Category Archives: Members In Transition

The Members In Transition Committee is a dedicated to helping AIA members who are looking for a job in the architecture community.

Fall Career Fair at NJIT

NJIT hosting it’s Fall Career Fair on October 1st.

NJ Architectural firms sign up to meet our future architects.  Find out more information from NJIT Career Development.

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Architecture Positions Available

New Jersey Architecture Firm looking to fill the following positions:

 

ARCHITECT   – Well established creative Architectural Design Studio seeking Architect with B. of Arch Degree plus 6 to10 years’ experience.  Qualifications include good working knowledge of   Construction Drawings /Details. Candidate must be proficient in Architectural Desktop, Revit would be a plus. Applicant must be capable of producing and delivering projects from concept to finish. Design projects include Schools, Residential   commercial and institutional, masonry and gut renovations.   Candidates must have excellent work ethics and be able to direct and manage staff.  Respond with a resume illustrating your experience and leadership qualities. Also include salary history and requirements.   We offer competitive salary w/ benefits, send resume to ARCHPOSITIONS@AOL.com

 

 

ARCHITECT- JUNIOR – seeking motivated person with 1 to 3+yrs experience. Architectural recent grads welcome. Basic knowledge of design and construction working drawings are essential. We use AutoCAD & Architectural Desktop. A working knowledge of these programs is mandatory. Projects include public schools, commercial, medical, mid-rise & residential designs. Competitive salary Competitive salary w/ benefits send resume to ARCHPOSITIONS@AOL.com

 

HABS/HAER/HALS Summer Employment Opportunities for Students

npsAnnouncing Summer Employment Opportunities for Students
Hiring: ARCHITECTS, HISTORIANS, and LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

The Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS seeks applications from qualified students for 2014 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings, and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of The Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

View the job announcements and learn other important application details on our website at http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm

Applications Due: 17 March 2014

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Robert Arzola
HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator Heritage Documentation Programs
HABS, National Park Service
Washington DC
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Opportunity for NJ Architects in Sandy Recovery

From our friends at Downtown New Jersey:

Positions with The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination Group

The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination Group has a number of positions available in conjunction with Sandy recovery. Positions include the following: Architect, Community Capacity Building, Economic Development Coordinator, Community Planner, Engineer. Click here for a copy of the employment flyer. While we wanted to get the word out about the positions quickly, we are also aware that there have been glitches in working with the web site referred to in the flyer. As updated contact information becomes available, we will keep you informed.

Women in Architecture NJ First Meeting Next Week

Join Women In Architecture New Jersey as we host our first meeting.
Please RSVP by Monday, October 22nd to gina_cangialosi@gensler.com
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd 6:00pm -7:00pm
WHERE: 10 North Park Place 4th floor, Morristown, NJ 07960
(Gensler office).
AGENDA:
·         Introductions
    o    What brought you here today?
·         Survey Results
·         Mission Statements
    o    All ideas welcome
·         Goals
    o    2012
    o    2013
    o    Brainstorming Ideas – What would you like to see?
·         Next Steps
Light 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.

Message from the AIA-NJ President

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:

  • What do I need to know about starting a practice?
  • How do I actually make a profit?
  • How do I establish a budget for my office?
  • What is the value of an architect?

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:

  1. Strengthen your business savvy.
  2. Understand what the state laws of professional practice require of you.
  3. Gain a greater understanding of ethics and the law.
  4. Develop the confidence you need to: acquire new work, target the clients you want, and control the interview for potential new clients.

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

 

MentorshipNOW Roundtable

AIAAIA 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 Presentation to Future NJ Architects

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
Managing Principal
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
4. insurance
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

Employment opportunities

  • County College of Morris IMMEDIATELY (this week) seeking teacher for 3D computer drawing class using Revit, 3DS Max, Inventor, and SketchUp.  Contact James Howard at jhoward@ccm.edu or 973 328-5436.

 

  • Architectural Detailer w/ min. 3 years of construction document experience for immediate full/partime employment for a Nutley, NJ architectural firm.  Architectural education and AutoCad experience required.  Send resume by e-mail to dbator@csrgroup.com.

IDEAS Competition 2011

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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