Category Archives: Architecture Students

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/. “

Think Pieces Lecture at NJIT

The New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Design invites you to THINK PIECES on Monday, March 6, 5:30PM, presented by Adam Modesitt, Gernot Riether and Mathew Schwartz.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us in Weston Lecture Hall.
This lecture may be registered with the AIA Continuing Education System.

Call 973.596.3080 for more information.

http://design.njit.edu/news/lectures/

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NJIT Design Showcase 2017

Please join the College of Architecture and Design

and co-chairs Chuck Dietz ’83 & Marc Parette ’83 

for

Design Showcase 2017

Celebrating CoAD’s continued commitment
to students and industry professionals

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 Thursday, March 30, 2017

Weston Hall Gallery

NJIT College of Architecture and Design

4:30 p.m.

 

An evening featuring keynote speakers Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith of MOS Architects, student design awards,  live music and cocktail reception

Registration with dedicated professional networking session for all guests begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.

To register for the event and for sponsorship opportunities
click below:

 
For additional event details please contact Lauren Brolly at
[email protected] / 973-596-5531 or by visiting: 

Design Showcase 2017! 

We look forward to seeing you on March 30th!

A Lifetime of Love for Family, and Architecture

Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA

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West Orange, NJ
February 14, 2017

On Friday, January 27th, NJ Architect Jerome Leslie Eben, FAIA, was sorting his thoughts in preparation of sharing his passion with more than 50 students at the 7th annual Pacific Cascade Middle School Career Fair in Issaquah, WA. Jerry had flown across the country from his home in West Orange, NJ to Issaquah, WA to share this very special event with his grandson, Alex Kernish.  On that day, classes of 6th, 7th and 8th graders would hear Mr. Eben speak on his profession, being an architect!  Jerry’s goal in making these presentations, estimated to have reached more than 10,000 people over the last 30 years, has always been to explain that the role of the architect in society is vital, protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public, through the buildings that architects design.

How did this long distance invitation from the principal come to be, over the possibility of recruiting a local professional to visit the children? Alex’s mother, Dena, knows that there is no greater cheerleader for the cause than her beloved father, and submitted his contact information for consideration.

In Jerry’s toolkit were a few dozen of the beautiful photographs taken by Alexander Noble for the decade old AIA-NJ 150 Buildings and Places exhibit. Jerry’s confident that his nostalgic, historical storytelling, interwoven with the images, formed a lasting memory for a lot of these young adults.  He does not doubt that after leaving the classroom, they did look up at some of the wonderful architecture that is nestled so well within the natural and planted landscape of Issaquah, including their own beautiful school, provided by a board that understands the value of quality and consistency in their built environment, an so employs a district architect to provide all of the services to their school community. He knows that the seeds have been planted for some of these youngsters to come east for vacation with their families, seeking a trip back in time at the Edison Museum or maybe to consider applying to college in some of the magnificent halls shared in the images of Rutgers and Princeton.

He explained to them that if they like to draw, build, create or experiment with structures they should consider architecture as a career.  He stated that “it is a profession that you can continue to do into old age” and mentioned, Gilbert Seltzer, AIA, from West Orange, who goes to work every day and is more than a century young!

Jerry taught the importance of building codes, explaining why big buildings have at least two means of egress, sprinklers and rules about occupancy and use.  He encouraged that on their visits to the local movie theater or shopping mall, (and especially if they are on their own) that they need to be cognizant of where they are and that sometimes the way in to a building is not the fastest way out!

Jerry conveyed the role of the American Institute of Architects, the international, professional society, which has and continues to support architects, now in its 160th year, with continuing education, career advice, contracts and political advocacy, and most of all unification, providing one voice for architects to share and promote their values.

Jerry encourages us all to take some time out to go to a local school and speak about what it is that we do. It can be a real benefit for these young people and us, because those who do not choose to become architects may be our clients, and an informed person makes a better client!

AIANJ: Women and Democracy Event

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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.

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AIANJ EPiC Summer Events

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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

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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