Category Archives: Architecture Students

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

Jerome Leslie Eben, FAIA

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

EPiC Post-Convention Newsletter

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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.

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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 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.

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.

 

 

NJIT Design Showcase 2016

 

Register today for Design Showcase 2016!

New Jersey Institute of Technology
 FEBRUARY 2016 
 

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!