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The 2015 CANstruction event will be held October 8th through 18th at the Livingston Mall, Livingston NJ.
Entry Deadline – Sept 8
Design Your Can Structure!
Click here for registration form.
For more information contact AIA Newark & Suburban
Ron Weston – [email protected]
As of June 25, 2015, the National Design Services Act has been re-introduced by Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-7). This program would authorize student loan debt relief for architectural school graduates who provide volunteer services to communities in need through nonprofit community design centers. Help secure the future of your profession by asking your member of Congress to co-sponsor this vital legislation today!
Emerging architectural professionals currently face some of the highest student debt loads when compared with graduates in other fields. Beyond tuition, additional costs unique to architecture, such as modeling materials, technical books, and specialized software only add to the burden. In order for the profession of architecture to remain relevant, we need to ensure that our emerging professionals have every opportunity to gain experience, pay down their debt, and find rewarding work in the architectural field.
This program would reduce the burden of debt on emerging architectural professionals while bringing quality design within reach for underprivileged communities. Contact your member of Congress NOW and ask him or her to co-sponsor the National Design Services Act!
ARE Structure Seminar
with Professor David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB
October 2, 3 & 4, 2015
Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Broad Street, Newark
The Architects League Scholastic Achievement Award is given to undergraduate & graduate students for scholastic excellence in architectural design. This year’s recipient is Tony Giard of Sussex, New Jersey. Tony attends the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is expected to graduate in 2016.
The Architects League Scholarships for High School Seniors are awarded to High School Seniors who live or attend high school in our geographic territory (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Sussex Counties) and have been accepted to an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program at a college in the United States or U.S. Territory. This year’s recipients are Alexander Mount of Old Tappan, New Jersey, and Jonathan Mazur of Wood-Ridge, NJ. Alexander is a student at Northern Valley Regional High School and will be attending Pratt Institute in the fall. Jonathan is a student at Wood-Ridge High School and will be attending Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.
A ceremony to honor our Scholarship Award Winners will be held on June 18 at the Zeris Inn, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. The event will be held as part of the annual Design Awards, a joint event with AIA Newark and Suburban Architects.
The Architects League Scholarships are funded jointly through our annual Golf Outing, to be held on July 13 at Crystal Springs in Hamburg, and the AIA Component Scholarship Grant, which in 2015 provided $1,000 toward these scholarships.
For more information on the Architects League Scholarship Program, visit http://alnnj.org/wordpress/scholarships/
East Coast Green 2015
Creating A Culture of Sustainability
Keynote speaker for this years event is:
Faith Taylor is a senior global executive with progressive record of achievements and significant experience in strategic planning, development of new and existing businesses, innovation and change management, P&L and brand management as well as marketing. Known as an expert in Corporate Responsibility, Innovation and Sustainability she has a broad experience to draw from.
She oversees the strategies and policies for Wyndham’s Worldwide corporate responsibility programs that includes, sustainability, philanthropy, diversity, wellness, human rights, responsible sourcing, ethics and governance. She developed and started the Wyndham Green program in 2006 and has overseen the Company’s external reporting, strategic plans, auditing/assurance and branding initiatives. In 2014, the Wyndham Green program reduced its carbon and water by 20% and 18% globally and 27% of its $2.1 Billion supply chain has met their Green criteria.
Additionally, she is Chair of the Sustainability Working Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council and Chair of the Board of Directors of the USGBC of New Jersey. She is a member of the International Tourism Partnership organizations where she has participated in setting industry standards like the Hotel Carbon Metric Initiative and policies. Wyndham is a recognized corporate leader working with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Obama Better Building Challenge in setting leading programs for the built environment.
During the day long ECG event session topics have a wide range of options for all angles of building sustainable:
• Green Building Risks & Rewards
• Developing a Green Building Master Plan
• Renewable Energy
• Green Materials for LEEDv4 & LBC Compliance
• Designing & Commissioning High Performance Building Envelopes
• International Green Construction Code
• Update on the NJ Code – IBC in New Jersey
During the event the AIANJ Top Ten Green Projects will be announced.
Submit your project to be considered for inclusion.
Still time to register. Sign up to attend TODAY.
Richard Garber, AIA, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Garber is the author of BIM Design: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling, published by Wiley in 2014. He also was the editor of Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice, published by Wiley in 2009. He is an award-winning architect and partner at GRO Architects. In addition to large-scale planning, Garber is an internationally recognized expert in the application of parametric design and building information modeling.
In 2009, Garber and his architecture students were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. In 2011, as part of a worldwide competition, they designed and built a prototype of a solar house, which was exhibited in Washington, D.C. Two years later, Garber and his students entered the China Solar Decathlon alongside the Harbin Institute of Technology— and built a prototype in Datong, China. In addition, Garber has conducted city-planning research in the developing countryside of Wuhan, China with Zeyuan Qiu, an associate professor in chemical and environmental engineering at NJIT.
“I am thrilled by the prospect of continuing my responsibilities to the School of Architecture in this new and exciting role,” said Garber. “As a committed educator and practicing architect, I look forward to the opportunity to build on our core strengths of digital design and fabrication, high performance buildings and sustainable urbanization. We will do this while capitalizing on the school’s position within the state’s premier STEM institution. It will be fun.”
In his new role, Garber will focus on restructuring the School of Architecture to make full use of the extraordinary talent represented by his colleagues. He intends to work closely with his fellow faculty members to orchestrate this transformation.
AIANJ East Coast Green
Creating a Culture of Sustainability
June 17, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
at NJIT School of Architecture
Learn more about the conference program and schedule
Featuring AIANJ COTE Top10 Green Projects
Students Fundraising To Support Travel Costs To Accept Award
Eleven NJIT students in the Master of Infrastructure Planning (MIP) program (a mix of undergraduates and graduate students) led by Georgeen Theodore recently were acknowledged for a Global Schindler Award, a design competition seeking an original design concept to engage the specific spatial condition in Shenzhen, China “Considering the Interface between Mobility and the City”.
The task was to create an urban design-based response to the mobility issues related to Shenzhen and its local and regional relationships in the pearl River Delta. It also required addressing social, economic and environmental challenges presented by globalization and urbanization.
This was the first time in the history of the competition that it was opened for North American universities. Out of the 250 total submissions, only 12 were chosen. Of those twelve, the group form NJIT is the only U.S. based team. They are planning to travel to Shenzhen to accept the award and see the site that was the focus of their design project.
The students seek to raise an additional $5000 to help offset their costs. Any monies collected will be spent on air-fare, trains, hotels and visa applications. The cost per individual student to travel to China is expected to be in excess of $2,000 each.
Their project was titled
You can read more about their project and fundraising efforts here.
NJIT Architecture Student Receives AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation Grant for the Second Time
AIA-NJ is pleased to announce that Saif Haobsh was granted the organization’s annual Scholarship Award. The $5,000 grant was presented to the Pompton Lakes resident at AIA-NJ’s annual gala, which was held in Moorestown, N.J. A rising star among New Jersey architecture students, Haobsh also received the prestigious AIA-NJ award in 2011.
Currently in his final year of studies as an NJIT architecture student, Haobsh has a stellar academic record, and intends to further his education with a Masters in Architecture. His extracurricular activities include serving as Manager of NJIT’s Fabrication Lab and model shop. He also served as Project Manager for the NJIT AIAS Freedom By Design, which involved renovating courtyards at a Newark public school and working on the façade design for an occupational rehabilitation center.
Haobsh’s architectural interests include his fascination with the topic of resiliency and the social implications of innovative living conditions and emerging technologies.
The AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation Program grants scholarships to qualified architecture students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, talent and potential for success in the architectural profession.
“It always gives us great pleasure to recognize and encourage New Jersey architecture’s rising stars,” said Kimberly Bunn, president of AIA-NJ. “We will continue finding and awarding the brightest in young architecture talent, to help today’s student architects grow into the stewards of our profession.”
In addition to his AIA-NJ honors, in 2014, Haobsh received the Clarence Tabor Memorial Award from the Architects League of Northern New Jersey (ALNNJ) a local section of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). The Tabor Award is given to students who have shown academic achievement and are entering the final year of an undergraduate architectural program.
Applications for the 2015-2016 Scholarship Award are available. Find out more information and application online.