From our friends at Downtown New Jersey:
The Members In Transition Committee is a dedicated to helping AIA members who are looking for a job in the architecture community.
From our friends at Downtown New Jersey:
Please RSVP by Monday, October 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.orgWHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd 6:00pm -7:00pmWHERE: 10 North Park Place 4th floor, Morristown, NJ 07960(Gensler office).AGENDA:· Introductionso What brought you here today?· Survey Results· Mission Statementso All ideas welcome· Goalso 2012o 2013o Brainstorming Ideas – What would you like to see?· Next StepsLight beverages and snacks will be provided. For directions please see below, and if you have any questions feel free to call Gina Cangialosi at 908-644-4645.
Dear Valued Members of AIA‐NJ
I am excited to announce that on October 25, 2012 The New Jersey Society of Architects is presenting a seminar on The Business and Ethics of Architecture. I believe this to be the first seminar ever of its kind to be given here in New Jersey. It has been developed and brought to you, by the leadership of AIA‐NJ. Having come about as a result of inquiries from members with questions like:
Having a keen understanding of what it takes for you to operate a financially responsive business is vital for the stability and growth of a sound practice and to our profession as a whole. For those of you who have been in practice, working for a firm, or are contemplating taking the leap of faith as a sole practitioner this seminar is imperative. The number of new architects going into their own practice is on the rise due in part to the economy, surely they will benefit from this seminar in these hard times.
As architects, we are not only designers and artists: we are business professionals as well. Many, if not most of us, came into this profession so we could establish our own practice; build our own profession and future. The Business and Ethics of Architecture program is being offered to you in order to:
Having the abilities to know when to tell a client “yes, we can make this happen” or “no, I’m sorry I cannot work with you” are priceless skills. Also, understanding the workings of a business model and learning how to develop an efficient budget will help enable you to pay your expenses, give your employees better compensation, and actually make a profit for the professional services you deliver.
We have hand‐picked our speakers, some of whom are architects who have MBA degrees others are specialists in their field of business expertise. The Ethics and legal requirements will be presented by Lawrence Powers, Counsel for AIA‐NJ. You will be totally amazed what the law requires of you the architect.
Sign up today, this seminar is not scheduled to be given again for several years. Come early, you would not want to miss our keynote speaker who will set the course of the day with a highly charged and motivated talk. Turn your practice around to be profitable. If you are on the verge of starting a practice this course is for you. Come and say hello, I look forward to seeing your there.
Visit our AIA-NJ.org website to sign up today.
Remember its Thursday, October 25, 2012 at The Somerset Holiday Inn, Somerset, NJ Registration is at 8:15 AM with a light breakfast and lunch included. Also you will be happy to know that you will be getting 7 HSW Learning Credits.
- Laurence E. Parisi, AIA
AIA Emerging Professionals Committee is kicking off Mentorship NOW, a program for professionals in all stage of their careers. The first event will be a roundtable discussion on mentorship held at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft on the evening of June 20th.
All of those who are interested should visit our website to register athttp://aians.org/mentorshipnow/. Participants will be matched in small groups in local geographic areas, with each group composed of a variety of career stages. Seminars will also be held on topics not traditionally emphasized in continuing education. The program is free to members, and all experience levels are encouraged to participate.
AIA-NJ will be presenting a program to members of the NJIT AIAS on Thursday March 24th at 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm to help future architects understand what is involved with practicing as a Self-Employed Architect.
The program will be presented by:
Stephen R. Whitehorn
Whitehorn Financial Group, Inc.
Name of Presentation: “The Business of Architecture.”
Topics to be covered:
1. becoming registered in NJ
2. different types of entities one could practice under
3. legal responsibilities
5. risk management issues
5. types of business skills an Architect will need to develop in order to be successful in this profession.
For more information contact AIA-NJ at 609-393-5690
The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA Committee on Design (COD) invites architects, students, and allied design professionals to submit sketches to the international 2011 YAF/COD Ideas Competition.
In this unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the principles of Universal Design as well as their overlap with values of social and environmental sustainability.
Winners will be announced and will have their work exhibited at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 12-14, 2011. Selected entries will be displayed on the AIA website.
For Complete Submission Details, Download the 2011 Ideas Competition Call for Entries (PDF)Before beginning your submission, please visit the 2011 YAF/COD Ideas Competition Walkthrough to familiarize yourself with the online submission process. (PDF)Visit the Submission Site to Submit Now!
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Architects are among those listed to be qualified to be HUD 203k consultants. The requirements listed below can be found on the HUD website:
1. A minimum of three years experience as a remodeling contractor, general contractor or home inspector. A state license as a state certified engineer or architect may be submitted in lieu of the documentation of the three years experience;
2. Licensing (general contractor, home inspector, etc.). In those states where a Home Inspector is required to be licensed, the Department requires the applicant to be licensed and to provide proof of that licensing;
3. consultant’s ability to perform home inspections, prepare architectural drawings, use proper methods of cost estimating and complete draw inspections; and,
4. The applicant must also submit a certification verifying that the consultant has read and fully understands the requirements of HUD Handbook 4240.4, REV 2 (203(k) Handbook) and all related materials listed in Mortgagee Letter 2000-25.
This could be an opportunity for Architects to get more work related to FHA loans specifically for residential construction.
If you are interested in learning more or applying to be a 203k consultant, visit http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/203k/203khow.cfm for all the details.
The Members In Transition Committee is looking for participants.
RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR
Reports to the Director of the Rutgers Center for Green Building. Is responsible for independent report writing and analysis, performing applied research tasks, coordinating project activities and personnel, preparing proposals, and updating web content and center communications materials. Deals with highly specialized technical, economic, and policy topics associated with research and outreach on green buildings. Provides expertise for the varied portfolio of projects at the center.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, environmental science, management, planning and/or public policy, or other relevant discipline plus at least two years of relevant professional experience. Requires a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis, report preparation, and project management skills. Also requires good communications skills and computer
literacy. A master’s degree is preferred.
Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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