Category Archives: Architecture Students

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].

NJIT Design Showcase 2016

College of Architecture and Design Design Showcase 2016

njit_coadThe College of Architecture and Design at NJIT hosts its annual Design Showcase event in April of each year. This fundraising/networking event will be in its 10th year in 2016 and has grown into an incredible success over the years.

April 7, 2016
Weston Hall Gallery
5 – 9 pm

During the course of the evening, we provide an industry related lecture (good for CEU credits), networking between alumni and sponsors, and an exhibit showing the work of our top students which leads to internships and entry level hires in many firms.

The money raised from the event goes directly back to the students in the form of scholarships, architecture environment enhancements, and this past year the introduction of a 3D print lab which is run on a volunteer basis by our local AIAS chapter. 

This venue is an excellent opportunity to bring together current students, past students, and industry professionals. Whether an alum of NJIT or not, we would welcome any AIANJ member who would like to support the school, the students, and the growth of our program. 

2016 NJIT SoA Pamphlet Call

njit_coadThe School of Architecture at NJIT is proud to introduce SoAP, the School of Architecture Pamphlet.  The pamphlet will be published each semester and showcase faculty, student, and alumni achievements of note, as well as other features of interest relating to the university.  Volume 1 Issue 1 can be viewed here:
Alumni/alumnae, we’d like to hear from you. Tell us about the projects you have recently completed or are currently involved in. We will selectively publish work by SoA graduates in the next issue of SoAP.  Those who would like their work to be considered for inclusion should send low res images and a description to Richard Garber, Director of the School of Architecture ([email protected]) and Meaghan O’Connor ([email protected]) by no later than January 10, 2016.  SoAP Volume 1 Issue 2 will be digitally published on or about February 1, 2016 with a print edition to follow.
SoAP cover fall 2015

 

 

Get Involved in AIANJ EPiC

red_eagleWe are looking for members who are interested in becoming 2016 Section Directors within our Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC), which consists of architecture school graduates, AIA Associate members, and AIA members licensed for 10 years or less. Our mission is to promote the professional growth of emerging architects and support local communities through advocacy, education, and service. Through consistent communication and coordination between the state committee and local sections throughout New Jersey, EPiC provides programming, events, and service opportunities for our members to have fun while building relationships, developing leadership skills, and increasing emerging professional’s involvement within

the profession.

The Section Director position has a term of one year. Responsibilities of the position include:

– Promote the EPiC mission within your local AIA NJ section
– Attend a monthly teleconference with the state EPiC Committee
– Participation in one or more committees chaired by the state At-Large Directors

As a newly revived community within the AIA, EPiC provides a great opportunity to shape the emerging professional programming at both the section and state level. Such programming includes:

Hill Day: Advocacy training and meetings with New Jersey legislators in Trenton -ARE Seminars: Courses to help you pass the licensing exams
Service Opportunities: Design small impactful projects in local communities
Leadership Training: Improve your skills and promote member involvement

If you are interested in becoming an EPiC Section Director we would like to hear from you.

Please submit a letter of interest by e-mail to [email protected] by January 8, 2016 (500 words). Be sure to include your AIA NJ section in your letter. Although not required, we will accept up to two letters of recommendation (500 words).

We look forward to your interest.

Jessica O’Donnell, AIA

2016 EPiC Chair

AIA-NJ Committee Seeks to Collaborate with Municipalities on Design Competitions

Emerging Professionals Committee announces new leadership for re-launched program, plans to assist non-profits and municipalities on small-scale projects

AIA-NJAIA-NJ announced the new leadership of its Emerging Professionals Committee, which represents New Jersey architectural students and their new graduates as well as recently licensed architects.

Tasked with guiding and supporting the careers of aspiring and new architects – approximately 300 of whom operate in New Jersey – the recently re-launched committee will be chaired by Jessica O’Donnell, AIA, and advised by Nicholas Caravella, Assoc. AIA, and Ryan Day, AIA.

With the dual goal of supporting communities and promoting the professional growth of its constituents, the committee is seeking to find ways for emerging professionals to volunteer their services for the betterment of their communities. They hope to collaborate with local municipalities and not-for-profit institutions on small-scale projects for which emerging professionals will team with an experienced architect, providing design solutions to the organizations while benefitting from the learning opportunity inherent in the process.

The committee intends to work with organizations in need of these services through design competitions, providing participants with firsthand project experience and the winning submission with prize money as compensation.

“Engaging our newest and youngest members is a priority for AIA-NJ, and it’s excellent to see the revitalized committee’s hard work to improve our outreach to our rising stars,” said Kim Bunn, president of AIA-NJ. “Many community centers, nonprofits and municipalities can benefit from the design ability of our interns and young professionals and we’re extremely proud of the committee leadership for bringing this initiative to light.”

The committee also has three directors: Grace Friedhoff, Assoc. AIA, who is tasked with leading service initiatives; Megan Pritts, Assoc. AIA, who will lead advocacy efforts; and Mark Barone, AIA, who will oversee educational programming.

In addition to its service, advocacy and educational activities, committee members will also engage in community work, including mentoring high school students interested in architecture.

“There are many municipalities and nonprofits that will find the sort of collaboration we are proposing invaluable,” said Caravella, who has personally worked with the city of Newark on such initiatives in the past. “Whether designing a parklet in urban areas or working on renovations for community cultural centers, there are a variety of design projects of the appropriate scope and size in every county in the state. As members of the architectural profession, we constantly strive to better serve the community, and this is an ideal opportunity for emerging professionals to utilize their capabilities in a way that truly benefits society.”

If you are interested in collaborating with Emerging Professionals on a project, please contact the committee’s board of directors at [email protected] .

NJIT Career Development Spring 2016 Career Fair


njit_career_fairWed. February 24, 2016 Career, Co-op, Internship and Summer Job Fair

The career fair is held 12:30 to 4:30 pm.  Over 190 organizations attend and 2,600 job seekers regularly attend NJIT fairs.

The registration fee is $650 but AIAS member firms under 10 employees will receive a 50% discount.  Be sure to list AIA after your name in contact field when registering.

Goto www.njit.edu/cds to register.

Call 973.596.3100 and ask to speak to an Employer Team member if questions.

 

AIANJ State Convention Recap

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The AIANJ State Convention was hosted at Hanover Marriott on October 23rd and 24th.

A wide range of Keynotes, speakers, tours and a trade show were held.
See some of the pictures from the event on our Facebook page.

Thank You to our Sponsors without whom the day would not have been possible:

  • Main Ballroom Exhibitors –
    Andersen Windows
    Capital Forest Products
    CRL-U.S. Aluminum
    Fairfield Metal
    GAF
    Jain Americas Inc.
    M & E Engineers
    MarinoWARE
    Microsol Resources
    Mid-Atlantic Precast Association
    Mitsubishi Electric
    Pella Windows & Doors
    Philips
    RJB Environmental, Inc.
    Royal Building Products
    Shaw Contract Group
    Sherwin Williams
    Specified Building Products
    Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
    Wausau Tile
  • Hallway Exibitors
    Huber Engineered Woods
    Kohler
    New Jersey Passive House/Cosella-Dorken
    Spark Modern Fires
    Warmboard, Inc.
    Whitehorn Financial Group, Inc.
    Varitronics Systems
    Zehnder
  • SPONSORS
    GAF
    Microsol Resources
    Pella Windows & Doors
    Whitehorn Financial Group, Inc.

The 2015 AIA-NJ Design Competition WINNERS were also announced in Friday evenings cocktail reception.

Thank you to all the participants of the 2015 Design Competition.  Over 68 companies participated with over 100 boards.  The jury deliberated for hours and in the end selected the following winners:

 

MERIT UNBUILT

Project: Community Center Long Branch

Firm:  MABU
Architect:  Bruce  Burgermaster, AIA

MERIT INTERIOR

Project:  Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Newark

Firm: Slade Architecture
Architect: James Slade, AIA

 

Project: Architecture for Fragrance

Firm: RDK Architect, LLC

Architect: Rosette Khorenian, AIA

MERIT BUILT-OPEN

 

Project: Garwood Athletic Complex  

Firm: The Musial Group Architecture 

Architect: Noel Musial, AIA

Project : Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Firm: JACOBS

Architect: Tejoon Jung, AIA

Project: Ironbound Children’s Center

Firm: D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture, Inc.

Architect: Arthur Dogan, AIA

MERIT BUILT-RESIDENTIAL

Project: River Run Residence

Firm: Michael Ryan Architects

Architect: Michael Ryan, AIA

HONOR BUILT HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Project: Summit Middle School Auditorium Preservation

Firm: EI Associates

Architect: Richard Basta, AIA

HONOR UNBUILT

Project: Liberty Pedestrian Bridge

Firm: Jeff Jordan Architects, LLC

Architect: Jeff Jordan, AIA

HONOR BUILT – OPEN

Project: National September 11 Memorial Museum

Firm: Davis Brody Bond

Architect: Andre Pause, AIA

Project: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Howard University

Firm: HDR

Architect: Tom Smith, AIA

HONOR BUILT -RESIDENTIAL

Project: The Hillcrest House

Firm: Jeff Jordan Architects, LLC

Architect: Jeff Jordan, AIA

Presidents Message – Fall 2015

2015 has been flying by, as I talk with AIANJ members around the state there are often comments regarding how fast the year has gone, or that we can’t believe it is October.  The good news is, most of our offices are busy with work.  Our firms might not be back to pre-recession levels however most firms have an even workload level, this is promising news.

WJ_SJSimilarly, AIANJ and the  local sections have been very busy.  I have been trying to visit the different sections this fall.  Thank You to AIA South Jersey and AIA West Jersey for hosting an informative joint meeting the end of September in Hammonton with AIA partner Houzz.   It was a nice evening of networking and learning how to market our firms online.

IMG_3250IMG_3248In September and October I represented AIA NJ in both the South Jersey Food Bank’s Inaugural Canstruction event at Cherry Hill Mall and AIA Newark and Suburban’s Annual Canstruction event at the Livingston Mall.

All of the entries were so creative and the Food Banks received tons of much needed canned food donations.   The entries are still available for view at Livingston Mall, if you in the area stop by to see the creations.

At the end of this week, AIANJ’s major event of the year will be happening at Hanover Marriott.  The agenda that the committee has organized has something to offer in all areas, from the business of architecture to keynote for associates.    I hope many of you will come take part in this event.

Thanks to all the sponsors who have made this event possible and to the committee who has worked so hard to guide this event forward for all of us at AIANJ.

On Friday evening, October 23rd, there will be a Awards Reception to celebrate architecture in New Jersey.  The Design Awards entries will be on display to showcase the work of NJ architecture and architects.  The reception will end with the announcement of the Design Awards Winners and the years AIANJ Service Award winners.  This year the AIA Newark & Suburban Canstruction committee will also announce the 2015 Canstruction competition winners.

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AIA NJ State Convention: PRACTICING IN THE NEW NORMAL

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PRACTICING IN THE NEW NORMAL

October 23 – 24, 2015

AIA NJ will be hosting the 2015 AIA NJ State Convention at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany from October 23 – 24, 2015. The two day event will include keynote addresses by Shirley Blumberg of KPMB Architects based in Canada, a retrospective of Michael Graves work and contributions to the field of architecture, Mike Michalowicz, author of the Pumpkin Plan and a discussion with Deans from leading Architecture Schools around the country.

Speakers will offer a broad range of topics from design to business administration throughout the two days. A Friday-only Trade Show will unveil the latest products and technology in the field.

Three tours have been scheduled: Hebrew Academy of Morris County , now known as Gottesman RTW Academy – Tour the newly renovated building complex that is a LEED building/complex designed by KSS Architects; World Headquarters of Wyndham Worldwide, both LEED accredited buildings designed by Gensler; and Craftsman Farms – Tour the Log House at Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s rustic country estate.

New this year will be the Design Awards Dinner where winners of the 2015 Design Board Competition will be announced and honored.

Mark your calendars now for the two-day convention that has the potential of 13 CEU credits. Network with fellow architects in the region and support AIA New Jersey.

To register, visit the event website.

SURE HOUSE Tour, Networking Reception & Fundraiser

Join the USGBC NJ for a very special event: SURE HOUSE Tour, Networking Reception & Fundraiser

Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:00-9:00 PM. Hoboken, NJ. 
 
SURE HOUSE is Stevens Institute of Technology’s Solar Decathlon entry for 2015. CLICK HERE to Register.
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