10th Year!

Celebrating CoAD’s continued commitment to 

Students and Industry Professionals


 Thursday, April 7, 2016

Weston Hall Gallery


An evening featuring keynote speaker James Tichenor ’99, student design awards, live music and a cocktail reception. 

Registration with dedicated professional networking session for all guests begins at 4:30 pm.


To register, sponsor and for more information visit link:
Design Showcase 2016

or contact Tracy Bermeo at [email protected] or at 973-596-5531


Thank you!  

We look forward to seeing you on April 7th!



GRAPHISOFT Student Design Competition



GRAPHISOFT North America announces an exciting student design competition that challenges you to position Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually. The City of Brotherly Love hosts dozens of concerts, conventions, sporting events, and festivals – so the draw is there, but what the city lacks are temporary mobile visitor centers that can be brought to those venues and welcome event attendees.

In this national one-stage competition – all US-based architecture students (graduate or undergraduate) will be challenged to develop and design a mobile visitors’ center using shipping containers which could be constructed in various locations around the city of Philadelphia.

A total of $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

Click here for information on eligibility, how to register, submission deadlines and entry requirements. Or visit

For additional information or questions about the competition, please contact Rita Hicks, GRAPHISOFT North America [email protected]

Brought to you by GRAPHISOFT North America, makers of ARCHICAD, and noted architectural and engineering firm, Kitchen & Associates, and proudly supported by AIA West Jersey, a section of AIA New Jersey.

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 3.54.35 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 4.04.29 PM


Spring 2016 ARE Structures Course Offered

The College of Architecture & Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology is offering an online review course for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE 4.0) in Structural Systems this spring semester.

njit_coadThe course will start on January 30 and will cover the exam material in a lecture format, including the related graphic vignettes. The instruction will be delivered entirely online so students do not need to travel to campus to attend class. Lectures are delivered weekly through a password- protected website. Questions are answered through the same website or by e-mail. Registrants can view the lectures at their convenient time. The course will run for 15 weeks ending by May 15.

For further information and for registration, please contact the instructor, Rima Taher, by e-mail at: [email protected].