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AIA NJ Annual Meeting

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AIA Annual Meeting

Bylaws revisions to be voted on
For more details on the proposed Bylaws revisions which we will be voting on, please click here.
To read the report of the Governance Task Force, click here.

Though not required for attendance, responding will assist in planning purposes.

AIA NJ officers participate in Sussex County Technical School Final Jury

On May 4, 2017 AIA NJ President, Ben Lee, AIA, Immediate Past President, Justin Mihalik, AIA and NJIT Associate Dean for Academics, John Cays, along with a Sussex County Board Member were invited to serve as design jury for the Senior Projects at Sussex County Technical School.

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Two project teams made their presentations:

One for conversion of a barn into a residence. They completed site & zoning research. The building design was based on taking advantage of the views. They produced a computer 3D image as well as a scale model.

The second project was to convert a school bus to an eco-friendly mobile home for travel and demonstration of eco-friendly design components and built-in furniture and furnishings.

Both teams showed dedication and tremendous effort and investment. Some of the seniors plan to pursuit architectural education.

AIA Newark and Suburban Dauphin Furniture Factory Tour on July 13

All are welcome to join AIA Newark and Suburban on July 13th for a tour of the Dauphin Furniture Factory. Click here to register for this free CEU event.

http://aians.org/meetinginfo.php?id=26&ts=1499267606

Who’s your favorite??

AIA NJ is in the running for Best Business or Professional Association in NJBIZ’s first ever reader ranking awards! Show your organization some love by voting for us!  Click on the link below, click on the survey link, find the Best Business and Professional Association Category (about mid-way through the survey) and choose American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter! Voting closes on July 21, so please vote today!

http://www.njbiz.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20170608/NJBIZ01/170609860/vote-in-our-firstever-reader-rankings-awards&template=mobileart

2017 Architectural Photography Competition

AIA West Jersey is hosting it’s 12th Annual Photography Competition this year.

Entry is open to All – Architects, Students, those who love Architecture, those who love Photography – everyone.

Entry Deadline is September 7th

For more information and submission info – Click Here

AIA West Jersey Photography Competition

USGBC NJ Summer Social

All AIA NJ members are invited to our annual Summer Social networking event and fundraiser.
August 9th
Martell’s Tiki Bar
Point Pleasant Beach
Funding goes to support our Annual Kids Green Education event: Each year, USGBC NJ hosts roughly 200 children (& chaperones) from not-for-profit organizations including NJ Boys and Girls Clubs, and urban summer school programs for a green education event.
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A’18 AIA Conference – Call for Proposals

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The A’18 call for proposals
Each year, the AIA Conference on Architecture features hundreds of speakers and an unrivaled range of education sessions on emerging trends, thought-provoking topics, practice strategies, and some of the most interesting ideas in architecture.
We’re planning our 2018 program and would love your help. If you’re a subject matter expert with a great concept for an A’18 education session, we invite you to submit your proposal by August 1, 2017.
Learn more

AIANJ 2017 Design Awards

aianj2017LOGOThe 2017 AIANJ Design Competition

The 2017 AIANJ Design Competition will be run electronically through a system called CadmiumCD. The electronic format will allow members to also participate the 2017 QUAD State Design Competition.  Instead of preparing a board, participants will upload photographs, drawings and copy into the system.  There have been minor changes to the submission categories this year for ease in participating in the QUAD competition.  As in years past, the three-member jury will meet to determine winners, reviewing projects via computer screen.  The fee to participate remains at $150 for the first design submission and $100 for each additional submission.  Participants will have the opportunity to also participate in the QUAD State Conference for a fee of $25.

ELIGIBILITY

Architects licensed and residing in New Jersey may submit projects located anywhere. Architects whose practice is located outside New Jersey may submit projects whose site is located in New Jersey. AIA membership is required. Architectural interns and students are eligible only for the Unbuilt category.  Credit must be given to all contributing architectural firms. The project, or submitted work, must have been completed after June 30, 2010. “Completed” is defined as “substantial completion” in accordance with standard AIA documents.CATEGORIES

BUILT AWARDS:

Built Project categories recognize design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects recognizes design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects. Submissions may be a single building, a related group of buildings, interior architecture, additions, restorations, or adaptive use projects. Entries may fall into more than one category but must be assigned by the entrant to one category only.
  • Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-Family Residential Design
    Eligibility: Both public and private projects- single buildings, a related group of buildings forming a single project, interior architecture, and additions/renovations.
  • Residential Design
    Eligibility: Single family residences and/or accessory buildings, new or remodeled, or any addition. Projects previously submitted to the Alice Washburn Awards program may also be submitted to this category.
  • Preservation
    Eligibility: Projects that address design issues related to adaptive use, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration.
  • Interior Architecture
    Eligibility: projects of any scope that may be new construction, renovation, preservation or restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration.
UNBUILT AWARDS: Unbuilt architectural designs, of any project type, including purely theoretical, visionary projects, with or without a client.
REGIONAL AND URBAN DESIGN:
  • Eligibility: urban design projects, planning programs, civic improvements, campus plans, regional plans, environmental programs or redevelopment projects. Examples might be research, policy development and implementation, community initiatives or charrettes, and input and assessment tools.
SUBMISSION FORMAT
Submissions require: project category; project name and location; architectural firm, principal, and contact information; project description photographs; other graphic materials; photography release form; jury photo; and media image.

 

In Memoriam: Steven Safary AIA

Steven Safary, AIA, Past President of AIANS, suffered a massive stroke and passed on June 7.

There will be a memorial service on August 5 at 11 AM at http://www.gaitamemorialhome.com/ Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls.

 

A Sustainable Engine for Innovation in Philadelphia

 

 

A Sustainable Engine for Innovation in Philadelphia

Case Study: The University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center

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The University of Pennsylvania’s new Pennovation Center is a rebel, a futurist, a disruptor. It’s a phenomenon of a building that is also a machine for sparking new growth in the fields of learning, commerce, and community across greater Philadelphia and beyond. What’s more, its bold approach to sustainability that leverages its industrial heritage as an engine for research and learning has earned it a LEED Gold rating.

Read more about Pennovation Center – Click Here.

 

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