Spring is almost here in New Jersey, I know many of us are looking forward to warmer temperatures and to see projects delayed by weather move forward. Though it is only March a lot has been happening in the architecture community in NJ.
We were saddened this week to learn of the passing of two architects who impacted the architecture community in New Jersey. Paul DeMassi, AIA, and Michael Graves, FAIA. Graves took architecture and design beyond structures, whether it was a building, a chair or a toaster he taught that Design Matters. Read more about his life. DeMassi opened his firm in NJ in 1971, was a past president of NJ Society of Architects (AIA-NJ) in 1981, and three term past chairman of the Joint Committee of the NJ State Board of Architects and Engineers. Find out more information. The AIA-NJ community if feeling a great loss by the absence of these two members.
During the last snow storm here in the northeast, leaders from around the country, and a number of AIA-NJ members were in Washington DC for the Annual Grassroots Legislative and Leadership Conference. Continue reading